Another Obama Nominee withdraws due to Tax Troubles…sadly it isn’t Daschle..(yet)

Oh this is just too much..hey Ice Miser even looks like Daschle wot?  He’s Mr Tax Miser…..he earns too much….

(The Original Miser Brothers, Courtesy of Giulibear)

Tapper has it again:

The informal battle between members of the Obama Administration and the Taxman resulted in a casualty Tuesday, with news that President Obama’s nominee to be chief performance officer, Nancy Killefer, will withdraw her nomination following the revelation that she had a $946.69 lien on her property in 2005 for failure to pay taxes.

Killefer, who was announced to much fanfare by President Obama on Jan. 7 to serve in the new position to make the U.S. government “more effective, more efficient, and more transparent,” is the third high-level Obama Administration official whose failure to pay taxes in recent years was disclosed in the past month.

To be PERFECTLY CLEAR, Nancy owed less than $1000.00 and withdrew, Daschle owed over $100,000 and has not withdrawn, and Team Obama says they still back him…


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It could not be more clear that Daschle is getting the Royal Treatment from his fellow Lordlings in the Senate…

…wake up and smell the frustration and simmering anger in the country Senators, Daschle needs to STEP DOWN….

This just adds another layer of hypocrisy to it, that the woman who wasnt a former Senator is out for less than 1/100th of the tax evasion Daschle pulled….

February 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

UPDATE 5 Newspapers want him out!!NYT Calls for the Tactless and ‘Taxless’ Tom Daschle to Withdraw…

WooHoo!!! Get the lobbyist OUT!!!!! Fox says 5 major newspapers now calling for Daschle to withdraw!

(They couldn’t find a way to put the blame on HRC for the first time in 2 years over at the Times, heh)

Tom is IMO Tactless b/c he should just withdraw his name, he is hurting UHC and the Administration he purports to support AND his rushed ‘apology’ in front of cameras yesterday (where he wouldn’t take questions) failed to include the UNDECLARED INCOME OF over $80,000, (he apologized for misunderstanding the need to declare the car and driver as if that were the only issue….)

Well coincidentally (NOT!) for the first time in 2 yrs I agree with the NYT OpEd (do I need a vaccine of some sort?!) , lol, via Ed @ HA:

NYT OpEd (kooties blocked for your safety):

…new facts have come to light — involving his failure to pay substantial taxes that were owed and his sizable income from health-related companies while he worked in the private sector — that call into question his suitability for the job. We believe that Mr. Daschle ought to step aside and let the president choose a less-blemished successor.


But Mr. Daschle is one oversight case too many. The American tax system depends heavily on voluntary compliance. It would send a terrible message to the public if we ignore the failure of yet another high-level nominee to comply with the tax laws.

Gee ya think?

…hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches to interest groups, including those representing health insurance plans, medical equipment distributors and pharmacy boards.

Although Mr. Daschle was not a registered lobbyist, he offered policy advice to the UnitedHealth Group, a huge insurance conglomerate. He was also a trustee of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, on whose behalf he voiced opposition to a federal loan for a freight rail line near the clinic’s headquarters in Rochester, Minn. The loan was subsequently denied by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Mr. Daschle is another in a long line of politicians who move cozily between government and industry. We don’t know that his industry ties would influence his judgments on health issues, but they could potentially throw a cloud over health care reform. Mr. Daschle could clear the atmosphere by withdrawing his name….


February 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Film, Healthcare, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Do You Really Want Sally Jesse Raphael Administering your Health Care Policy??


Call the Senate and tell them to just say no to Duke Daschle and his Lovely Lobbying Linda…..

And those eyeglasses are a nifty $490.00 at discount, Lafont’s Providence from 2006, just sayin’ lots of talk about Palins wardrobe and all…

PS Will Linda Daschle provide DISCLOSURES to the ETHICS CMTE MONTHLY like Big Dawg? She lobbies pretty hard…

and how the hell can Daschle recuse himself from decisions involving the people he received 200,000 from at the Cabinet level? that is what Gibbs said would happen if there were a conflict at today’s presser…

It can’t be done, he would have to make NO decisions about pharmaceuticals for example..hardly likely..


February 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 2 comments.

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