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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Tom Daschle: Fourth Powerful Democrat in two weeks to be revealed as a tax cheat

Posted by iusbvision on February 2, 2009

This time its $128,000.

First it was Charlie Rangel the Democratic leader of the Congressional Committee that writes tax laws.

Then it was Tim Geithner, Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury who enforces tax laws.

Then it was Carolyn Kennedy and her tax “errors” cost her the New York Senate seat.

Now it is Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Secretary of health and Human Services.

Isn’t it strange that these far left Democrats who want us regular folks to pay through the nose get away with not paying theirs?

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) — Thomas A. Daschle, picked by President Barack Obama to be Health and Human Services secretary, said he was “deeply embarrassed” about $128,000 in errors on his taxes, and promised in a letter to answer all questions about how it happened.

The letter was sent to the ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee before a meeting today between the panel and the former U.S. senator, according to a person who provided the correspondence to Bloomberg. Daschle amended his returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007, and paid $140,000 in taxes and interest.

Daschle’s nomination must be confirmed by the finance committee. Republican Jon Kylof Arizona, a panel member, said on “Fox News Sunday” that it’s too early to tell whether the nomination is in trouble. Daschle refiled his returns Jan. 2 to add unreported consulting fees, unspecified charitable contributions and a car and driver provided by Leo Hindery Jr., a founder of the private-equity firm InterMedia Advisors, a committee draft report said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ak8vFBzQdnQw&refer=worldwide

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