Posted by Liberty on February 6, 2009
“U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis’s nomination to lead the Labor Department was sidetracked Thursday by the disclosure that her husband paid $6,400 Wednesday to settle tax liens outstanding against his auto-repair business.”
Hilda Solis is the fourth Obama appointee to have tax issues. We’re seeing a real pattern of arrogance in the people that Obama is choosing. Are they all just above the law, or what?
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Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009
I’m experiencing that feeling of deja vu this morning. Yet another Obama appointee has tax issues! Wow! Let me predict what is going to be said about performance czarina Nancy Killefer’s tax problem. “It was an honest mistake.” Or perhaps, “She had a little glitch with her Turbo Tax.”
“Ms. Killefer, 55 years old, failed to pay employment taxes on household help for a year and a half, the Associated Press reported. In 2005, the AP said, the District of Columbia filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay the unemployment compensation tax. The error was resolved five months later.”
Oh…the old employment taxes on the household help. Well, we’ve all had that problem, right? I couldn’t find the box on the 1040 for that one, either.
As it turns out, though, silly excuses probably won’t be necessary. Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy, saying that she doesn’t want her tax problems to be a distraction for the new administration. There goes the only Obama appointee [so far] who possessed an ounce of shame. Tom? Tim? What about you guys?
Oh, and one more thing. How badly would the MSM be savaging tax-challenged appointees to a Republican administration?
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Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009
“The prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he’s proven ‘a pattern of abuse of power.’In his closing argument Thursday, prosecutor David Ellis said the evidence shows Blagojevich knew his conduct was improper.”
It looks like Blago’s goose is just about cooked. I do have to give Blago credit for believing in himself–he’s been off on a media blitz this week, all the while proclaiming his innocence. And this despite the tapes that the prosecutor has been playing for the jury. You know the tapes…the ones you’ve heard on the news that clearly feature him talking about seeking favors or money for the messiah’s Senate seat. Blago is either shamelessly dishonest or totally off his rocker. Or both.
Oh, and I do have to give the AP credit. They actually mentioned in this article that Blago is a Democrat. Oh, really? Hmm…I had no idea. Of course, if the story were about a corrupt Republican, they would have put the word, “Republican” in the headline and 15 times throughout the article also. Oh well. Progress is progress.
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Posted by Liberty on January 15, 2009
Great article by National Review’s Byron York.
“Documents released by the Senate Finance Committee strongly suggest that Geithner knew, or should have known, what he was doing when he did not pay self-employment taxes in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. After his failure to pay was discovered, first by the IRS and later during the vetting process, Geithner paid the federal government a total of $42,702 in taxes and interest.
The IMF did not withhold state and federal income taxes or self-employment taxes — Social Security and Medicare — from its employees’ paychecks. But the IMF took great care to explain to those employees, in detail and frequently, what their tax responsibilities were. First, each employee was given the IMF Employee Tax Manual. Then, employees were given quarterly wage statements for the specific purpose of calculating taxes. Then, they were given year-end wage statements. And then, each IMF employee was required to file what was known as an Annual Tax Allowance Request. Geithner received all those documents.
The tax allowance has turned out to be a key part of the Geithner situation. This is how it worked. IMF employees were expected to pay their taxes out of their own money. But the IMF then gave them an extra allowance, known as a “gross-up,” to cover those tax payments. This was done in the Annual Tax Allowance Request, in which the employee filled out some basic information — marital status, dependent children, etc. — and the IMF then estimated the amount of taxes the employee would owe and gave the employee a corresponding allowance.
At the end of the tax allowance form were the words, “I hereby certify that all the information contained herein is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and that I will pay the taxes for which I have received tax allowance payments from the Fund.” Geithner signed the form. He accepted the allowance payment. He didn’t pay the tax. For several years in a row.”
Honestly…is this the best we can do for Treasury Secretary? A tax cheat?
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Posted by Liberty on January 14, 2009
I hope tax problems plague Obama’s treasury pick! I know that scrutiny of “the chosen one” and his cabinet appointments is not the hip thing to do right now but seriously folks! Are we going to forget about the way that the Left in this country treated people appointed by Conservatives? Bork, Gonzales, Roberts, Alito, Thomas…do those names mean anything to you? We as Conservatives, not to mention the MSM, should be asking serious questions about Obama [although it’s a little late for that, agreed?!] and the people that he’s choosing for his cabinet.
“A Capitol Hill grilling is likely for Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick to head the Treasury Department, after public revelations he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes several years ago. Senate Democrats are pressing to schedule a quick confirmation hearing for Geithner on Friday, hoping to tee up swift approval of his nomination on Inauguration Day. But newly released information about the tax goofs by Geithner, regarded as a brilliant financial markets specialist well-positioned to deal with the nation’s considerable economic problems, could complicate the process.”
Oops. $34,000 in unpaid taxes. Just a little goof!
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