Every Liberal On Earth Knows Joe The Plumber Had Unpaid Taxes

14 01 2009

How many know that Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, didn’t pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for several years, and that he employed an immigrant housekeeper who lacked proper work papers.

I say…3 (three) of them will find out.

1 (one) will care.

And that one person will use the Al Franken defense, which allows liberals to not pay taxes, health insurance or hire any minorities and still get elected; “He didn’t know.  It was an honest mistake.”

Why do honest mistakes always benefit those who make them?

UPDATE: Instapundit has comments that need to be seen.

Yeah, he could have saved himself a world of embarrassment for a mere $42.99. And Jim Treacher is right to note the discrepancy between the press’s ho-hum treatment of Geithner’s unpaid tax problems and its very different treatment of Joe The Plumber’s. But, see, Geithner’s not showing the press up.

Reader Brian Gates emails: “I’m not questioning Geithner’s taxes . . . but isn’t Joe Biden concerned about Geithner’s patriotism?”

And Donald Hertzmark writes: “I know a lot of yanks working at the Bank/Fund. The personnel department makes a VERY BIG DEAL about making sure that you understand to pay your FICA. This does not wash. Just another chiseler, like Rangel.”

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin links Byron York

The tax allowance has turned out to be a key part of the Geithner situation. This is how it worked. IMF employees were expected to pay their taxes out of their own money. But the IMF then gave them an extra allowance, known as a “gross-up,” to cover those tax payments. This was done in the Annual Tax Allowance Request, in which the employee filled out some basic information — marital status, dependent children, etc. — and the IMF then estimated the amount of taxes the employee would owe and gave the employee a corresponding allowance.

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.

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14 01 2009
John Smith

it looks like stealing to me. If he got the extra check to pay the taxes and then pocketed the money.
But got caught twice, once by IRS and then again by Obama team who made him pay it back.
Is the CHANGE we are getting changing STEALING to MISTAKE??
And this fox is supposed to be in charge of the hen house?
NOT!!!

15 01 2009
bj

thats it.
i’m not paying taxes this year either!!
and when i meet with the irs (god forbid), i’m telling them if their boss can do it with no penalties why cant i?
just because if you are a lowly employee of the Dept of the Treasury and you had this issue, YOU GET FIRED!!!!

thank god he is not a republican. cant imagine how long it would have taken before his name would have been pulled.
BHO just says, no problem, why wouldnt the guy i pick to run the dept that even governs the secret service be a shoe in. it was a mistake. oh he did it more then once?? what the hell, he is only human.

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