Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kathleen Sebelius--Tax Cheat #5

Now, we have the 5th Obama nominee who owes back taxes--and it's none other than my home state governor, Kathleen Sebelius, who has now managed to further embarrass the great state of Kansas before a national audience. According to CNN, Sebelius revealed "unintentional errors" on her 2005, 2006, and 2007 tax returns to the amount of $7,040 in back taxes, which she has now paid back. Sebelius' husband is a magistrate judge--it's a pretty sorry state of affairs when a governor and her spouse--a magistrate judge--are either too incompetent to figure out their taxes or they attempt to cut corners and find loopholes in the tax code. My open-ended question for all: Are there any elected Democrats who do pay their fair share of taxes while singing the praises of higher taxes for the rest of us? Do I hear crickets chirping.

Of course, we just now hear about these tax problems--thank you Kansas press and thank you Kansas City Star for doing your job and uncovering this previously, since this started four years ago! This could have been an issue in her 2006 re-election campaign, but whether or not the KC Star and Wichita Eagle knew about it, this would have put them in a tough position of jeopardizing their favorite politician's re-election chances. Report hard news or engage in political posturing? And some still wonder while newspapers are disappearing faster than American auto industry jobs.

To recap Obama's tax-evading nominees so far:
  • Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, owed $10,000 in taxes

  • Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary, owed $34,000 in taxes

  • Tom Daschle, HHS Secretary, owed $128,000 in taxes

  • Nancy Killefer, Chief Performance Officer, owed unemployment taxes

1 comment:

Sarah Summer said...

it seems paying taxes is only a burden of common people like us and the democrats always cheat!