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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Which has exactly what to do with Obama and his appointments?
    And Christine O'Donnell is running for the Senate. She's going to be just as much a part of the federal government as Obama and Geitner are.

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And Christine O'Donnell is running for the Senate. She's going to be just as much a part of the federal government as Obama and Geitner are.
    Which has what, exactly, to do with Obama and his appointments?

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Well, they both were sleazy, but one is a Republican Party nominee while the other is the Treasury Secretay of the United States. One kind of gets a deeper frown. It's the whole Monika Lewinski thing again. Clinton shouldn't have gotten a deeper dissapointing look from people because the guy down in your neighborhood had an affair?

    The Treasury Secretary of the United States should be the last person that "forgets" to pay his taxes. I mean his entire world is organizing money.
    To be fair, I don't really care about Geitner nor O'Donnell not paying their taxes. It's just that it seems disingenuous to frown on Geitner not paying taxes while propping up O'Donnell to the Senate despite being guilty of the same thing.

    To me, it doesn't show how bad Obama and his administration is - it shows how bad most politicians are, from both the left and the right.

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    To be fair, I don't really care about Geitner nor O'Donnell not paying their taxes. It's just that it seems disingenuous to frown on Geitner not paying taxes while propping up O'Donnell to the Senate despite being guilty of the same thing.

    To me, it doesn't show how bad Obama and his administration is - it shows how bad most politicians are, from both the left and the right.
    I see. I'm all about wrecking out both parties myself. But if I was the President of the United States with the entire nation to select from, I would not be surrounded by ineptness. I damn sure wouldn't keep him around as the Treasury Secretary. Maybe a janitor, something with less responsibility. A janitor can get away with a wrist slap for "forgetting" to pay his taxes, but the Treasury Secretary? It's like a cop getting a citation for not wearing his seat belt.
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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    It's like a cop getting a citation for not wearing his seat belt.
    You would be surprised at the number of civil servants we have who are guilty of corruption charges, such as cops who steal drugs or seized weapons from evidence lockers and sell them on the streets. If all a cop is guilty of is not wearing his seat belt, I would give him a commendation.

    The same is true with politicians. When they do things like take kickbacks or choose not to prosecute criminals who've got them in their back pockets, having a Treasury Secretary who didn't pay some taxes before he got appointed and then paid them in full seems like a breathe of fresh air.

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Didn't Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party candidate from Delaware for it's vacant Senate seat, forget to pay her taxes for a few years?
    Damn if I know.

    Does she have any impact on my life?

    Do you know the details of her personal financial situation?

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    So it's okay to get on Timothy Geitner's case for his back taxes but not Christine O'Donnell's case for the same issue?
    Hmmmm...the Messiah bitching about how the Republicans are opposed to a tax increase on Americans, using as a prop a man who cheated on his taxes, as opposed to someone who I didn't name in the OP?

    Yeah, that's Red Herring time, all right.

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Your post is almost unintelligible. Almost ...
    Oh.

    I'll try harder next time. My posts should be outelligible.

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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You would be surprised at the number of civil servants we have who are guilty of corruption charges, such as cops who steal drugs or seized weapons from evidence lockers and sell them on the streets. If all a cop is guilty of is not wearing his seat belt, I would give him a commendation.
    Oh, you pessimist.
    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    The same is true with politicians. When they do things like take kickbacks or choose not to prosecute criminals who've got them in their back pockets, having a Treasury Secretary who didn't pay some taxes before he got appointed and then paid them in full seems like a breathe of fresh air.
    Again...oh. I thought he did this while in office. Well, if you didn't know me by now take this lesson. I am very attuned to international politics and military analysis, but often in the dark as to national politics (The internal happenings of my own country bores me somewhat.) I didn't even know he was guilty of this before he was appointed to his station. I'm guilty of accepting what others have said, while complaining about the same thing about them when they form ignorant opinions on international politics. This is why people should stick with the business they know. I need to stop trying to branch out.
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    Re: Should Obama Replace His Prop Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Right now, as I'm typing, the Messiah is giving a speech about how the evil GOP is "holding the tax cuts of the middle class hostage" mantra that he's lamely following....yet he then introduces Treasury Secretary Geitner standing on his right.

    If you'll recall, Geitner is so enamored of taxes for everyone, he was so busy promoting them, that he personally forgot to pay his own taxes.

    So, should that boob in the White House replace his stage prop manager?

    I vote no, anyhing that helps making that ass look like the ass he is is a good thing.

    Edit: The rest of the boring speech was that the evil bankers were at fault for any and every failed mortgage, the borrowers had no responsibility to make sure they could afford their mortgage.
    Tip o' the iceberg.
    The Post's T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.

    Now, back taxes have been a problem for the Obama-Biden administration. You may recall early on that Tom Daschle was the president's top pick to run the Health and Human Services Department. But it turned out the former Democratic senator, who was un-elected from South Dakota in 2004, owed something like $120,000 to the IRS for things from his subsequent benefactor that he just forgot to pay taxes on. You know how that is. $120G's here or there. So he dropped out.

    And then we learned this guy Timothy Geithner owed something like $42,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS, which is one of the agencies that he'd be in charge of as secretary of the Treasury. The fine fellow who's supposed to know about handling everyone else's money. In the end this was excused by Washington's bipartisan CYA culture as one of those inadvertent accidental oversights that somehow never seem to happen on the side of paying too much taxes.

    And under Geithner's expert guidance the U.S. economy has been, well, wow! Just look at it.

    Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquents' names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes. That would cover a lot of special chocolate desserts in the White House Mess.
    And more:
    Over at the Justice Department, which is so busy enforcing other laws and suing Arizona, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.
    Still more:

    In the House of Representatives, 421 people owe a total $6,524,892. In the Senate, 217 owe $2,774,836. In the IRS' parent department, Treasury, 1,204 owe $7,670,814. At the Labor Department, where Secretary Hilda Solis' husband had some back-tax problems before her confirmation, 463 owe $7,481,463. Eighty-one workers for the Federal Reserve System's board of governors owe $1,076,733.
    Even more!!

    Then, we come to the Department of Homeland Security, which is run by Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona who preferred to call terrorist acts "man-caused disasters." Homeland Security is keeping all of us safe by ensuring that a brave Dutch tourist is aboard every inbound international flight to thwart any would-be bomber with explosives in his underpants.

    Within that department, there reside 4,856 people who owe the tax agency a whopping total of $37,012,174.
    Who cares if they're Dems or Reps??? They're all crooks.
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