America’s crooked nobility
Obama’s appointees, Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, have now quit, after having been discovered to be tax dodgers.
Tom Daschle failed to pay $128,000 in taxes for a car and driver provided to him by a wealthy Democratic donor. Daschle is a lawyer – so he must have known that the “free” car and driver were imputed income, and should be taxed like ordinary income.
I used to work for a company, where we given a free lunch – even that was imputed income.
Had Daschle not been nominated for the post of Health Secretary, who can believe he ever would have paid his taxes?
Nancy Killefer, nominated to be Obama’s Chief Performance Officer, also failed to perform when it came to taxes. In 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help.
The $946.69 may not seem like much to well-healed Nancy Killefer, but to the ordinary American, that would be a lot of money.
If Nancy Killefer had not been nominated as Chief Performance Officer, who can believe she would have ever paid her taxes?
The most shameful tax cheat of all, however, is Tim Geithner, who has been confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury. As most of the world must know by now, Geithner failed to pay $30,000 in self-employment taxes. As Secretary of the Treasury, Geithner is also in charge of the IRS – the same agency he attempted to cheat.
Of Geithner, Senator Byrd said, “Had he not been nominated for treasury secretary, it’s doubtful that he would have ever paid these taxes.”
How could the Obama administration have nominated such tax cheats? Doesn’t Obama see to it that a security check is run on those he seeks to nominate to high office – and to high salaries?
What sort of example does this set for the American people, of whom millions are losing their jobs? Remember that, when you lose your job in America, you still have to pay taxes for when you had a job. If your withholding was not enough to cover your taxes – you are in debt to the IRS. You are in deep trouble.
Why didn’t the IRS come down on Daschle, Kellefer, and Geithner, the same way they would have come down on the average Joe Taxpayer? Why were they not pressed to pay their taxes?
Worst of all is Eric Holder who has been appointed by Obama as Attorney General to head the Justice Department. Holder himself is not a tax dodger, so far as we know. However, he was the lawyer who got the largest tax dodger of all time, Marc Rich, a pardon from President Clinton.
In 1983, Rich was indicted in the U.S. on charges of evading more than $48 million in taxes, and charged with 51 counts of tax fraud, as well as running illegal oil deals with Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis. Rich was sleeping with the enemy, helping terrorists.
To avoid taxes, Rich fled to Switzerland, and renounced his U.S. citizenship. He now holds Spanish and Israeli passports.
By the time Eric Holder got Marc Rich his pardon, Rich’s tax bill had risen to $100 million – taxes which Marc Rich, who sided with Iran’s terrorists, will never have to pay.
Unfortunately, we are now living in a country where there is a de-facto nobility.
It is now us versus them, and they are winning.