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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

That damned memory

What's Mallard raving about today?

Taxes, Cabinet Members.

Making a mistake on taxes is now equivalent to not paying your taxes.

Another example of right-wing equivocation oversimplification.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ducky thinks people still care about that. It's cute, in a sad, lamprey sort of way.

One should take note that most people don't "pay their taxes" on April 15; if you pay any attention to your pay check at all, ( as opposed to transforming it directly into boxes of Hostess Snacks and booze) you's see you that you constantly pay taxes throughout the year. April is just the time when people sit down and balance it out. Most people get refunds as well, so hey, you wanna protest and not file and not get your refund, Government will be more then happy to hold on to your overpayments for ya. Twat.

YogaforCynics said...

But isn't he, like other good conservatives, against paying taxes, anyway? (Despite being in favor of the incredibly expensive wars they pay for)?

exanonymous said...

It must be nice to conveniently forget that Geithner's tax problems were discovered well before Obama even began to run for president. And he paid what he was supposed to then.

dlauthor said...

Ducky's going to jail! Hooray!

rewinn said...

Call me picky, but look at ducky's writing instrument.

The only business letters I've ever seen written in pencil came people with serious mental health problems.

GeoX said...

Don't be so hard on him--he couldn't find his crayons.

Anonymous said...

exanonymous said...
"It must be nice to conveniently forget that Geithner's tax problems were discovered well before Obama even began to run for president. And he paid what he was supposed to then."

Geithner...
Here’s the quickie background: The IRS audited Geithner in 2006 and found that he failed to pay self-employment taxes on compensation he received as an employee of the International Monetary Fund for tax years the IRS was looking at, 2003 and 2004 (by law, the IRS could not audit him for years before 2003). So Geithner paid $16,732 in back self-employment tax, plus interest. The IRS waived penalties for those years.

Then in late 2008, when Obama made known his intention to nominate Geithner to his Cabinet, the presidential transition team vetted Geithner and discovered a few more problems in Geithner's tax returns, including the fact that in addition to not paying self-employment taxes in 2003 and 2004, he also didn't pay them for 2001 and 2002. So in December 2008 Geithner voluntarily amended his tax returns for those years and wrote a check to the IRS for another $25,970. His nomination followed immediately after.