Just Another Innocent Mistake

What do Tim Geithner and former Senator Tom Daschle have in common?

They both seem to have a problem remembering to pay their taxes.

We all know about Geithner who, despite working at the IMF, was seemingly oblivious to the fact that he too must pay taxes.


The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday cleared the nomination of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary despite unhappiness over his mistakes in paying his taxes.


The committee vote came a day after Geithner appeared before the panel to apologize for what he called "careless mistakes" in failing to pay $34,000 in taxes earlier in the decade, when he worked at the International Monetary Fund.

It appears as though former South Dakota Senator, Tom Daschle, suffers from the very same syndrome which afflicted Geithner, the primary symptom of which is forgetfulness when it comes to personal tax debt.


Fox News

The White House has acknowledged that former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, had "some tax issues," which, the administration says, have been resolved and shouldn’t bar his confirmation as secretary.

FOX News confirmed that Daschle alerted the Senate Finance Committee, which will oversee his confirmation hearing, that the matter involves more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest for a car and driver that was provided to him for four years by Leo Hindery, a wealthy Democratic donor, longtime friend and business associate of Daschle .

President Obama, I continue to be under-whelmed and unimpressed.


One Response

  1. Is Tom Daschle a tax cheat?

    Owing a hundred thousand dollars in back taxes seems a bit too much. What is it with these democrats? They don’t have any problem raising taxes on the rest of us. When it comes their turn to pay, they are looking for a pass. This really is shameful.

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