The following is an entry I hadn’t yet cross-posted from Poligazette. It was orginally posted January 16th.
So what would happen if I didn’t pay my Social Security and Medicare taxes for four years straight? I’d probably see a lot of bars around me. And not the type that serve alcohol. If you’re Timothy Geithner, though, you get nominated by Barack Obama for Treasury Secretary.
The Obama team claims that all the non-payment of taxes was simply an “honest mistake,” but if that’s so, why was Geithner “repeatedly advised” by his former employer, the IMF, of his backtaxes owed? Did they just want to bug him or something?
Is anyone actually buying this? Maybe you are if you’re a Senate Democrat, but I don’t know if the majority of Americans will.