That was then: Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. Sen. Tom Daschle Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507.
That was then:
Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.
Sen. Tom Daschle
Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507.
The New York Times
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ROBERT PEAR
Published: January 31, 2009
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s choice for health secretary, Tom Daschle, was aware as early as last June that he might have to pay back taxes for the use of a car and driver provided by a private equity firm, but did not inform the Obama transition team until weeks after Mr. Obama named him to the health secretary’s post, senior administration officials said Saturday.
“It’s totally shocking,” an aide to a Democratic senator said Saturday. “Why do we have to continue to have the same story over and over again with these nominees?”
Mr. Daschle, who has paid the back taxes with interest, is the latest of Mr. Obama’s cabinet choices who have run into trouble, and the revelations about his finances — which include more than $300,000 in income from health-related companies that he might regulate as secretary — raise questions about the presidential vetting process, as well as Mr. Obama’s ability to keep his pledge to run an administration free of outside influence.
This is the reality:
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
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