Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Render Unto Caesar PLEASE

Public servants, hear me roar: PAY YOUR FREAKING TAXES!!! I'm sick and tired of hearing another one of you (i.e. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, and Nancy Killefer) being derailed by another tax issues. The last two had to withdraw their nominations for Health and Human Services Secretary and Chief Performance Officer respectively.

Here's what I didn't get about Geithner (though I'm highly impressed with his qualifications for the job): If he was over the New York State Treasury, you would think he would lead by example by paying his back income taxes and oh, don't dare do them on TurboTax. Leave that software to ordinary private citizens like us.

Another thing: Why Daschle, Why? I really like him but $128K for back taxes, OMG! And this at a time when the nation in crisis cannot afford not to have all the nominated (that should have been confirmed by now) participants in each department to hit the ground running, the new administration finds itself stumped.

Tag: Tax Issues