The media is already after their darling, Obama. Some of his appointments have been a big problem and he even admitted today that he screwed up. It seems that the media even expects Democrats to pay taxes as well as raise them. Tom Daschle, the always-frowning former Senator, has admitted to not paying $130,000 in taxes and a few other unethical things. Daschle withdrew his name from consideration as Secretary of Health and the czar for orchestrating healthcare reform.
The other causality of the day was Nancy Killefer who was to be Chief Performance Officer for the White House. I’m not sure what that is, but I’m sure it pays well. Nancy had also failed to pay taxes. She bungled the payroll taxes on her household help. Last week Timothy Geithner was appointed Secretary of Treasury and head of the IRA in spite of not paying $34,000 in taxes. It’s good to set an example for all of us who religiously pay taxes in fear of imprisonment.
Obama already had a problem with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who had been proposed for Secretary of Commerce. Richardson had been involved with some contracts for work in New Mexico where he may have profited.
Obama didn’t need this distraction from the problems facing the nation with the economy. His bloated bailout plan is facing problems in the Senate with all the pork added by the Democrats. Instead of cutting cost every department in government is set to gain billions and every pet project for the Democrats has been tacked on to the proposal. In the meantime, Wells Fargo executives are having a big party in an expensive hotel in Las Vegas. Isn’t anyone honest and willing to do what is right? Rod Blagojevich, the recently impeached governor of Illinois, will probably be applying for a position in the administration. He should be a good fit.
Healthcare reform is off to a rocky start with the departure of Daschle from the scene. Healthcare reform should be a high priority to keep all of us taxpayers healthy to foot the bill for the bailouts and growing deficit. It’s sure in the best interest of the government to keep me healthy. I’m stupid enough to be one of their best and most honest contributors. Even though the Wall Street gangsters have taken a large chunk of my retirement and I pay my taxes in full, I will continue to cough up my share of the bailout funds rather than risk being taken off the porch and placed in a cell in Huntsville with a tattooed gorilla. For me, they might even figure out a more harsh punishment like staking me down in a deer lease.