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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 08:33 PM
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Another Great Pick 2....

What's the deal with all these appointees? Another one dodged his taxes too? Hmmm....what do you think? was it another 'mistake?' what do you think will unfold?
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oh so....

its just another nonsense 'distraction.' haha im the hack yet you overlook two people that DO KNOW to pay taxes, they just didn't. you overlook tom because he'll bring you socialized medicine so you're willing to have a lying cheat in there to get that done. just as tim is the only one in the WORLD that can save the economy. hmmm, with this pelosi spending bill i dont think anything is getting any better.
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I find it strange that given the level of scrutiny politicians are put under, someone would take any chances when it comes to the law. Personally I think Obama has already taken some great steps so I could give a rats ass about a appointee who didn't pay his taxes. But to add fuel to the fire, I did stumble upon this:

“Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. ” Sen. Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507.

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tom.... he'll bring you socialized medicine so you're willing to have a lying cheat in there to get that done.
hang on. what?

someone who promotes the concept and even the strategy of socialised health provision, but is not prepared to contribute to such, as part of the society they are a part of? even tho they can more than afford to do so?

is this true?

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Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
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Yep. And he's just the latest in a long string from pretty much all countries that have socialized healthcare. So you know what you guys can do with your fingers instead of pointing them?
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No Paolo, it really is a non issue. There is`nt a business owner or individual out there who does not "stretch the truth" when it comes to declaring everything they are supposed to declare.
a colourful euphemism.... truth stretching.

Absolutely and sincerely, i want the Obama administration to succeed in all of its policies.

Given the guy before him (whatever that idiot's name was...?) this should be no hard task in comparison; but that is not to say the Obama bandwagon ought not be given equally as stern scrutiny.

and so it might pain you to acknowledge but, a lie is a lie.

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... he has filed amended tax returns within the legal window and has paid all fines and interest on the tax owed. Personally I find it refreshing when a politician says "sorry, my bad" and take responsibility for their actions.
indeed. admission of guilt is refreshing and promising. but one wonders if the amended tax return would have been made and the apology issued if wouldbe opponents not seized on this opportunity?

and so personally, i would be content to lend the benefit of doubt. i would not make excuses by saying it is okay to stretch the truth.... but instead dwell on an error made had been rectified.

obama and his administration are mere mortals... recent acts of worship make it easy for some to forget that.

and so.... how did this situation first break into the mainstream?

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Amen!

wow someone actually did the ethical thing in the new administration and stepped down after knowingly lying and cheating lol. what a puss.
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Daschle wasn't in the administration, genious, that's the issue at hand.

But I see your point, given that staying in office despite an illegal war to impress your Daddy, security compromises, intel manipulation, torture, compromising a CIA operative's identity because her husband disagreed with you, telling your troops 'Too bad' when they ask for more armor, politically motivated firings, shooting your hunting partner, lying under oath, lying to the citizens, ruining our world reputation, destroying the economy, nepotism, burning the constitution, detention without charges, and murdering a million Iraqis while ignoring the real enemy didn't work, I give Daschle props for trying something new.

EDIT: Oh... I forgot to mention the warrantless wiretaps and systematic extermination of civil liberties.

EDIT EDIT: Oh.. stupid me. I also forgot to mention asking the average taxpayer to give over $1000 for each man woman and child to save some rich fatcats from losing their mansions.

EDIT EDIT EDIT: Did I say 'ask the average taxpayer'? I meant 'bill the average taxpayer'.

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Munky, just because the Bush admin was so bad doesn't mean that we should let this admin slide on smaller issues based on the logic that "oh well hey remember Bush?". That's just not going to fly and it's how we got Bush twice.

This admin like every admin needs to be held accountable 100% of the time. What kind of message does it send in this economy when we reward yet another rich old white man for not paying his taxes with a new job? Screw that. He tried to cheat the system, got busted and should have to pay the price. As in, no new fat job for you. And no I don't think he dropped out on his own. I think Obama told him to pack up and go. Which, would be a kudos to Obama.

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