Tax troubles should have doomed the nominations of Geithner and Daschle, but working for the IMF and lobbyists should not have done so? Did I get that right?
Seems to me that working for the IMF, which strangles developing countries by loaning money not to businesses, but rather governments, is far worse than cheating on taxes. So is, for that matter, being a large part of the cause of the recent housing debacle. (why again are we hiring people from Bear Stearns and Citibank to "fix" these problems again?) In the same way, Tom Daschle is a brilliant example of what's wrong with DC--the pay to play lobbying that results in bloated spending and excessive taxation.
If the GOP had any brains, they'd start responding to these highly flawed nominations with the bigger reasons why they're flawed. Don't neglect the "cheating on taxes" angle, of course, but there is simply a lot to say against these Obama nominations that doesn't have to do with their tax evasion.
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