Lord Crimson

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Tax Cheat Daschle Selected For HHS Secretary

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Is this really change we can believe in? The Obama answer is – it depends on your definition of change. Apparently, the Obamanation has funny ideas about who to recruit into his administration. His latest choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services is tax cheat Tom Daschle.

Former democratic senate majority leader, Tom Daschle enjoyed the use of a personal limo and chauffeur for 3 years. In an attempt to evade tax payments and hoping it would go unnoticed, Daschle didn’t declare this service on his income taxes, as tax laws require. Just an honest mistake, right Tom?

During the vetting process to become HHS secretary, Daschle corrected the tax violation by paying $128,000 in back taxes including interest and amended his tax returns for 2005 through 2007.

It was also discovered that Daschle has a list of questionable charitable contributions and income from consulting fees.

A Daschle spokesperson said, “He deeply regretted his mistake. When he realized it was a mistake he corrected it rapidly.”

In non-political speak he really said,” He deeply regretted getting caught cheating on his taxes. After he realized this situation would harm his chances to become HHS secretary, he quickly paid the tax money he had stolen.”

How ironic that Obama keeps appointing tax cheats for positions where they will determine how other people’s taxes are spent. I may be a bit of a cynic, but this pattern doesn’t seem to bode well for the Obamanations’s ability to make good judgments.

Or maybe he just likes like-minded people, which raises the question – has anyone bothered to check Obama’s tax returns lately?

Update: Under pressure for being a tax cheat, Daschle tosses in the towel and withdraws from consideration as HHS secretary.
Good riddance!


Written by Lord Crimson

February 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

13 Responses

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  1. Hi LC,

    You, my friend, are slipping. The obvious Change is that the liberals are now confident enough about holding onto their power that they will admit their crimes up front, instead of waiting for the news about them to leak out years later. It’s a brave new world, so don’t worry – President and Leader For Life Obama will tidy up all the loose ends. As to The Great One, I’d rather check His birth certificate than His tax returns.

    the Grit


    February 1, 2009 at 6:29 pm

  2. Hi Grit

    It’s good to have you around! You perfectly demonstrated the deceptive nature of Obama when he uses the word change and how it means different things to different people.

    Why shouldn’t democrats admit their crimes up front or anytime for that matter? There doesn’t seem to be any consequences, in fact it appears that Obama purposely seeks out those with questionable character for his administration.

    Yeah! What about his birth certificate? Why does the Obamanation go to great lengths to keep that little document hidden from the public? I for one would like to know if it is Kenyan or Indonesian.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  3. Obama must figure he can get away with anything now. The media elected him and must protect him, at least for a while. He should get all the outrageous stuff out now when the media would look like idiots for turning on him.


    February 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

  4. Hi Neil

    Obama has come out very quickly putting into motion his socialist agenda. Sadly, this will continue as long as the fawning media runs interference for him. The fact they are hesitant to challenge Obama’s questionable appointments (like tax cheat Daschle) lets us know we’re in for a bumpy ride.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 1, 2009 at 11:48 pm

  5. Hi LC,

    I’d also like to see his college transcripts. Really, if He’s so brilliant, what’s to hide?

    the Grit


    February 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

  6. Hi Grit

    Anything below a 2.0 is not worth mentioning. Anything below a 1.5 should be hidden for fear of being mocked. Maybe Obama doesn’t want to be mocked?

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

  7. Hi LC,

    Then He needs to have his goons shut down my blog 🙂

    the Grit

    the Grit

    February 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm

  8. Hi Grit

    I hear the Obamanations first major assault against free speech will be talk radio. After that I’m sure all non-socialist bloggers are high, if not next on the squirrel’s hit list.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm

  9. Hi LC,

    On the bright side, all the Government spies will push our traffic numbers up.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    February 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm

  10. What a big surprise Dems cheating on their taxes. This is extra choice since it proves without a doubt that Daschle is the hypocrite and thief I’ve always thought he was.


    February 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm

  11. Hi Grit

    You would think the higher traffic numbers would work to your advantage but somehow Obama and his socialist cronies will find a way to tax your success and turn it into just another one of his economic “catastrophes.”

    Hi tigerpaw

    You gotta admit that it is more than just a coincidence that the Obamanation keeps picking democrat tax cheats. With such a large pool how can he not? As far as hypocrites, you can’t swing a dead squirrel without hitting one in Washington or Chicago.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 7, 2009 at 11:56 pm

  12. This tread does raise some gnawing questions. Why can’t we see Obama’s birth certificate or his grades while in college or what he wrote about in his college thesis? Why the cover-up? There is something rotten in Washington and I can smell if from here!


    February 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm

  13. Hi frogman

    The stench is extremely strong here as well. The only reason these documents are not made available is fear they will damage the image of the Obamanation.

    I continue to have my doubts about his birth certificate. If there was nothing to hide then why not make a copy “of the original” available?

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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