By Dirty Dan
You know something? I am sick of these politicians thinking they are above the rest of the country with regard to obeying the rules that they create and impose. Especially if it involves something like taxes. The Democrats are the ones who try to create more Government intervention in this country, which in turn, creates higher taxes because somebody has to pay for all of these bullshit programs. However, two of Barack Obama’s cabinet picks (so far) have been caught evading taxes.
Last week, Timothy Geithner was confirmed by Senate as Obama’s treasury secretary after days of speculation and debate over $34,000 in taxes that he had not paid. This week, Former Senator Tom Daschle had to withdraw his nomination as health and human services secretary because it was discovered that he had failed to pay $120,000 in taxes. What the fuck, people?!?!?
Not for nothing, but if this were a Republican issue, the news media and all of the bleeding heart liberals would be crying foul. Daschle’s head would be dangling from a stick in front of the Washington Memorial. Instead, for some reason, the media has been rather lenient on him, considering. In fact, when he stepped down from his nomination, writers and reporters were projecting ‘shock and awe’ over the decision. Really?!?!? You’re surprised? If someone on Bush’s cabinet farted down wind from anyone with a blog, they resigned due to societal outrage.
For the record, I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. And, as far as I’m concerned, if you label yourself as one, you’re pretty ignorant. Both sides are corrupted by self-interest, and neither side actually cares about you, no matter what they (or Oprah, Sean Penn, or the Dixie Chicks, etc) say. After all, why would anyone want a label that completely closes them off to all of the other sides of any given issue? That is what I ‘hoped’ would come out of this new administration since Obama spent most of his campaign speaking of bipartisan politics.
You’ve probably read different accounts of history. They all claim one thing as ‘how it went down,’ but most are seldom the same. That means that history is a matter of perspective. Therefore, how can you view things from one side, and completely disregard the rest of the sides and assume that you know what is going on in the world? You know what they say about assuming…