January 15, 2009

Riddle me this--

How does the man who would be Treasury Secretary claim the failure to pay withholding taxes was an oversight when IMP reimbursed him for taxes he did not pay? Via Byron York and this great piece at NR.

Posted by LMC at January 15, 2009 07:01 AM | TrackBack

He got his advice from Charlie Rangel.

Posted by: rbj at January 15, 2009 11:02 AM

This burns my butt...
Is this the only person available to be Sec Treas?
If I were in charge I would tell this person that I was very sorry but he just doesn't pass the smell test. After all, every single working American has to file taxes. Even a poor slub has to drag it down to H&R Block. We spend untold hours pawing through all kinds of paperwork to comply with our Federal obligation. Now, we are told that failure to pay taxes is a "common mistake." Mistake? My ass. This guy didn't pay 01' and 02' until he was being vetted by the Obama team...
This won't stop until the American people make it stop. The very idea that someone delinquent on FOUR YEARS OF TAXES would end up running Treasury is enough to make me sick. Is this REALLY the best we have? Let the guy go back to Wall Street and rob us in the old fashioned way...
I think what disgusts me most is the talking heads telling me to stop being upset. Oh yeah? Maybe I'll take a 4 year vacation from paying taxes... How would that work out if everyone made the same "common mistake?"

Posted by: babs at January 15, 2009 07:28 PM