Friday, January 30, 2009

Why are we not enraged?

Just took this blurb about Tom Daschle's tax woes off FoxNews:

The White House has acknowledged that former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, had "some tax issues," which, the administration says, have been resolved and shouldn't bar his confirmation as secretary.

FOX News confirmed that Daschle alerted the Senate Finance Committee, which will oversee his confirmation hearing, that the matter involves more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest for a car and driver that was provided to him for four years by Leo Hindery, a wealthy Democratic donor and longtime friend of Daschle's.

If I owed $100k in taxes to the IRS I can only imagine the heat they would be putting on me. And we are going to let this guy have a place of power in our Nation's government? The White House does not see anything wrong with not paying your taxes? And to furthermore stain the sheets of liberty, the taxes are owed on some hinky deal he worked out with a contributor to have a car and driver for himself. The taint is upon the White House already. They certainly seem to have forgotten that the White House is the people's house. They serve at our whim and fancy. Our government seems to forget that it is us, the everyday citizens who pay their salaries, who pay the bills in this country. Between the stink of this new administration (stinkier than the last by far, so far) and the way they are playing fast and loose with billions of dollars in our pocket change with this so called "bailout", I can only see hard times ahead for America.

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