Tim Geithner should be charged with tax evasion
Tim Geithner should either be charged with tax evasion or he should resign his post as Secretary of the Treasury. In his position as director of the Policy Development and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund no payroll tax was withheld from his pay. Which of course means that you need to pay your own taxes. Well, it didn't mean that to our new Treasury Secretary! He failed to pay 34,000 dollars in income tax over the 4 years he was with the IMF, blaming it on "Turbo Tax", the software that assists you in filing your income tax. This brings me to two possible conclusions: 1: He deliberately did not pay his taxes. 2: He was unaware that as an independent contractor with the IMF that he had to pay his own taxes (he signed a document every quarter that said he was supposed to be paying his own taxes). The first conclusion makes him a criminal, the second, renders him unfit to be with the Treasury department which oversees the IRS. But yet, there he is, in the administration of President Obama. In addition to the tax cheats, we have the lobbyists. There is nothing wrong with lobbyists, but President Obama sure thought they were a problem back when he was campaigning saying: "I don't take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House." Except for..... William J. Lynn III, his choice to become the number 2 official at the Defense Department, who lobbied for military contractor Raytheon. And William Corr, selected to be deputy secretary at Health and Human services who lobbied through most of 2008 as an anti-tobacco advocate. So we see example after example of the continuation of lies from his campaign right into the White House. And his first 100 days aren't even up. I need a drink.