The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Friday, January 30, 2009
Driver for said car? Free.
Amended return after being named HHS Secretary? $100,000.
Spot-on post about the Democrats' cabinet scandal du jour at Ace of Spades HQ??? :
Tom Daschle, Obama's pick to run the Department of Health And Human Services (and co-ordinate health care reform at the White House), kinda, sorta didn't pay all his taxes, accidentally of course.
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.
Daschle incorrectly assumed the use of the car and driver was not subject to taxation. But the White House says he discovered the error during preparation for his confirmation and filed amended tax returns with the proper payment and interest.
Of course since Daschle is a former Senator and more importantly a registered Democrat, none of this will matter.
It's almost laughable the idea that Obama is putting together this incredible all star team to run the government when a bunch of them can't quite seem to manage their own finances.
Yesterday VP Joe Biden (D-SCRANTON!!11!!) said this about execs who recieved bonuses he found excessive.
Vice President Joe Biden also chimed in, saying the level of bonuses "offends the sensibilities."
"I mean, I'd like to throw these guys in the brig," Biden said in an interview with CNBC.
What would you like to do with Daschle, Mr. Vice President?
Like I said: Priceless.