I’m sorry I have not been following up as quickly on these questions as I would have liked. It has been a madhouse here because of obligations regarding Mom’s estate. Things are now slowing down some, and I will get these last three questions knocked out of here in the next three days.
(4) As a candidate, you called raising taxes a matter of “neighborliness.” Your Vice President called paying taxes a matter of “patriotism.” Yet your secretary of Treasury, Timothy Geithner, who oversees the IRS, failed to pay some taxes. The International Monetary Fund, where he worked, informed him in writing of his obligation to pay payroll taxes and increased his compensation to offset the payment. He accepted the compensation but failed to pay taxes. Can the head of the department that runs the IRS credibly expect others to pay their taxes, when he failed to pay his own?
Now I know many Americans have been asking this question. Nighttime comedian/talk show hosts have asked it too. Tim Geithner has become one of the biggest jokes of this administration. [Well, okay, one of the “Top Ten” biggest jokes. There are many to choose from it seems.]
And, yet, he is still head of the IRS!
I’m just saying…