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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    Obama really has dropped the ball on vetting his nominees. Cheese and rice!

    Tax evasion is a big problem. I see commercials for tax relief companies where people boast of owing 80 grand and settling for 14 grand.
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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    [quote=independent_thinker2002;1057910233]Obamareally has dropped the ball on vetting his nominees. Cheese and rice!

    Tax evasion is a big problem. I see commercials for tax relief companies where people boast of owing 80 grand and settling for 14 grand.[/quote]
    I'll just bet that happens.
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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    TWO nominees have dropped out for tax reasons; Nancy Killeford(?) also dropped out. That makes THREE with tax problems and one who is under State investigation in New Mexico for possible corruption.

    Obama nominees have a problemo with taxes it seems; how ironic that the people who think we don't pay enough in taxes don't pay their own.

    Gotta love all this "change" eh?

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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Ya, it was time for Obama to cut him loose. Unlike Geithner, Daschle isn't irreplaceable. I do think that whoever Obama nominates as health czar to replace Daschle should be a current or former member of Congress with lots of friends on the hill.
    I don't understand how one can have one standard for Daschle and another for Geithner. The notion that he is irreplaceable is beyond dumb.

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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Tim Geithner is about as close to irreplaceable as someone could be though. He's absolutely brilliant, and he has lots of experience. I don't know if he'll be able to help turn the economy around, but if anyone can do it, he can. Considering the gravity of the current economic situation, it seems almost petty to hold up his nomination on tax questions.

    Daschle, on the other hand, is not irreplaceable. He's a great advocate for health care reform with lots of friends on the hill...but there are plenty of other people who meet those qualifications as well, who hopefully DON'T owe back taxes.
    No one is irreplaceable and using that as an excuse to have a double standard is specious. This is the change Americans deserved.

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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

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    No one is irreplaceable and using that as an excuse to have a double standard is specious. This is the change Americans deserved.
    Who do you think should be Obama's Secretary of Treasury?
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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Obama really has dropped the ball on vetting his nominees. Cheese and rice!

    Tax evasion is a big problem. I see commercials for tax relief companies where people boast of owing 80 grand and settling for 14 grand.
    I thanked you above for your honesty, but I'm thanking you here for the phrase "cheese and rice." I'm going to try to work that into my vocabulary instead of the other.
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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

    Hillary almost had her own scandal, it's amazing. Has Obama nominated anyone who hasn't had a problem?
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    Re: Daschle withdraws nomination for HHS job

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    Who do you think should be Obama's Secretary of Treasury?
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