In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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It's just pathetic

Watching the parade of tax-dodging assholes nominated by Obama is making me ill. According to CNN, they had to delay the confirmation vote for yet another Obama nominee due to tax issues. That's now the third or fourth person who has cheated on their taxes and been tapped for a job in the cabinet. It's repulsive all around. First and foremost because you often see democrats defending tax increases or at least leading the charge against tax cuts. You'd think that given that ideology, they would actually pay their own taxes. It's beyond hypocrisy to suggest that others should pay more and then be found to be dodging your own responsibilities. It's not like these are no-name people either. You don't get much higher or more prominent than Tom Daschle.

Second, it's pathetic because these weren't surprise discoveries. It's been reported many times now that the Obama people knew about these tax problems in the course of vetting the candidates. They just figured that they could push them through regardless because people would be too stupid to notice or care. He has repeatedly claimed to bring change and transparency to washington but we see once more that it's a case of do as I say and not as I do. It's just like his rules for lobbying and lobbiests. He's set new rules restricting their access to his administration but has broken them and made exceptions for his own staff. It's just rank hypocrisy.

I don't think it's enough to give him his first strike, but it's definitely disappointing.
Tags: 3 strikes, politics

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