Recent headlines reveal a series of high profile Democrats with tax "issues." From Caroline Kennedy, Timothy Geithner, Nancy Killefer, Charles Rangel, and finally Tom Daschle.
I wonder how many other Democrats not up for cabinet positions or Senate seats also have tax "issues?"
A lot has been written on the hypocrisy of the tax and spend party that doesn't pay taxes. Jonah Goldberg has an excellent take on it in the LA Times. The comment section is hilarious--many people lining up to attack Goldberg and carry water for tax cheats. You'd think Goldberg was the issue. Distract, obfuscate, distract, and repeat. The MSM is doing everything it can not to cover any of these stories and the details.
If you believe the excuses (Geithner with Turbo Tax, Daschle not knowing about his consulting income) you are a fool. These are incredibly wealthy individuals with the means, education, and resources to file and pay correctly buy have chosen not to. Geithner, by the way, will be the man running the Department of the Treasury which oversees the IRS. It is ironic that he will be enforcing IRS regulations but can't follow them as a private citizen. I imagine tax attorneys all over the country are busy preparing the "Geithner Defense" for their clients.
The bottom line is that these people see the tax code (redistribution scheme) as a system for the little people. They believe they are exempt. They believe they can carelessly cheat the system and if they don't get called on it, it's okay. They write the tax code to give themselves breaks and fight any attempt to reform the tax system or implement a Fair Tax. They will grandstand about "taking care of others" and creating "social and economic justice" but at the end of the day they aren't even willing to pay their "fair" share of the taxes required to achieve those lofty goals.
These select individuals will also prosecute the working class American, to the fullest extent of the law, should he fail to pay his middle class taxes that pale in comparison to the amount of back taxes Kennedy, Geithner, Killefer, Rangel, and Daschle owe.
Every socialist/communist regime in history has had this elite class that is exempt from the schemes of redistribution. This is a warning sign. A wake up call for America and a sign of things to come.
Americans overwhelmingly voted for hope and change. Obama promised integrity and transparency. We are getting corruption, deceit, and double standards. President Obama is asking middle class America to make sacrifices yet three wealthy cabinet picks can't even sacrifice enough to pay their taxes!