Another Tax Cheat in the Cabinet? Tom Daschle, HHS Nominee, you are ‘shameful’!!

First there was Turbo Tax Tim and now Tax Trouble for Tom. Via Ed at HotAir..

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Well I have NO love for this man. This is the ninny who told Obama to run so soon and not to wait when he KNEW HRC was running..he hasn’t gotten over 94 yet…and HE is some ‘expert’ on health care after helping scuttle UHC in 93…pullleezze…he had to take Hillary’s life’s focus for his post Senate career, yeah imagine what a therapist would say heh…

Did I mention I don’t like him? At his confirmation hearings the first thing he did was thank BOB DOLE!

His ‘ingenius plan’ ( which does NOT include the Universal Mandate that it would take to truly reduce premiums IMO)  is to have a government panel approve what types of treatment government plans can pay for, AND he hopes to expand the model to all providers….

Great!…cause I want Sanjay Gupta to decide if I need an MRI, a government run HMO, fabulous…

Is this tax trouble Karma? you make the call…for me I just sing…

Jake Tapper breaks it:

…After being defeated in his 2004 re-election campaign to the Senate, Daschle in 2005 became a consultant and chairman of the Executive Advisory Board at InterMedia Advisors.

…Based in New York City, InterMedia Advisors is a private equity firm …That same year he began his professional relationship with InterMedia 2005, Daschle began using the services of Hindery’s car and driver….

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The Cadillac and driver were never part of Daschle’s official compensation package at InterMedia but Mr. Daschle — who as Senate majority leader enjoyed the use of a car and driver at taxpayer expense — didn’t declare their services on his income taxes, as tax laws require.

During the vetting process to become HHS secretary, Daschle corrected the tax violation, voluntarily paying $101,943 in back taxes plus interest, working with his accountant to amend his tax returns for 2005 through 2007.

..Mr. Daschle reimbursed the IRS $31,462 in taxes and interest for tax year 2005; $35,546 for 2006; and $34,935…

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has called his colleagues for a private meeting at 5 p.m. ET Monday to discuss these complications surrounding Daschle’s nomination….

So ‘to be absolutely clear’, ANOTHER Cabinet nominee who failed to pay income taxes or report income/benefits. To the tune of six figures!! I mean if John Thain of Merrill paid $200,000 to is chauffer last year, imagine how often Daschle had this driver hanging around. LOOK at the amount he JUST paid..how many trips were to Obama fundraisers Tom?

After the big song and dance about `CEO responsibility and the shame of bonuses ‘ with Turbo Tax Tim sitting next to him, and now ANOTHER one? This is AFTER Daschle hired a former lobbyist to be his Chief of Staff..yes the THIRD Lobbyist ‘exception’ in 10 days…

I say, you’re outta there! He has used up his two free passes with Holder and Geithner. This is red meat for the GOP…Obama may fight for him since they are so tight, but it would be a mistake and waste political capital if he did…

GREAT IDEA from the comments of HA:

If you want to make a noise, here’s the Senate Finance Committee:

Democrats
MAX BAUCUS, MT
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV
KENT CONRAD, ND
JEFF BINGAMAN, NM
JOHN F. KERRY, MA
BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR
RON WYDEN, OR
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY
DEBBIE STABENOW, MI
MARIA CANTWELL, WA
BILL NELSON, FL
ROBERT MENENDEZ, NJ
THOMAS CARPER, DE

REPUBLICANS
CHUCK GRASSLEY, IA
ORRIN G. HATCH, UT
OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, ME
JON KYL, AZ
JIM BUNNING, KY
MIKE CRAPO, ID
PAT ROBERTS, KS
JOHN ENSIGN, NV
MIKE ENZI, WY
JOHN CORNYN, TX

I have a Dem senator on that committee.

INC on January 30, 2009 at 8:23 PM

January 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Unemployment Statistics.

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