Cynical Synapse

Mon, 02 Feb 2009

Tax Cheats and Liars in the Cabinet = Change?

Filed under: Economy, Politics, Rants, Take action — cynicalsynapse @ 11:17 pm

Barack Obama’s campaign for president had a lot vested in his message of change. After winning the election, there was a lot of concern he was recycling appointments from former President Clinton’s era. Certainly, the President of the United States doesn’t want to discount experience to bring about change.

I’m concerned more about integrity—though some may argue integrity and Clinton cannot co-exist in the same sentence. Let’s consider:

  • Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State—”Sleep-deprived” candidate Clinton recalls Bosnian landing under sniper fire. Too bad no one else recalls the threat. A Secretary of State cannot lie and cannot be a victim of sleep deprivation.
  • Timothy Geithener, Secretary of the Treasury—a case of the fox watching the hen house if ever there was one. Secretary Geither was President of the New York Federal Reserve during the Wall Street financial meltdown. As if not bad enough, Geithner blamed TurboTax on taxes he failed to pay while claiming to have paid them. So, the guy who supposedly misunderstood his tax liability is now Secretary of the Treasury. Geithner’s responsible for overseeing the solution to an economic morass that resulted from an implosion while he was rubbing elbows with the financial big wigs.
  • Tom Daschle, Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)—What, do you suppose, does former Senator Daschle know about health or human services? Has he ever needed Medicaid or Welfare to get by? Certainly not during the last few years, not while taking advantage of free limousine service equating to more than $100,000 in overdue taxes. Welfare moms don’t get many free rides—in spite of what others may think—nor do they have thousands in unsubstantiated charitable donations.

See how your Senators voted. Hillary Clinton was approved. Geithner was approved. Most expect Daschle to be approved. That makes “change” look an awful lot like the status quo. How did your Senators vote?

Take action:Urge your Senators to vote against Daschle’s confirmation. We deserve better.

Update:

03 Feb 2009

First, thanks to rjjrdq for pointing out my typo…and agreeing with my viewpoint. I’ve fixed Daschle’s name.

Big news today, though, is Daschle withdrew his nomination. Count that as a small victory for honesty in government.

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1 Comment

  1. For the record, it’s Tom Daschle. Doesn’t matter. Tim, Tom, they’re both crooks. And don’t forget the slew of lobbyists Obama is now coddling. Just another lying politician.

    Comment by rjjrdq — Tue, 03 Feb 2009 @ 12:13 am


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