Larry Kudlow of the famed Kudlow and Company is calling for Geithner to step down as well: Time for Tim Geithner to Step Down, Too
My compliments to Mr. Nick Anderson for the excellent cartoon!
It is good that Mr. Daschle had the sense to withdraw his nomination as HHS secretary. He was foolish to pursue the job under the cloud of being a tax cheat. I see that Nancy Killefer, nominated by President Barack Hussein Obama to be the federal government’s first chief performance officer also has withdrawn her nomination due to tax payment problems.
What is with these major public leaders and their ability to pay their taxes. Have they ever heard of H&R Block? Even most of the computerized tax programs would have found Mr. Daschle’s limo driver problem. These people are either idiots or they are cheats.
MR. PRESIDENT – GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND DO A PROPER JOB OF VETTING YOUR NOMINEES AND WHEN YOU FIND A PROBLEM LIKE THIS – DROP THEM LIKE A HOT POTATO!
It wasn’t that long ago that the politicians were going to deliver a huge windfall tax on the oil companies. Now that the new guys are in charge, all of that talk has suddenly stopped.
Of course now that BP has just announced that it will be in the red for the quarter, maybe all of the talk of excessively taxing risky commodities based businesses when they actually do well will go away.
Tell the government to leave us alone and stop screwing it up.
BP falls to $3.3 billion loss in Q4
LONDON (AP) — BP PLC, the second-largest European oil company, said
Tuesday it swung to a steep loss of $3.3 billion during the fourth
quarter of 2008 as sliding oil prices hit revenues hard.
I guess this only holds when you are actually in office. Once you are in the private sector, taking money from corporations in excess of $1M per year, and being chauffeured around DC it no longer applies.
“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.
Tim Daschle should remove his name from consideration as the HHS Secretary. He is an embarrassment to politicians, private citizens, and President Barack Hussein Obama.
This is simply another testimony to the fact that BHO is simply the most inexperienced President ever and is being controlled by forces that may not have the best interest of the country.
There has been quite a bit of complaining that the current stimulus bill that was just passed by the House and is going to Senate is filled with pork and special spending projects. This is a silly complaint – of course it is!
The bill is a spending bill. It should be loaded to the gills with pork. That is what spending bills do – they spend money. In fact, it should have so much pork in it that a reasonably religious person of Jewish descent should run for the hills!
Of course, it shouldn’t have silly things in it like contraceptives. That does nothing for the economy despite the silliness of Ms. Pelosi. But it should be filled with pet projects from every mayor and county commissioner in the land. If the mayor of a 20-30,000 citizen city CAN’T get a million or two out of this bill – they should be run out of town! In case there are any mayors or governors out there that can’t figure out what to ask for that they can spend money on RIGHT NOW then I made a list of projects that they should consider.
There seems to be a general trend lately that Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) is not really running things in the current administration. Let’s point out a few examples: