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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Again, I never said anything about it being right or wrong I simply noticed that repubs are all over this but weren't outraged by their own doing the same. Shouldn't you all have been outraged by McCain's tax evasion? I notice you all dismiss Joe the not so much a plumber as just a peon so it doesn't matter but you ignore McCain.

    It's amusing to see you call me a leftwing apologist when I never took Gietners side. I only commented on the right's hypocrisy. Who's the apologist now?
    You are still. You cover for the left by attacking the right with your ridiculous notions.
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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    Again, I never said anything about it being right or wrong I simply noticed that repubs are all over this but weren't outraged by their own doing the same. Shouldn't you all have been outraged by McCain's tax evasion? I notice you all dismiss Joe the not so much a plumber as just a peon so it doesn't matter but you ignore McCain.
    I asked you for a link already. You didn't provide it, so I just assumed it was drive-by ranting.

    Again, link?
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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    That's odd that you happen to know that Geithner PURPOSELY cheated on his taxes and lied to Congress. Why don't you round up your evidence and get it to the authorities ASAP?
    When the IRS audited him in 2006 and pointed out the error, Geithner paid the taxes he owed for 2003 and 2004. But he failed to pay the same taxes for 2001 and 2002. In his confirmation hearings, Geithner wouldn't say why. But the reason is pretty clear: He didn't have to. There's typically a three-year statute of limitations on tax audits. If the IRS doesn't catch you before three years have passed, you're off the hook. Unfortunately for Geithner, public officials are held to a higher standard. So in November 2008, he went and paid the back taxes even though he didn't have to. (Fun fact: The IRS can't accept money it isn't owed—and after three years, you legally don't owe the money anymore. In all likelihood, the agency will return the unowed back taxes to Geithner.)
    Why Tom Daschle's tax sins are worse than Tim Geithner's. - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine

    It's pretty obvious that even if the initial failure to pay wasn't intentional, his decision not to pay the back taxes for the earlier years was certainly intentional.
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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Oh for the good old days of the Bush presidency. Let's all holler as loud as we can, maybe we can impeach Obama and put a Real American in the White House...maybe Sarah Palin.

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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Oh for the good old days of the Bush presidency. Let's all holler as loud as we can, maybe we can impeach Obama and put a Real American in the White House...maybe Sarah Palin.
    Again, you've managed to completely miss the topic at hand.
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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Again, you've managed to completely miss the topic at hand.
    Oh? I thought it obvious the "topic at hand" is to pick relentlessly at every aspect of the Democratic administration hoping something will unravel, so the wise and benificent Republicans can reclaim the power that is rightly theirs, stolen through deceitful means by the irresponsible and trivial Democrats. No?

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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Oh? I thought it obvious the "topic at hand" is to pick relentlessly at every aspect of the Democratic administration hoping something will unravel, so the wise and benificent Republicans can reclaim the power that is rightly theirs, stolen through deceitful means by the irresponsible and trivial Democrats. No?
    No need to pick. Did you hear the news that 2 of Obama's nominees withdrew their nominations because of tax issues? I'd say this administration is doing a fine job with the unraveling bit without any help from anyone else.
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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Oh? I thought it obvious the "topic at hand" is to pick relentlessly at every aspect of the Democratic administration hoping something will unravel, so the wise and benificent Republicans can reclaim the power that is rightly theirs, stolen through deceitful means by the irresponsible and trivial Democrats. No?
    No, the topic at hand was "The new US Treasury Secretary."

    You may want to work on reading comp.
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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    No need to pick. Did you hear the news that 2 of Obama's nominees withdrew their nominations because of tax issues? I'd say this administration is doing a fine job with the unraveling bit without any help from anyone else.
    How is it Obama's fault that these people have tax issues? Maybe his team didn't vet them well enough...

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    Re: The new US Treasury secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    How is it Obama's fault that these people have tax issues? Maybe his team didn't vet them well enough...
    No, it's not his fault these people have tax issues, and it's absurd for you to think I was making that point. It is his fault, however, that he continued supporting their nominations once he had all the facts. Very poor judgment.
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