For Some Obama Cabinet Picks, Greed Trumps Patriotism


By: John Lillpop

In American politics, higher taxes have become synonymous with the Democrat party, which makes perfect sense since liberals instinctively favor taxes, higher taxes, and more taxes.

To the stereotypical Democrat, higher taxes are always the solution, regardless of how great or complex the problem.

For example, during the presidential campaign last September 18, VP candidate Joe Biden actually claimed that paying higher taxes was the patriotic thing to do.

“We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people,” Biden said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Given that mind set, why does the Obama Administration continue to dredge up tax cheats as nominees for important cabinet posts?

First it was Tim Geithner, Obama’s choice to serve as Treasury Secretary, who had the burden of explaining how fudging on his own taxes should not disqualify him from running the Internal Revenue Service, the Gestapo agency charged with prosecuting and punishing tax cheats all across America.

Send a thief to catch a thief?

Next, we have Tom Daschle, whom the people of South Dakota decided they could do without; thus, voters sent the former Senate Majority Leader into retirement in 2004.

Not good enough for the people of South Dakota, Daschle was nonetheless good enough to be Obama’s nominee as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), a position that would place health care for the entire nation in the hands of the failed former senator.

Unfortunately for the inexperienced president and his HHS nominee, the tax donkey struck again! As it turns out, Daschle received a free car and chauffeur service, which he used for years without declaring said gifts as income.

Send a non-doctor cheat to fix a health care system corrupted by greedy doctors?

The big question: Just why have Messrs. Geithner and Daschle ignored Joe Biden’s clarion call to do the “patriotic thing” by paying higher taxes?

Could it be that, at least for some Democrats, greed trumps patriotism?

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