Wednesday, February 04, 2009


"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all"

Tom Daschle 1998

Tom Daschle has always been a weasel but now he has shown us what a true hypocrite he is. The former South Dakota Senator (what the hell were you people in SD thinking?!?!?) has now joined the ranks of the tax cheats lining up to be part of Big O's administration. Apparently cheating on your taxes is some kind of litmus test to be in on the deal. Don't they know, according to Joe Biden, that they're unpatriotic for not paying their taxes?

Thus far, the line-up includes Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, and, my favorite, Timothy Geithner. The first two have had to slink away back into the darkness from whence they sprang after being caught red-handed, but not Geithner. After "forgetting" to pay his taxes while self-employed for FOUR YEARS he is still Messiah Junior, the only rocket scientist ingenious enough to fix the crashing economy as Treasury Secretary, even if he can't fill out a standard IRS form.

When Geithner's "error" came to light, the Obama camp immediately tossed out the talking points ,"Just a common mistake, everybody does it, happens all the time." Literally within minutes, the Watchdog Press was lapping this up and regurgitating it on every TV, radio, and print outlet. As punishment for his crimes, Geithner was confirmed as Secretary of Treasury.

I shouldn't have to remind anyone here what would happen if John Q. Public were to "forget" to file his taxes for a few years or make some other "common mistake". Interest, penalties, and fines calculated by the IRS rack the original "mistake" up to several times its original number, and he or she is threatened with confiscation of everything they own and even jail/prison time. But when a big-shot Democrat gets caught with his/her paw in the cookie jar, it's no big deal. I mean, hey, it was just a mistake, right?

So, hat's off to another Texan, Congressman John Carter (R), who has introduced what he's calling the Rangel Bill. If you recall, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D)-NY, the guy who helps WRITE THE NATION'S TAX LAWS, also made a common mistake and "forgot" to report ten grand or so in taxes. While Chuck had to pay back the $10,000 he stiffed us for (when he finally got caught), there were no penalties, fines, or interest figures attached.

Carter's bill says, in effect, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If political big shots get out of paying all those IRS fines, penalties and interest, then John Q. Citizen should not have to either.

Carter wrote Rangel: "As Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I believe you set an example for all American taxpayers in your dealings with the IRS, and that you must do so in a way that enforces blind justice without regard to wealth or status."

In what should win him an Oscar for Best Actor, Rangel spokesperson Emile Milne somehow managed to keep a straight face when responding, "This legislation is unnecessary. All taxpayers currently receive equal treatment under the law."

BWAHAHAHA! Stop! Please stop! HAR-HAR! Oh, my aching sides!

As Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Seems the O's minions have no problem spending your money, but by gum don't expect them to spend theirs.
But I still believe in hope and change. I hope that I won't have to pay my taxes either.

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