Saturday, January 31, 2009

Disappointing.

I was so pleased when Obama nominated Tom Daschle to be Secretary for HHS. You may know by now that I am so passionate about good, affordable healthcare for all.

Now, why can't these guys pay their taxes? Good god! Perhaps there's an explanation. I know the average Joe stumbles upon tax issues too. And.. so do Republicans.

If he doesn't get confirmed or whatnot... whatever happens with this.. perhaps Obama will consider Howard Dean to take his place. I am a huge fan of Howard Dean. Whatever happens, we need healthcare reform. Now is the time and I think most people are ready for it.

7 comments:

patrick said...

Oh Jen, of course he will be confirmed. Not paying your taxes is not a big issue for the Democrats, now if this was a Republican you can bet your bottom dollar he and his buddy in the Treasury Dept. would never of been confirmed.

Jen said...

The way it sounds, he's going to withdraw his name from consideration.

C'mon we can agree that politicians on both sides do sleezy things. There were plenty of Repubs that got through in the past 8 years.

Monkey Girl said...

I don't get it either. We've paid our taxes every year...EVERY YEAR. I need an IRS audit like I need a whole in my head.

mommapolitico said...

Daschle would be my pick, too. Let's hope for the best, because he's just the guy to get a good, single-payer system established. Wow- health care for all Americans. What a concept, huh? The fact that we can even imagine it is amazing!

patrick said...

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9646DBG0&show_article=1

3 people that obama nominated with tax issues. What is going on that these people can not pay their taxes? If this was you or me we would be in big trouble!

Jen said...

It sort of makes you wonder about any politician that hasn't needed to be vetted. It's probably pretty common.

patrick said...

Pretty common? well lets see how common it will be in Obama's administration, were it seems to be very common!