Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obama's Nominee for U.S. Trade Representative has....(wait for it)....

...Tax Problems.

[Audience: "Ooooooo!"]

Tax Problems Surface for Trade Rep. Nominee Kirk

"Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk, who is President Obama's nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative, failed to pay almost $10,000 in taxes during the past three years because of a series of mistakes, the Senate Finance Committee announced today."

I think this demonstrates a progression of gained-experience on the part of Barack Obama.

After all, that mere $10,000-tag makes Mr. Kirk the least eggregious tax-cheat nominated to a Presidential Cabinet position in the history of this administration!

When taken within a properly-nuanced context, it's almost as though he wasn't breaking the law at all!

....you know - when compared to those other tax-cheats favored by The One.

Hmmm... I am suddenly reminded of that old addage about "If you say "dog" enough times, the word ceases to have meaning."

Could that be it?

Could it be that Obama's hoping that if we hear the phrase "Tax-Cheat Cabinet-Appointee" enough times, it will just eventually stop bothering us?

... I think he's going to need a bigger cabinet.

- MuscleDaddy


  1. Where are the cries of outrage that we heard during the Bush years? Where are the calls for 'the rule of law' and the call for a Senate investigation?

    Oh, wait, I forgot. We are talking about the anointed one here and these pesky little insignificant tax evasion are nothing. Only the chattering classes care about that stuff, everyone else is focusing on the hope and change!!

    On the plus side, eventually he may find a democrat that didn't cheat on his taxes, but I doubt it.

  2. I'm sure there are plenty of cries of outrage (from the Right), you just can't hear them because of that "Wall of Silence" thrown up by the Mainstream Media.

  3. Well, this isn't too far off-topic. Found it over at Ace of Spades:

    Obama just hired the guy who led the "Troopergate" investigation as the Director of Alaskan Affairs for the Interior Department.

    Ace wonders if he has paid his taxes?

  4. The other day I was talking to a friend who is a bigtime dem. I asked him if his taxes are paid, and he said 'yeah'. So I followed up with "Has the Obama Administration contacted you about a Cabinet position yet?"

    Good times.


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