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02-02-09, 09:57 PM #1
Cabinet nominee Tom Daschle apologizes for cheating on his taxes and getting caught
Thomas A. Daschle, fighting to defend his nomination to be secretary of health and human services, apologized today for mistakes in his personal income tax returns after meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee to explain the problems that led to $146,000 in back payments.
Acknowledging that Americans "have high expectations" for government officials and their taxes, Daschle told reporters in the hallway after the committee meeting, "All of my life I have assiduously tried to pay my taxes in full and on time. My failure to recognize the that use of a car was income and not a gift from a good friend was a mistake."
He said, however, "that's no excuse and I deeply apologize to President Obama, my colleagues and to the American people. I would hope that my mistake would be viewed in the context of 30 years of public service."
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02-02-09, 10:52 PM #2
Funny how a guy who helped write tax policy legislation would forget what he wrote.
I hope the Republicans extract some payback for Daschle opposing Dick Armey's flat tax proposals.
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Is it me, or does it seem like an awful lot of Democratic appointees have problems filing their taxes?
Why do I suspect that had any of these been Bush appointees -- or even Mccain appointees -- that things wouldn't be going so smoothly?Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.
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02-02-09, 11:03 PM #4
Why do I have a feeling that if I mistakenly did not pay $128,000 in taxes that my house would be gone, and my a$$ would be in prison?
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02-03-09, 08:34 AM #5
02-03-09, 09:28 AM #6
If I don't pay my taxes this year, am I eligible for a cabinet position in the Obama administration?
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02-03-09, 10:02 AM #7
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02-03-09, 10:26 AM #8
Maybe he can run the Treasury / IRS next.
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