This whole thing about Obama's campaigning on ethics reform, but then picking dirt bags for his cabinet really, really bothers me. I absolutely can not conceive of him picking Timothy Geithner for Treasury Secretary - a man who failed to pay more than $34,000 in taxes over the course of a few years. This guy is in charge of our money!
I lost all respect for Obama a few days after Geithner's nomination when he did an interview with Katie Couric. Obama basically said "Look, we knew there was this problem that needed to get cleaned up, but it was an unintentional mistake. I can't think of someone better prepared and capable of serving in this position." I can think of someone more capable. A tax guy from H&R Block. Or the guy who manages money at church. Hmmm. Maybe even a poodle.
Then the nominee to be the chief White House performance officer, Nancy Killefer dropped out because of back taxes.
Then....Tom Daschle is nominated for Health and Human Services Secretary. But he drops out because of.....back taxes! Shocker. $128,000.00 in back taxes! Daschle says the mistake was "completely inadvertent." Mercy. Put a suit coat on a poodle and get him in the Cabinet.
It frustrates me that schmucks like this are skipping their taxes, running our government, and raking in the cash while my neighbors and I are working for the man every night and day (thanks CCR) to put food on the table. I'm sure my frustrations will resolve, especially after Obama starts buying my blood pressure medication.