Daschle Screws The Tax Pooch

February 2, 2009

Why is it that multi-millionaires have so much trouble finding a good tax guy? Now we learn that Tom Daschle owes over 120k in taxes that he somehow didn’t know need to be paid. Apparently, there was some confusion on whether his car service is a taxable benefit. Shouldn’t someone that does taxes for a living know this answer?

The more Barry keeps recycling the same old tired Democrats, the more obvious that “change” is going to be exceedingly difficult. Frankly, many of these folks have made out like bandits over the last several decades so why in the world would they want to change anything?

Let’s use Tom as an example. He made over 200k the last two years in speaking fees for the health care industry. I repeat: the health care industry paid Senator Tom Daschle over 200k to talk to them. Overall, Tom took home a cool 5.2 million dollars in the last 24 months. Now, Barry wants Tom to be the Health and Human Services secretary. He will be a key player in reforming the health care industry. WTF? How can you even make such a statement with a straight face?

Tom, like so many of the other tried and true Democrats Barry has picked, have had plenty of chances over the years to change things for the better. They didn’t do it. It is like listening to the Republicans now spewing about the great ideas they have. Really? Have you just been sitting on them for the last eight years?

I have never liked Daschle because he has “small man” disease. I forget which Sunday morning show it was, but he threw a fit because he looked shorter on the TV screen. Hey Tom, you ARE shorter! Pelosi, Reid, Emanuel, Clinton, Daschle, Frank and on and on and on. Gee, what an exciting group. That’s change, isn’t it?

Look, I understand that Barry only has so many choices and he has to get most of the players on his team from the Beltway crowd. That’s just the way it is. Still, I would have liked to see him be a little more daring. Cross the aisle, pick some junior politicians…maybe even a few outsiders. Instead, it just looks exceeding like Clinton part 3. Honestly, which of these people would Hillary have not chosen?

There is the very slim hope that Obama realized early on that he was going to have to stick with the regular players to fill out his team. So, to avoid making waves, he picked the obvious choices. However, maybe he can be the guy he claimed to be and ignore all of their standard, partisan politics. In the end, he listens, nods his head slowly, and then does whatever the hell he wants to do. Dubya basically did this so it is possible.

Good luck Barry. You are going to be a lonely man on Capital Hill.


Obama Bringing Back Clinton Cronies.

November 10, 2008

What happened to all of the “change” that was supposed to happen? First, Rahm Emanuel and now John Podesta are added to the “new” team. Soon we will be reading that George Stephanopoulos is back in the gang. The only Clinton crony I would be ok seeing is Janet Reno. Mmmm….Janet. What man doesn’t tingle for her?

 

 

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When I was envisioning Barry’s new team, I thought it would truly be “new” people. Not just a bunch of rehashed Washington insiders who play politics for a living. We have gone that route many times and it always results in the same old policies and political bickering

 

I have already mentioned that Chuck Norris should be the Secretary of Defense. Here are some of my other choices.

 

Secretary of State – Pam Beasley from “The Office”. She is an awesome secretary plus she is hot in that “I don’t know I’m hot” way.

 

Department of the Interior – Flava Flav. Have you seen his house on Cribs? Flav knows how to put an interior together. Plus, free clocks for everyone! (Although you do have to wear them around your neck).

 

Homeland Security Chief. – Hannibal Lecter. I don’t know where he is hanging these days but I know that no one would ever mess with him, or us. Fava beans indeed.

 

Department of Health – Snoop Dog. He is in good shape, lean and knows every drug ever created. Plus, he does not seem to be a Bogart.

 

EPA – No one is better in protecting the environment than Aquaman. He can talk to the fishes plus has the ability to walk on land. He is also good friends with all of the other Super Heroes and doesn’t have the crappy attitude of say, Batman. (Yeah Bruce, we get it. You are full of angst. Enough already)

 

Token Republican appointment – Sarah Palin. Really, was there ever any doubt? Her main job will be to buy clothes and look good. (Barry might need to impose a slight tax increase…her stuff isn’t cheap) Plus, she can keep talking about hockey moms, pigs with lipstick, ACORN, etc. and I get to keep the tissue makers in the black. Did I mention she is still a Maverick?

 

So there is my list, Barry. Obviously, it is way better than yours so if you need to steal some of my selections, feel free to do so. And no, my gay friends, I did not ignore you. I will have a new department. The “Back Door” Negotiation Team. It will be headed up by one of our most famous and popular gays, George Clooney.

 

Sorry Joe “the Di**head” Plumber. No job for you on Barry’s team. Oh, and pay your damned taxes!

 

If you would like to add to my list, please feel free to do so.