A fourth Obama appointee has to pay nearly $10k in back in taxes due to “unclaimed income” that otherwise wouldn’t have been discovered had he not been a political appointee.
This is the fourth appointee to be caught. And one of them is now in charge of the IRS and the Treasury!
I’m not sure where the movement started, but people are being encouraged to buy a red “Tax Cheat” stamp and stamp it over Timothy Geithner’s signature whenever you see it on new paper currency. People are angry folks! So don’t be a bit surprised if you see a bill that has met a red stamp.
And here’s the latest tax cheating appointee:
President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of U.S. Trade Representative has agreed to pay nearly $10,000 in back taxes to clear up tax-related issues that emerged during his vetting by the Senate Finance Committee, Senate aides said Monday.
Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk became the fourth Obama nominee to run afoul of tax laws. But Finance Committee aides from both parties said Mr. Kirk’s infractions are minor and don’t compare with the issues that ensnared Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, prompted the president’s pick for chief performance officer, Nancy Killefer, to withdraw her name, and torpedoed Tom Daschle’s nomination as secretary of health and human services.
This brings us to the real question. Exactly how many of the privileged class in both parties have a habit of not claiming income on their taxes or ignoring IRS warnings? If four of Obama’s appointees got caught at this, how many of these self-absorbed big shots never get caught? The very fact that DC thieves consider these problems as “Minor” tells me that this is a class of thugs who don’t think they need to play by the same tax rules as the ones they set for the rest of us.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if the IRS were to audit every single person in congress along with every person in a high level government position, regardless of party? Think of how much reveue would be generated! Better yet, think of how many slime balls would be caught in the headlights. Let’s not imagine that this problem is confined to Democrats. Only a fool would imagine that. If four high level people have been caught, this is a widespread problem.
The letter below is being circulated via email and I pretty much think it says it all, real or not.
Actual ‘Letter to the Editor’ from the February 5th edition of the
Wichita Falls , Texas Times Record News…
I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.
I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can’t recall but I have run out of space and money.
When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.
P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.