Funny how the Democrats are so very much in favor of tax increases as a party, isn’t it? When they can’t even seem to pay their current taxes, I mean. The latest Obama administration appointee to run afoul of taxes is none other than Tom Daschle. To the tune of $140,167 in unpaid taxes.
With the unreported income from the use of a car service in the amounts of $73,031 in 2005, $89,129 in 2006 and $93,096 in 2007; the unreported consulting income of $83,333 in 2007; and the adjusted reductions in charitable contributions, Daschle adds a total of $353,552 in additional income and reduced donations, meaning an additional tax payment of $128,203, in addition to $11,964 in interest.
As is the usual behavior in these matters of late, Daschle has paid the back taxes and penalties only when he was caught.
Americans once rose up against taxation without representation. What are we to do when we have representation without taxation?
You or I would be in serious trouble if we failed to pay our taxes – tax dodging among elected and appointed officials isn’t even a rough spot in the road for the Democratic elite these days.