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Monday, January 26, 2009

Tax Cheat-in-Chief Guards Treasury


Senate today confirms Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury; vote was 60-34. The band played on while the MSM was silent about the absurdity of putting the fox in charge of the hen house. This is the ultimate insult to Americans who work hard and pay their taxes. Our CT senators Liberman and Dodd voted to confirm. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) was a prominent Republican NO vote, saying:
Throughout the state of Maine and indeed throughout the nation, millions of hard-working Americans pay their taxes on time and in full. Our taxation system is essentially an honor system that depends on self-assessment and honesty. When taxpayers make mistakes, they are expected to correct them promptly and completely. How can we tell the taxpayers that they are expected to comply fully with our tax laws, when these laws have been treated so cavalierly by the person who would lead the Treasury Department and, ultimately, the Internal Revenue Service, when he was applying them to himself?

The Republicans (RINOS) who voted to confirm:
Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Ensign (R-NV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), George Voinovich (R-OH)

h/t Bob Parks at Black and Right
Also see: Black & Right
and, Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes From a Blue State
h/t Monkey Watch

Tags: timothy geithner,treasury secretary,obama appointees,senate confirms tax cheat,tax cheats,irs,internal revenue,

1 comment:

Ed said...

As I understand it, both Connecticut Senators voted to confirm.