The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Two Sets of Rules

Feb 9, 2009

Already, three Obama appointees have gotten in trouble for unpaid taxes.

If this has already happened with people who were thoroughly vetted, picked over with a fine-tooth comb because of their appointment, how many MORE like them are there–in Congress, in the Senate, and in the halls of the White House–people who were never vetted?

These folks seem to figure they don’t have to follow the rules they set for the rest of us. Even after being caught with unpaid taxes, Timothy Geithner, the new Treasury Secretary, had a 20% penalty waived by the IRS. Tom Daschle and Nancy Killifer, Obama’s choice to oversee spending reform, paid no penalties either.

Next time the IRS calls on you, try claiming the “Geithner waiver” and see how far that gets you!