Owing more than $100,000 is considered to be "Some tax issues" for Tom Daschle?

I had to read this story a couple of times to make sure that I wasn't misreading the claim that Daschle had under paid his taxes by more than $100,000. Is this serious that it would stop him from being confirmed? If they can't muster a filibuster over this, it is pretty amazing.

The White House acknowledged Friday that "some tax issues" had emerged in connection President Barack Obama's nomination of Tom Daschle as health secretary. But a spokesman says the president is confident the former Senate Democratic leader will be confirmed. White House officials confirmed a broadcast report Friday that Daschle failed to pay taxes on a car-and-driver service provided to him for three years after he left government.

He later paid the taxes and interest for the error, which has delayed his confirmation to head the Health and Human Services Department and to become Obama's point man to overhaul the nation's health industry.

ABC News first reported on the tax issue Friday evening, saying he owed more than $100,000. . . .

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Blogger Randy said...

Not as much "amazing" as "transparently pathetic," I think.

1/30/2009 10:26 PM  
Blogger Bluegrass Pundit said...

Is Tom Daschle a tax cheat?

Owing a hundred thousand dollars in back taxes seems a bit too much. What is it with these democrats? They don't have any problem raising taxes on the rest of us. When it comes their turn to pay, they are looking for a pass. This really is shameful.

1/31/2009 6:24 AM  

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