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Trade Nominee is 4th Obama Pick to Owe Back Taxes

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posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:15 PM

Trade Nominee is 4th Obama Pick to Owe Back Taxes

Another Obama administration nominee has tax troubles. This time, it's Ron Kirk, the president's choice to be U.S. trade representative. Kirk owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade.

The taxes arise from Kirk's handling of speaking fees, and for his deduction of the full cost of season tickets to Dallas Mavericks.
Kirk also agreed to make changes in his accounting of charitable deductions, including reducing the claimed value of a donation from $3,000 to $1,500.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:15 PM
Kirk former mayor of Dallas, joins Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle and Nancy Kilefer as Obama nominees whose tax problems came to light after their nomination or appointment to positions in the Obama Whitehouse or Administration.

No doubt, there'll be more to be revealed.

He and his team seem to believe that these things just don't matter or that matters of honesty apply to his cronies and supporters.

Predictably, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus of Montana says this should be no hindrance to Kirk's confirmation.

The Whitehouse is sure of this too, as explained in the article:

White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said Kirk was working to clear up "a few minor issues" uncovered by the Senate committee. LaBolt expressed confidence that Kirk would be confirmed by the Senate.

You get what you pay for, I guess.

(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:37 PM
You know it's funny, when he got elected, the media was badgering people over the supposed "extremely rough" vetting process that needed to be done before people were to be extended positions in his administration.

Seems it wasn't as rough as they said. 4 of them?? Come on now, this is just getting ridiculous, what is doing, intentionally hiring criminals?

Poor Obama, can't seem to get the "change" he so desperatly wants without having to weed out all the people who abuse their power. And apparently that's all of them.


[edit on 3/2/2009 by tothetenthpower]

posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:41 PM
You know what I think...either no one in washington pays their damn taxes...or...

He's purposely finding people who don't to piss us off.

You would think after the first one they would really investigate each one they nominate.

I said in other posts...

He either wants the country and economy in chaos...or he's a complete idiot who is unknowingly leading us into chaos.

What do you think it is?

[edit on 2-3-2009 by David9176]

posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 10:55 PM

obaMABUSh. do acts for God and devotion to Mary and all that holy stuff. no sorcery, none of the evil stuff. help yourself and help others. live simply. plant gardens. completely depower these lunys. Live as if they do not exist by transforming their evil power into good somehow.

and get guns to defend yourself. get friends with guns. STick in packs, start hanging out at the guy with the biggest houses house, together.

posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 11:57 PM
Well the white house people arent paying their taxes. We shouldnt either.
Lead by example. right ? Why is it the people or America are supposed to be held responsible for their lack of obiding by the law, but the people who write those laws, arent? What makes them so God Damned special?

Obama. You are pissing America off! You are like that Evil Step Dad many people have. You say one thing, and hold us accountable for what we do, but you can do whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want, all while mom makes excuses for you. One day, your step-children are going to rebel on you, and there is nothing you are going to be able to do about it.

What you really need to do, is stop making an assout of yourself. It makes me sick sometimes just thinking about all of the people who would be better suited for that office than yourself. Your team is scum.
You are no different from the rest of the bastards before you.

America needs a real father.

posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:59 AM

Originally posted by Common Good
Your team is scum.
You are no different from the rest of the bastards before you.

I'd argue he's worse. He makes pledges, promises and plans that enthrall his supporters. Then he ignores them, or repudiates them.

Even before the election, he reneged on his promise to accept public funding. Even before the inauguration, he created "exceptions" for tax cheats and lobbyists he wanted to push his agenda.

Within his first month he's set the stage for nationalizing insurance (we own 80% of the largest insurer on earth and guarantee 100% of its investments, now), banking, and the largest industries (auto makers and suppliers).

Our dollar is being devalued by the minute. His AGW collaborators (including oil cos. and manufacturers) are set to begin "cap and trade" to ruin small farms and businesses and drive up prices for food, energy, transportation and shelter.

Obama came in with a specific socialist/redistributive/reparative agenda and he is moving inch by inch toward implementation.

We move closer each day to global goverment and NAU.

The America we were born into is gone and is not coming back peacefully.


posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:45 PM
what upsets me the most about this is democrats who dont pay their taxes and the obama goes after the 52,000 americans with swiss accounts. ordering a $780 million lawsuit agianst ubs.

how can they go after those people when they themselves are tax cheaters.

democrats have 2 sets of rules 1 for them and 1 for ewveryone else.

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