Obama appoints another Tax Evasion Specialist! Where does he find these people?

@Taskr36 (13925)
United States
March 2, 2009 9:34pm CST
Good lord... Ron Kirk, Obama's appointee for U.S. Trade Representative owes $10,000.00 in back taxes. I remember people saying McCain didn't vet Sarah Palin just because she had a pregnant daughter, something that is completely irrelevant to a campaign. What about Obama's vetting? Look, I could let one mistake slide so long as it's corrected. Obama of course didn't correct Tim Geithner, but used the democratic majority to force him in. Now we have not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR appointees guilty of evading their taxes. FOUR! Is he TRYING to find people who evade taxes? If I had any faith in him I'd say maybe he was choosing experts like this to help him find others who evaded taxes. Sadly I have little to no faith in him at this point. So much for change... Any democrats want to defend his choice to appoint four tax cheats?
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• United States
3 Mar 09
I'm not a democrat, but it is easy to defend 0bama's selection of tax cheats for his administration. In fact, a case can be made 0bama had to look for tax cheats! You see, given what 0bama wants to do to the American public, 0bama has to select individuals who think the rules do not apply to them. Obama's minions are willing to help him maul the nation as they believe none of the increased tax burden and other hardships coming our way because of 0bama will affect them. Who else other than tax cheats would help 0bama?
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Wow, that actually makes sense. No one who pays taxes would buy into Obamas policies. There really are two americas, Those who pay taxes and those who don't.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Yes, it does make sense, even if some might think it is crazy.
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• United States
4 Mar 09
4?!?! omg how can that happen?? you cant tell me he had no clue on FOUR!! 1, 2? yeah i could see but 4! wtf!!
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I'd love to be able to say "I told you So" but my husband won't let me! I didn't vote for him, nor do I like him. I don't trust him. It has nothing to do with race, so please people, don't start calling me a racist. I am far from it. It has to do with the fact that he's too slick, too polished, and too "godlike". He scares me. I think it's quite funny that everyone who thought he was going to change the world overnight is scratching their heads wondering what this inexperienced man they elected is doing now.
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• United States
4 Mar 09
im the same way.. i dont trust him and i didnt like mccain either.. but yeah its nothing to do with obamas race just a gut feeling i have
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• United States
4 Mar 09
Someone described him to me this week as having a "Deer in the headlights" look. All these people that were so certain that he was going to bring change are getting their change, and now some are already beginning to gripe. It just makes me want to roll with laughter on the floor and say SEE???? I TOLD YOU SO!
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Look on the bright side he is collecting a lot of back taxes to pay for his spending spree. My parents always told me you are know by the friends you keep. I guess we know what kind of person President Obama is.
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
3 Mar 09
bobmnu - We think alike - read my comment on one of the news articles on here about this.
• United States
3 Mar 09
It's too bad a lot of other mothers did not teach their children what your mother taught you, and my mother taught me! If they did, then enough would have known Obama by his friends that he would never have been elected. Oh well, the lesson will be learned, unfortunately it might be learned too late for us all.
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@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Big deal. Almost anyone that runs a business has owed back taxes at one point. Republicans and Democrats keep playing this game with real people. I'm quite sick of Republicans and Democrats. They act like little kids. I will vote against both Parties every election. Wasted vote? Hardly.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Mar 09
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A vote for "the lesser of two evils" is in fact an illusion as neither are less evil and the only wasted vote is one cast in compramise. Though I must still take issue with the continuing train of criminals being apointed who are really no different from the last crop of criminals who we put in office.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
3 Mar 09
The problem is these people have been involved in writing the tax laws. They are in a position of trust and therefore held to a higher standard. Most of the people knew they owed the taxes and just were not paying them.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
I just have to comment that maybe he is just trying to expose all these tax evaders- you know, some kind of twisted way of making CHANGE happen? lol!!! as far as faith goes how silly of you to put faith in a politician!
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Oh, I know better than to put faith in a politician. I will admit that I did have faith that he would pick another tax cheat. He'll stand by this tax cheat the same way he has every other one.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
oops! I just started a discussion on this, not realizing that you beat me to it! Sorry. I am most certainly NOT a democrat, so I will not attempt to defend the indefensible, but I'm pretty sure that the only people who would even try to come into this discussion to try to defend the appointment of CRIMINALS to high powered positions in our government are only going to stop by to tell us what racists we all are for even questioning the actions of their messiah. I think he is completely incapable of finding anyone who is not a tax cheat, because as Red said, people who actually pay their taxes are going to be pissed at the insane spending and taxation policies being heaped upon us.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
3 Mar 09
A lot of this goes to his in experience and not know people to appoint. He is going by what someone else is telling him.
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