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Senate OKs Geithner for Treasury

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Let me see if I " forget" to pay my taxes for last year will I get a big fat promotion. What a BIG JOKE !!!

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ToddComment by Todd - January 26, 2009, 11:06 pm
Wonder if it will make page 1 of the New York Times. NOT!
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emilygComment by emilyg - January 27, 2009, 12:00 am
NYT is a rag.
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jarasanComment by jarasan - January 27, 2009, 9:00 am
Let us not forget he was involved with Citibank and AIG bailout magical disbursement disappearing act. I think Bernie Maddoff shoulda gotten the job, or maybe Rod Blago, maybe Bill Richardson, or maybe Caroline Kennedy, or maybe Marion Barry, or maybe Barney Frank, or maybe CarLottop, or maybe Jimmy Carter.........................
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Comment by jim695 - January 27, 2009, 2:14 pm
This clearly illustrates the growing disparity between "us" and "them." If you happen to be a member of the club, you can pretty much do anything you want. If your criminal activity is discovered, it's magically transformed into a "serious error in judgment" or an "honest mistake," but it's NOT a crime. A party membership or a badge equates to a real-life Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card.

     "I forgot" has never been a viable defense against the IRS, although it was originally suggested by comedian Steve Martin in the 1970's, in a routine he called, "How to Become a Millionaire and Never Pay Taxes." I guess I just took it for granted that no one would believe it would actually work.

     A friend of mine recently lost his tavern to the IRS, who seized his bar and assets for an alleged tax debt of $3,000. I've suggested that he simply tell them that he's "truly, truly sorry," and to give them assurances that it was merely "an oversight" on his part. It worked for Geithner; I can see no reason why it shouldn't work for my friend (but I'm fairly certain it won't, because he's not a member).

     Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Patriotism, Civic Pride, Leadership ... These are all words our politicians throw around loosely when they want us to swallow what they offer us. I have serious doubts that any of our elected officials even know what those words mean.

     Jim
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jarasanComment by jarasan - January 27, 2009, 6:31 pm
Here is the latest, remember the pledge and executive order for no lobbyists? Well you can forget that noise, a waiver is all it takes to let a lobbyist in. Such much for another "promise".
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konaneComment by konane - January 31, 2009, 9:48 am
No lobbyist???? They're the electorate nowadays.

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