Oh for Christ’s sake:
Thomas A. Daschle, nominated to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, did not pay more than $128,000 in taxes over three years, a revelation that poses a potential obstacle to his Senate confirmation.
The back taxes plus $12,000 in interest and penalties involved unreported consulting fees, questionable charitable contributions, and a car and driver provided by a private equity firm run by entrepreneur and longtime Democratic Party donor Leo J. Hindery Jr., according to a “confidential draft” report prepared by Senate Finance Committee staff.
A spokeswoman for Daschle confirmed last night that he recently paid back taxes in excess of $100,000, but she did not disclose the extent of his tax errors and the timeline of when he and others addressed them.
Daschle paid the back taxes just six days before his first Senate confirmation hearing, the report said.
I am sick to death of rich assholes who cheat the system and don’t pay their goddamn taxes. Screw Daschle. I hope his nomination goes down in flames.