You know America is great when a guy named Tim Geithner can evade $34,000 in taxes, get appointed to become the US Treasury Secretary puppet, AND make repeated claims in the press to raise taxes in 2011!
Well of course it’s a good idea to raise taxes if you can evade them as craftily as you can Treasury Secretary Geithner! So good of you to say you messed up on your own tax returns (oopsie), and to ignore your old employer’s repeated written statements to pay your taxes between 2001 and 2004 at the IMF. So good of you to finally pay the $34,000 taxes you evaded once Obama selected you as the new Treasury Secretary! We all know you would have paid the $34,000 in back taxes even if Obama didn’t appoint you right? *wink* *wink*.
TIM GEITHNER ISN’T ALONE!
Thanks to The Washington Post, the venerable newspaper has now revealed that some 41 Obama aides have not paid $830,000 in back taxes either! Now, now, don’t judge since that’s only $21,000 in back taxes owed per Obama aide. However, if you calculate the total amount of taxes owed by delinquent government employees, the number comes out to over $2 billion dollars! Let’s be fair here, as I’m sure that both parties owe tons of back taxes. That said, if your party is for big government and higher taxes, shouldn’t you be a little more honest? Nah.
The reason why it is actually OK to evade taxes is because we follow our leaders. Government employees are raking it in, and there’s nothing you or I can do to stop the trend. We are loyal soldiers to the great powers in government. The people of America voted the current administration in, therefore they are a reflection of our own ideals. We condone tax evasion and two faced politicians because if we didn’t, they wouldn’t have come to power. This is why America is so great! There are enough manipulable people out there that so long as you aren’t one of them, you will flourish!
Readers, does it upset you that 41 Obama aides owe more than $800,000 in back taxes? I mean, that’s only $21,000 per employee, so it ain’t that bad is it?
Do you mind that the government wants to raise your taxes while behind the scenes they try to avoid paying as much as possible?
Do you think Tim Geithner would have paid his taxes if he wasn’t appointed Treasury Secretary and nobody brought it up?
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