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Solis Senate Session Postponed in Wake of Husband's Tax Lien Revelations


Rep. Hilda Solis testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on her nomination to be secretary of labor in early January. (Mannie Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Updated 3:30 p.m.
By Michael A. Fletcher
A Senate committee today abruptly canceled a session to consider President Obama's nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis to be labor secretary in the wake of a report saying that her husband yesterday paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business -- including liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.

The report, by USA Today, came just before the Senate's Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee was slated to meet to consider Solis's nomination, which had been delayed by questions over her role on the board of the pro-labor organization American Rights at Work. A source said that committee members did not learn about the tax issue until today.

"Today's executive session was postponed to allow members additional time to review the documentation submitted in support of Representative Solis's nomination to serve in the important position of Labor Secretary," read a joint statement issued by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), the panel's chairman, and Mike Enzi (Wyoming), the committee's ranking Republican. "There are no holds on her nomination and members on both sides of the aisle remain committed to giving her nomination the fair and thorough consideration that she deserves. We will continue to work together to move this nomination forward as soon as possible."

No new date has been set for the hearing. The disclosure about Solis's husband comes after tax problems caused trouble for three of Obama's top appointees, leading two of them -- HHS-nominee Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, who was to be chief performance officer -- to withdraw.

Asked about the USA Today report at the White House daily briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs emphasized that the nominee's tax returns are in order.

"Well, I read the story in USA Today, and it quotes somebody that works here, so obviously we've -- we know about this story. I'll say this. We reviewed her tax returns, and her tax returns are in order," said Gibbs.

"The story denotes that her husband had some issues with paying a business tax, and obviously that tax is -- should be paid. He's -- she's not a partner in that business, Gibbs continued. "So we're not going to penalize her for her husband's business mistakes. Obviously, her husband, I think, has and should pay any taxes that he owes. "

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53% of you voted for this.

Posted by: jimwa9z | February 8, 2009 10:29 AM

So the question is - who the heck DID pay their taxes? Make a list and choose the cabinet from those folks.

Posted by: molly8 | February 6, 2009 12:48 PM

does obama know anybody who pays their taxes?

what about OBAMA and his wife's tax returns?
did they claim the money REZKO gave them for a down payment on their house?

they sold a house for $277K and bought one for $1.6MM.

where did that money come from?

Posted by: stargirl1991 | February 6, 2009 3:50 AM

Let's hope that ICE doesn't get involved with the employees of Solis's husbands business. Might have more taxes unpaid (unreported)due to immigration issues. You'd think that the Mrs. would be aware of the "family's" taxes, or would you believe that Solis had no clue?

Posted by: dodavatar | February 5, 2009 11:41 PM

Facinating. A tax cheat to head the Treasury, more to run other departments. Who knows, will he nominate a druggie to be Surgeon General? In case you don't know how to read history books, the Japanese government had a recession in the early 90's. They tried 8 stimulus packages and NONE of them worked. It's called the lost decade in Japan. We have had a bunch of panics, depressions and recessions in our history. They lasted about two years on average, with one glaring exception, the GREAT DEPRESSION, which was the first one the government actively tried to "help". If government spending improved an economy, the Soviet Union should have been a paradise. Why do you think the Chinese have been going away from a managed economy as hard as they are? WAKE UP!!

Posted by: securityloan | February 5, 2009 10:37 PM

It's all good. Since no one in the upper echelons wants to pay their taxes I guess we shouldn't either..(hic)

Posted by: Boozehoundinlushland | February 5, 2009 10:31 PM

So,why is Chicago Presidential Trainee the
Great and Glorious Messiah Fraud Slimeball
Barack Hussein Obama so damn intend on his
naming every lunacy toons socialist liberal
and tax cheater crook corrupt Democrat like
Solis to be one of Obama's Cabinet? Obama
is too damn hardheaded,stupid and such a
big time egomanic narcisstic power mad two
big Chicago punk to apparently even know
one single honest person and non-tax cheater crook to name to it. The fact that
now we have had all these crooks and tax
cheater criminals and looney liberals like
Fatso Bill Richardson,Tim Geithner,Tom Daschle,Eric Holder,and now Solis all turn
out to be nothing but crooks proves that
the Messiah Presidential Trainee Obama is
so totally in over his head that the only
honest think left for Obama to do,would be
to Resign here and now. And once again this
exactly what you Obama Cult Members get by
your voting for a totally inexperienced
scumbag Chicago Con Artist for President.

Posted by: SherryKay2004 | February 5, 2009 10:27 PM

Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 9:37 PM

Ya know what's typical. You don't provide anything substantial. It's about ridiculing, isn't it?

Who wants to spend time swatting such gross ignorance? After awhile it's gets tiresome. I'm done, too.

As for your paper route and working at age 9. Yeah - so? Who didn't have a paper route? I started a job when I was 14 where taxes were taken out. After a certain amount earned, it happens.

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 10:19 PM

Did you defend YOUR president? I'll just bet you did. The one who lied about the reasons for attacking a country, etc., that one.

If you're so hip on not wanting anything DA LIBERALS gave you then give up such things as the 8-hour day, 40-hour week, minimum wage, unemployment insurance, health coverage under employers, paved roads, clean air, water, the list is endless.

And give back the social security you're 'earning' that I'll never see even though I've been working since I was 14.

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 9:15 PM

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wow - look at LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE

same old stuff - stifle critism of presidents corruption by demonizing the Real Americans

40 hr work week - 8-5 - bwahahahhhahaha - I wish

started working at 9 - paper route

worked ever since - two jobs while working my way thru college

paid my way and yours to - most likely - I know I paid the corrupt prez way. - affirmative action dontcha know.

lost 3 jobs, cuz I was wrong color

lost lots of work cuz I wasnt quota

democrats in power since 11-06 have brought this country to its knees again - just as jimmy carter did before

am I made - sure am cuz you ranting liberals are hypocrites and defend what you blame everyone else for -

typical LIBERAL HYPOCRITES



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 9:37 PM

I see that now that its after 5, all of the liberals are off the job and dont post - so obviously the liberals need to be paid by the employer to have time to post and defend their prez.

gotta luv being the employer for all of the left when you know that they spend all their work time on the net defending corruption.


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 9:24 PM

Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 9:00 PM

Did you defend YOUR president? I'll just bet you did. The one who lied about the reasons for attacking a country, etc., that one.

If you're so hip on not wanting anything DA LIBERALS gave you then give up such things as the 8-hour day, 40-hour week, minimum wage, unemployment insurance, health coverage under employers, paved roads, clean air, water, the list is endless.

And give back the social security you're 'earning' that I'll never see even though I've been working since I was 14.

You seem to forget WHO allowed this country to get to the point now. Who has been in charge for the past 8 years?

Start reading something besides the gossip magazines and Drudge, and stop watching FOX. Geez - watch CSPAN, see how Congress works, see what's going on. Read foreign papers, read magazines - there's all kinds of stuff online. Think for yourself.

Then roll up sleeves and start doing something instead of complaining

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 9:15 PM

I don't read Drudge. I have serious problems with his ethics.

One lazy-ass person doesn't mean sh*t.

As one of the very last commenters wrote: We have serious problems. All I see is obstructionism and bullsh*t by the GOP. I'm not interested. It was the REPUBLICANS who got us here.

Now it's time to do something about it all.

People might want to READ the USA Today story to the very end as well. We got guardianship of my father the end of last year. There were two liens against his property that no one had any idea were there. Just as with Solis' husband, one was less than $100.

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 9:05 PM

Associate20 - you know that the real problem with you liberals is the coming laws that are going to take some of my freedoms and money. the universal healthcare will kill me, cuz I have cancer and the care will get rationed - I know this because the md have said that based on the current and proposed programs by the liberals, this is the coming actions

liberals are going to take more of my, my kids, my gkids tax dollars to pay for welfare programs that I dont agree with for various reasons - call me names now.

US military is going to go down the tubes and other bad liberal things as proven by jimmy carter days

the muslims are going to hit again and Americans are going to get killed cuz the liberals are more concerned with ideals than America safety - ie, prisoner rights over American rights and etc.

you have heard it all before and you ignore it or dismiss it by spouting you LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE while defending the corrupt actions of your politicans and prez.



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 9:00 PM

So, call Obama and anyone else saying that we need a stimulus a "liberal hypocrite," if that works for you. The name calling doesn't do anything for me though, and it won't do our nation any good. We have serious problems that need serious, honest, truthful debate about -- not distortion, name-calling, political gamesmanship, and obstructionism for the sake scoring political points.

This isn't simply a figment in the minds of liberals. This is a serious American problem that has great potential to get much worse.

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 8:08 PM


---------------------------------------------------

it was a serious problem with repubs wanted to clean up fnma/fllmc and drill more and clean up social security

but crooked liberal politicians stop it all while getting sweetheart deals, lining their pockets, helping friend, etc - and now we have the current problems

amazing that now you liberals spout that we need to love each other and get along - now that your boy is in office - you liberals dont like the LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE type of politics when your guy is in control

I dont think bailing things out by spending on pork/accorn and other similar crap cuts it - besides when we get thru this the old liberal wall problems of fnma, drilling. social security are still in place and a problem

nothing will get solved but spend a bunch of money my kids and gkids will have to pay off

economists are behind this - natcherly that is what economists do - you dont expect people, who like the spotlight and the action, are going to just say to sit tight and dont spend money?

kind of like global warming - for everyone saying its real, there are those saying to be cool and dont screw the economy while overreacting - in other words two sides

anywho - the American peoples problem is the corrupt president and the actions that need to be taken to stop this - and this is something only the liberals can handle and it needs to start now

you want us to all get along - then do what liberals have been ranting about for 8 years - dont defend it now - its is called ethics and logical and moral thing to do.

stop the corruption of president


the liberal have got 4 years to help America and it aint with politicians corruption




Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 8:51 PM

Apparently most of you don't have 'jobs.'

How can so many negative comments about the current administration that has been in office a mere 2 weeks be typed out? Same ole' people hanging out pushing the same ole vitrol - not doing anything except b*tch.

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 5:54 PM

Hey Cuttar...

Didn't you see the story on Drudge Report today? (I'm guessing no) BUT, there was a story about a NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYEE making $93,803/year for doing nothing! Talk about the ultimate "welfare program!"

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=767070

Check it out... no wonder taxes are higher in NY than anywhere else in the USA!!! They have to pay for that welfare program of theirs!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 8:39 PM

The FTC, under the consumer protection act for truth in advertising, is now mandating the Democrates change their party's name to Kleptocrats.

Posted by: krankyman | February 5, 2009 8:25 PM

The FTC, using the truth in advertising laws to protect consumers, is forcing the Democrats to change their name to Kleptocrats.

Posted by: krankyman | February 5, 2009 8:23 PM

jesus christ.

didnt obama think it was a good idea to stuff his cabinet with people who meet the standards he enuniciated during the campaign?

or is it just that the standard he enunciated was impossible-to-meet political posturing?

either way he looks like a fool

freshmen senator indeed

Posted by: dummypants | February 5, 2009 8:16 PM

What the heck does her HUSBAND's tax lien have to do with her? Especially considering that she was not part of the business?
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Because they probably filed a joint return.

Which of course means she signed which makes her just as responsible.

But under any circumstances I don't believe she was clueless...or maybe she is.

So your choices are either a scoundrel who won't pay her taxes or someone too oblivious to know what's going on around her.

She sounds perfect for the job.

Posted by: krankyman | February 5, 2009 8:13 PM

I'll bet I could find a Russian, who is here illegally, to do her Job! At least with a Russian, we do not have to worry about Russians just "Walking" in!

We could pay him under the table, and save lots of Money and Benefits costs!

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 5, 2009 8:11 PM

it enrages the American people when the people that have ranted for 8 years about something that they are defending now - typical LIBERAL HYPOCRISY

kind of like liberal and the prez whining about politics of fear and then immediately start using the POLITICS OF FEAR (for the stimulus) when it suits the liberal purpose - LIBERAL HYPOCRISY

Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 7:33 PM
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Obviously, we're not gonna see eye-to-eye. It's unfortunate. But, that's fine.

My point is that you keep talking about how "vitriolic and hateful" and "hypocritical" liberals are, as if vitriol, hatefulness and hypocrisy don't exist among Republicans. Republicans are just as flawed as Democrats. You should remember that when you're harping on the flaws of "hateful liberals." That's all I am saying.

By the way, you mentioned Obama using "fear tactics" about the stimulus. I'm sorry you feel that way. The reality is that most economists believe that there is a great potential for our economic situation to get much worse if swift, bold actions are not taken. Some are even suggesting that a depression may occur without action. That's not "liberal" bias, or "scare tactics." That's simply reality. And, yes, it is scary. Our nation just lost about 650,000 jobs last month! And, it's supposed to get worse!

You may say, well, this is just a recession, and we will start to recover soon. Maybe. But, the greater probability is that we won't recover as soon, if at all, without some kind of stimulus. Why? Because this recession is different in that credit has seized up (i.e., liquidity in the market has been greatly reduced), and financial woes are not isolated to the US; they're global.

Will the stimulus work? Honestly, no one is absolutely sure. But, most people who make a living studying and managing economies and markets think that a stimulus is our last, best hope. We can't cut interest rates any more, because they're practically at 0%, and tax cuts have been found to not inject money into the economy fast enough. Spending does. That's from unbiased economists...

So, call Obama and anyone else saying that we need a stimulus a "liberal hypocrite," if that works for you. The name calling doesn't do anything for me though, and it won't do our nation any good. We have serious problems that need serious, honest, truthful debate about -- not distortion, name-calling, political gamesmanship, and obstructionism for the sake scoring political points.

By the way, here's a brief article about the GE CEO saying that a depression may be on the horizon:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9cdf7854-f3b6-11dd-9c4b-0000779fd2ac.html

This isn't simply a figment in the minds of liberals. This is a serious American problem that has great potential to get much worse.

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 8:08 PM

Real change starts with the Republicans (and Democrats) learning to not be so quick to throw mud, or stones, when when they have their own sins to account for. America didn't need Obama to talk about that kind of change. Common sense should tell you that it's necessary.

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 7:20 PM

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then quit the vitriol toward anyone but your president - this is the corruption that is evident on a daily basis

this is what needs to be stopped and LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE as a defense of the president corruption is a logical problem


or is it a deal of liberal hypocrisy of - the last 8 years of LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE about the past justifies the defense of the current presidential corruption


liberals need to have some intellectual honesty stop the president's corruption and quit the LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE unless it is about your president


it enrages the American people when the people that have ranted for 8 years about something that they are defending now - typical LIBERAL HYPOCRISY

kind of like liberal and the prez whining about politics of fear and then immediately start using the POLITICS OF FEAR (for the stimulus) when it suits the liberal purpose - LIBERAL HYPOCRISY



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 7:33 PM

Legal Troubles in the White House!

Is there a Lawyer?

Oops. :-/

Make that: Is there an honest Person, who has not sold his soul?

Hate to say it, but Reverend Wright might just have gotten his wish!

For having ignored all the warnings we were being shown, and electing this guy in;

God is D'ming America! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 5, 2009 7:25 PM

Geeze; Only 16 years? What's the problem?
Think the IRS would let John Q. Citizen sit out paying the taxes he owes for 16 years? Got that right!
But let us look at the just revealed rules.
(For Socialist/Democrats only) YOU MUST PROMPTLY PAY THE MINIMUM TAXES YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IF NOMINATED FOR HIGH OFFICE. DON'T WORRY, WE'LL HELP YOU BECAUSE WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT! "Only the little people pay taxes"
Change? Don't need no stinkin' change! oh yeah - change the diaper!

Posted by: TexRancher | February 5, 2009 7:23 PM

Those are just a few of the "greatest hits" of the last 8 years you refer to. And you have the audacity to say that Democrats are corrupt?!

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 6:56 PM

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Same old LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE that your radical prez promised he would change

looks like the radical president was lieing about change as the LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE is still evident to go along with the presidential corruption


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 7:06 PM

_____________________________________

Call it whatever you want to call it. I call it the truth. The Republicans seem to like to forget or distort the truth. But that doesn't do them or the country any good.

Real change starts with the Republicans (and Democrats) learning to not be so quick to throw mud, or stones, when when they have their own sins to account for. America didn't need Obama to talk about that kind of change. Common sense should tell you that it's necessary.

As the Good Book says, how can you point out the speck in my eye when you have a plank in yours?

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 7:20 PM

I would like to point out that over the last 8 yrs the Democrats have had the majority for 2 of those. And what did they do? Just like the Republicans - NOTHING!!!!

It just goes to prove that politicians on both sides are corrupt and unethical and flout the laws that normal working class middle Americans would go to jail for breaking. So when you whine about one party or the next you both have clowns and idiots and you get what you deserve.

Posted by: zendrell | February 5, 2009 7:19 PM

PitsandMcGoo,
The problem is not USA Today reporters. The problem is Solis and her husband--they haven’t paid their taxes for 16 years--16 years for heaven’s sake. Your anger is misplaced.

As a lifelong democrat; former union dues paying member (currently unemployed); former union steward; former union chief advocate; granddaughter of a union organizer; sister of a teamster; sister of two members of the nurses unions; an Obama voter; an Obama campaign contributor, I am glad USA Today--which I never read--broke the story on Solis and her tax cheat husband.

Organized labor took a beating under President Bush. In this economy, organized labor lost even more ground. Labor needs a very strong, very reputable Secretary of Labor.

Solis is married to a tax cheat who won’t take any responsibility for the situation. Solis refuses to take responsibility for the situation. Both claim total ignorance about the liens.

Solis claims she is just the wife and knows nothing about her husband’s business. The husband claims he didn’t know he owed taxes dating back 16 years. No personal responsibility from either one.

If Solis won’t take responsibility for her personal life, and if Solis can’t keep her personal life in order, then Solis is clearly not competent enough to run the Department of Labor.

Posted by: txgall | February 5, 2009 7:07 PM


Those are just a few of the "greatest hits" of the last 8 years you refer to. And you have the audacity to say that Democrats are corrupt?!

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 6:56 PM

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Same old LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE that your radical prez promised he would change

looks like the radical president was lieing about change as the LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE is still evident to go along with the presidential corruption


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 7:06 PM

The holier-than-thou approach has worn thin.

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 6:29 PM

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yea, you would think that after 8 years of your LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE it would have been enough - but you liberals have not done as your prez campaigned and brought change.

it is all the same old LIBERAL VITIROL AND HATE to go along with the president's corruption


its all PELOOSI'S


DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 6:41 PM

___________________


You're kidding, right?

Tax cuts for the wealthy... Convicted VP aide... Illegal spying on American citizens, including the very soldiers fighting and dying in a misguided war... Drumming up intelligence and being found to have committed 945 or more "falsehoods" (they were lies) to sell a war to the American public... Multiple congressional convictions for pay-to-play scandals... Jack Abramoff... Secret meetings with the oil industry...

Those are just a few of the "greatest hits" of the last 8 years you refer to.

And you have the audacity to say that Democrats are corrupt?!

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 6:56 PM

associatr 20 ask about mccain wife prop tax the tax man kept mailing to an expired address and gtting back and not changing address -- sounds like a dumb tax man

Posted by: oldhat | February 5, 2009 6:51 PM

How well is the nomination process going for Obama?
... As well as the popularity of the tax bills.

When the whole Nation is freaking out that "Hussein is on the plane" and wondering if any high rise is safe ,
there is little to question about confidence in the leader is there?

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 6:49 PM


i was just looking at the photo of federal prison inmate hilda solis at the top of this story.

is her mouth crooked?

or is her mouth straight, and her face crooked...

it's hard to tell.

p.s. do you think she and her husband have ever knocked over a 7-11 convenience store? i'll bet they have. she has that look about her. not the crooked face, or the crooked mouth look, but the look in her *EYES* It's spooky.

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 6:47 PM


I don't they can win against a Hispanic who just paid a tax lien.

Posted by: blasmaic | February 5, 2009 6:45 PM

The holier-than-thou approach has worn thin.

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 6:29 PM

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yea, you would think that after 8 years of your LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE it would have been enough - but you liberals have not done as your prez campaigned and brought change.

it is all the same old LIBERAL VITIROL AND HATE to go along with the president's corruption


its all PELOOSI'S


DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 6:41 PM


maybe the obama dude should try using the POWERBALL LOTTERY system for choosing his cabinet.

he will have a 1 : 270,000,000 chance in getting a nomination. (which is a HECK OF A LOT BETTER than he is doing now)

PLUS, he can just use the "quick pick" option, and it automatically chooses his 5 normal cabinet secretary positions, PLUS his power ball chief of staff position! the "quick pick" option also has the bonus of saving president obama's VALUABLE TIME so that he spend it in more productive ways.. such as going on television and BEGGING US, THE POOR WORKING STIFFS for another TRILLION DOLLARS OF BULLSH*T BAILOUT MONEY TO SQUANDER ON THE FAT CATS OF WALL STREET.

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 6:40 PM

If Democrats didn't like the tax laws they had to abide by ....why didn't they change them so they are easier for all?

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 6:36 PM


well, i guess JOE THE PLUMBER won't be in obama's cabinet either.

not only didn't he pay his taxes, but he had liens on his house, as well.

joe the plumber says, "Eyem Jo thu Plummer. eye am sutch uh smarht gie! eye cood hav bin thugh whyte howses verie owne unlisenzed plummer fore phree! Et iz theyer las, knot myne.

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 6:31 PM

One question: Where was all this outrage when the McCains and Palins had tax issues?

Oh yeah, the media didn't spend too much time talking about that, huh?

Just to refresh your memory though, since many people seem to have forgotten the Republicans' tax troubles:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/143775

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/palins-taxes.html

The holier-than-thou approach has worn thin.

Posted by: associate20 | February 5, 2009 6:29 PM

I like Joe Biden.
He understands what America is, and is in touch with people. He at least knew there are only 50 states....Obama didn't.

Biden is an old DC bulldog with a bite on Obama's backside, that appears to be a smile. He let's the little mut hang himself and bides his time.

He reminds me of Cheney actually.

Biden will be a welcome Change, when all are fed up with Obama's change.

A President Biden knows Americans cannot have more tax load dumped on them, and he also knows if people are not working, there is no integrity in any budget or bailout.

Biden just doesn't bear the ego Obama suffers from.
Biden would have vetted his nominees, because he actually showed up as a Senator.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 6:26 PM

.....I trust that the Republicans will defeat this Stimulus bill. It is another horrible welfare bill to be paid for by the productive Taxpayers. I hope that the Republican Senators can be more like Pit-Bulls and less like Lap-Dogs that has prevailed for the past many years.. Get tough, like the House Republicans did on this stupid bill.
.....Why do the Democrats get by with all their crooked activities while the Republicans get kicked out of office and/or go to Jail? It is my opinion that the Democrats have no real morality nor ethical standards, therefore they can never get nailed for doing anything wrong.
.....None of the current Obama nominees would have gotten by Congressional approval if they were Republicans appointed by Bush. Approval of Geithner is an insult to the intelligence of every productive American Taxpayer that MUST pay his taxes or else. Good riddance of Daschle, a real genuine loser in honesty.
.....Obama and this current Congress are looking VERY BAD. They must really be attracted to crooks.

Posted by: hwm982xx | February 5, 2009 6:24 PM

Why are we worrying about Solis.
Didn't you all hear from PELOSI, if the Stimulus isn't passed we will lose 500 million jobs per month.
Isn't there only 300 million people in the US? Does this mean total unemployment?
Wow we all are going to lose 1-2/3 jobs per month. Does this mean we will get extended unemployment for all 20 jobs we all will lose this year.
Should we not be worrying about this instead.

Posted by: scottyp | February 5, 2009 6:24 PM

They're going to have a hard time finding any small business in L.A. that doesn't have these scam liens for "unsecured assets". And NO!! these liens don't show up anywhere but in the county assessors records. I know of people who have gotten 35 liens for the same business for the same year because they buy licenses in every city of the county to run service trucks; and the county sends them a tax bill complete with lien threats as if they owned 35 businesses!!! The county rarely tries to enforce this tax because it is a scam tax where the county guesses how much office furniture and equipment you have and sends a bill based on their imagination. Good grief--- people are reaching into the cesspool of L.A. tax scams.... The L.A. Co. assessor should be investigated for fraud by collecting this bogus tax in the first place...

Posted by: PitsandMcGoo | February 5, 2009 6:23 PM

Spouses are considered one unit for tax purposes. If her husband owed taxes and it occurred after their wedding date, she is equally responsible. Or do we let Mrs. Madoff keep $50 billion dollars?

Posted by: Cornell1984 | February 5, 2009 2:45 PM

Actually, Cornell, no they are not. Married couples have the option of filing separately which, in the case of a sole proprietorship in which the wife is not involved financially, is a good choice.

Posted by: DaniRockfordIllinois | February 5, 2009 6:21 PM

And there is more........

obama picks porn lawyer, David Ogden, for Deputy Attorney General.

You cannot make this stuff up. This is priceless!!!!

To bad saddam hussein is dead...I'm sure bammie could have found a cabinet post for him!!!

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: 2xy4k9 | February 5, 2009 6:19 PM

What a joke Obama's nominations are!! He isn't in Chicago anymore. How did Billary get through with his/her skeletons in the closet? The Dems want our money but they sure don't like to pay taxes. What was it that Joe Biden was saying about paying taxes? I guess his cronies weren't listening. Pay up, Guys!

Posted by: ExoticTraveler | February 5, 2009 6:18 PM

How can so many negative comments about the current administration that has been in office a mere 2 weeks be typed out? Same ole' people hanging out pushing the same ole vitrol - not doing anything except b*tch.

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 5:54 PM

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Real Americans are enraged by the corruption of a president that sold the voters on change and he is same old corruption

Real Americans are enraged by the liberal hypocrisy of defense of presidential corruption - after all of the 8 years of LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE about the supposed presidential corruption



DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 6:18 PM

Apparently most of you don't have 'jobs.'

How can so many negative comments about the current administration that has been in office a mere 2 weeks be typed out? Same ole' people hanging out pushing the same ole vitrol - not doing anything except b*tch.

Posted by: Cuttar

Cuttar,
The Acorns in here are employed to sell Obama. They are known as Obamanuts.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 6:17 PM


Here is some advice for the IRS. To find out if someone is cheating on their taxes, nominate that person, or that person's spouse for a cabinet position. It works all of the time.

rmk, akron

Posted by: rmkraus | February 5, 2009 6:17 PM

The New Reality TV show: The OBAMA FOLLIES!

I am quite disgusted by this latest show of incompetence by the Obama Administration. You do realize his first mistake, don't you? Asking Joe Biden to be his running mate. That should have been the first clue to the voting American public.

DA MAN does not know what he was doing!

Posted by: snagam80 | February 5, 2009 6:15 PM

At least Obama is consistent....the majority of his appointments are border line tax cheats, outright tax cheats, lobbyists, hacks or just crummy. I say, let's give the guy one Horray for being consistent in choosing characters of questionable moral and ethical character.....kinda like politics in his chosen home town of Chicago, Chicago, that sewer pol towm!

Posted by: Yeeeech | February 5, 2009 6:14 PM

Yet another Democrat tax cheat. How predictable. Obama's doing a heckuva job.

Posted by: annademo | February 5, 2009 6:14 PM


i wonder if someone called for a SHOW OF HANDS... in BOTH PARTIES of the senate and house, and asked, "who will allow the IRS to do a quick review of your income taxes...", just how many of our HONEST AND LAW ABIDING congressmen would agree.

this isn't solely an obama issue, this is an issue regarding unmitigated corruption and greed among politicians.

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 6:13 PM

Wow...you would think that somewhere in the "57" States with over "500 million Americans a month" losing their jobs, that you'd be able to find one member of the Donkey party that actually pays his/her taxes!!

It's truly going to be an entertaining 4 years (I hope we survive it).

Signed - An Informed Independent

Posted by: Tim_CA | February 5, 2009 6:13 PM

The (repbubli)cons are out in force today.
Boy I wish we could have 8 more
years last the last 8 years. Or
better yet, elect an old man who
was going to make former Sen.
Graham our treasury secretary -
the man who said Americans were
a nations of whiners because the
financial problems facing america
were not real but in our head.
Have fun cons - you guys have
so many better solutions.

Posted by: printthis | February 5, 2009 6:12 PM

It is clear we now have a permanent political class of elites who feel they are above the average American. These people, who claim to be for the poor, for the working-class, are Democrats and Liberals.

Please give us our country back!!

Posted by: pgr88 | February 5, 2009 6:12 PM

I have only one thing to say: hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha
hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!

Posted by: 2xy4k9 | February 5, 2009 6:11 PM

BUSH WAS MUCH BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER, CHEAPER!

IT ONLY TOOK HIM 6 MONTHS TO PASS his $1.6 TRILLION DOLLAR BILL, AKA EGTRRA OF 2001.

Posted by: JJCarpenter1 | February 5, 2009 6:11 PM

If I wasn't laughing, I'd be crying. The motto of the democratic party should be, "Do what I tell you, not what I do." There are rules for them, and then there are rules for the "little poeple". You know, the little people, the ones they claim to represent.....

Posted by: AnnieP1 | February 5, 2009 6:09 PM

Doesn't anyone in the Obama administration check on his nominees for tax problems. I am beginning to think that if all the Democrats he knows would pay their back taxes, we wouldn't need a stimulus package. What an embarrassing administration this has been for the last two weeks, and I am a democrat. I even hate to admit that right now.

Posted by: Brenee7119 | February 5, 2009 6:09 PM

AT THIS POINT, REPUBLICANTS WILL DO ANYTHING TO SLOW THE TIDAL WAVE OF PROGRESS THAT'S ABOUT TO COME ASHORE.

Posted by: maugustson | February 5, 2009 5:29 PM

Yes Maug your right, us conservatives stayed home(McCain is not a conservative) on the election day, so it gave Obama the chance to win and he did.
WE KNEW WITH OBIDIOT IN OFFICE that "THE TIDAL WAVE OF PROGRESS THAT'S ABOUT TO COME ASHORE" WOULD HALT TO NOTHINGNESS.
Atleast his Approval rating has only gone down 20 Points since the inaugeration. 6 more weeks and he will be at ZERO.

Posted by: scottyp | February 5, 2009 6:08 PM

We are all Americans. Those that disagree with you aren't "so-called" Americans.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:36 PM

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those that act unAmerican as in calling our troops murderers and other crap that liberals pull on Real Americans

- like liberals that have spouted the LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE about presidential corruption and now have the dishonesty to defend the president's corruption

its called LIBERAL HYPOCRISY


DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 6:08 PM

Are DEMBHOLES r-e-a-l-l-y this STOOPID??? THEY LIKE THEIR DEVIANT SEX AND NOT TO PAY TAXES OR TO DROLL FOR OIL - JUST TO 'DRILL' OTHER MEN/WOMEN LIKE JOHN EDWARDS AND REPREHENSIBLE BARNEY'play-with-my-scmeckle-and-get-a-Fannie-loan'FRANK !!! Good qualities in our elected officials. Ha.

Posted by: ZyskandarAJaimot | February 5, 2009 6:07 PM


have you ever seen that SOUTHWEST AIRLINES commercial where someone makes a complete *FOOL* out of themselves, and then the narrator comes on and ask, "WANNA GET AWAY?"

well.. i noticed that the OBAMA DUDE today after yet ANOTHER COMPLETE FIASCO in his vetting process for a cabinet position is going to go jump in his PERSONAL BOEING 747 LUXURY JET today... and i doubt he will even go anywhere. he'll just go fly this way.. then that way.. then this way.. then that way.. just to "GET AWAY"

LOL

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 6:05 PM

We should all just quit paying taxes...period. Obviously it's no big deal. I mean if you or your spouse doesn't pay you can still hold high office..In fact it appears that your chances of getting a choice position in a Democrat's cabinet or staff may be better if you have cheated on paying your taxes....

Just remember this..when the IRS sends you a letter announcing an audit, tell them you want the same deal that (fill in name of Obama appointee here) got...

Posted by: Be_leaving | February 5, 2009 6:02 PM

We should all just quit paying taxes...period. Obviously it's no big deal. I mean if you or your spouse doesn't pay you can still hold high office..In fact it appears that your chances of getting a choice position in a Democrat's cabinet or staff may be better if you have cheated on paying your taxes....

Just remember this..when the IRS sends you a letter announcing an audit, tell them you want the same deal that got...

Posted by: Be_leaving | February 5, 2009 6:01 PM

SOLIS is just the 'latest' of Prez OBAMA's new administration of HOPE/RESPONSIBILITY joining ERIC HOLDER - bought/paid for by the CLINTONS/MARC RICH, TIM GEITHNER - liar/tax cheat/fraudster, TOM DASCHLE - lobbyist/tax cheat/environmental despoiler with 2cars+2drivers, Mr. LYNNE - lobbyist appointed to DEFENSE, LEON PANETTA - know nothing except what he coulkd get from 'bad' banks, Ms. KILLIFRE - tax cheat/fraudster, Madame HILLARY - can not reveal those 'illegal contributions' or where they came from & so many others!!! A great start for the Presidential 'scamster' from CHICAGO. What's next TONY REZKO for INTERIOR to 'sell-off' bads properties??? The 'CULTURE-of-CORRUPTION'is alive and well and auditioning for OBAMA'S CABINET!!! Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha this is better than HEE-HAW!!!

Posted by: ZyskandarAJaimot | February 5, 2009 6:00 PM

How many does this make now? I seem to have lost count......

Posted by: patty42 | February 5, 2009 5:59 PM

Another really - really bad day for the DEMOCRUDS !

Posted by: hclark1 | February 5, 2009 5:56 PM

What they did to Ted Stevens was unfair and they did it because they wanted his seat in Washington which they got. It doesn't seem to matter to them how they get there, just as long as they get there. I don't see our president staying the whole four years tho.............

Posted by: zinger55 | February 5, 2009 5:55 PM


OBAMA CABINET VETTING QUESTIONNAIRE (version 2)

1) HAVE YOU COMMITTED ARSON CAUSING MORE THAN 5 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE?

2) HAVE YOU COMMITTED MASS MURDER OF 5 OR MORE PEOPLE IN THE LAST 3 YEARS?

3) HAVE YOU SMUGGLED 2 OR MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS INTO 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES?

4) HAVE YOU CANNIBALIZED HUMAN FLESH DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS?

5) DO YOU EMPLOY MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE MANUFACTURING CRACK COCAINE IN YOUR GARAGE?

6) DO YOU RUN A CHILD PORN RING FOR PROFIT?

7) HAVE YOU EVER PAID AN INCOME TAX IN YOUR LIFETIME?

8) ARE YOU A BLOOD RELATIVE OF THE BIN LADEN FAMILY

9) ARE YOU A BLOOD RELATIVE OF THE BUSH FAMILY?

10) DO YOU ENJOY THE COMPANY OF UNDERAGE BOYS?

11) DO YOU ENJOY THE COMPANY OF UNDERAGE GIRLS?

12) DO YOU ENJOY THE COMPANY OF FARM ANIMALS?

* IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" to 4 OR MORE OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A TOP LEVEL CABINET POSITION IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS TO MAINTAIN IT'S HIGH STANDARDS.

* [If you have answered "YES" to 4 or more questions, you may still be eligible for a wonderful and challenging career as Governor for one of the great states of Alaska, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, or Texas. Please contact your Obama Federal Employment Representative.]

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 5:55 PM

Apparently most of you don't have 'jobs.'

How can so many negative comments about the current administration that has been in office a mere 2 weeks be typed out? Same ole' people hanging out pushing the same ole vitrol - not doing anything except b*tch.

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 5:54 PM

In honor of Obama's stellar appointments, the American taxpayers should be given a bailout.

How about a one year income tax holiday for all income tax paying American citizens, along with some limited infrastructure and power grid spending, in place of this foolish pork laden risky ponzi scheme which now sits in front of the Congress.

Posted by: KJS1953 | February 5, 2009 5:54 PM

This is ridiculous!

A tax lien on a business will show up on any Business Credit Report. Any time her husband tried to open a new credit line or receive credit from suppliers, the TAX LIEN WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP!! Especially after 16 years...come on!

The Audacity of the left in defending another tainted nominee is stupifying!

Posted by: chicago2 | February 5, 2009 5:51 PM

zinger55: "They nailed Ted Stevens to the cross literally"

Is there video on YouTube?

Posted by: wallyjrii | February 5, 2009 5:51 PM

Sure explains why these lib Dems all want to raise our taxes..... paying isn't in their vocabulary.

Posted by: hurleyboo | February 5, 2009 5:50 PM

Ms. Solis backs illegal immigration, unions and freebies for people who don't belong here.

She's unqualified to be Secretary of Labor or Dogcatcher in my view.

Here's just some of the evidence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnvsiNkc_3c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh9uxbjNMKY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpQTqdxsdDQ&feature=PlayList&p=9BE451886DBE31A8&playnext=1&index=10

Posted by: alexispage | February 5, 2009 5:50 PM

Who will audit the Obama's if Timmy Al Capone Geither is in charge?

Seems Obama's buddies think it is alright not to pay taxes, so what about the big guy?

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:48 PM

I do find it rather amusing that the liberals will charge and prosecute one of the most respected members of Congress Ted Stevens (40+ years) but when one of their own does the very same thing they want to make him head Health honcho. They nailed Ted Stevens to the cross literally (seven felonies) then when Dacshel did it, well it must be that he did it for twice the amount of $ that Ted Stevens was accused of not reporting and he was almost rewarded for it. Now if they do the right thing and bring charges on him I would be impressed with the Dems. I really don't see that happening tho.

Posted by: zinger55 | February 5, 2009 5:48 PM

I believe it's past time for ALL members of congress and those who work for the government to be audited by the IRS pronto!

Posted by: hpesoj | February 5, 2009 5:47 PM

What deficit? By the time Obama gets his cabinet seated, the national debt will be paid off. Keep serving them up!!!!!

Posted by: theidel | February 5, 2009 5:46 PM

...."This team has two main characteristics: extreme sanctimony, and a belief that the Constitution is an impediment to their quick delivery of heaven on earth."

Posted by: ThinkingOne

Well said.
It does appear we are sleeping with the enemy in our midst.

When lawlessnes overtakes the State of the Union, we have a State of Chaos.

What doe the Constitution provide for the overtaking of the Union by criminals enmasse against the solvency of the Union?

Welcome President Biden.

I always like Biden. He doesn't rush in and laughs at the mess.

Obama long struck me as a NPD abuser of elderly near Biden.

Biden has a locked smile of a bulldog with a bite on Obama's backside , just biding his time, just waiting for the little mut to hand him the platter willfully.


Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:44 PM

Again does anyone Obama knows pay their taxes.
They are married his taxes are also her taxes so yes it does matter!
what is hers is his and what is his is hers.

Posted by: jimjenny | February 5, 2009 5:44 PM

So far we're finding that Obama's associates are not very "patriotic" by Joe Biden's standards.

Posted by: maxwellsmart | February 5, 2009 5:44 PM

My uncle couldn't give me his $300 dirt bike because of the death tax, but the liberals don't pay their taxes.

Sarah Palin 2012!! Give us back our freedoms!

Posted by: wallyjrii | February 5, 2009 5:43 PM

The most ethical administration in history, huh?

Obama is so full of sh*t it's coming out of his mouth every time he speaks. The "world's smartest man" clearly thinks we non-special folks out here in America are just fools to be fooled over and over. To the contrary, people are quickly seeing through the haze of adulation his mindless minions have for him.

You may recall he had "the most comprehensive questionnaire" ever for candidates to appointments - you'd think he could have put "have you paid all your taxes" on there somewhere.

Unfortunately, the joke is on all of us, and it ain't very funny.

Posted by: MichaelDallas | February 5, 2009 5:42 PM

The Republicans are getting the short end of the stick just because people are ignorant of how Washington is ran. What part of Democratic control of the House don't you get???? For the past eight years. Also, I know, I know you can't bring yourselves to admit the liberals are wrong (even tho they don't like to pay taxes) but if you can bring yourselves to look at this then you might start to understand a little. Look at Charlie Rangle today hehehehehehe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMnSp4qEXNM&NR=1

Posted by: zinger55 | February 5, 2009 5:41 PM

and then again, maybe you could give him a chance to get more than a few weeks into his Presidency. I did with Bush. (hmn, maybe you have a point)

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:24 PM

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liberals gave booosh a couple of weeks ? - ROTFFLMFAO



more liberal lies and hypocrisy - but then again you liberal like to do the revision of history thing

DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 5:37 PM

M_Algore:

You seem to be pushing the " CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL AND HATE " card pretty hard.

We are all Americans. Those that disagree with you aren't "so-called" Americans.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:36 PM

Hilda Solis is the most liberal of any member of the House of Representatives with 100% rating by the ADA. She is against NAFTA and against free trade with Colombia.

It is great news that her husband is a tax cheat. She is just about the most dangerous person in the country who could become labor secretary.

Posted by: alance | February 5, 2009 5:36 PM

I now know how to balance the budget in Washington and California. Obama nominates Democrats from Calif to fill all his cabinet posts and the country and my state should be in a budget surplus by the end of his first term.

Posted by: cali3 | February 5, 2009 5:35 PM

The Democants are on the run now!

Start paying your taxes, you liberals!

Stop cutting and running, Democants and start cutting (a check) and paying (your taxes).

This is the most corrupt administration in history.

Posted by: wallyjrii | February 5, 2009 5:35 PM

MY GOD I ACTUALLY HATE REPUBLICANS. EVERY ONE OF YOU. MAY YOU ALL ROT AND DIE.

Posted by: maugustson | February 5, 2009 5:35 PM

Lawmakers can't even meet the tax debt and live well, so why lie anymore....neither can the people.
No more taxes is the best answer.
Legislation to make banks stop acting like loan sharks would help, but will the"Al Capones" in office make it so?

On the last bail out, every American family bought a fleet of cars.
Instead of delivery, we get a tax bill and still have to buy a car from the people we bailed out.

Now we see yet another taxpayer who didn't pay asking us for mercy.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:34 PM

What is it with Democrats not paying taxes? They are certainly the first to raise them (particularly if they pass that $1 trillion dollar PORK "stimulus bill)..., but danged if they do not want to pay them themselves. I guess paying taxes is just for the poor slob in the street.

Posted by: vespagl | February 5, 2009 5:34 PM

The level of corruption in a new administration has never reached these levels.

It's almost as if dishonesty were a requirement of the new administration.

I believe they were convinced their only job was to receive the worship of the people and the adulation of the press, so they could bring law-breakers into the administration without worry.

And they believed they could stuff the swollen and corruption-laden shamulus package down our throats without questions too.

This team has two main characteristics: extreme sanctimony, and a belief that the Constitution is an impediment to their quick delivery of heaven on earth.

Posted by: ThinkingOne | February 5, 2009 5:32 PM

This is the lowest dirtiest, muckraking excuse for investigative reporting I have seen in my life. USAToday should have their journalism credentials stripped. The "tax liens" they dredged up from the cesspool archives of the LA Co. tax collector are scam taxes for office furniture or equipment that the tax collector "imagines" you may have in your office or small business. I have been to the business of Solis's husband and his whole office suite isn't worth the $800. the county wants to charge for taxes on it this year alone, and that includes his computer and telephone. They run a small auto repair business "and I mean small" with no more than 2 or 3 employees. These liens they mentioned are nothing more than an extra tax the county tries to collect by sending out tax notices to every person in the county who has a business license in any of the 35 or so cities in the county of L.A. People who run businesses from P.O. boxes or answering services with no office get these tax notices and liens even though they don't even have an office. This smear by USAToday masquerading as investigative reporting is a great disservice to the Solis family who run a very small business that's valued at less than a $150,000. What a rotten hit job USAToday did on this hardworking decent family.
These people are not millionaires or tax cheats, just regular small business owners who want to give back and serve the community and their country........

Posted by: PitsandMcGoo | February 5, 2009 5:32 PM

" zap123"

I pay my taxes in full too, but if you do anything remotely complicated (own a business, have stock options, sell stock, etc) you find it can quickly venture into tax laws that are near impossible to keep up with.

People get holier-than-thou really quick unless they find themselves in the same situation.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:31 PM

i agree with this. There was a LOT of unjustified nastiness from the left against Bush, but it just never stops. I remember all the nastiness conservatives wrote (and still write) about Clinton. Before "Bush haters" it was "Clinton haters".

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:03 PM

-------------------------------

during clinton days - dont think i saw sites and liberal wishing for pres to die and worse

clinton did not catch the totally uncivil (called murderer and worse) and sometimes pornographic like hateful and abusive vitriol as that coming from various dem leaders

LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE is totally different and uncalled for and killed any civility for the last 8 years and any to come


then the radical prez campaigns on change and civility and all we are getting is corruption, that liberals ranted about, and the c ontinuation of LIBERAL HATE AND VITRIOL



I have been totally disgusted by the so called Americans and am not interested in dealing with these folks or being part of their charade of socialism now that they are in power - and still issuing LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE



DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 5:30 PM

madderinhell wrote...

We are now seeing his poor judgment as he nominates people to his administration, and we now have to live with the consequences of choosing someone who never ran anything but a successful political campaign to sit in the most powerful office on the planet.

Posted by: madderinhell | February 5, 2009 5:19 PM


May God have mercy on our souls over the next 4 years and enlighten the US voting public to correct the wrongs that have become among the world as we know it... Amen!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 5:30 PM

ALL, LET'S NOT TAKE OUR EYES OFF THE BALL. WE'RE IN THE FINANCIAL DEBACLE WE'RE IN BECAUSE OF RIGHT WING, SERVE THE RICH, TRICKLE DOWN, REGANOMICS. WE SHOULD BE LESS INTERESTED IN THIS SMALL STUFF. IF SOMEONE WHO HAS THE CAHONES TO REVERSE THE ECONOMIC COURSE IN THE COUNTRY HASN'T PAID AN INCOME TAX IN 20 YEARS, I'LL GIVE THEM A PASS.

AT THIS POINT, REPUBLICANTS WILL DO ANYTHING TO SLOW THE TIDAL WAVE OF PROGRESS THAT'S ABOUT TO COME ASHORE.

Posted by: maugustson | February 5, 2009 5:29 PM

Why is America in such a pickle? It seems like very few pay their taxes, even after they may have robbed, cheated, and off-shored their earings. You know, I wanted change in Washington, but I am getting a little sick of what I am finding out! All these people I have looked up to, seem to be the same ones that think they are special. I don't want a traffic cop to write me a ticket, not knowing he has 50, and their all unpaid! We have the highest corp. tax in the world. Tell me, who pays it???
If you don't pay your taxes, you don't work for the government. Lets go after the cheats, and as far as the ones who have looked the other way goes, I say fire them, and the ones who have scammed everyone else, they don't belong in a hi-rise penthouse! Obama and his team should have written the stimus, and then sent it to the House, then the Senate, and signed the result. The change is not going to come from the Congress, the change was to come from the White House.

Posted by: dbwsr | February 5, 2009 5:29 PM

Gibbs is liar and a clown.

He knows as a married couple she’s as financially responsible as he is.

So it’s “oh I’m going to be Labor Secretary we better pay this now."

I sure we’ll see another media free pass here!

Is anybody else sick of this!

Posted by: Bail-outNation | February 5, 2009 5:29 PM

The facts remain that Bush is stupid and he lied.

I have trouble understanding the glee with which all the republotards on this board are experiencing. It's a minor paperwork issue - the kind that anybody with a business quickly understands - but which perplexes the Palin-level GOP idiots.

Remember the old "...and this is your brain on drugs..." commercial?

Well, this board is "...knuckleheaded republotards on crack...".

Grow up morons and try to get your dimwitted head around what is best for the country for a moment - if you can.

Posted by: Heerman532 | February 5, 2009 5:29 PM

Kurtiss,
If he brought home any bacon and she ate it...that was IRS's property, so yes she is culpable.ie: personal taxes

If it was payroll taxes it is not only fraud it is counts of theft from the employees.

If he made any payment on property in their name, she stood to profit from his fraud and evasion.
.....and she did.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:27 PM

Well, the Obama voters are the ones who should be ashamed. They picked another failure, but they are the same people that have made bad choices their entire lives, which is why they thought they needed Obama in the first place!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:26 PM

President Obama is a genius. This is great news for the economy, and I hope he keeps it up.

Reducing the budget deficit (by having people pay their taxes) one Cabinet nominee at a time. Do you really think Geithner, Daschle, Killefer, or Mr. Solis would have paid their taxes any other way?

Change we can believe in.

Oh, yeah.. and "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher's tax issue doesn't seem so important now, does it? Too bad all the Obama supporters crucifiying him couldn't have been looking at these folks instead.

Posted by: malclave | February 5, 2009 5:25 PM

Nycityfied Centrist hardly. What's interesting is you can't vote Republicans because they are so full of hate but you'll vote for Democrats "because" they are full of crap. With this new bunch of Commies.......oh sorry "progressives" they seem just like the old Soviet leadership. That those rules 9such as taxes) are for the masses not us who do all the work of the people.

Posted by: leo8 | February 5, 2009 5:24 PM

The "moral equivalence" ethic taught by our high schools and colleges is showing, isn't it?

Example:
America and Iran...aren't we just the same?

""Moral equivalence is a term used in political debate, usually to criticize any denial that a moral hierarchy can be assessed of two sides in a conflict, or in the actions or tactics of two sides. It could be considered a form of the rhetorical fallacy of equivocation.

The term originates from the title of the essay The Moral Equivalent of War written by William James in 1910.""

AKA: Situational Ethics.

Thank You.

Posted by: dennisl591 | February 5, 2009 5:24 PM

"We are now seeing his poor judgment as he nominates people to his administration, and we now have to live with the consequences of choosing someone who never ran anything but a successful political campaign to sit in the most powerful office on the planet.

Posted by: madderinhell"

and then again, maybe you could give him a chance to get more than a few weeks into his Presidency. I did with Bush. (hmn, maybe you have a point)

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:24 PM

Mikem1 writes:

Who would've thought you'd find so much self-righteousness and false outrage on just one message board? AMAZING.
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Ha, now you are joking right? self-righteous...on this topic...darn right! I pay my taxes bubba.

False outrage? False? when I get my paystub and I see the amount of tax that is taken out, I generally dont complain because I'm doing my part as an American citizen. Yeah I could b*tch and moan about some programs, but in general, we all have to ante up.

But when I see FOUR Cabinet level position folks who havent ante'd up and paid their part...particularly in a Democratic Administration (which good or bad, tend to raise taxes for various programs)...outrage doesnt even begin to describe how I feel, how ALL Americans should feel about the clowns that keep trotting up to the Hill.

Posted by: zap123 | February 5, 2009 5:23 PM

People should not be surprised or outraged over the fact that someone has a "tax problem". Millions of people cheat on their taxes, including politicians. What I find outrageous is that so many of these cases slipped through the vetting process. The president is not being served well by his staff and he should start kicking some asses. The vetters need to be fired.

Posted by: valuddite | February 5, 2009 5:22 PM

If this is her husband's issue, then why rush to pay it after 16 years. Oh, what a coincidence - she got nominated. Typical democrat! Hypocrits all the way to the top!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:22 PM


Let me get this straight:

Rep. Hilda Solis’s husband outstanding tax issues date back 16 years.

But Press Secretary Gibbs insists they will stand behind her because Solis’s husband’s tax issues have nothing to do with her because she’s only the wife, not his business partner.

President Obama still doesn’t get it.

All Americans must pay their taxes--including those he nominates for Cabinet posts and their spouses.

As the wife, Solis enjoy the benefits from her spouse’s income. She lists shared bank accounts with him as assets on disclosure forms and she lists his auto repair business as assets on disclosure forms.

Yet, when it comes to the taxes related to his business, suddenly she has nothing to do with his business; much is made of the fact that she is not his business partner, thus, she could not have known any thing about the tax problems. Indeed, both wife and husband are feigning ignorance here. Perhaps the family dog has been eating the tax lien notices for the past 16 years. And don't try to let me they never received a business tax bill--they did and all the current and past due charges were clearly printed on the bills.

Rep. Solis, like President Obama doesn’t get it.

All Americans must pay their taxes--including those nominated for Cabinet posts and their spouses.


Posted by: txgall | February 5, 2009 5:22 PM

I done told all you that them liberals are nothing but liars who haven't paid taxes but want YOU to pay high ones.

And they cut and run when a war goes on.

Bush kept us safe, while Obama gives us more liberal failure. Do you know how stupid you liberals make yourselves look? LMAO!!

Posted by: wallyjrii | February 5, 2009 5:22 PM

If you know anything about state and local taxes, then you know that there is a steady stream of junk paperwork, liens, threatened liens etc spewing constantly from these city and states.

Part of the problem is that the payments never catch up with the paperwork. The states of New York and Arkansas are absolutely the worst, but California is bad too.

A lien like this means absolutely nothing at all.

As we used to say in the 'nam; IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN'.

Posted by: Heerman532 | February 5, 2009 5:22 PM

Kaikane54,
You are right. I need to correct that and say "taxpayers" of both partys agree that taxes are too high.

Spenders and wallet grabbers in the Senate take waaaaay too much money for what they do.
If they take a 75% cut in pay first, then we might look at what they have to say.
it just looks like ether money spiriting to Alqueda.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:21 PM

Lots of folks (mostly libs) are missing the big picture here. Obama was suppose to be like no other politician in the history of modern society. He lacked experience to be President, but was suppose to be such a genius and an inspiration that he could overcome that. His questionable judgment in associating with folks like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers were labeled irrelevant. And he campaigned against "a third Bush term" and "more of the same." He was all about CHANGE. Sadly, too many people fell for his words and speeches and failed to consider the quality of his resume and the substance of his character. We are now seeing his poor judgment as he nominates people to his administration, and we now have to live with the consequences of choosing someone who never ran anything but a successful political campaign to sit in the most powerful office on the planet.

Posted by: madderinhell | February 5, 2009 5:19 PM

Obama is doing everything he can to screw this country up. Not surprising since he has not done one thing in his career of notable achievement prior to this. Idiots that voted for him - stupid, stupid people!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:19 PM

This is a joke, right? Is it April 1st already? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? No wonder Dems LOVE to build expensive feel good social programs...THEY DONT PAY FOR THEM!

Posted by: zap123 | February 5, 2009 5:17 PM

"You couldn't make this stuff up....no one would believe you.

Posted by: twann9852 | February 5, 2009 5:11 PM"


Agreed. Who would've thought you'd find so much self-righteousness and false outrage on just one message board? AMAZING.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:17 PM

This is great...a liberal meltdown of the messiah! So fun to see yet another failure!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:17 PM


The Republicans really are doing everything they can to have Obama fail.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | February 5, 2009 5:04 PM

----------------------

no we dont - the president is doing this on his own

and that is the whole point, the president has done this to himself with all his corruption and radical/corrupt associates

liberals have given us 8 years of LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE about a president that they say was corrupt and now the liberals have given us

a president that is proven to be corrupt and liberals do not have the intellectual honesty to acknowledge this and do anything but defend the president and his corruption



DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 5:16 PM

IgnoranceisBliss1,
One small point....if the military doesn't follow a leader then what is he?
Case in point.....Nixon, who had to pull out when no one would go.
Does "Hell no we won't go" and John Kerry throwing his medals at the Whitehouse strike a chord with you?


I did find the recent blunder by Obama's ego as "commander" Klink over GITMO funny.
He quickly learned the delima Bush faced.

He cannot order around an entity Commissioned by the Congress .

Error after error in actions and judgement is growing old.
It may be another Nixon story with this one.


Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:16 PM

Obama surounds himself with criminals and delinquents and expects the conservatives to get out of the way? I don't think so. Obama is learning early that he ain't quite what he thought he was. Tough being President, especially when he wasn't qualified in the first place!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:14 PM

Kaikane54,
There is one point both party concerns agree upon.
Taxes are too high already.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:05 PM

Are you kidding me? Yes, Dem's and Rep's in the real-world may agree w/ that, but the Dem's in DC definitely don't think that...hence all the disagreement in DC on what to do (cut taxes across the board or allow tax cuts in place to expire and increase taxes where they can).

It really is a shame, but that's one thing that differentiates a Dem from a Repub... in DC, that is.

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 5:14 PM

If my wife had a tax problem, ya think it would be mine too? How can one possibly say it doesn't affect her? Some posters here act like a marriage is an "arm's length" relationship.

And the tax problem is not an "old" one in the sense that it was taken care of a long time ago. It was paid YESTERDAY! It's a "new" tax problem that has been going one continuously for 16 years.

But it is an "old" nominee problem for the annointed one. Such vexxing vetting troubles, I hope they change soon!

Posted by: Ozymandius | February 5, 2009 5:14 PM

I think the liberals/dumb'o'crats are just mad because the first amendment allows for freedom of speech for conservatives/ Republicans when they don't like what is going on, at least until the left reenacts the fairness doctrine. IMPEACH OBAMA!

Posted by: concernedconservative1 | February 5, 2009 5:13 PM

>>>The lien was filed against her husband's business and was sent to his business address. It's not even a household financial issue.

But (1) one lien was 16 years old, and if you think she didn't know about it then you are either gullible or just want socialists in power no matter what; and (2) once it passes 10 years, it ought to be a felony and he should be in prison. His intent was clearly to go his entire life without every paying.

And (3) why do we conservative peons have to pay taxes? Most of these people owe more taxes than I earn in a year! Daschle owed $150K, that's more than I make in TWO years!

Posted by: Kurtiss | February 5, 2009 5:13 PM

You couldn't make this stuff up....no one would believe you.

Posted by: twann9852 | February 5, 2009 5:11 PM

Barack...open, honest, noncorrupt?...So far, the whole bunch looks like the slumlord convict from Chicago, Blago,... Daschle, Geitner, Solis....where will it end.
Someone please tell me you folks didnt vote for a sophomore congressman (180+ days) who voted "present" most of the time. We needed someone with experience, and you guys voted for what made you "feel good". I am sure Barack is a nice man, but he is so far in over his head he cant see straight and the people he has surrounded himself with are crooks....so much for change. You guys watch too much TV...next time, please pay attention. Barack wants to make nice with our enemies...that makes me sleep better at night...foolish.

Posted by: scottmcmahon1 | February 5, 2009 5:10 PM

The Republicans really are doing everything they can to have Obama fail.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | February 5, 2009 5:04 PM

Maybe so, maybe not. All you obamabots may need a good conspiracy theory to support your denial. But the alleged republican efforts are nothing compared to Barry's own. What a chump. Mombasa's favorite son. Did they not cover this stuff in the Indonesian madrassa?

This is hilarious. Even SNL couldn't have made this up.

Posted by: quietpatriot1776 | February 5, 2009 5:08 PM

The Republicans really are doing everything they can to have Obama fail.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | February 5, 2009 5:04 PM

No... he's doing well enough on his own for that!!!!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 5:06 PM

nycityfied,

I assume you are gay as well and in the village with all your "victimized" friends.

Posted by: Steve_in_Florida | February 5, 2009 5:06 PM

Kaikane54,
There is one point both party concerns agree upon.
Taxes are too high already.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 5:05 PM

Anybody sitting in a NY coffee shop isn't worth a darn anyhow. Already a waste of time and energy. Ignore NYCITYFIED!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:04 PM

sd421

I think you need to get your facts straight. You are parsing the constitution incorrectly. The President is always the CiC of the US army and navy. It is only the state militias that must be called into actual service before the President is thier CiC. And I'm pretty sure that if they are being sent out of the country then they have been called into service, even if there is no declaration of war.

Posted by: IgnoranceisBliss1 | February 5, 2009 4:59 PM

The appropriate accronym is CINC, not CiC... but that asside, here's a thought...
If he's only the CINC of the Army and Navy, who's the CINC of the Air Force?? The USMC falls under the Navy and so does the Coast Guard in times of war, but the USAF is its own independent branch. Should we ammend the Constitution???

Things that make you go "hmmmm."

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 5:04 PM

The Republicans really are doing everything they can to have Obama fail.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | February 5, 2009 5:04 PM

"BTW, this vitriol is nothing compared to what Bush went through for most of his 8 years... the only time he wasn't "hated" by the left was for maybe 2 weeks after 9-11!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative"

i agree with this. There was a LOT of unjustified nastiness from the left against Bush, but it just never stops. I remember all the nastiness conservatives wrote (and still write) about Clinton. Before "Bush haters" it was "Clinton haters".

I just consider everybody Americans and I'm glad we have a president that recognizes the need to at least try to work with the loyal opposition.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 5:03 PM

I think what this really highlights is the absolute horror that our tax code has become, which probably makes 90% of the tax paying public into tax cheats. After all, Charlie Rangel can't even get his taxes right and he wrote the tax codes, fer goodness sakes.

The reason that the pols have let it go on so long is that they have never had to live under the horrid system they have created for the rest of us.

So as Rahm Emanuel says, lets not let a crisis go to waste. Time to completely scrap the current, disastrous federal tax code. Preferably in favor of a flat tax.

Unfortunately the pols don't like the flat tax because, even though it will bring in more money, it gives them less control over all our lives.

Posted by: GuyInCT | February 5, 2009 5:03 PM

It seem that there's a lot of liberals do not want to pay their taxes while they insist that conservatives pay their taxes or they will be labeled as non-patriots!

Posted by: litosellshome | February 5, 2009 5:03 PM

Amazing how democrat congress stands up there and says the rich need to do more. They are the rich, and they don't even pay what they owe as they travel around on their personal jets and chastise others for doing the same. Sickening! Hypocrits - all of them!

Posted by: seymourpackers49 | February 5, 2009 5:02 PM

Personally, as a centrist independent I'll never support republicans again. I'm just disgusted with the hate from conservatives.

Posted by: nycityfied | February 5, 2009 4:48 PM

-----

so, I guess you really enjoyed the last 8 years of LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE

if you were honest - after the last 8 years, you could not vote for a dem - now you dont vote at all?


its ok, I know that you are having trouble with the liberal hypocrisy over the president's corruption

and all in less that a month in office


DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 4:59 PM

sd421

I think you need to get your facts straight. You are parsing the constitution incorrectly. The President is always the CiC of the US army and navy. It is only the state militias that must be called into actual service before the President is thier CiC. And I'm pretty sure that if they are being sent out of the country then they have been called into service, even if there is no declaration of war.

Posted by: IgnoranceisBliss1 | February 5, 2009 4:59 PM

"So which is most obvious: the Country has a huge debt because there aren't any Dems in Washington that pay taxes or all of the Reps that do pay taxes just aren't paying enough to cover the expenses of our massive government?

Posted by: cw2800 | February 5, 2009 4:50 PM"

Oh right, it's all the "Dems". The huge debt just happened in the last two weeks. AMAZING.

[I gotta stop feeding the trolls]

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 4:57 PM

mikem1,
Obama had a lot of support in SFO.
The key word is had.

These nominees and his manic panic Obama drama has even worn them out.(not easy to do)

No one is for a new wallet heist under the guise of Taxes.....especially when we see that few are actually able to pay them in the first place.

Taxes are too high already.

The gouge is big, but to actually put people in power who don't pay them is the beginning of another " tea in the Harbor" for Obama.

Americans left England over taxes, and if they refuse again to pay at all during the Obama stint in office, he may quickly discover who runs the Country.
The people said no on the first bail out.
The people are saying no on the second bailout.
Nominees enmasse were unable to meet their tax loads.....so maybe, just maybe, the concept that taxes are too high might start to sink in.
Taxes are too high for people paying them, but spenders that are found to be non payers are what?


pssst (criminals)

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:57 PM

WOW. I'm sitting here in a cafe and decided to show some folks sitting here some of these comments. If conservative republicans only knew how their kind vitriol really turns people off. Even some of their own. 6 repubs, 2 Dems and 2 Indies all agree the comments on here by republicans are a real turnoff. Personally, as a centrist independent I'll never support republicans again. I'm just disgusted with the hate from conservatives.

Posted by: nycityfied | February 5, 2009 4:48 PM

Hmm, just call it frustration from the Conservatives who are finally being heard! BTW, this vitriol is nothing compared to what Bush went through for most of his 8 years... the only time he wasn't "hated" by the left was for maybe 2 weeks after 9-11!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 4:57 PM

Un-effing believable! You just couldn't make this stuff up!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | February 5, 2009 4:56 PM

I love it. Both parties blaming the other when its both parties that are at fault. It's time for the Independants to run the country! Remember this when its time to vote in two years.

Posted by: KaiKane54 | February 5, 2009 4:56 PM

oh man alive....

this is like a bad dream
"virgil in tombstone"

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | February 5, 2009 4:55 PM

Dang.....Do any Democrats pay their taxes.....no wonder they are so willing to raise other people's taxes who actually pay them

Posted by: bigdogmlw | February 5, 2009 4:55 PM

nycityfied, What Hate??
I vote Constitutional Party not Republican.

So I guess it was wrong for Jesus to get mad and chase out the moneychangers in the temple??
We Conservatives are fedup with the HYPOCRISY from the Liberals/Socialists/Communists in our Govt.
Dont point the finger at Bush either. Bush may be a registered Republican but he sure acted like a Socialist bailing everyone out.

Posted by: sd421 | February 5, 2009 4:55 PM

Current evidence demonstrates being a tax cheat is a pre-qualification to work in the Obama administration. Honest taxpayers need not apply.

Posted by: JoeCollins1 | February 5, 2009 4:55 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!! What joke this guy is...do some research for F's sake...

Posted by: Conchockey16 | February 5, 2009 4:54 PM

I find it amusing that after 8 years of the most corrupt and incompetent administration in history, conservatives are screaming for Democrats blood of a Democratic President because, out of 300+ appointees, 5 of them are flawed.

A higher percentage of Republican Congressmen chase teenage boys and hang out in airport bathrooms.

If Bush success was even half that good, you might still be in power.


Posted by: swalker3 | February 5, 2009 4:53 PM

sombreropoint38 offered a serious suggestion, to wit: “What do you say that we tell these idiots how we feel about this in a unified, meaningful way? What would happen if, in April, there was a tax revolt and twenty-five million of us all banded together and decided not to file?”

I like that, but in all honesty I would rather that twenty-five million of us marched on Washington in April. Either way or both, I’m game. Now where is the mind that is going to create a web site popular enough to draw all of us and get us to get on board?

Posted by: kevintheelder | February 5, 2009 4:52 PM

WTF does her husband's taxes have to do with her?? For crying out loud everyone has someone in their family with skeletons in the closet, but it shouldn't be held against everyone else in the family if they had no part of it.

Posted by: ozpunk | February 5, 2009 4:52 PM

This is crazy. When will all the dodgers come out of the tax closet?

Posted by: ziploc | February 5, 2009 4:51 PM



Barry has pretty decent insurance against impeachment: Joe Biden is VP.

Posted by: quietpatriot1776 | February 5, 2009 4:44 PM



quiet - you nailed that one - good catch


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 4:50 PM

To be fair, tax liens can be difficult to know about. Everytime I do a title search on the same piece of property something new pops up. These records are many times on paper and are difficult to find. Let's wait for the details before throwing the rope of the limb.

Posted by: HepKatt | February 5, 2009 4:50 PM

So which is most obvious: the Country has a huge debt because there aren't any Dems in Washington that pay taxes or all of the Reps that do pay taxes just aren't paying enough to cover the expenses of our massive government?

Posted by: cw2800 | February 5, 2009 4:50 PM

Usually I'm pretty quick to slam a persons retarded drivel but proud tx conservative, I am unclear as to your meaning. I dont pick on 'special' people, sorry.

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 4:29 PM

Well, I'm glad you don't pick on 'special' people, or else picking on yourself would definitely get old for you, I'm sure!

I'll spell it out for you using small words so you can "understand" me...

8 years ago, you Democraps said you'd leave the country if/when GW was elected. But it seems that none of you did. If you had left, then there would've been no way BHO would've been elected last November. Does that help you understand little 'special' boy???

Oh wait a minute, I apologize... I've accidentally stooped down to your level.

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 4:49 PM

"Let's see if the leftstream Democrat media gets in as much in a lather over THIS tax lean as they did JOE THE PLUMBER! No, not taking any bets......

Posted by: devan95 | February 5, 2009 4:36 PM"

Last week you guys were complaining that Daschle's tax problem would never be reported. Please get over yourselves already. The MSM likes a good story no matter the political party.


Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 4:49 PM

WOW. I'm sitting here in a cafe and decided to show some folks sitting here some of these comments. If conservative republicans only knew how their kind vitriol really turns people off. Even some of their own. 6 repubs, 2 Dems and 2 Indies all agree the comments on here by republicans are a real turnoff. Personally, as a centrist independent I'll never support republicans again. I'm just disgusted with the hate from conservatives.

Posted by: nycityfied | February 5, 2009 4:48 PM

It seems to me that the people(politicians)in our government are a bunch of hypocrites, tax cheats, drug users, sex offenders, etc..
Why the hell would anybody of high moral and ethical standards want to associate with those types of people. I wouldn't want to. Looks like the government is going to have to lower their standards if they want to put someone in those cabinet positions.

Posted by: GClausen | February 5, 2009 4:48 PM

Atlas shrugged

Posted by: basicallystupid15 | February 5, 2009 4:48 PM


kbkgza, help me out here. So republicans criticizing democrats for not paying their taxes is the same as democrats siding with and supporting terrorists? It must suck being a democrat. I'd hate myself to if I had spent the last 6 years aiding and abetting suicide bombers. They had a good run though, with the democrat party help. Unfortunately for you our military refused to accept being part of another Vietnam. Sad they didn't have to withdraw in humiliation, isn't it? Oh well, maybe you guys can screw up Afghanistan and get the humiliation you crave.

Posted by: kaymad | February 5, 2009 4:38 PM


touche - nicely done

- but -

how dare you use something that the corrupt party can not answer - the facts and the truth



DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 4:46 PM

Oh Hilda, Lo siento mucho!

Posted by: kmcd1 | February 5, 2009 4:46 PM

The only way they could put Al Capone in the slammer was by nailing him on tax evasion. Let's bring back the good old days.

Posted by: SalMonella | February 5, 2009 4:46 PM

dottydo -

Is English your first language? Are you suggesting that anyone that supports Obama lives in San Francisco?

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 4:45 PM

Barry has pretty decent insurance against impeachment: Joe Biden is VP.

Posted by: quietpatriot1776 | February 5, 2009 4:44 PM

Leona Helmsley said it well: "Only the little people pay taxes." This isn't a Democrat-Republican fight (as reflected in most of the postings here), it's a battle between the uppercrust scoundrels and the rest of us who actually work for a living and follow the law.

Posted by: ftro | February 5, 2009 4:44 PM

Barry Soetoro you are a chump.

Posted by: quietpatriot1776 | February 5, 2009 4:41 PM

To kbkgza,
Obama is not technically Commander in Chief. The Constitution states,Article II,Section II. "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, WHEN CALLED into the actual service of the United States." Meaning Congress must first Declare War(which it hasnt since WW II),before the President is the Commander in Chief. Please get your facts straight.

Posted by: sd421 | February 5, 2009 4:41 PM

Hey dswansoniceman!

Nice try at creating excuses for tax cheats but when you have liens filed against your business, all you have to do is read the notice of lien letter which is sent to you. Oooo, so complicated.. what do all these words mean!

Posted by: Steve_in_Florida | February 5, 2009 4:39 PM

kbkgza, help me out here. So republicans criticizing democrats for not paying their taxes is the same as democrats siding with and supporting terrorists? It must suck being a democrat. I'd hate myself to if I had spent the last 6 years aiding and abetting suicide bombers. They had a good run though, with the democrat party help. Unfortunately for you our military refused to accept being part of another Vietnam. Sad they didn't have to withdraw in humiliation, isn't it? Oh well, maybe you guys can screw up Afghanistan and get the humiliation you crave.

Posted by: kaymad | February 5, 2009 4:38 PM

Maybe if the media would have actually asked Obama some questions during this Celebrity Apprentice meets Affirmative Action election, we'd have a different outcome.

ALL HAIL HUSSEIN!

Hey, at least he's black.

Posted by: DrPearl | February 5, 2009 4:37 PM

mikem1,
I will have the SFO transit authority get right on that speeding problem in front of your house.
California is not proud of Mummy Pelosi right now, by the way.

Timmy "Al Capone" Geither's confirmation made many mad.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:37 PM

Ok.. who cares. I understand most of you think taxes are so simple because you just have a W2 and use taxcut or whatevr. but when you have a business, it gets VERY complicated. 6,500 is nothing, for gawd sake.

Posted by: dswansoniceman | February 5, 2009 4:36 PM

Every day it seems we are learning that
more Democrats and/husbands, do not like
to pay their taxes. Obama needs to know
that this issue with his appointments is
becoming farsical and any sign that any of
his appointees or families have not paid
their taxes in a timely manner, should be
made to withdraw. After all, according to
Madam Pelosi, you, democrats, should follow
her advice and be patriotic and cough up
what you owe. What a farse. Perhaps the
IRS should reveal who is congress is in
arrears. I know I am not, God forbid.

Posted by: Ricksusan | February 5, 2009 4:36 PM

Let's see if the leftstream Democrat media gets in as much in a lather over THIS tax lean as they did JOE THE PLUMBER! No, not taking any bets......

Posted by: devan95 | February 5, 2009 4:36 PM

Failure to follow the law is a crime. What happened to Nancy Pelosi's "culture of corruption"? Aside from all that, the tax codes are incomprehensible. One should be able to calculate one's taxes on a postcard. One earns this much, one pays this much. Exceptions extremely limited.

Posted by: RoyRogers | February 5, 2009 4:35 PM

kbkgza -
Treason use to be punished by death yet here are the traitor repuglicans committing this vile act with fervor! I have six words for the traitor repuglicans... America; love it or leave it! Move to canada or something cause in this country we honor our Commander-in-Chief, we aren't traitors like the repugs


gotta luv this America hater that is using LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE to defend presidential corruption

last month you and all your liberal were whining about the war and now you want to use it to defend the

president's corruption

America haters wrapping themselves in the flag when it suits you to defend corruption.


We, the military, do not appreciate America haters, like you, using the flag and demonizing Real American patriots for the defense of the

- corrupt president -




DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION - in a time of war, no less



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 4:35 PM

a whole lot of holier-than-thou comments. you people say you've paid your taxes, but I wonder if your return's would stand up under the same kind of scrutiny as these nominees are getting, hm?

Also, if they are truly tax "cheaters", why only cheat such a small amount?

Oh well, I guess logic and reason has no place in the GOP. Better just to bash!

BTW, that's why you lost the election.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 4:35 PM

Change you can believe in!

OBAMA LIED! PEOPLE DIED!

IMPEACH!

Hmm......time to dust off the Hitler posters........

Where's Cindy Sheehan?

Posted by: DrPearl | February 5, 2009 4:35 PM

impeach this obummer prez before he screws up any further. This is not the change we can believe in, it's not the audacity of hope, it's just the chickens coming home to roost.

Posted by: charlietuna666 | February 5, 2009 4:34 PM

Oh my god, enough with the tax problems already! This is utterly embarrassing to the Democratic party and more importantly, to taxpayers everywhere who do the right thing and pay.

Posted by: lawgirlguru | February 5, 2009 4:34 PM

rrpat,
Do you even know what Fannie and Freddie do? Do you know what their role was in the financial crisis? Do you know what role Wall Street firms like Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers played in the subprime mess?

When McCain et al talked about "reigning in Fannie and Freddie" they were NOT trying to prevent securitization of subprime loans. They were trying to make it easier for Wall Street firms to do the same.

It's true that Clinton comes in for some blame for this - especially Robert Rubin. But the original culprit is Ronald Reagan who thought that full-on deregulation would allow the free market to police itself. Lot of good that did.

Posted by: ElrodinTennessee | February 5, 2009 4:34 PM

I am starting to wonder if any Democrats pay their taxes? We could balance the budget if we Audited every registered Dem.

Posted by: dencal26 | February 5, 2009 4:34 PM

It took me a while, but now I get it. The reason the Dems like to raise taxes is because they never actually pay theirs!!

Posted by: Jenny65 | February 5, 2009 4:34 PM

If Sollis is responsible for her spouse's tax problems, then Jeb Bush is responsible for his spouse's fine by customs officials in Atlanta for failing to declare $19000 in clothing and jewelry she bought in a trip to Paris. And W was responsible for his daughters' underage drinking and using fake IDs.

Sollis will be confirmed, the Employee Free Choice Act will pass, and conservatives will bark at the moon.

Posted by: Garak | February 5, 2009 4:33 PM

You have laugh at this. Is there a single liberal that honestly pays their taxes? I think not. And to all of you losers here who say it's her husband's problem; the Solis's file their taxes jointly and she's just as responsible for this as he is.

Posted by: bcd_2001 | February 5, 2009 4:33 PM

It's a little early in the game, but I think the President should start the pardons. After all, he's running out of nominees and that would make Wesley Snipes available for an appointment.

Come on Libs. Start the chant, 'Free Wesley Now!'

Posted by: kevintheelder | February 5, 2009 4:32 PM

The current tax structure is too complicated and enables too much corruption. It needs to be simplified so that there is absolute clarity.

Posted by: zoo2 | February 5, 2009 4:32 PM

Obama put Timmy "Al Capone" Geither in the position as our role model to follow and act like..

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:31 PM

Hey kbkgza!

Using the word "retarded" isn't PC (Politically Correct). Obviously you're not knowledgable about liberals as well as conservatives.

Posted by: Steve_in_Florida | February 5, 2009 4:31 PM

Dear 44-

Please have your vetters check the tax records before nominating them.

This is becoming embarrassing...

Sincerely-

A tax paying Dem

Posted by: TobiMc3 | February 5, 2009 4:31 PM

Curses! Foiled again!

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | February 5, 2009 4:30 PM

Wow this is really getting to be embarrasing. I know it was far too difficult for the national media to vet Obama as a candidate, but for a sitting president to not know that so many of his appointees are tax cheats is unbelievable. This country is in the midst of a recession, about to receive a collective prostate exam courtesy of Queen Pelosi, in the form of a massive pork-laden spending bill (and the gargantuan tax increase which will be needed to pay for it) and the best this schmuck could do is find us a group of "advisors" who act like Leona Helmsley on tax day? He was right about one thing, change is on it's way. America, you deserve what you have coming.

Posted by: Bertorama | February 5, 2009 4:30 PM

These candidates should have some personal responsibility, Why do you put the President in spot if you have all these tax issues.

Learn from Repulicans, they cheat in big scale so most of us couldn't even figure what happened.

Posted by: optimist_10 | February 5, 2009 4:29 PM

kbkgza

I have been to Canada. It's cold and the people there spend more than half their income in taxes to pay for their socialist government programs.

Posted by: concernedconservative1 | February 5, 2009 4:29 PM

Usually I'm pretty quick to slam a persons retarded drivel but proud tx conservative, I am unclear as to your meaning. I dont pick on 'special' people, sorry.

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 4:29 PM

Dear 44-

Please have your vetters check the tax records *before* nominating them.

This is getting embarassing...

Posted by: TobiMc3 | February 5, 2009 4:28 PM

Hey TFMB,

What kind of far right drivel about traitors are you bloviating about? It's ALWAYS been the Lib's and the left accusing GW (and republicans) of being a liars and criminals. Look what party can't even find enough honest taxing paying party members to fill a cabinet without "waivers". Anyone who tries "IQ" insults has an inferiority complex about theirs.

Posted by: Steve_in_Florida | February 5, 2009 4:26 PM

This blog is full of traitors! Criticizing the President during a time of war is unpatriotic! All these people who are criticizing are obviously all members of Al-Qeida! Treason use to be punished by death yet here are the traitor repuglicans committing this vile act with fervor! I have six words for the traitor repuglicans... America; love it or leave it! Move to canada or something cause in this country we honor our Commander-in-Chief, we aren't traitors like the repugs

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM

WELL, IF YOU "DEMOCRAPS" WOULD'VE USED THIS SAME LOGIC 8 YEARS AGO WHEN Y'ALL COULDN'T BELIEVE BUSH WON THE ELECTION (ELECTORAL VS. POPULAR VOTE...I.E. OUR SYSTEM OF ELECTING THE PRESIDENT!!!!), THEN WE WOULDN'T HAVE THE CURRENT PROBLEM WE'RE IN NOW W/ THE CURRENT COMMANDER IN CHIEF... YOU KNOW?!?!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 4:25 PM


Read up before you spout off people!

Her husband has not been "in trouble with the IRS for 16 years."

The state and county placed liens on his repair shop property for disputed items like fees and sales tax on equipment. Very often these things don't show up unless you go to sell the property. Also, quite often the county doesn't properly remove the lien when you pay and you have to go back in and show them the stupid receipt.

Geithner was bad. Daschle was worse. Killefer and Solis, I don't think are in the same league at all.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | February 5, 2009 4:25 PM

Lets see. # branches of Government.
Executive (President)
Legislative (Senate and Congress)
Judicial (Courts)

For the past 2 years both houses were controlled by the Democrats. They legislate the laws. They control the oversite commitees that should have seen this coming long before now. They along with the Media have brainwashed half the us population to hate George W. Bush. They are destroying this country right in front of our noses and half this country can't see it. Prominent Democrats ran Fannie Mae, the same government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) that donated campaign cash to top Democrats. And one of Fannie Mae’s main defenders in the House – Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., a recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989 – was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive.
The media coverage of Frank’s coziness with Fannie Mae and his pro-Fannie Mae stances has been lacking. Of the eight appearances Frank made on the three broadcasts networks between Jan. 1, 2008, and Sept. 21, 2008, none of his comments dealt with the potential conflicts of interest. Only six of the appearances dealt with the economy in general and two of those appearances, including an April 6, 2008 appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes” were about his opposition to a manned mission to Mars.

Posted by: dennislarson | February 5, 2009 4:24 PM

Apparently Democrats insist that OTHERS pay taxes.

We, the regular citizens, are called unpatriotic by Joe Biden if we don't pay our taxes.

Does that mean that this groups of Obama nominess are also unpatriotic?

*****Encourage Congressional Republicans to defend Conservatism against this culture of corruption:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/we-demand-true-conservative-leadership.html

Posted by: ensignbay | February 5, 2009 4:23 PM

OMG! It must be true ... there aren't any Democrats to pick that have actually paid their taxes.

How ironic ... the ones who love to raise your taxes don't bother to pay their own.

Posted by: playfair109 | February 5, 2009 4:23 PM

"
Don't sign up for public scrutiny if you are sleeping with a tax evader and tax fraud.
The public is her victim.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM"

You people are just too friggin' funny. Such outrage! Such drama! Such self-righteousness! Wow, no wonder nobody takes you seriously.

(oh btw everytime you or your significant other speeds past my house you are making the public your victim hahahahahaha Are you sleeping with a known law-breaker??? huh???? hahahaha)

Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 4:23 PM

To Steve_in_Florida, please see my note to sombreropoint38. In what gene pool do you guys inbreed from? Do you guys not understand satire at all?

Posted by: TMFB | February 5, 2009 4:23 PM

This is becoming a little bit crazy. All of congress and every bureaucrat should be audited now. I'm sure there are plenty of members of both parties we could nail for non tax payment, and we could balance the budget at the same time!

Posted by: kaymad | February 5, 2009 4:23 PM

kbkgza,
Before Obama began demanding money and signing things he should have won the rest of the public.
If the ACORN SCAM VOTE IS OUSTED IT IS CLEAR THAT HE NEEDED TO WIN HEARTS AND MINDS.
The vast numbers of voters were not going to vote for Mc Cain, a guy not born in the USA , because it is treason to breech the Constitution.

The second half of the first bailout is not spent, so why ask for more?

If Bush thought that was the amount needed then it probably would have been, if corruption hadn't ethered it away.

Obama ended the Honeymoon, so he is the bad guy here. At this point in time he is drawing closer to a divorce, if he doesn't demand Senators and himself take a salary cut.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:23 PM



this is to easy - pelosi, frank and hussein



DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION

and

liberals defending corruption by a president after 8 years of LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE

LIBERAL HYPOCRISY AT DEFENDING CORRUPTION - TO FRIGGEN EASY

stop the easy corruption, give the msm something that can work for - we know its out there.

President hussein and politics of fear - - more LIBERAL HYPOCRISY

DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


ROTFFLMFAO - LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL



Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 4:22 PM

To concernedconservative1, please go to Canada first and warm it up! Us patriots will stay with the best, most greatest, bestest, most awesome country on the face of gods green earth... I think that's what Hannity said right? And as far as my writing being stupid I agree the statement was a combination of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly... thanks to the conservative guy who pointed that out!

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 4:22 PM

could any party possibly be more corrupt than the democrap party?......gosh the democraps made the biggest deal of some republican tapping feet with someone in a bathroom and they have barndog frank selling boys out of his basement.....what's with all the tax evaders trying to get in the obummer's cabinet? Thought this was going to be for "change'? Well, I guess it is change.....Bush never had anyone like all the tax cheat democraps, now did he?

Posted by: charlietuna666 | February 5, 2009 4:21 PM

I'm no Bush supporter of his spending polocies but to blame the current financial mess on him is just plain wrong!
As far back as 2001, Bush, Sen Lugar and even McCain joined by a host of Republicans begged to have a specific bill come out of the committee for a vote to reign in Fannie and Freddie. very time this was attempted, the Dems on committee said that there was no need for a vote as Freddie and Fannie were very sound. Lugar and McCain and 16 other Republicans endorsed a letter stating that Freddie and Fannie were running amok and WOULD come back to bite the American TAx payer in the butt and ruin the financial institutions. How right they were. Remember Bill O Reilly with Barney Frank? Barney that his tape stating his support for Freddie and Fannie was misrepresented. What a laugh.

Posted by: rrpat | February 5, 2009 4:21 PM

To sombreropoint38, he's not a moron, he's spoofing the drivel that we have been hearing from the far-right for the last eight years. Unsurprisingly, this satire is lost you - your IQ must be in the sub-80 range, a/k/a a republican genius.

Posted by: TMFB | February 5, 2009 4:20 PM

Hey kbkgza!

You jacka$$. Where were you when Lib's such as yourself were call GW a liar. I guess it's only treasonous when you're critical of a divacrat!

Posted by: Steve_in_Florida | February 5, 2009 4:19 PM

kbkgza

The way our country is headed, we will BE Canada by the end of this administration.

IMPEACH OBAMA!

Posted by: concernedconservative1 | February 5, 2009 4:19 PM

Too bad Republicans didn't have a better nominee. As George Will observed last fall, America had a choice between two unqualified nominees: one by unqualified by lack of experience (rectifiable) the other by unsuitable temperament.

But McCain's temper would be a joy to behold if these were his Cabinet nominees. I imagine he'd cut them loose with lightning-speed and a litany of choice words.

The President should go outside the Washington orbit more often. Lawmakers just can't seem to be bothered with obeying laws -- especially disclosure and taxes.

Posted by: DagnyT | February 5, 2009 4:18 PM

Don't understand why everyone is so upset. Taxes are to be paid by the "rich" Republicans in order to support handouts to the Democrats.

Obama is correct. A catastrophe is occurring. The only think is, it's his administration that's the catastrophe. Send him back to the community to get organized.

Posted by: wlkelly | February 5, 2009 4:18 PM

Remember that the next time you fools vote in another "I'm for change and hope Dem" into office!
Posted by: ProudTXConservative
----------------------

As opposed to that village idiot and sh!t head from Texass?

You fools don't realize one thing - so far for all four, we are talking under 250K of tax money.

Compared to the missing millions (or is it billions) from the Iraq invasion by your 'nucular' boy, this is not even a drop in the bucket.

Ooo- you goopers found some new boogeyman. Dems who failed to pay all the taxes.. Ooo.

Posted by: Pillai | February 5, 2009 4:18 PM

sombreropoint38's real name is Osama Bin Laden!!!! A traitor!!

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 4:17 PM

Leona Hemsley is the next nominee

Posted by: Cathy64 | February 5, 2009 4:17 PM

Another Dumbocrat tax cheat!!! Surprise! Surprise! Remember Solis loves illegal aliens and they all work on a cash only basis. We should all call Mike Enzi, the ranking republican on the committee, and let him know we do NOT want a tax cheat in charge of labor.

Posted by: CitizenPayne | February 5, 2009 4:17 PM

lot of america haters on this board. lol.


Posted by: mikem1 | February 5, 2009 4:17 PM

Uh oh. LaRaza and open border advocates won't be pleased. They are eagerly awaiting her confirmation since she clearly advocates amnesty, abolishing EVerify and the importation of more foreign workers.

Obama will just put his foot down and demand one of the chosen ones be nominated. The fix is in. ACORN and La Raza have taken credit for being on the only voting blocs that elected him and apparently Obama buys into it because he's making sure they're at the table regardless of their racist agendas .It wouldn't matter what Solis did. She's the correct race.

Posted by: tinyt55 | February 5, 2009 4:17 PM

This blog is full of traitors! Criticizing the President during a time of war is unpatriotic! All these people who are criticizing are obviously all members of Al-Qeida! Treason use to be punished by death yet here are the traitor repuglicans committing this vile act with fervor! I have six words for the traitor repuglicans... America; love it or leave it! Move to canada or something cause in this country we honor our Commander-in-Chief, we aren't traitors like the repugs
_________________________________________

The guy who wrote this is a moron.

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | February 5, 2009 4:16 PM

So, if you are a tax cheat, then you should apply w/ the Administration? Sounds about right from the looks of things.

Posted by: tmace | February 5, 2009 4:15 PM

Maybe we just ought to audit every member of Congress and their spouses taxes each year. Would make life simple. And as for past members they could request a regualar annual audit if they ever wanted to go back into government to be on the safe side.

Posted by: peterdc | February 5, 2009 4:15 PM

The Anger, The Hate, the Stupidity !!! Our country is a powderkeg !!!

Posted by: FBIobserver42 | February 5, 2009 4:15 PM

pkust,
If she saw benefit from her husband's income that should have been paid to the IRS, she is not off the hook.
The wife never knew ideal goes away the second she goes into politics.
Don't sign up for public scrutiny if you are sleeping with a tax evader and tax fraud.
The public is her victim.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM

The husband's tax "problems" are hers as well if they file jointly. Are we expected to believe that she wasn't aware of 15 outstanding tax leins because, as Mr. Gibbs stated "she's not a partner in his business"? Completely unaware of her families financial status, but qualified to run a government department?

A much larger ethical concern is her failure to disclose her position as treasurer of a pro-union group on her house members disclosure forms. Another "serious error" or "regrettable omission".

There are over 300 million people in this country (even though Ms. Pelosi thinks 500 million jobs are lost every month) ... is this really the best we can do?

At least he has now paid the taxes ... keep making those appointments and we can bail out California!

Posted by: LeftCoastCurmudgeon | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM

This blog is full of traitors! Criticizing the President during a time of war is unpatriotic! All these people who are criticizing are obviously all members of Al-Qeida! Treason use to be punished by death yet here are the traitor repuglicans committing this vile act with fervor! I have six words for the traitor repuglicans... America; love it or leave it! Move to canada or something cause in this country we honor our Commander-in-Chief, we aren't traitors like the repugs

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM

Oh come on, most of us pay our taxes and pay them on time. If this lady is so stupid that she hasn't noticed that her husband had been in a scrap with the tax people for 16 years then we don't need her. Come on Barack, old buddy, how about spending less time giving glowing utopia speaches and more time doing due diligence on these tax-cheat candidates of yours.

Posted by: alfa67 | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM


Have any of you ever had a dispute with the Zoning board or whichever local office determines the value of your property for tax purposes?

You dispute the bill, you file a complaint, and you wait for it to get resolved in court. Big corporations do this all the time, to the tune of millions of dollars in property tax.

If Solis' husband paid it just to get it off the books, that's too bad, because that makes it seem like he didn't have a case to begin with.

It's not 6 for 6 "bad" nominees in any case--over 300 nominees have been sworn in, including at least 10 Cabinet-level appointees by unanimous voice-vote.

Get a grip, people. (Although I realize I am preaching to the wrong crowd--most of you have just been waiting for an excuse to gloat.)

Posted by: mikeinmidland | February 5, 2009 4:13 PM

In the case of Solis, its not the taxes that are the problem, its that while she was a member of the House of Representatives, she also served as Treasurer of an advocacy group for union issues that lobbied Congress, and she failed to disclose this relationship, in violation of House rules. In simple words, she was a lobbyist, while also an elected representative.

Posted by: Opus17 | February 5, 2009 4:12 PM

Wait---is this now FOUR cabinet nominees with tax problems?

I love liberals---more than happy to raise my taxes, but unwilling to pay any themselves.

Posted by: _virginian_ | February 5, 2009 4:11 PM

This is like a key stone cops movie. How much more ridiculous can this get? This is precisely why we should not let unprepared and clearly inexperienced people BE PRESIDENT!!!!! GRRRR......

Posted by: candyzky | February 5, 2009 4:11 PM

Seeing a trend here. We have a civic organizer here playing President and so far he is doing a good job at civic organizer. That is what you voted for. Should have checked this guy out before you marked the square. Got blinded with all of your Bush hatred. He is out to spend our tax dollers on social agendas. As you can see, polititions do not have to pay taxes. Only when they get picked for a cabinet position and only then because they got caught. Spin Obama, spin.

Posted by: SouthernCross2 | February 5, 2009 4:09 PM

Let's not forget that an admitted coke-head was elected to be President. It's not like druggies hang out with the highest class of people, i.e. tax evaders and murderers (see: Kennedy). All I can say is haha, people got what they wanted, change. Too bad it was change for the worse. Does anyone else remember this quote:" We live in the greatest country in the world, won't you join me in trying to change it?" Hmmmm... BHO, on the campaign trail.

Posted by: concernedconservative1 | February 5, 2009 4:08 PM

The democrats have a unique way of providing tax cuts - they don't pay!
They have a unique way of looking to increase jobs - increase jobs by penalizing employers.
The democrats created this mess by seeding the system with 6 trillion dollars of toxic, failed mortgage debit, and were quick to call anyone who questioned the lunatic lending practices as bigots. They took the Community Reinvestment Act underground and let the bureaucrats administer the direction of mortgages. Then when the direction of mortgage lending changed, they defended it after there were credible evidence that the lending practices to "severely damage the economy". McCain and others warned congress in 2005 - they called them bigots. Pelosi and Reid pushed out TARP so quickly because they knew they had caused the meltdown. Now the socialist propaganda machine is running full time to cover it up and obfusicate.

Posted by: CaptB | February 5, 2009 4:08 PM

marcusd53,

75% pay cut to the President and Senators and appointees would certainly show some leadership in DC.

There is no veil here.
Obama does not have the public's confidence.

If he wants some he should act right, and quit acting.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:07 PM

Poor liberals, what can they do - they are not honest enough to demonize the president for what they have been ranting about for 8 years

so it is the liberal attacks on Real Americans as a defense of corruption by President Hussein

liberals, or the honest liberals, have got to hate their politicians for putting them in the hypocrisy seat so squarely

and the corrupt president using fear for stimulus giveaway - and the liberal have ranted about politics of fear and their prez is living on the POLITICS OF FEAR

typical LIBERAL HYPOCRITES - and more of the


DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 4:07 PM

For Democrats paying taxes is optional. They tax the rest of us but do not pay them.

Posted by: lllh | February 5, 2009 4:06 PM

If this were on talk radio, it would be considered comedy. Does NOBODY in Washington pay their taxes?

That said, Solis is a victim of bad timing. If she had been the first nominee with tax problems, she probably would have coasted through, simply because the tax issues are not hers directly, but her husband's business's. After three nominees with tax errors, however, she touches a raw nerve.

The President would be well advised to re-vet all nominees pending before the Senate....pulling their nominations if necessary. That would be the only step that would give the public confidence in his chosen advisors.

Posted by: pkust | February 5, 2009 4:05 PM

pjkigerl wrote...

"If a DWI arrest didn't disqualify George W. Bush for the presidency, a tax mistake by someone's spouse shouldn't disqualify a person for a cabinet position."

Interesting logic "gerl"... considering Obama admitted to doing cocaine/pot when he was in college, yet didn't get a single minute of scrutiny by the "drive-by" media over that issue!

Nice try lib!!

On another note... we all know what trouble the "average" American can get into when the IRS gets involved...heck, it's the only thing our Gov't was able to pin on Al Capone, for crying out loud! If they can't pay their taxes (no matter the amount) then they shouldn't work for the Government in the first place...afterall, our own tax dollars go to pay their salaries!!! Remember that the next time you fools vote in another "I'm for change and hope Dem" into office!

Posted by: ProudTXConservative | February 5, 2009 4:05 PM

Every day working Americans pay their taxes on time and in full. Why in heaven's name can't the powers that be or want to be pay theirs on time and properly!?!?

This is not just a problem that has just cropped up -- over time we've been hearing about both parties having tax issues....
Just like the rich and the corporations know how to avoid taxes....

Sigh....

Posted by: abby0802 | February 5, 2009 4:05 PM

Gibbs is about as nauseating a press secretary as there has been. He weasels around every serious allegation question. He does nothing to allay the feeling that the administration is going to be the most corrupt we've seen. Loving Obummer does not change the fact that he has a suspicious background, and he's nominating a slew of crooks to serve in his cabinet.
Ughhhhh!

Posted by: intewedm1 | February 5, 2009 4:04 PM

Thug Thizzle!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQsG6MHCxCU

Oh he's doin' this 'thang' alright...

Posted by: victorpark | February 5, 2009 4:04 PM

I HAVE A SERIOUS SUGGESTION: WHAT DO YOU SAY THAT WE TELL THESE IDIOTS HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THIS IN A UNIFIED, MEANINGFUL WAY? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF, IN APRIL, THERE WAS A TAX REVOLT AND TWENTY-FIVE MILLION OF US ALL BANDED TOGETHER AND DECIDED NOT TO FILE?

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | February 5, 2009 4:04 PM

NEWSFLASH FROM WASHINGTON /DATELINE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5/ PAUL VOULKER REPORTS STIMULUS WILL BE UNNECESSARY IF DEMOCRATS WILL JUST PAY THEIR PERSONAL TAXES DUE TO THE U.S. TREASURY. IMMEDIATE OPPOSITION TO SAID AUDIT WAS VOICED BY
WELL........DEMOCRATS.

NOW THAT IS FUNNY.

Posted by: Stinkin | February 5, 2009 4:03 PM

What is with all this tax stuff? I had problems with the IRS several years ago, because they didn't have the forms I needed at the IRS office, so I shoe-horned stuff in but in the wrong places for them. They imposed a fine, waved it, then imposed a still larger fine when a supervisor got wind that they were letting me off. The IRS didn't let me off, not for a day, much less 16 years!

Posted by: lswinford | February 5, 2009 4:03 PM

And to think they criticized McCain’s vetting of Palin. At least Palin and her husband paid their taxes.

Posted by: ahashburn | February 5, 2009 4:03 PM

For you idiots who try to excuse Hilda for the sins of her husband--here is the situation: she is a co-owner of this business. Community property is the law in California as is community responsibility for the business. She is not without knowledge of this tax evasion nor is she without responsibility. Obama's picks are revealing the UGLY truth about many public officials--they don't think the law pertains to them, especially when they have to pay taxes. This is a disqualifier--period. She needs to go away and work with Tom Dashchle. This continuing discovery of tax cheating among Democrats is both disheartening and disgusting. And everyone thought that Mr. Obama's stinky real estate deal with Tony Rezko was just a fluke--BS! It's all part of the pattern of political privilege and corruption.

Posted by: jshaver001 | February 5, 2009 4:02 PM

jpk2,

Those thugs paid their taxes, and kept us from further harm.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 4:02 PM

You are starting to see who the truly corrupt party in the country is! Democrats! When are you going to Throw Charlie Rangle out of office for his tax evasion? BTW all 6 of his picks all have tax issues and for some mysterious reason- None of them had to pay any penalties or interest!!! how is that Democratic. The government hit me up for a total of $65,000 in income and Fica Taxes this year and I pay my share every year! I enjoy having to pay 38% percent of my income to so lazy liberals can get their government handouts- How about this- I am in need of tax relief- Will a liberal give me 15% of his or her income so we have equal distribution of Wealth??????????? We all know the answer to that one!!!! No way in Hell would a liberal step up and help me out!

Posted by: marcusd53 | February 5, 2009 4:00 PM

Is this the Solis with the sister in the House who is unmarried and pregnant?

I guess I am just going to have to recalibrate my expectations for public servants.

Wasn't Geraldine Ferraro tubed due to her husband's tax problems?

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | February 5, 2009 3:59 PM

HEY Obama.......
has the revalation dawned on you yet that if we just use your nominees as a base on numbers,
then it should be clear that Americans are already overtaxed and stuggled to meet their debt long before the last bailout gouge on our wallets.

no

no more bailouts....just collect unpaid taxes from your appointees and any outstanding debt will probably resolve.

Now, I would like to see a copy of your college records and your tax records Obama.

Stop bothering the public and clean up DC and your own camp first with little Timmy
"Al Capone" Geither...and the Freddy fannie godfather.

Posted by: dottydo | February 5, 2009 3:59 PM

FIRST : the company was her husband's company, NOT hers.

SECOND : interesting how the bigots come out so quickly.

THIRD : the Obama administration, no matter what they do or how they do it, will do it an order of magnitude BETTER than the last administration.

Enough.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Why do the Obamanuts keep using Bush as their standard. That's like lying the bar on the ground. Looks like you could do better than that?


.

Posted by: swanieaz

Posted by: bnw173 | February 5, 2009 3:58 PM

I think it's time to go to the base to get your cabinent members. get the real leaders of your party to step up and put all this nonsense to rest. It's time to do away with the tax cheats and bring in the Hollywood genius to lead.
Bill maher for HHS. He knows everything about drugs and std's
Tim robbins for Labor, he's never worked an honest day in his life.
Matt Damon for pentagon, hey he was good in bourne identity.

the emperor and he's band of goof ball's have no clothes!

Posted by: jdb70 | February 5, 2009 3:57 PM

US FINANCIAL CRISIS TRACED TO OBAMA APPOINTIES...NEWS @ 6:00

Posted by: john49431 | February 5, 2009 3:56 PM

"How soon those skewing Obama forget the Thugs who were in office prior to Obama. They forget who has brought this nation to her knees economically."

No we haven't. High oil prices due to a lack of domestic exploration, rising interest rates (Greenspan), bait and switch mortgages, all courtesy of Democrats.

"Invincible ignorance can never be enlighten"

Posted by: jpk2 | February 5, 2009 3:56 PM

The liberals don't pay taxes!

Posted by: Asianna | February 5, 2009 3:56 PM

DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 3:56 PM

"Is it just me or is this entire transition becoming a pathetic farce. I love Obama, but I am getting sick of having to defend him from right wingers who keep pointing out that Bush didn't seem to have these problems with his appointees. It's embarrassing."

Posted by: Wordygirl | February 5, 2009 3:00 PM

Sweetie, you'd better get used to it. the only "Hope" and "Change" you're going to be getting the next four years is Hoping we get to Change the Presidency again in 2112.

Don't be enbarassed, though. We'll chock this up to ignorance, which can be fixed. It's stupidity that's permanent.

Posted by: beallda | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM


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Speaking of stupid...the expression is "chalk this up." "Embarrassed" is the spelling. And after eight years of rot from the right, you can stuff it, Sweetie.

Posted by: Attucks | February 5, 2009 3:55 PM

what is it about democrats and not paying taxes?...no wonder they want higher taxes and bigger government...THEY DONT PAY TAXES like us dumbasses. What will happen if all of us begin to act like democrats?

Posted by: Stinkin | February 5, 2009 3:55 PM

So generous of the Democrats to pay their back taxes! If this trend continues, the stimulus legislation may be unnecessary.

Posted by: judithod | February 5, 2009 3:53 PM

FIRST : the company was her husband's company, NOT hers.

SECOND : interesting how the bigots come out so quickly.

THIRD : the Obama administration, no matter what they do or how they do it, will do it an order of magnitude BETTER than the last administration.

Enough.

.

Posted by: swanieaz | February 5, 2009 3:28 PM


I would take GW over Osama any day of the week. Obama is a sneak, a liar and an idiot.

Posted by: askgees | February 5, 2009 3:53 PM

The most ethical administration EVAH!

LMAO So much for that.

Posted by: Geepers1 | February 5, 2009 3:52 PM

all amerians are struggling and many don't know where they will get money to pay their own taxes this april 15.

how dare these democrats atempt to sneak around and pay taxes that the scoffed at for 16 years.

lets thruw them back in the water and get another.


splitting hairs to say she was not a legal signatory to his business when she lived in his house, drove his car, benefitted from his money.

please this lack of common morality is disgusting.

hey anyone honest left in the US? hmmm

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | February 5, 2009 3:52 PM

I STILL SUPPORT THE PREZ...BUT MADAME SOLIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE NEXT FLOCK OF PIGEONS FLYING OVER THE HUDSON. WHRRRR !

Posted by: johnsus | February 5, 2009 3:52 PM

Finding a democrat who pays taxes is like finding a virgin prostitute. As for Obama picking all these losers, thugs is all he's ever known, he can't help it.

Posted by: Nico7 | February 5, 2009 3:52 PM

DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 3:52 PM

Am I the only sucker paying my taxes? Come on Obama!

Posted by: RFN8143 | February 5, 2009 3:52 PM

It's a vast right wing conspiracy, I say.

Gotta love the vetting process. LOL...

Rahm Emanual is reported to have daily conference calls with Carville, Begala and Stephanopolous, all former capos of the Clinton regime.

The Clintons are at it again. Hillary and Bill will torpedo the clueless boy wonder, and will see to it that Obama is a one termer and will run again in 2012.

Hope and Change? You betchya!

Posted by: KJS1953 | February 5, 2009 3:51 PM

When the Repubs were calling Obama an empty suit I thought that was being mean. Now I know what they are talking about. How many more excuses can we take. This has just been the first couple weeks. He has not even dealt with the national security yet. I feel it will be a long bumpy road.

Posted by: kstrus | February 5, 2009 3:51 PM

"all we need is Al Franken for comedic relief" It would be a big relief from Cheney's constant fear mongering, though, wouldn't it?

Posted by: WAdem1 | February 5, 2009 3:51 PM

My problem with Solis? She doesn't think BIG enough! Geithner skips on $40,000, and Daschle skips on $250,000! Her's is a measly $6400? That's chump change, suitable for a county manager!

Yr. in the big leagues now Hilda - if you're are going to cheat on taxes, it's got to be BIG money!

Posted by: pgr88 | February 5, 2009 3:50 PM

I STILL SUPPORT THE PREZ...BUT MADAM SOLIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE NEXT FLOCK OF PIGEONS FLING OVER THE HUDSON. WHRRRR !

Posted by: johnsus | February 5, 2009 3:49 PM

kbkgza sez, "Finding a Democrat who paid his taxes is almost as hard as finding a repuglican who doesn't go to mens bathroom for gay sex!" Actually, that is the stat I learned long ago. Rs seem to be in the majority of those who pay for it. That must be why they need more tax breaks.

Posted by: WAdem1 | February 5, 2009 3:48 PM

Only the small people pay taxes and Solis never signed a joint income tax return? What a joke. all we need is Al Franken for comedic relief, with the "Al Franken Decade."

Barry, I paid my taxes, but I am not a Democrat. Reach across the aisle and pick me!!!!!!

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | February 5, 2009 3:48 PM

Another tax cheater??? Spouse is the problem?? Still her problem. Honesty in the Obama choices??? looks like he can't even controll his wife for she is going to federal buildings and having speeches to push the bail-out on goverment paid time. Wasting tax payers money for them to listen to her speeches. How many persons at each session and how much per hour??? The ethics standards have been lowered.

Posted by: ednasmith | February 5, 2009 3:48 PM

Is there anyone in this two week old administration that DOES pay income taxes?

Posted by: pgould1 | February 5, 2009 3:47 PM

If a DWI arrest didn't disqualify George W. Bush for the presidency, a tax mistake by someone's spouse shouldn't disqualify a person for a cabinet position.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | February 5, 2009 3:46 PM

Come on liberals, have a little intellectual honesty and rant your LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE toward the president and his corruption

Liberals - the attacks on Real Americans does not hide the fact that your hypocrisy is dazzling.

Liberals - stop your hypocrisy and defending of presidential corruption.


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 3:46 PM

We now have two sets of rules, one for "The Cans" and another for "The Cannots".
extraordinary Wall St. profits are privatized while the losses of the international financial melt-down are handed to the public.
Tax Cheats get away with it and seek public office while offering lame excuses for their behavior.
Millionaire Olympic star Phelps smokes dope
and doesn't face any consequences.
I lost 33% of my retirement investment and am currently unemployed due to the melt-down. Should I expect the government to bail me out?
As a teacher I do know one thing for sure, failing a drug test would mean the END of my teaching career permanently.
It would appear that the wealthy and powerful in this country can act and behave however they wish with impunity.

Posted by: HSTeacher | February 5, 2009 3:45 PM

I guess people of poor character stick together. Does Obama know anyone that doesn't have some kind of crimminal problem?

Posted by: robtr | February 5, 2009 3:45 PM

DrivebyPoster...it was 3AM according to my backchannel contact AND he answered the phone..."whasszzzzupppp", just saying...

Posted by: dennisl591 | February 5, 2009 3:45 PM

Who cares about this nonsense? We just had 8 years of real corruption in the WH including warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, torture, not to mention unbridled cronyism and distortion of truth. Toss this one out and nominate someone else. We need change from the immoral and illegal "leadership" of the past administration. God speed, Obama! Keep up the great work!!

Posted by: WAdem1 | February 5, 2009 3:44 PM

Enough of this incompetent, hypocritical crap.

Posted by: Attucks | February 5, 2009 3:43 PM

The contempt that these Libs have for taxes and tax payers is astounding! Zero should be ashamed for trying to foist yet another tax cheat on the nation!

Posted by: PeteKent | February 5, 2009 3:43 PM

As a previous democrat who became a republican and finally evolved into an independent, I agree with DRWILLY who noted that only when we limit these power hungry beasts to one term will government be by the people. Now it is make laws that you don't follow and tax others so you don;t have to pay. Send them all home and put new people up there. Dems, Repubs, who can tell them apart?

Posted by: DP100 | February 5, 2009 3:43 PM

Finding a Democrat who paid his taxes is almost as hard as finding a repuglican who doesn't go to mens bathroom for gay sex!

Posted by: kbkgza | February 5, 2009 3:43 PM

This is hilarious. The woman is not part of her husband's business. No one ever contacted Solis or her husband about the liens. And it's not a huge amount of money. And when they found out about the liens, they paid them. Just like most people who find out they owe the government money, they paid what they owed. Get on with it. The anti-Obama fanatics will say anything, hoping our president fails. They lost the election. It's over, and now our president has to fix Bush's and the Republicans' catastrophic messes.

Posted by: educated2 | February 5, 2009 3:43 PM

It looks like the most remarkable thing of the first 100 days might be an Obama cabinet.


Posted by: sam51 | February 5, 2009 3:42 PM

Don't forget - that corrupt criminal Al Franken owes more than $70,000 in 17 states – an act of fraud that would send everyone else in America to jail.

One more example of the Corrupt-0-Crats and their "Pay as we say - not as we do" Ponzi Scheme SCAM.

How many suckers are gonna pay their taxes anymore? I hear millions are going to refuse to pay now based on how these Democrat elitists have been gaming the system.

Posted by: Democrat_Culture_of_Corruption | February 5, 2009 3:42 PM

6 picks, 6 tax cheats.

Posted by: askgees | February 5, 2009 3:42 PM

I STILL SUPPORT THE PREZ...BUT MADAM SOLIS NEEDS TO BE IN THE NEXT FLOCK OF PIGEONS FLYING OVER THE HUDSON. WHRRRRRR !

Posted by: johnsus | February 5, 2009 3:41 PM

All she needs now is to have President BHO announce that he is solidly behind her, whereupon she'll be erased from history within 24 hours.

Posted by: adjjones | February 5, 2009 3:41 PM

Gotta luv liberals defending tax cheats and a presidents corruption

I thought that after the last 8 years of LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE that they were against presidential corruption?

As usual, it is all liberal hypocrisy as the presidential corruption is OK if it is a democrat.


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 3:39 PM

lets just stop paying our taxes. Change your w-4 form to reflect 99 dependents, which is completely legal.
then just do not file a tax return. the irs will never know about you...
think about it.

Posted by: dspreadinaolcom | February 5, 2009 3:38 PM

This isn't just wrong it's getting dangerous. How long before tax resistance and civil unrest? These folks are playing with fire.

Posted by: masonjahr | February 5, 2009 3:38 PM

How soon those skewing Obama forget the Thugs who were in office prior to Obama. They forget who has brought this nation to her knees economically.

And the most laughable of all - the names - 'socialist' - leftist - throwing 'em out without knowing anything about the political doctrine, because if you did you wouldn't use them.

Do any of you leftist dirtbags pay your taxes? It seems if every leftwing pol was audited and made to pay up, we wouldn't need the pork package we are having shoved at us

The question is - do you? Or am I supporting you on Social Security or some other "socialist" program? And what about all those Republicans who have been sipping and slopping at the government trough for years. And shall we bring in all the sexual deviants while we're at it?

Posted by: Cuttar | February 5, 2009 3:37 PM

Boy...the libs sure did bash McCain over his "vetting" of Sarah Palin. Funny how things have changed...didn't Barry O vet any of his nominees? Let's see...four tax cheats, a former governor that's under investigation, and the list goes on. Hope and Change...its a wonderful thing.

Posted by: bigtex99 | February 5, 2009 3:37 PM

god almightly

i thought this guy was supposed to be competent???

Posted by: dummypants | February 5, 2009 3:37 PM

The vetting of these people falls under the responsibility of Rahm Emanuel. The same guy that just talked to the ex govenor of Illinois.

Is this how our government is going to funtion the next 4 years?

But trust this black guy with an unlimited credit card? I dont think so.

Posted by: dspreadinaolcom | February 5, 2009 3:37 PM

Maybe Obama should consider appointing Blago. At least he pays his taxes.

The Obama first couple of weeks has been quite the taxing cluster f-bomb.

Posted by: KJS1953 | February 5, 2009 3:36 PM

We should put Obama in charge of the IRS. He is finding every tax cheater in the USA. :)

Posted by: win_harrington | February 5, 2009 3:34 PM

It just makes me want to vomit. all this rich scums dont pay taxes and they get government jobs, if Joe blow down the street if he doesnt pay his taxes he get to be put in the slammer, where is the justice? They should publish the names of all the politician, that the IRS knows that are not paying their taxes, believe it would be a long list.

Posted by: capskip | February 5, 2009 3:34 PM

Isn't all of this becoming a silly, embarrassing thing for the president? No! All he has to say is "I screwed up." Can't his supporters realize a great deal of this is the consequence of his being inexperienced? Regardless of who you voted for this has to acknowledged and tolerated for a long, long time. It's the same thing with the stimulus bill he asked Nancy and her cohorts to write. He should have realized from the beginning what was going to happen. What he's doing is simply getting on the job training at our expense.

Posted by: tayjon | February 5, 2009 3:33 PM

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise - Why do liberals love taxes ? Because they do not pay them !!!!!!!

This should by the Time man of the year - dems that like taxes and do not pay them.

More corruption for President Hussein


Posted by: M_Algore | February 5, 2009 3:33 PM

I would be GREAT if these problems INSPIRED Obama to simplify the INSANELY complex tax laws in this country.

Maybe a FLAT TAX or National Sales Tax would be so simple, even a US Senator could understand what they owe!

LOL =)

Posted by: GriddleJim | February 5, 2009 3:33 PM

Two songs are coming to mind as I read this article about another tax cheat (by association mind you........to be fair!).

1. ..Another One Bites The Dust...(Ooh!)

2. ".......when will they ever learn? When will they........ ever...... learn......!"

If this bunch can't figure out how to ask questions of potential cabinet members, can you see them in negotiations regarding any serious global issue with the Russians? the Chinese? or anyone else for that matter? Good grief! And this is the same bunch who is pushing the Socialism Grab of 2009 (aka Stimulus bill)on us? C'mon people you better wake up to what is going on here. These are dangerous people who believe laws are made for everyone but themselves!

Posted by: TexJal | February 5, 2009 3:33 PM

GOOD GOD!

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK OF YOU D@MN DEMO-CORRUPTS ALWAYS RAISING TAXES ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BUT NEVER PAYING YOUR OWN!

BREAKING NEWS! ANOTHER OF ZERO'S APPOINTEES EMBROILED IN TAX FRAUD!

THE MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY!

THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORRLLLD!

Posted by: Democrat_Culture_of_Corruption | February 5, 2009 3:32 PM

I think we could balance the budget if the IRS just audited liberals.

Posted by: bobw6 | February 5, 2009 3:31 PM

Poor President Obama. Soon his approval numbers are going to the level of Speaker of the House Pelosi. I think he needs to take a page from Senator McCain and start firing some people who are doing the vetting. Remember when everyone was on McCain's back about him not thoroughly vetting Sarah Palin? I think Sarah is much smarter than Madam Pelosi. When are we going to see a skit on SNL about Madam Speaker saying that we are losing 500 million jobs a month when there are only 300 million people in the U.S? Oh I forgot about Obama saying that there were 57 states. I am sure that we can all agree that all three of them misspoke but the media only made a big deal about Sarah.

Posted by: noaxe2grind | February 5, 2009 3:31 PM

Forget the tax cheating and Solis' previous testimony that was so full of holes that it was indiscernible from swiss cheese. The real issue is qualifications. Can she administer a large federal bureaucracy? Since she has no administrative experience, not so much as running a hot dog stand, the evidence isn't hopeful. The president should thank Ms. Solis for her interest, and appoint a qualified Secretary of Labor.

Posted by: snert522 | February 5, 2009 3:31 PM

Question: Do Democrats EVER pay taxes? No wonder they are QUICK to spend EVERYONE ELSE'S! OsiSpeaks.com

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | February 5, 2009 3:30 PM

Do ANY democrats of wealth pay their taxes????? When they finally pay up, just taxes plus interest - no penalties?!?!?

Try doing that yourself, and see how it works for ya.

She was lobbying congress without reporting it also. Dump her along with the rest. Surely there is one honest democrat somewhere.

Posted by: dricha8548 | February 5, 2009 3:29 PM

Her husband's tax situation should be of concern. When applying for Federal Security Clearance, everything is investigated and if your spouse is involved in something unsavory or criminal, you can't use the argument that you had nothing to do with it or were unaware of it. The fact remains that it is a vulnerability and can prevent clearance from being granted.

The same should go for cabinet level nominees. After all, look at what Hillary Clinton had to go through because of her husbands business dealings...and he is a former PRESIDENT.

Posted by: fighterDC | February 5, 2009 3:29 PM

Why doesn't the old Marxist JUST START OVER since he is off to such a lousy start?
NO WONDER THE D--- MARXISTS' KEEP SAYING WE DON'T PAY ENOUGH TAXES FOR THE CROOKS EVIDENTLY THINK THEY ARE EXCLUDED!
NOW, EVERYONE STAND UP TO THE GESTAPO TACTICS OF THE THE THIEVES AT THE IRS!

Posted by: sumn | February 5, 2009 3:28 PM

FIRST : the company was her husband's company, NOT hers.

SECOND : interesting how the bigots come out so quickly.

THIRD : the Obama administration, no matter what they do or how they do it, will do it an order of magnitude BETTER than the last administration.

Enough.

.

Posted by: swanieaz | February 5, 2009 3:28 PM

Motto of the loony-left liberal d-crats: "You pay taxes so we don't have to."

It's bad enough that the d-crats waste trillions of taxpayer money on a harmful pork-filled social-welfare "stimulus", endless bailouts and other garbage. It adds insult to injury to have them hand over responsible finance positions to TAX CRIMINALS.

PARTIAL LIST OF LOONY-LEFT LIBERAL D-CRAT TAX CHEATS:

Tim Geithner, hussein's Secretary of Treasury and head of IRS - this TAX CHEAT failed to pay $34,000 in federal taxes plus thousands more in state taxes.

Charlie Rangle, Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee - this TAX CHEAT failed to pay $10,000 in federal taxes plus thousands more in state taxes. Yet, botox pelosi keeps him in charge of the Tax Panel!

Caroline "You Know" Kennedy, Loony-Left Princess - failed to disclose the enormous amount of her TAX CHEATING on her $400 MILLION inherited fortune.

Keith Olbermann, The Most Biased Political Commentator on The Most Biased Loony-Left Liberal Cable Network - so far his warrants and penalties for TAX CHEATING in California and New York amount to more than $100,000.

Tom Daschle - hussein's candidate for HHS secretary - this TAX CHEAT failed to pay $128,000 in federal taxes, plus tens of thousands more in state taxes. Recent evidence indicates he has cheated on more items. In addition, he has received over $220,000 from the same healthcare groups he would deal with as HHS secretary.

Nancy Killefer - hussein's candidate for chief performance officer - this TAX CHEAT has a tax lien on her home filed by the D.C. government over nonpayment of employment taxes on household help.

Hilda Solis - hussein's candidate to be labor secretary - her TAX CHEAT husband didn't pay about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business -- liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years - until the day before her confirmation hearing!

In JUST TWO WEEKS, the hussein regime has become the most TAX CORRUPT GOVERNMENT IN HISTORY.

D-crats love to tax you to death, then tax your death. But they hate to pay taxes, and they'll cheat the government out of every penny they can.

Posted by: LoonyLeft | February 5, 2009 3:27 PM

Too late. Solis' husband paying the liens only after the Daschle revelation and a day before her senate hearings speaks volumes about the tax problems of the rich and powerful. Under these circumstances, $6,500 might as well be $65,000. It's time to move onto the next candidate. Obama would gain MORE favor if he did this, NOW.

Posted by: 0nl00k3r | February 5, 2009 3:27 PM

Good gosh!!! I'll apply for some of those cushy government jobs. I'm current with my taxes, I worked hard and have a master's degree, and my wife is current with her taxes, too.

Obama has no clout, no network, no real friends. Only a loud scaremongering mouth. Why doesn't he just advertise for the jobs, and check the applicants out before they even get an interview. Most Democrats should be ruled out for their dishonesty over taxes.

We are going to see in the next few months just how insidious the Federal government is. These goofy nominations are going to make it easy for all to see.

Posted by: RightStuff | February 5, 2009 3:25 PM

Well I'll be dinged. Another tax dodger nominated to the monarchy ! ! This administration is in the mother of all death spirals.

Obama says: "If we don't pass the stimulus immediately, we will never recover". My, what confidence our new leader has in the country he was elected to govern. It's so inspiring and uplifting. Makes me excited about paying my taxes to support a cabinet of corruption.

Posted by: billbrady1 | February 5, 2009 3:24 PM

It's ironic that the democrats are so fond of implementing programs that will ultimately have to be paid for with tax dollars. The reason why they can do it without worrying about the impact is because they don't pay taxes. We are the idiots that do.

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | February 5, 2009 3:24 PM

This is almost getting comical. It's like I suspected. The Dems think of themselves of the 'ruling class'. All those laws are good for the great unwashed, but not for the chosen few (voted in). I agree with stevejones2006 that term limits and no retirement are the only way our government will attract any REAL public servants. To the rest of them, it's just a job they need to hang on to. This is making Obama look bad. I don't agree with him on a lot, but I really thought he was getting a rough go of it with the Rezko and other shady connections. Now I think the press needs to do their job and start asking him the probing type of questions they should have asked during the campaign. Oh, I forgot, they were too busy wiping the brown off their noses.

Posted by: loobie | February 5, 2009 3:23 PM

So I guess the d*mn right-wingers were right again, running for President does NOT make you qualified to actually do the job.

I mean that was the final explanation for Barack's obvious lack of qualifications, but now we see that nearly all of these tax-cheating Democrats were part of his campaign!

Lucky for America our super "intelligent" MSM were more interested in the love life of an Alaskan teenage and the fashion pricing of a VP candidate.

America is sure lucky that Barry isn't a heartbeat away from the Presidency! Oh crap!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: LogicalSC | February 5, 2009 3:21 PM

Barack "The Teleprompter President" Obama can't find any of his cronies who have paid their taxes. Figures, they're use to living off of government handouts.

Posted by: Phil6 | February 5, 2009 3:20 PM

Face the facts folks, Obambi wants to lead us down the road to socialism. The SCHIP program will help to fund more poor "children" up to age 30. What a joke. He will have to tax us up the ying yang to pay for the free health care of all those poor 30 year old "children". In the view of socialists of the paternalistic approach to governing, aren't we all just children anyway?

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | February 5, 2009 3:20 PM

CHARLIE RANGAL (TAX CHEAT) IS CHAIR OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITEE, RESPONSIBLE FOR WRITING THE TAX LAWS.

GIETHNER (TAX CHEAT) IS SEC. OF TREASURY WHICH OVERSEES THE I.R.S

......THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATS STANDARD OF ETHICS.

Posted by: KPSMITH1 | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

President Obama should fire everyone involved in his vetting process. They certainly aren't doing their job well.

Posted by: shipbuilder | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

LOL!!!!! Doesn't Obama know any decent people? LOL, not in politics!!! hehehehe! I cannot believe this! I guess it's better than him nominating his terrorists friends! hehehe! Dude, I thought this guy would be better than Bush; thought he couldn't be worse! Boy was I wrong. Only in America! Yikes!

Posted by: newsboy3 | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

Fletcher comments in closing that three (3) of Obama's nominees have had tax problems, but only mentions the two who dropped out of contention. Why not pinpoint that Gaithner, who is now Secretary of the Treasury, also criminally failed to pay taxes received from an International Organization and stole the money that was paid to him to pay his taxes? If any of the three should have been rejected, it should have been Gaithner.

Posted by: HMichaelH | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

Obama's incompetence grows exponentially.
He is handling the nominations poorly, or he is being handled poorly.

Posted by: Avner1 | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

Here's the most important paragraph from the USAToday piece:

"Solis and Sayyad were unaware of the liens until USA TODAY asked about them Tuesday, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said. He said Sayyad paid about $6,400 to Los Angeles County on Wednesday to settle the liens, but he plans to appeal.

Vietor said Sayyad believes he had already paid all of his taxes in full. He said Solis had no reason to know of the liens because her husband's business is a sole proprietorship."

Two questions, then:
1) Were Solis and her husband really unaware of the tax lien until the other day? That's certainly possible as many people do not discover tax liens until they sell a property.

2) Does the fact that it is a "sole propietorship" really mean that Solis did not see her husband's business taxes? Again, it's certainly possible.

These seem to be the relevant issues. I suppose the committee will ask Solis these questions. If it turns out she knew about the tax lien all along and hid it, then she should be rejected. Otherwise, it makes no sense to blame her for her husband's business tax issues.

Posted by: ElrodinTennessee | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

At this point, 'We the People' need to be asking ourselves how the ethics process of government has allowed so many to slide through with these kinds of issues.

I have hear of turning a blind eye; but this is really getting downright embarrassing for all of us. Granted the spotlight is on Democrats going for positions; but even I, a registered Republican, do not have any illusions that this is a party specific problem. The amusing part was that for the last two years we have heard nothing but how corrupt Republicans are; and no the shoe is definitely on the Democrat foot.

Posted by: lionheart23031 | February 5, 2009 3:19 PM

It sure seems hard for obama to find an honest democrat/liberal politician to fill his posts.

Posted by: count_me | February 5, 2009 3:17 PM

I am actually thrilled to hear she has "tax glitch" problems as well.
LEGAL AMERICAN WORKERS need another
choice for Labor Secretary. The position
is too important right now to be given out
as campaign pay backs.
How about it Mr.President,can we get someone else please?

Posted by: menopausequeen | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

I wonder what ole' Joe Biden thinks about all those people that Obama is appointing that don't make good on there taxes. Didn't Joe tell us during the campaign that paying taxes is patriotic. What a bleeping joke this all is.

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

I propose that the new Democratic slogan be forever known as "YES WE CON."

Posted by: Britlad2 | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

"Is it just me or is this entire transition becoming a pathetic farce. I love Obama, but I am getting sick of having to defend him from right wingers who keep pointing out that Bush didn't seem to have these problems with his appointees. It's embarrassing."

Posted by: Wordygirl | February 5, 2009 3:00 PM

Sweetie, you'd better get used to it. the only "Hope" and "Change" you're going to be getting the next four years is Hoping we get to Change the Presidency again in 2112.

Don't be enbarassed, though. We'll chock this up to ignorance, which can be fixed. It's stupidity that's permanent.

Posted by: beallda | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

Is it true that Rev Wright is under consideration as the Secretary of HHS or some other post? After all his business is tax exempt!

Posted by: Rank1 | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

Her repeated failure to properly report her work for a special interest group is reason enough to withdraw her nomination. And now it appears the committee was not even made aware of a tax problem.

Yet another dreary pattern of evasion.

The White House should have known about these things weeks ago and if they did not think this was a problem, then they lack judgment. Which has been abundantly clear in the Geitner and Daschle cases (Congress, too, those out-of-touch fools).

This Congresswoman has no apparent qualifications to run a large government agency. Clearly her primary qualification is that she is a doormat for Big Labor.

That's surely not unusual but President Obama was supposed to be all about change. Yet this is all so depressingly familiar. Same old Washington garbage.

Posted by: DagnyT | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

Posted by: dianeremarx | February 5, 2009 3:04 PM

This is really troubling. How is it Obama can't pick one person without tax issues (criminal tax issues)? It makes me wonder about Obama's judgement and vetting.

He has dianeremarx... the 2 republicans and 1 independant he nominated didn't have tax problems

Posted by: coolidge1 | February 5, 2009 3:15 PM

I guess we really don't need a stimulus package after all. Just make all the Democrats in America pay their taxes they owe the IRS and that should take care of our debt!

Posted by: natermom | February 5, 2009 3:14 PM

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funny, how this post never seems to go out of style
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3:00pm in the white house. the phone rings

ring! ring! ring!
ring! ring! ring!

obama; "hello?"

daschle; "hi obama, it's me, tom daschle."

obama; "hey tommy! how're they hanging."

daschle; "to the left, but that's not why i called.."

obama: "well.. what's up then, tommy dude?"

daschle; "ummm.. my taxes. i don't think i should be your secretary of hhs."

obama; "sure you should! it was a little tax evasion for chrissakes.. it's not like you've been EATING people, have you?"

daschle; "uhhh..."

obama; "tommy?"

daschle; "let's just say.. i don't think it's gonna fly.. i'm withdrawing."

obama; "well.. you had good company waiting for you. i was hiring a whole bunch of other tax evaders.."

daschle; "yea i hear. you are really nice to tax evaders."

obama; "i owe them tommy. god spoke to me and told me to hire tax evaders. it's now my calling."

daschle; "wow. that's pretty heavy stuff."

obama; "yes it is, but then, i'm the chosen one."

[in the distance archangels sing, and ducks quack]

daschle; "sooooo.. mister president, sir?"

obama; "yes?"

daschle; "do you think i can.. well.. the reason i called is.. uhhhh.."

obama; "out with it, man. just say it.."

daschle; "mister president, do you think i can get my money back?"

obama; "your money?"

daschle; "yea.. that $146,000 that i paid the IRS the other day to get my taxes cleared up.. since i'm not in the running anymore, do you think i can get it back?"

obama; "you want to go back to being a tax evader?"

daschle; "well yea.. if it isn't too much trouble."

obama; "no problem. i'm the main man.. the grand chief.. the head honcho.. i'll take care of it."

daschle; "thanks, obama dude! you're the best!"

obama; "no tom, i'm the BIG KAHUNA!"

Posted by: DriveByPoster | February 5, 2009 3:14 PM

When will we get to the lobbying efforts this woman was doing for a bill she was co-sponsoring while in Congress. Oh and she forgot to tell the ethics comittee at the time. She only remembered the little lobbying thing when she was nominated. That is a serious problem. Where is the change here? Why do I see the culture of corruption. Why doesn't anyone pay taxes? Is there a single person in Washington with a conscience?

Posted by: jackmackeral | February 5, 2009 3:14 PM

No wonder democrats are in favor of tax increases - they never pay them. Bastages.

Posted by: bsfax | February 5, 2009 3:14 PM

Why in the he|| did the IRS do nothing for 16 years??? By the same token, why did the IRS allow Geitner's bill to run up to $34,000? Or Daschle's bill to run up to $128,000? Or Mike Tyson to run up $38 million in taxes? Or that hypocrite Joe the Plumber, who whined about his taxes going up when he didn't even pay what he owed. And let's not forget the king of tax non-payment, Hizzoner.

Solis, Geitner, Daschle, Tyson, Joe, and Barry did not get money from an investment or sell stock or make a withdrawal from their IRA before age 59.5, or do anything to suddenly run up such huge tax bills. They *KNEW* they owed taxes. It seems obvious to me that they never intended to pay until they got caught.

Why did the IRS not do anything to these people before it became public? If John or Jane Doe didn't pay their taxes, the IRS would certainly not allow them the luxury of forgetting about it until a confirmation hearing. They would immediately attach our house, our bank accounts, our vehicles, our businesses, and all of our personal assets, not to mention we'd be in jail.

I really have to wonder if the IRS is in cahoots with politicians. Bah, it's no wonder. Of course they are. It's just like the SEC not doing anything about the Madoff ponzi scheme after Mr. Markopolos blew the whistle...several times. Another example in an extremely long series of proof that the government doesn't give a damn about the people whom they serve.

Posted by: mssnatchquatch | February 5, 2009 3:13 PM

Perhaps Obama can reduce the problem of appointing tax cheats by making more Republican appointments.

Posted by: drwilly | February 5, 2009 3:13 PM

As a reformed Republican(now INdependent)who supported and supports Obama, I can only barely contain my nausea. When those of the Democratic party who RAIL against entreprenuers who earn good incomes because they risk everything AND pay high taxes,now are revealed to not mind imposing high taxes on the country's productive citizens, while feeding at the public trough AND not paying their taxes.
It MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE! I hope my daughter will complete her graduate education and move to Europe where at least you get government services for high taxes. I may follow her. The Dems AND the Repubs are saddling our children with taxes which will destroy their ability to accumulate enough wealth to be financially secure. Only one thing will fix this mess - - - single 6 year term for the Senate and a single 4 year term for the House. NO benefits, NO retirement. If you want to serve, then serve AND THEN GO HOME. We have to break the cycle of power wich insulates the policital class from the rest of us.

Posted by: stevejones2005 | February 5, 2009 3:12 PM

This is getting hilarious, but I don't think it's a big deal. Daschle and Geithner were big deals, but this is her husband's business and it was $6400, not tens of thousands.

Still, did that exhaustive questionnaire not have a line about taxes?

Posted by: dkp01 | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

One reason I left the republican party is because of their narrow minded ideas.
One reason I am not a democrat is because they are not better than republicans.
I choose to be independent and vote for whoever I think is best for our country, not for the party.
Thjere are a lot of hypocrites and thieves on both parties.
God protect this country from stupid leaders (Bush) and poor judgement (Obama).

Posted by: gilency | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

Only COMMON CITIZENS pay taxes as if you didn't/can not understand. If my business owed taxes for 16 years it would have been shut down 15 5/6 months ago. He should write on the bottom of his return, RANGEL RULES. He does not pay, neither should you.

Posted by: NonCents | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

the entire transition team is NOT in a fog folks.
We need to find this out, as does President Obama.
Think of it this way......it was NOT the Obama team that did NOT find the mistake,
it was the person being considered
lying, or just plain ignorant.

Shift your thinking to "thank God we, along with our President, are finding out the facts.

reminds me of a Cruise line in "A Few Good Men"....'my client's a moron but it doesn't make him a criminal"

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

"tax problems caused trouble for three of Obama's top appointees, leading two of them -- HHS-nominee Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, who was to be chief performance officer -- to withdraw"

And the third? He's running the IRS!!!!
NIIIIIICE Ocrooka.
At least the precident has been set by the man on top. Don't pay your taxes until you get caught, and then just back taxes without penalty. I like that. They can no longer penalize you or that would be applying a double standard.

Posted by: jeffyw | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

The last labor secretary was a tried and true union buster. How is putting Solis in charge any more political?

Posted by: ElrodinTennessee | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

This is what happens when you don't have sufficient working experience to have professional acquaintances that are skilled and share the same ethics values that you ascribe.

Posted by: Ethicist | February 5, 2009 3:11 PM

To all here that say what does her husbands tax problems have to do with her...

I believe that most Married Couples file joint returns, and as you may not have heard (as it has likely been removed from your script) this is not the first time this has been discovered with an Obama nominee!

Posted by: Rank1 | February 5, 2009 3:10 PM

I thought Biden once said that paying taxes is the patriotic thing to do. Obviously, these Dems are certainly NOT patriotic!!

Posted by: geoffkahan | February 5, 2009 3:10 PM

So...the "culture of corruption" is bipartisan....

Posted by: noone2 | February 5, 2009 3:09 PM

my my do we have some dirty laundry in the democratic party that has come out for a cleaning... change from upstanding senators and representatives to tax cheats...

my oh my... change to tax evaders... wow this is progress

Posted by: rsltracey | February 5, 2009 3:08 PM

If she signed a joint return they are both responsible. Just like some of you Libs to make excuses. Would you be as generous if these were REPUBLICAN appointments? I don't think so. We tried to tell you this guy was an empty suit. All he is doing is filling positions with Clinton hacks, tax dodgers or fellow Chicago thugs.

Posted by: henleybw | February 5, 2009 3:08 PM

I think Obama may just have to multi-task and take on all these jobs he can't seem to fill because he can only find crooks to fill them. Oh, wait, how exactly did that deal with Rezko go down? No wonder he wants to hire people with no integrity - he has none either, he just does a better job of sweeping under the rug.

Posted by: jtlindstrom | February 5, 2009 3:07 PM

And all this time I though that brain surgeon Nancy Pelousy (intentional) meant Republicans when she spoke of the "Culture of Corruption". As pathetic as it is, the Dems make the Repubs look like saints in comparison.

Posted by: bassassin | February 5, 2009 3:07 PM

Solis' husband's tax problems may or may not be germane to her suitability as Labor Secretary. However, her status as organized labor's trained seal on a pro-union board is germane, and disqualifies her due to a decided conflict of interest. She will turn the depart into a Department of Labor Unions.

Posted by: staballoy | February 5, 2009 3:07 PM

I am an Obama supporter too, but yes this is getting silly! What about that damned long form they required you to fill out (I applied too) for a job? Didn't they read what was included, or maybe some people didn't have to fill the whole thing out? Yes, Bushies didn't have this problem because they cut out all the taxes they would have had to pay and left them to the "middle/lower" classes...
Let's move along, really nothing to see here!

Posted by: adrianarnold | February 5, 2009 3:07 PM

Solis will be confirmed in the end, unless she does the right thing and withdraws. It`s another embarrasment foe the Obamo vetting process

Posted by: matawanbob | February 5, 2009 3:07 PM

Remember that some of you peoples friend joe the plumber did not even know there was a lien on his home and I have read many articles about people only finding out when they try to sell their home ,business that they find out someone had filed a lien.I have to say again I am sure that if the republicans were looked at in both houses you would find the same thing IMO all of them use any loopholes they can to pay less taxes.It is not just one person or party Why do you think McCains wife files her own instead of with McCain.no one can ask to see them that way and no questions are asked.

Posted by: bennie1 | February 5, 2009 3:06 PM

Panetta is dirty too and needs to be scrubbed out. Check out where he has been getting his money for the last few years. Democrats think that they are above the law. It is their elitist attitude and smug arrogance that causes their downfall. Like you-know-who Hussein.

Posted by: ricardo4max | February 5, 2009 3:06 PM

it has become obvious that Democrats do not pay their tax liabilities. They just like to raise them for those that follow the law and pay what is due. Democrats need to quit proposing new spending that they aren't willing to pay for

Posted by: KevinH2 | February 5, 2009 3:06 PM

The IRS should start looking into every politician and they should not be allowed to serve if they have tax problems.

Posted by: dianeremarx | February 5, 2009 3:05 PM

This is hysterical!!

Thanks president messiah for giving us such great ethical upstanding leaders.
What a great presidency this will be...

but hey, if only all the poor unwanted ugly people would quit having babies all our problems would be solved...right Nancy???

bwaaaahaaahaaaa!!!!

Posted by: MICHAELB60 | February 5, 2009 3:04 PM

This is really troubling. How is it Obama can't pick one person without tax issues (criminal tax issues)? It makes me wonder about Obama's judgement and vetting.

Posted by: dianeremarx | February 5, 2009 3:04 PM

Is this merely a smokescreen to hide the fact that she is possibly the most leftist appointment in cabinet history? Or is there a lot more to the "tax cheat" story than has surfaced so far? Unless the Solis's filed joint taxes, she could hardly be responsible for hubby's mistakes. But whatever keeps her out of this government would be a great coup for the moderates of America.

Posted by: jayjay9 | February 5, 2009 3:04 PM

The lien was filed against her husband's business and was sent to his business address. It's not even a household financial issue. Moreover, her husband disputes the lien and argues he does not owe the local and state taxes he's been charged with.

This is not a cut-and-dried "Solis didn't pay her taxes" thing and would normally be completely ignored and overlooked.

Posted by: ElrodinTennessee | February 5, 2009 3:03 PM

Do any of you leftist dirtbags pay your taxes? It seems if every leftwing pol was audited and made to pay up, we wouldn't need the pork package we are having shoved at us

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | February 5, 2009 3:02 PM

Change we can believe in? I call on the IRS to immediately audit all registered Democrats. Looks like we may have struck gold!!!!

Posted by: rwoodyj | February 5, 2009 3:02 PM

I am stunned that Obama has another tax mistaker.

Posted by: jdcw | February 5, 2009 3:00 PM

OK, enough is enough. Daschle needed to withdraw. But someone's SPOUSE having old tax issues is just totally irrelevant.

Posted by: ghostmoves | February 5, 2009 3:00 PM

IT APPEARS THAT THE TAX LAWS DON'T APPLY TO OBAMA'S DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS.

THE DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO LOWER THE STANDARDS OF ETHICS THAT THEY ESTABLISHED BY DEFENDING BILL CLINTON........THIS IS CHANGE.

Posted by: KPSMITH1 | February 5, 2009 3:00 PM

Is it just me or is this entire transition becoming a pathetic farce. I love Obama, but I am getting sick of having to defend him from right wingers who keep pointing out that Bush didn't seem to have these problems with his appointees. It's embarrassing.

Posted by: Wordygirl | February 5, 2009 3:00 PM

At least as bad as the tax revelations is the fact that she "mistakenly left some items out of her disclosure forms" in the past. The public service disclosure forms I am familiar with ask about the filer AND immediate family members. If there were long overdue tax leins on her husband and/or his business, she owns them too ... as well as the conflict of interest concerns.

Posted by: LeftCoastCurmudgeon | February 5, 2009 2:59 PM

Cornell
This particular tax issue has nothing to do with the nominee. If you read this through you would notice it was against her husband's business. Now the way business works in America, you either incorporate or form an LLC. Either of these actions seperates any tax or finance issue your company my have from your own person. Hence her husband doesn't personally owe taxes and she certainly does not. However this is getting over the top....these rich people need to pay someone to do taxes if they can't bring themselves to do it. A better solution would be to fix the tax code so people don't make mistakes and cheaters are easier to catch.

Posted by: ThaddeusMaximus | February 5, 2009 2:57 PM

Maybe we shoul let Obama continue to appoint these tax cheats and after all of them pay their back taxes we may not need a stimulus package.

Posted by: woco74 | February 5, 2009 2:56 PM

I can see why the Democrats don't want to cut taxes - they don't pay them anyway.

Posted by: nonot | February 5, 2009 2:55 PM

LOL...Change we can believe in? Who is "we"? obama and his non-tax paying cronies!

Posted by: trjn30 | February 5, 2009 2:51 PM

Obama nominations are sending a tingle up the tax collector's legs.

It has everything to do with her. Four nominations with unpaid taxes. It is a pattern of complete disregard of their responsibility.

Posted by: wjwills7 | February 5, 2009 2:48 PM

Spouses are considered one unit for tax purposes. If her husband owed taxes and it occurred after their wedding date, she is equally responsible. Or do we let Mrs. Madoff keep $50 billion dollars?

Posted by: Cornell1984 | February 5, 2009 2:45 PM

Let's have her write a check overpaying the taxes by $78 Billion or so to make up for it. Like the last "stimulus" bill.

Do as I say, not as I do.

Dems don't do windows (or their taxes).

Posted by: theeasypartsover | February 5, 2009 2:42 PM

What the heck does her HUSBAND's tax lien have to do with her? Especially considering that she was not part of the business?

Posted by: calchala | February 5, 2009 2:36 PM

LOL! :-D

A whole FLOCK of Birds of the same Feathers!

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 5, 2009 2:31 PM

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