Friday, March 6, 2009

To Catch A (Tax) Thief

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner
Karen Bleier / AFP / Getty

From The New York Post:

There was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, boldly testifying Tuesday before Rep. Charlie Rangel's Ways & Means Committee - promising that the Obama administration intends to propose "a series of legislative and enforcement measures to reduce . . . tax evasion and avoidance."

Did he look Chairman Rangel in the eye when he said this?

Can he look himself in the eye at the shaving mirror each morning?

A crackdown on "tax evasion and avoidance"? Oh, the irony.

Only after he was nominated to Treasury did Geithner pay some $40,000 in taxes he blew off while working for the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2004.

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