Tax rules that apply only to you and me, not Obama’s Treasury Secretary

Democrats are proving to anyone with half a brain cell that they have absolutely no ethical standards or moral codes by which they conduct themselves. If they did, none of them would support or enable those of them who broke those standards or codes. As it is, it seems to be a matter of course that adultery, embezzlement, bribery, tax evasion, and lying are all acceptable behavior for the members of their party. Add to those, hypocrisy; probably the worst of all. As mentioned earlier in the Billary story. It seems like another one of Hussein Obama’s picks is running into problems. Obama must be a real pro at vetting people. And I’m sure the Obama IRS would be as charitable with you or me as Team Obama is being with Timothy Geithner if we used the same explanation for failing to pay self-employment taxes:

President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to run the Treasury Department and lead the economic rescue effort disclosed to senators Tuesday that he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004, a last-minute complication in an otherwise smooth path to confirmation.

Timothy Geithner paid most of the past-due taxes days before Obama announced his nomination in November, an Obama transition official said. The unpaid taxes were discovered by Obama’s transition team while investigating Geithner’s background, the official said.

The transition official requested anonymity because the source was not authorized to discuss Geithner’s situation.

Obama reiterated his support Tuesday for Geithner as senators who are considering the appointment quizzed Geithner behind closed doors.

“He’s dedicated his career to our country and served with honor, intelligence and distinction,” incoming White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. “That service should not be tarnished by honest mistakes, which, upon learning of them, he quickly addressed.”

Geithner failed to pay self-employment taxes for money he earned while working for the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003, the transition official said. In 2006, the IRS notified him that he owed $14,847 in self-employment taxes and $2,383 in penalties from 2003 and 2004.

Transition officials discovered last fall that Geithner also had not paid the taxes in 2001 or 2002. He paid $25,970 in taxes and interest for those years several days before Obama announced his nomination, the transition official said.

Oh, wait. There’s more. Geithner somehow overlooked the fact that his immigrant housekeeper’s work authorization papers had expired. Ghost of Zoe Baird:

Transition officials discovered last fall that Geithner also had not paid the taxes in 2001 or 2002. He paid $25,970 in taxes and interest for those years several days before Obama announced his nomination, the transition official said.

Geithner also didn’t realize a housekeeper he paid in 2004 and 2005 did not have current employment documentation as an immigrant for the final three months she worked for him, the transition official said.

Quick! Pass that amnesty bill now! Or maybe she’s shacked up with Obama’s illegal alien aunt already…

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Update: It seems that  Geithner’s housekeeper got her green card (Gee, I wonder how she got one so quickly?

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  • Joe

    Give me a break. I was audited over a $2,000 error on my 1099 for 2007. After my CPA got it straighten out,I owed the IRS $4. The accountant bill was over $100. The IRS is all business. There are lax rules for the elite on the left and manditory requirements for the rest of us.

  • http://hotmail.com larry

    this is great, a fox running the democrat tax
    hen house. theres no shame in their game is there!