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nominated by President Barack Hussein Obama to be the federal government’s first chief performance officer also has withdrawn her nomination due to tax payment problems.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!
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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 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:
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- Former Senate Majority Tim Daschle, according to the NY Times, appeared to know that he owed backtaxes back in June but didn’t bother to tell the vetting team for his nomination to Secretary. Why would he do that? Simple, he didn’t feel the need to tell them because he already had it pre-wired that he would get confirmed even with that blemish on his record.
- Earlier, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was nominated to his job even though he owed taxes (remember this is the guy that is running the IRS). He sailed through confirmations.
- And, of course, even though BHO went to the Republicans to get their help on the stimulus package and the Republicans came up with some ideas and issues, Madame Pelosi rammed the bill through the House without the aid or consideration of BHO or the other party.
As I write this, George W. Bush is only a few days away from the end of his 8 year Presidency. Earlier, I had graded Mr. Bush on a variety of major factors but I felt that I left off a huge number of things that he and his administration did or did not do. This list is the result of trying to be more inclusive. Many items on this list are actions by the Mr. Bush and his administration and some of them are inactions.
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For the last three posts we have been exploring the claim that George W. Bush is the worst President of the United States ever. Some say that he is the worst, some say he is in the middle of the pack but just about everyone agrees he is not the best ever. This post continues the job of grading W on the various issues that he faced in his two terms of office. See the previous posts to get the background for where we are now.
Iraq occupation – D – same as Afghanistan. A lot of good but the job is not done so W can’t get better grade until the job is done. He can’t get better than a C ever since he messed up so bad by putting Bremer in place – Bremer’s decisions really messed up the nation for several years. I think that history will eventually say that the US did better in Iraq than just about any other takeover of a foreign nation (Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Georgia, Poland, etc) although that is a terrible standard to compare us to.
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