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It's because they don't pay them. So, after appointing an admitted TAX CHEAT to run the Treasury Department, we have this little revelation of Barry the Hopeful's crooked appointees:

"January 30, 2009 6:29 PM

ABC News has learned that the nomination of former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., to be President Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services has hit a traffic snarl on its way through the Senate Finance Committee.

The controversy deals with a car and driver lent to Daschle by a wealthy Democratic friend, a chauffeur service the former senator used for years without declaring it on his taxes.

It remains an open question as to whether this is a "speed bump," as a Democratic Senate ally of Daschle put it, or something more damaging.

After being defeated in his 2004 re-election campaign to the Senate, Daschle in 2005 became a consultant and chairman of the Executive Advisory Board at InterMedia Advisors.

Based in New York City, InterMedia Advisors is a private equity firm founded in part by longtime Daschle friend and Democratic fundraiserLeo Hindery, the former president of the YES network (the Yankees' and Devils' broadcast network).

That same year he began his professional relationship with InterMedia 2005, Daschle began using the services of Hindery's car and driver.

The Cadillac and driver were never part of Daschle's official compensation package at InterMedia but Mr. Daschle -- who as Senate majority leader enjoyed the use of a car and driver at taxpayer expense -- didn't declare their services on his income taxes, as tax laws require.

During the vetting process to become HHS secretary, Daschle corrected the tax violation, voluntarily paying $101,943 in back taxes plus interest, working with his accountant to amend his tax returns for 2005 through 2007.

(Mr. Daschle reimbursed the IRS $31,462 in taxes and interest for tax year 2005; $35,546 for 2006; and $34,935, a Daschle spokesperson said..."
 

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Brooks:

I'm thinking Obambi's vetting process is terrific. It's obvious liberal tax cheats are a big source of under reported income at the I.R.S. The more libs Obambi considers for political appointments, the more back taxes collected by the U.S. Treasury.

He should keep up the good work. It's change we can believe in. Yes, we can!

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"Mr. Daschle reimbursed the IRS $31,462 in taxes and interest for tax year 2005; $35,546 for 2006; and $34,935, a Daschle spokesperson said..."

This statement is confusing,,,,wouldn't the IRS have to have "given" money to daschle in order to be "reimbursed"???? His tax returns for those might need a little more scrutiny,,,,ya think?????
 

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You all forgot Charley Rangel, Democrat Congressman from Harlem and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the tax writing committee of the House. He failed to declare income from rental property. His excuse? He didn't know he had to!! The Chairman of the committee that writes the tax laws pleading ignorance? It was just an oversight!!! Pigs can fly!!!!

......Then there is the wife of Congressman John Conyers of Detroit. Also a Dem. What a coincidence!!! She is a city council member taking bribes according to reports. Nothing like leading by example....

Check out the above link. This guy must feel that their picking on him in light of the foibles of these Democratic paragons...read the comments under this article. Some are a hoot!!!
 
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