Saturday, January 31, 2009

Daschle's Tax Problems Worse Than First Reported

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IN the words of a Stan Freberg song, "It seems they've uncovered as much as they can...
unless they decide to dig deeper!"

In addition to the services of a car and driver that former Tom Daschle failed to report as income, is an $83, 333 consulting fee from 2007 that just must have slipped his mind! (Or maybe Timothy Geithner was his tax advisor?)

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.

And remember those private jets that marked auto execs as unfeeling, uncaring wasteful jerks? Guess who may not have reported his own private jet jaunts as income?

...The Finance Committee staff still is reviewing whether travel and entertainment services provided Tom and Linda Daschle by EduCap, Inc., Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, Academy Achievement, and Loan to Learn should be reported as income. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Daschle made use of the jet belonging to EduCap, a non-profit student loan organization.

It may be that Obama's plan to rescue the country from financial misconduct is to gather all the miscreants in one place where he can keep his eye on them! Heh.

Hat tip My Pet Jawa
Cross Posted at Say Anything


  1. Lemme guess, Tom. It's TurboTax's fault?
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  2. No Problem!!! Daschle only needs to apply the Obama administration's new ethics and transparency paradigm:
    1. Offer his SINCEREST apology.
    2. Pay the taxes, even though he would NEVER have paid if he hadn't been nominated.
    3. "Own up" to the fact that is was a "stupid mistake" and "take full responsibility" for it, himself.

    WORKS EVERY TIME!!! [As long as you have a 'rubber stamp' Dem Senate to "advise and consent."] Just ask Geithner and Holder. This is how I plan to get by with sending an I.O.U. to IRS this year.

    Personally, I believe that the problem with Bill Richardson is much more serious than any of those mentioned above. Notice how QUICKLY he withdrew, how EASILY Obama accepted his withdrawal, and how TOTALLY any further news about the matter has been suppressed at the national level. Anyone from New Mexico who knows more, please let us know.


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