Timothy Geithner is Barack Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary. As Treasury Secretary, Geithner would be in charge of the IRS.
At the Senate confirmation hearings, it was revealed through documentary evidence that Geithner had not paid $43,000 in self-employment taxes. Geithner settled his outstanding taxes only after he had been nominated to the Treasury post. What did Geithner say when this was pointed out? "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes. But they were unintentional. I should have been more careful."
Presto! He's off the hook.
Even key Republicans have predicted that Geithner, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, is unlikely to encounter serious obstacles on his path to the Treasury Department! Are they joking? They're going to confirm as Treasury Secretary a man who can't pay his own taxes?
My opinion: You Republican senators who vote to confirm Geithner should pack up and go back home—we don't need you, you're worthless.
Obama's Treasury secretary owed taxes, but it's OK
Geithner's apology makes it worse.
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