Democrats Have A Taxing Problem

The Democrats are always ready and willing to raise taxes or to eliminate any tax cut that has been put in place. Even though they readily admit that tax cuts help the economy (like when they say we need to hold off on increasing taxes during this economic downturn) they still fail to recognize the benefits once things are better. Democrats always want taxes increased except to the bottom wage earners. They will always cut your taxes because you pay none to begin with.

The funny thing though, is that Democrats don’t like to pay their fair share. Sure, they talk a great game. Bill Clinton once said he should pay more in taxes but he never sent more money into the Treasury to help with the debt. Anyone can do that at any time. John Kerry talked tough about paying taxes but he checked the box allowing him to pay the lower state rate in Massachusetts and his wife made 2.54 million dollars in nontaxable income. The wealthy know where to invest to avoid taxes even as they tell you to pay more.

Look at the number of problems we have had with Democrats recently. Charlie Rangel, the slick talking huckster from New York and Congressman who writes tax policies, failed to pay taxes on one of his properties and he has been gaming the system with regard to homesteading.

Tim Geithner, Obama’s new Treasury Secretary, deliberately did not pay his taxes from 2001-2004. I know they said it was a hiccup or an oversight but he received money to pay them and he signed a form saying he would so he knew about them and chose not to pay them. This is the guy who is so smart he is the only one who can guide us through these economic perils. He was not bright enough to pay his taxes nor was he bright enough to get away with it. How comfortable does anyone feel with his ability to work with money on a much larger scale?

Now it appears as if team Obama has another problem with a tax cheat. Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and Obama’s choice to lead Health and Human Services failed to pay his taxes and has sent the IRS around 100,000 dollars for the taxes and penalties. This stems from Daschle’s use of a company car and driver which were provided free of charge. He did not report them as income. When Daschle was the Senate Majority Leader he had a car at taxpayer expense and probably figured he was entitled to this…

It appears that Obama did not have such a good vetting program after all. He handed out a questionnaire and asked people to fill it out. He is learning that the people will only provide information they want released but he should have known this all along. He has not released his birth certificate because he does not want the information made public.

Unlike the birth certificate (which, ironically, is under lock and key for the guy who claims transparency in government), the forms Obama uses will eventually be checked and the public will be aware. By then it will have caused embarrassment to the sainted one though there are indications that he knew of the problems and proceeded anyway. And the left skewered Bush for loyalty…

It is funny that the same government that could not get Al Capone for any of his illegal activities such as bootlegging liquor (like the Kennedy’s did) ended up putting him in jail for failing to pay taxes on his ill gotten gains. It is even more ironic that the very government that put him in jail for not paying taxes is now full of people who did not pay their taxes.

But this is the way it is with the do as I say and not as I do Democratic party. Taxes and all the other rules are for the peons. Obama said we can’t have our thermostats set at 72 and expect the world to take us seriously but he has his thermostat so high the Oval Office feels like a greenhouse. Obama said he would be transparent and he has been anything but. Obama promised no lobbyists but he has them and he promised ethics but it looks like some of his nominees are ethically challenged.

All politicians are hypocrites. Democrats are particularly good at it though because they practice it all the time. These people are filthy rich and they do not pay their taxes and at the same time they call for more taxes on the wealthy. Obama chastised Wall Street executives for their greed and irresponsibility and he has nominated people who meet the very definition of greed and irresponsibility to be in his administration.

Not to worry though, Obama said it was a bump in the road and he and Chuck Schumer (a mega idiot) still support Tom for the job. I guess this putz is the smartest man around who can handle health and human services.

Obama has been in office about 10 days and he already has a number of issues that deal with ethics and judgment. He fails on both counts though you won’t hear about most of it in the MSM.

But after all this I have a better understanding as to why Democrats like to increase taxes. Most of their constituency is in the group that does not earn enough to pay taxes and the rest are in the group that just fails to pay their taxes.

Either way, it is the rest of us left to pick up the slack.

I imagine Obama is up to a pack a day after all this.

To Republicans in the Senate; vote no on Daschle.

Sources:
ABC Political Punch
Bloomberg
Politico

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3 Responses to “Democrats Have A Taxing Problem”

  1. Barbara says:

    That’s the crooked Democrats for ya!

  2. Schatzee says:

    Money to Hamas? Seriously? How can he justify sending money to terrorists when we are at war with them – all of them. Unreal.

    I don’t see how most of this ridiculous spending will help anyone in the economy (except maybe welfare peeps and illegals). Increasing food stamps and unemployment benefits – how does that help exactly? These people aren’t spending anything but government money anyway so how can this stimulate the economy?

    This whole package is BS and should be sent down the river (along with any idiot who votes for it). Want to stimulate the economy and make jobs? Lower taxes – let businesses do their job and get the economy going. Take all those folks getting a government check and get them jobs. Let them provide child care at a cut rate for those working for a living – that’s two birds with one stone from the list.

    I am so disgusted with this administration after only a scant week that it is unbelievable. Of course, libs are all screaming “give him a chance” and claiming his stimulus is “ingenious” and going to “save us all.” What a bunch of intellectual sheeple.

  3. Bunny Colvin says:

    “All politicians are hypocrites. Democrats are particularly good at it though because they practice it all the time.”

    Hmmm. Dog- who would you say is “better” at being a hypocrite? Obama or Vitter? Obama or Foley? Obama or Craig?