Damn, don’t any of Obama’s Cabinet picks pay their taxes on time? Or obey the tax rules of ordinary Americans?
So, get out the crying towel for Dasche as he supplicated himself before a closed-door session of the United States Senate.
Fighting to salvage his Cabinet nomination, Tom Daschle pleaded his case Monday evening in a closed meeting with former Senate colleagues after publicly apologizing for failing to pay more than $120,000 in taxes. President Barack Obama said he was “absolutely” sticking with his nominee for health secretary, and a key senator added an important endorsement.
The White House both underscored the magnitude of the problem and tried to downplay it in the space of seven words. “Nobody’s perfect,” said press secretary Robert Gibbs. “It was a serious mistake. …”
Nobody was predicting defeat for Daschle’s nomination as secretary of health and human services, but it was proving an unsavory pill to swallow for senators who only last week confirmed Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary despite his separate tax-payment problems. It’s an issue that strikes a nerve among lawmakers’ constituents who are struggling with their own serious money problems.
The only consistency we have in seen lately in the Obama Administration is that Cabinet appointees have tax problems.
By the way, Tom Daschle will likely be confirmed with the help of BO (Bend Over) Republicans who respect “CLUB SENATE” more than the taxpayers who sent them there.
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