The proposed U.S. Treasury Secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, failed to pay $43,000 worth of income taxes over a several year period. He just came clean on some of this amount as late as last November when Obama tapped him for a Cabinet position. Should the guy that is going to be in charge of the Internal Revenue Service and setting monetary policy for the country be an admitted tax cheat? Is this the change we can believe in? Read about it [here](Timothy F. Geithner).
no he should not
I find it funny that Democrats are calling this a mistake. The guy is supposed to be a financial wizard, was head of the New York Federal Reserve and he didn’t know he paid no income tax for several years? If he used an accountant then why didn’t they flag this? If he didn’t use an accountant then he personally lied or filed false tax returns. You can’t call it a “mistake”. I think there might be something criminal here and it looks like the Democrats are going to sweep it under the rug and the Republicans don’t have the spine to hold him accountable.
Well the difference between some of us than others is that we do not think that everyone in the democratic party is good. There are people it both parties and right most of people in both parties think bush did a bad job. And there are people in both parties that think this person should not get the job the problem is that the leaders of both parties in congress along with most comgressmen from both parties do not think this is a problem and that he should get the job.
Which just proves that we still have the wrong people in both parties in Washington.
[QUOTE=samlar;2197477]Well the difference between some of us than others is that we do not think that everyone in the democratic party is good. There are people it both parties and right most of people in both parties think bush did a bad job. And there are people in both parties that think this person should not get the job the problem is that the leaders of both parties in congress along with most comgressmen from both parties do not think this is a problem and that he should get the job.
Which just proves that we still have the wrong people in both parties in Washington.[/QUOTE]
I can’t disagree with one thing you just said. I see this as just the most recent sign that the political elite in this country see themselves as America’s version of royalty which is why we should have iron clad term limits for EVERY elected office from small town mayor to president of the country. This needs to especially apply to US Senators and Congressmen. Two terms for Senators and four terms for Congressmen should be about right.
BTW, I don’t think that every Democrat is a liberal or every liberal is a Democrat. The problem for many centrist Democrats is that the far left liberal fringe has a stranglehold on their party. These centrists dare not rock the boat for fear of never getting political contributions or hold any influence while in office. To equate the same thing happening to the Republicans it would be like Pat Buchanan and similar people completely controlling the Republican Party. Actually the Republicans have a different problem. They are controlled by the far left wing of their party too. Until this changes they will continue to be pushed to the margins. IMO, the country is begging for politicians that are strong on national defense, fiscally conservative, will reduce the tax load across the board (on individuals and businesses), promote a smaller less intrusive government and politicians that stop pushing their own personal morals and standards onto others (both the far left and far right do this very thing).
Pat Buchanan is the one person who I wished Obama had picked for his team. Pat is a republican and tries to stay with the party but I have watched him almost everynight since the election started and I have seen him say things I knew some in the party would not like.
The problem is that people like pat Buchanan or lou dobbs would never be allowed to hold high office, since they would do what right.
My problem with you using that word (liberal) is that you use it to much. It makes it look like you think if we could just do away with Liberals the country would be fine. I agree with what you said I would like to change them every few years. I would also like to see the president elected to one six year term and no more. In just two years Obama if he is like other president will have to put his agenda aside and start saying and doing what he needs to get the money to get re-elected.
Not a tax cheat… Why should you say an tax cheater of IRS tax?
I love how our brand new President is sticking to all of his campaign promises. He is transparent. That is why the stimulus bill was not allowed to be read before it was passed. He is ethical. That is why three of his cabinet member nominees cheated on there taxes. Yes the future is bright for all democrats and socialists. And our lovely Secretary of State is going to be busy traveling around the world meeting with leaders who collectively have given her husband $140 MILLION over the last two years. I can not wait for the results of these negotiations without conditions.
Most politicians are like that. In fact, all politicians are like that. Obama still has a high approval rating.