Democrat ethics on display

What is the best way to shut up a Democrat? Try to get them to discuss the fact that an Obama nominee is a tax cheat. Timothy Geithner not only didn’t pay his taxes, he was given extra money to pay the taxes with by his employer.

As Byron York notes: “At the end of the tax allowance form were the words, “I hereby certify that all the information contained herein is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and that I will pay the taxes for which I have received tax allowance payments from the Fund.” Geithner signed the form. He accepted the allowance payment. He didn’t pay the tax. For several years in a row.”

Anyone who has ever done their own taxes, or who has ever gotten a paycheck, period knows that you get a W-2 from your employer setting forth withholdings. A a contributor to Michelle Malkin’s blog notes:

“As a pretty skilled and experienced tax advisor, I profess to having never heard of the FICA treatment of IMF wages, but I assure you I would have found out when I saw a W-2 with $100k of wages and no FICA withholdings.”  

Like I said, this Geithner fellow is either too dumb or too crooked to be Treasury Secretary. As a guy who personally tries to avoid every tax that I can, I applaud him for almost getting away with it. But sorry, dude, yer busted. I (nor any Pub) could get away with what you did if I were nominated by McCain for dog catcher even.

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