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Obama's Cabinet Picks Get Better And Better.  
User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

First we have a Secretary of State nominee that has absolutely no foriegn policy experience but plenty of opportunity for conflicts of interest.

http://www.usnews.com/articles/opini...irmation-war-in-gaza-and-more.html

Both seemed to suggest that Senator Clinton's record was (and could continue to be) in many ways compromised by conflicts of interests with the Clinton Foundation. Reports the AP: "The overlap of names on former President Bill Clinton's foundation donor list and business interests whose issues she championed raises new questions about potential ethics conflicts between her official actions and her husband's fundraising." Jeez.


Now we have a nominee to be Treasury Secretary who doesn't pay his taxes and employed a possible illegal immigrant. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't even President Clinton chagrined enough at that kind of disclosure to withdraw Zoe Bairds name for consideration?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090114/...ca_st_pe/treasury_nominee_analysis

The disclosure Tuesday that his choice for treasury secretary, New York Federal Reserve chief Timothy Geithner, failed to pay $34,000 in taxes and employed a housekeeper without proper immigration papers was another jarring distraction just days before Obama's inauguration — and raises fresh questions about his team's judgment, vetting procedures and political sensitivities.

And all this follows the Bill Richardson problem.

This is ethical government? This is the proper vetting? Gee, where are all the stories about thiese folks as compared to Gov. Palin? It just gets better and better. Does anybody else question that this group is the best we can come up with?

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21461 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

It is really funny watching partisans still covered from head to toe in the fallout of their own homemade disasters raising hell over real or imaginary smudges on other people's clothes...  silly 

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
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Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
It is really funny watching partisans still covered from head to toe in the fallout of their own homemade disasters raising hell over real or imaginary smudges on other people's clothes...

You hit the nail on the head.

Should we re-visit some of what/who W tried to shove down are throats! Let's be honest here neither side is with out its faults. So stop trying to make this out to be something that only plagues the Democrats shall we, or are we in for a long 4 years!



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

Since you are so concerned with the quality of governance (odd I don't recall you posting similar whinefests regarding the current administration), I am sure The Office of the President-Elect would love to hear your insights.

http://change.gov/page/content/contact/


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2937 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
It is really funny watching partisans still covered from head to toe in the fallout of their own homemade disasters raising hell over real or imaginary smudges on other people's clothes..

What you may not recall is many of us blasting President Bush for his appointments as well. I know I was not happy with Gonzales ..for sure and the Supreme court nominyMeir's...

No , we may defend our guy .. but we let him know when we are not happy either.

I don't know Guitner , but hey if you don't know what taxes you are liable for..it sure does not offer much confidence . Not to mention Rangle not knowing he had to pay income tax on rental property ... what the hell he rights the tax laws ? WTF are we doing ?

Don't get me started on Hillary ... I saw the item yesterday on the $20K donation to the Clinton library by Merck? Then Sen Clinton writes a letter to the FDA chair and pleads for approval of Merck's new drug . But I am sure its all just a big misunderstanding.

Dont get me wrong , there is plenty of corruption on both sides ... non of us should be defending them.



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6594 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
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Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
Now we have a nominee to be Treasury Secretary who doesn't pay his taxes

Well i guess Obama will have a bit of Joe the Plumber in his cabinet...



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User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2888 times:



Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
Now we have a nominee to be Treasury Secretary who doesn't pay his taxes

He did pay the taxes, in full plus interest, as soon as he found out he hadn't paid enough. We'll see how it all shakes out, but from what I've read so far it looks like an honest mistake, since the IMF didn't take taxes out of his paycheck.
This is something that was known by the Obama team when they chose him and they seem to think they can get through it, unlike the case of Bill Richardson. We'll have to wait and see once more details come out.


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Ahh but a closer look at the information available reveals much about the level and severity of Mr. Geithner's transgressions (as in, they don't amount to anything more than misunderstandings and bad paperwork) ...

From the NY Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/14/us/politics/14geithner.html

The underpayments all involve Mr. Geithner’s income as a senior official at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003, including a small payment in 2004 after he had left ...

The I.M.F., as an international organization, does not withhold payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare from its American employees’ paychecks. Those workers are required to pay the roughly 15 percent tax themselves, as if they were self-employed.

However, the I.M.F. does pay its American workers an amount equal to an employer’s half of the payroll taxes, with the expectation that they will use that to pay the I.R.S. The organization also gives them quarterly wage statements that include United States tax liabilities.

Mr. Geithner fully paid his state and federal income taxes. In failing to pay his payroll taxes, he in effect kept the money the I.M.F. had contributed toward his liability. However, Mr. Geithner’s accountant told him he was exempt from self-employment taxes, according to Obama transition officials.

As Obama officials pointed out, and I.R.S. documents attest, the failure to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes is common among Americans who work for international organizations, including foreign embassies. A 2007 I.R.S. notice reported that up to half of such employees incorrectly file their tax returns.


An oversight, yes ... Egregious? Flagrant? Outlandish? I think not.

As for the illegally employed housekeeper?

(Also from the referenced Times article)

The woman was in the country legally and was authorized to work when Mr. Geithner and his wife hired her in 2004, but her employment authorization expired three months before she quit working for them.



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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3038 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2866 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 6):
We'll see how it all shakes out, but from what I've read so far it looks like an honest mistake, since the IMF didn't take taxes out of his paycheck.

The IMF did reimburse him for his FICA & taxes, he determined to put that money in his account and not pay the taxes. That is standard contract labor language at the IMF to reimburse contractors country of origin taxes. That is not an oversight.*

What is missing here is the President Elect to stand up here and pull the plug on this guy and send the right message.*

Okie


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2800 times:



Quoting Okie (Reply 8):
The IMF did reimburse him for his FICA & taxes, he determined to put that money in his account and not pay the taxes. That is standard contract labor language at the IMF to reimburse contractors country of origin taxes. That is not an oversight.*

As the article I quoted points out, more than half of all Americans working for an international company fail to do this exact thing (pay FICA on their own).



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6812 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2791 times:



Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
This is ethical government?

It was an “honest mistake” right?

Isn’t it funny how many of the oligarchs and elitists in government have illegal housekeepers and nannies and all have paperwork or tax issues?

It’s an integrity issue—I don’t give a crap about paying it up and fixing the ‘administrative oversight’ or whatever other double-speak they call it. He may actually be quite qualified for the position as well. But integrity matters. He screwed that up—how can he be trusted to a cabinet position? Anyone for that matter?


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2525 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

If you liked the Clinton administration's cabinet members and advisors, you'll like Obama's. It's a lot like "Clinton 3.0"
If you didn't care for them, then you'll have lots of things to gripe about.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2667 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Should we re-visit some of what/who W tried to shove down are throats!

Doesn't matter. We all know those people were bad (right?)?

But the new "change" dude had promised us a difference. Instead, we get a retread of every party hack around, many with no experience at all in what they are being chosen for.

It used to be that you paid back political hacks with ambassadorships. Now it's cabinet posts?

For a government of change, this one seems really, really, really… familiar?  Wink



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8152 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Geithner must go. This is the first real strike against Obama's judgment if he doesn't kick the guy out the door before Tuesday.


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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

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Let's see. Hillary is a diplomat. She has been around the world and knows what is going on. While her husband was president, she traveled across the globe and met people instead of baking cookies at home. But, her last name is Clinton, so she is despised? I like Condi. A bit brash for my taste, but she is a diplomat, also. However, Condi is part of the Bush regime.

The nominee for treasury secretary didn't pay taxes because he was employed by an international company. As stated before, it is up to the individual employee to pay Social Security taxes. They were payed PLUS INTEREST.

Perhaps the right would be happier with all these cabinet positions being recess appointments?



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2515 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 6):
He did pay the taxes, in full plus interest, as soon as he found out he hadn't paid enough. We'll see how it all shakes out, but from what I've read so far it looks like an honest mistake, since the IMF didn't take taxes out of his paycheck.

 checkmark  I have my concerns over some of Obama's nominees (Hillary), but as it stands now Geithner isn't one of them.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2467 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 6):
He did pay the taxes, in full plus interest, as soon as he found out he hadn't paid enough. We'll see how it all shakes out, but from what I've read so far it looks like an honest mistake, since the IMF didn't take taxes out of his paycheck.

He paid the taxes after he was chosen to be the nominee because somebody else flagged the error. I actually don't think he paid any fines because the statute of limitations had passed. But don't forget that his housekeeper's legal status to work in the U.S. had expired. Talk about outsourcing American jobs! And btw, he will be in charge of the IRS.... Bravo!!!

What about his International Socialist (oops...recently removed herself from the International Socialist Group) nominee for EPA, Carol Braunner. I bet American manufacturing companies are gonna just love her to bits.



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User currently offlineWindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2724 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2399 times:



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 13):
Geithner must go. This is the first real strike against Obama's judgment if he doesn't kick the guy out the door before Tuesday.

And let us not forget that he was the one who argued to let Lehman brother's fail which started the domino effect we are still feeling now. As far as his Social Security and Medicare taxes he owed, he payed them though only after being nominated. So this begs the question: If the Treasury secretary can get away with it, why shouldn’t we try?

Quoting PSA727 (Reply 16):
What about his International Socialist (oops...recently removed herself from the International Socialist Group) nominee for EPA, Carol Braunner. I bet American manufacturing companies are gonna just love her to bits.

And more of the Socialist global warming tripe



OMG-Obama Must Go
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2397 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 6):
He did pay the taxes, in full plus interest, as soon as he found out he hadn't paid enough.

If it was a honest mistake - and he didn't do this just to cover it up - then its alright.

Quoting Max550 (Reply 6):
This is something that was known by the Obama team when they chose him and they seem to think they can get through it, unlike the case of Bill Richardson.

The Obama team knew about Bill Richardson... Richardson told them. And how could your team not find out something about your nominee, such as a grand jury investigation?


User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2383 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
So stop trying to make this out to be something that only plagues the Democrats shall we,

Why? You personally spent a lot of time making it out to be a problem that only plagued the GOP. Shoes on the other foot now, lets see how it fits.

Quoting WellHung (Reply 3):
I am sure The Office of the President-Elect would love to hear your insights.

I can say I have one advantage over the current nominee, I've paid all my taxes on time. I've never felt the need to have domestic help so I guess I'm ahead of him on that score as well.

Sooooooo.......

Quoting Max550 (Reply 6):
He did pay the taxes, in full plus interest, as soon as he found out he hadn't paid enough.



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 7):
An oversight, yes ... Egregious? Flagrant? Outlandish? I think not.



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 9):
As the article I quoted points out, more than half of all Americans working for an international company fail to do this exact thing (pay FICA on their own).



Quoting Elite (Reply 18):
If it was a honest mistake - and he didn't do this just to cover it up - then its alright.

What you are all saying is that we can't find someone just as qualified as this individual who has paid all his taxes on time and has not hired domestic help with immigration problems? Not one single person? In the whole country?

Quoting Slider (Reply 10):
It’s an integrity issue—

Bingo.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 14):
She has been around the world and knows what is going on.

Yes, she's been under sniper fire while exiting an aircraft and used her esp powers to direct all the heads of state to a peaceful conclusion of the troubles in Northern Ireland!

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 14):
While her husband was president, she traveled across the globe and met people instead of baking cookies at home.

So if that is the qualification Laura or Barbra Bush should be equally qualified for the post.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2371 times:



Quoting DXing (Reply 19):
What you are all saying is that we can't find someone just as qualified as this individual who has paid all his taxes on time and has not hired domestic help with immigration problems? Not one single person? In the whole country?

I'm sure you could find someone like that. But they might not be the right person for the job. If Obama believes that Geithner is, then an honest mistake in his taxes (something that a lot of people make) shouldn't be a stumbling block.

That assumes, of course, that it is an honest mistake - any solid evidence of intentional wrong-doing, and the nomination should be withdrawn.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
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Quoting DXing (Reply 19):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
So stop trying to make this out to be something that only plagues the Democrats shall we,

Why? You personally spent a lot of time making it out to be a problem that only plagued the GOP. Shoes on the other foot now, lets see how it fits.

Seems to me and everyone on this board that the election is over and most people, including me have moved on, not all though by the looks of your posts. Bitter party of one you table is now ready, bitter party of one.



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2348 times:



Quoting DXing (Reply 19):
What you are all saying is that we can't find someone just as qualified as this individual who has paid all his taxes on time and has not hired domestic help with immigration problems? Not one single person? In the whole country?

No - we're not saying that. In fact, that's a completely ridiculous thing to take away from our posts. Despite the fact that taking massive leaps in logic is an oft-used tactic among non-liberal arguers, it doesn't make it right.

We were saying that basically, the fact that he overlooked paying his FICA taxes for two years and had a maid whose immigration papers lapsed for 90 days during the period he was employed with her does not make him unqualified for the position of SecTreas, nor does it show in anyway that he is a reckless, unthoughtful or uncaring individual, regarding taxation, immigration, or otherwise.

The main point to realize is that all nominees for cabinet positions are like the rest of us - we're human. We make mistakes from time to time. Prohibiting an otherwise ultra-qualified candidate from a position of great importance based on past minor transgressions (for which he has clearly made up for by paying the money owed with interest) would be completely stupid.



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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2347 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 21):
Seems to me and everyone on this board that the election is over and most people, including me have moved on, not all though by the looks of your posts.

I'll remember that next time a Gov Palin thread starts. BTW in this thread there have been several references to Bush administration appointees so looking back is not limited to one side.

Eric Holders conformation hearings are underway and we shall see what he has to say about the Marc Rich and Falin group pardons. Another shining example of the best we can do?


User currently offlineWindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2724 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2346 times:



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 22):
We were saying that basically, the fact that he overlooked paying his FICA taxes for two years and had a maid whose immigration papers lapsed for 90 days during the period he was employed with her does not make him unqualified for the position of SecTreas, nor

Overlooked is a nice word. I would want to know how a reputed financial wizard could have overlooked his Self-Employment Tax liability for four years. He had signed a document from his employer at the time, the International Monetary Fund, certifying "that I will pay the taxes for which I have received tax allowance payments." So if he "overlooks" something like this who knows what else he might "overlook"



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25 Post contains links and images Luv2fly : Hello! I pointed that out in the second reply. Welcome to yesterday. And yes I might join in a bash Palin thread, though to be honest I do prefer mor
26 Max550 : Obviously it doesn't matter to you what he says, you've already made up your mind. I don't know about Eric Holder, the pardons do bother me a bit, bu
27 DXing : Many on the left have not stopped intoning that it is only a GOP problem for the past 8 years, so as I said: Evidently is must be rubbing the wrong w
28 Luv2fly : I wear a size ten if you care to buy me a pair.
29 DXing : I question the integrity of the people he has chosen as well as the experience of his choice for Secretary of Sate. My question remains, is this the
30 Windy95 : The question is for who is this cabinet better for? Obama or Bill Clinton. So much for change. Same old retreads
31 Starbuk7 : So, does this mean that if he was never nominated that he would have NEVER paid his taxes??
32 Seb146 : What could Bill get out of it? All these righties are just upset because, first off, Obama won, and, second, Obama is picking left-leaning people ins
33 Aaron747 : Nominations always come before confirmation. Get your facts straight - Cheney had already been the Secretary of Defense, during wartime. Not only tha
34 Luv2fly : Isn't that how politics are supposed to work? Or are you just mad that the Democrats are at the front of the line. Can we say Cheney and Haliburton..
35 AGM100 : At least they provide a hard service to their clients ... not just a bunch of Charity bilking . Bill takes charity donations then invests the money i
36 Windy95 : But he is picking Bill's left leaning people. Does that not bother you when he was running on change and as a Washington oustsider being new to Washi
37 Mariner : I understand you dislike Mr. Clinton, but the work the Clinton Foundation has done, especially among poor and destitute, is really quite important. W
38 Slider : Yeah, there were a lot of concerns about Tah-ray-za and the money. It was not only part of a running joke, but another sad example of a wealthy burea
39 Luv2fly : When is warmongering and profiteering a service?
40 Windy95 : I thought it was only the conservative reepublicans that are rich? Didi you call it the same thing when they received contracts from the Clinton admi
41 Mariner : She's wealthy - but no means is she a bureaucrat and she wasn't running for power. And since he was a politician running for office for some years be
42 Post contains links Windy95 : "Teresa Heinz Kerry's charitable giving to political groups, which are shaping the American future like the ACLU, which lobbies against Republican ju
43 Mariner : Gosh, I hope so. Be a shame to see all that money go to waste. But it wasn't a major campaign issue in the way that the Clinton Foundation money is a
44 AGM100 : I am totally biased I will admit it. I do like hippy libs . ... The minute I saw that picture of him and Hillary at Cambridge from the 60's I knew he
45 Post contains links Slider : http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...the_geithner_grossup_grossout.html http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...eithner_should_not_be_secreta.html
46 AGM100 : I guess I do ... that's it. Safe to say The Clinton foundation will not be planning , financing , organizing and operating oil fields that better the
47 Mariner : No worries. I got that already. For which I guess many of those with HIV/AIDS (pandemic in Africa) might be grateful, not just for the food kits, but
48 Post contains links WellHung : I am assuming you have already made your concerns and resources available to THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT prior to continuing your diatribe here
49 DXing : The question should be what [i]will[/] Bill get out of it? And there's your answer. Knowledge of what? We must have watched different hearings becaus
50 Post contains links Luv2fly : Wow talk about a half ass donation, though give her snaps for keeping her money in th family. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11999884/
51 Luv2fly : Let's be honest here it really did not matter what she said, your mind was already made up.
52 Mariner : Then we did watch different hearings. For the record, I am much more taken with Christopher Hitchens condemnations of Mrs. Clinton, even though his -
53 DXing : They seem to have just taken Mr. Geithner's word for it. Or that I am just able body enough to clean my own house. Let's be honest, she was not asked
54 PSA727 : You mean never paying THOSE taxes? I would say no. The statute of limitations had run out in IRS terms, so he really was no longer responsible in tha
55 DXing : It'll be perfect for him though. If there are any more tax skeletons in the closet he can bury them forever. The President is free to choose whomever
56 Mariner : Scarcely "easily." Donations to the foundation are subject to extraordinary (and annual) review, and go well beyond that which is required by law. An
57 WellHung : Agreed, unfortunately for you, those who took his word for it were appointed by Bush. The tax issue stems from income from 2001-2004. The Federal Res
58 DXing : Really, Bush appointees are on the Obama transition team? Makes no difference what the Fed missed at this time, that is water under the bridge, right
59 AGM100 : Sounds kinda shady to me I agree , but Clinton and his pals are doing it with the big money. $ 115 k ? that's a weekend venture in Monaco for his cro
60 Seb146 : Bush was busy defending the volitile skies over Alabama when he was not AWOL. How many deferments did Cheney get? Still does not show leadership. Lau
61 WellHung : Your logic doesn't float. These folks are charged with fixing the economy. Their attention to detail should be impeccable. They were Bush appointees
62 DXing : The Fed is? What country do you live in? That's good, cause they don't. This has been the Hank Paulsen show up till now. A week from now it will be a
63 Confuscius : You got that right. Pretty good team so far. A+
64 WellHung : Did he raise all that money from his lemonade stand and piggy bank? Things you should look up: Ben Bernake Bear Stearns Where bailout funds came from
65 767Lover : Come on people. Let's not let party affiliations blind us to the facts. 1) The guy signed papers that indicated he knew he would face some tax liabili
66 DXing : Nope, but as the law is written the Treasury Secretary is the one who get to decide how to spend it. I said He, that assumes honor which is obviously
67 WellHung : If you are referring to TARP, you are wrong again. A couple of other things you might want to check out: Office of Financial Stability Neel Kashkari
68 Post contains links DXing : That's not what the law says. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1424&tab=summary Title I - Troubled Assets Relief Program Section 10
69 Aaron747 : As I said, the weasel's gotta go. But at the same time, I seriously doubt there's anyone at the upper levels of our federal reserve banks that aren't
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