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Dog chases his own tail.
The Taxpayers Clearinghouse Prize Patrol travels to NYC, NJ, and Washington to present huge bailout checks to AIG, Citi, and other lucky winners of the bailout bonanza. Plus: Showering Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner with cash: Brought to you by the same creative folks who are offering the personal bailout contest at www.right.org.
What a joke. Administration officials were greeted with sarcasm and laughter Monday night when they briefed lawmakers and congressional staff on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s new financial-sector bailout project, according to people who were in the room. The laughter was at its height when Obama officials explained that the White House planned to guarantee a […]
Before I get to my syndicated column today, I must remind you of an unctuous, heavy-breathing piece written by New York Times columnist David Brooks on Nov. 21 of last year. Seems like eons ago. I blogged about the bordering-on-obscene column in a post titled “Ivy League ejaculations.” Here’s a bit of Brooks’ paean to […]
Obama CPO nominee Nancy Killefer withdraws.
Interesting. The White House press corps stopped snoozing today and is all over WH spokesman Robert Gibbs on the Daschle tax debacle. ABC News’s Jake Tapper, who broke the story late Friday night, pressed Gibbs on whether Daschle’s ethical messes undercut Obama’s squeaky clean agenda. Several other reporters questioned the Team Obama talking point that […]
Before we get to tax cheat Tom Daschle, let’s recall the names of the Bend Over Republicans who pooh-poohed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s tax troubles and accused critics of “thinking in small political terms.” On the Senate Finance Committee, B.O. Republicans Mike Crapo, Orrin Hatch, John Cornyn, Olympia Snowe and John Ensign all determined that […]
Here is the roll call vote on the Geithner nomination: And here are the 10 B.O. (Barack Obama/Bend Over) Republicans who sided with Obama and the Dems: Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) Ensign (R-NV) Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Hatch (R-UT) Shelby (R-AL) Snowe (R-ME) Voinovich (R-OH) Question: Where was GOP Sen. Kit Bond? Update […]
Giving in to Geithner: The B.O. Republicans bow down Updated: Final vote – 60-34; Dems against: Harkin, Byrd, Feingold, plus Sanders
Party of supplication.
It looks increasingly like the GOP is going to ignore the bad signs and capitulate on Obama’s Treasury Secretary nominee. Tom Blumer lists the top 10 disturbing aspects of the Geithner nomination. Do not say, 6 months or a year from now, that you were not warned, GOP.
Maybe I won’t throw you off the bus, after all! You are not going to believe who described Obama Treasury Secretary nominee Tim Geithner’s serial tax-dodging as a “triviality.” Charles Krauthammer. He also calls those who believe Geithner should be denied the nomination “unserious.” Perhaps that Beltway dinner with The One is paying dividends already? […]
Looks like our GOP friends are gonna roll! My column carries the ball forward on the Tim Geithner debacle. Two debacles, really: 1) The serial tax-dodging, ridiculous excuses, and bailout failure of Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary nominee; and 2) Geithner’s go-along apologists in the Senate GOP. Underscoring the theme of my column today? Read this […]
The wheels on the bus…
Tuck away these euphemisms if you ever have tax troubles: “Tax goofs.” “Discrepancies.” Tom Blumer scrapes away the Associated Press whitewashing. Membership in the Obama Brotherhood has its privileges.
The next act in Obama’s Treasury Secretary drama has been set for Jan. 21 at the request of Sen. Jon Kyl. The rescheduling wasn’t related to the tax-dodging disclosures. Looks like Sen. Kyl is on the fence: A Senate hearing to confirm Timothy Geithner as U.S. Treasury secretary has been delayed until Jan. 21 after […]
“He’s a very competent guy.”
Obama’s Treasury Secretary: Tax rules for thee, but not for me; Update: Link to Senate Finance Cmte docs added
Scroll down for updates… Pssst…did you take care of that problem yet? They were just honest mistakes, really. And I’m sure the Obama IRS would be as charitable with you or me as Team Obama is being with Timothy Geithner if we used the same explanation for failing to pay self-employment taxes: President-elect Barack Obama’s […]