What is it with Team Obama and paying their taxes? Most American people work hard, pay their taxes and pay their taxes and…pay their taxes. Why do fat cats like Tom Daschle and Timothy Geithner think they can avoid paying their taxes until they get nominated for a top administration job? Geithner survived and was confirmed…Daschle bows out after Obama “stands behind him.” Now a third Team O member, Nancy Killefer, withdrew her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer because she didn’t pay her nanny taxes. Who’s next? Michelle? Maybe Big O should nominate Russ Smyth, Chief Executive Officer of H & R Block as the new Chief Performance Officer. Obama’s campaign defended itself noblely against opponents’ ridicule that paying taxes is patriotic..which it is. But is this display of partiotism limited to the average American taxpayer excluding the Gifted Chosen Ones trusted to set new ethical standards and restore good government. What happened to Obama’s pledge of a new ethical day in Washington? Was it single one day only?
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“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” — … Albert Einstein
“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.” — John Maynard Keynes
“Death and taxes may be certain, but we don’t have to die every year.” — Unknown
“Optimist: Someone who sets aside two hours to do his income tax return.” — Unknown
“I wouldn’t mind paying taxes — if I knew they were going to a friendly country.” — Dick Gregory
“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.” — Herman Wouk
“Tax reform means, ‘Don’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'” — Russell Long