FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
No, really, Obama DIDN’T ask any of his nominees about their taxes.
This is surreal. Not to mention blindingly mortifying.
I think that Jake Tapper isn’t going to be getting a Christmas card from the Obama administration. Ever.
ABC News has obtained the Senate Finance Committee Report on Tom Daschle’s nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, which indicates that Daschle’s tax problems were even more substantial than earlier reported.
The report indicates that Daschle’s failure to pay more than $101,000 taxes on the car and driver a wealthy friend let him use from 2005 through 2007 is not the only tax issue the former Senate Majority Leader has been dealing with since his December nomination prompted a more thorough examination of his income tax returns.
Mr. Daschle also didn’t report $83,333 in consulting income in 2007.
Via AoSHQ, and let me just add this: I expect to see Tom Daschle lay hands upon a leper at his confirmation hearing and heal that man of his affliction. Because it’s going to take about that much of a mitigating factor to make this pick for HHS palatable.
PS: Does any Democratic politician pay his or her taxes properly, and on time? Do any of them know how to, even? It’s a heck of a thing to ask, but circumstances kind of require it right now.
Crossposted at Moe Lane.