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January 13, 2009

Obama's Would-Be Treasury Head "Forgot" to Pay Taxes; Suddenly Remembered to Pay Them the Day Before Obama Announced Him


Timothy Geithner paid most of the past-due taxes days before Obama announced his nomination in November, an Obama transition official said. The unpaid taxes were discovered by Obama’s transition team while investigating Geithner’s background, the official said.

Head of Treasury = Head of the IRS, too.

Wesley Snipes just emailed me to say he too "forgot" to pay his taxes, and would have been reminded to pay them, if only Obama had named him IRS Collector in Chief.

More: Not paying his own self-employment taxes or the withholding taxes for an employee (a maid) either.

On one hand we're assured he's brilliant and possesses a steel-trap mind for finance.

On the other hand, he "forgot" that he had to pay taxes in America.

I am having some difficulty comprehending how both of these statements can be true simultaneously.

The Steve Martin Nominee: One of his old bits was about how to make a million dollars and not pay taxes on it.

Step One. Make a million dollars.

Step Two. When the IRS comes and demands to know why you didn't pay taxes, simply say "I forgot I had to pay taxes on that million dollars."


And yet... so very effective.

Thanks to CJ.

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