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Geithner apologizes for not paying taxes (Careless mistakes. What a joke. Welcome to 'Change'.)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/09 | Martin Crutsinger - ap

Posted on 01/21/2009 8:56:48 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary-designate Tim Geithner said Wednesday he was careless in failing to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes earlier this decade and apologized to Congress.

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As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes."

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How hard is it to not be corrupt?

Apparently, for DemocRats, impossible.

1 posted on 01/21/2009 8:56:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

But it’s alright now. He apologized and everything is good. CHANGE!


2 posted on 01/21/2009 8:57:50 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: NormsRevenge
Funny. Democrat Charlie Rangel also claimed careless mistakes.

Democrats not paying taxes while raising them on the rest of us is the height of hypocrisy.

3 posted on 01/21/2009 8:58:49 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Support your local brewery. Take a drink everytime the Democrats mention 'children')
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To: NormsRevenge
More Clintonian behavior. I'm sure any one of us would be given a pass if we simply said we were sorry. Yeah, right.
4 posted on 01/21/2009 8:59:36 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Kenyan Keynesian will bankrupt this nation.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I just wish a Senator would ask Geithner: “Do you believe that paying taxes is only for the little people”?
5 posted on 01/21/2009 8:59:38 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Barack Obama: The Bernie Madoff of Politics)
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To: NormsRevenge; unkus; justiceseeker93; BossLady; freekitty; SouthTexas

That BS didn’t work for the Republicans; won’t work for Liberal scum. That is, if the GOP finds its spine and gonads.


6 posted on 01/21/2009 8:59:40 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: NormsRevenge
...he worked for the International Monetary Fund

That alone should throw him in jail.

7 posted on 01/21/2009 9:00:14 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Liberal media gloating makes me feel like reloading)
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To: NormsRevenge

gotta love the vetting!


8 posted on 01/21/2009 9:00:29 AM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Dallas59

Yah, he apologized to Congress. You and I would be apologizing from prison!


9 posted on 01/21/2009 9:00:33 AM PST by InsensitiveConservative
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To: NormsRevenge
zer0bama: The Clintonian Culture of Corruption continues ....
10 posted on 01/21/2009 9:01:13 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

But,but,only Timmy can save us!!!


11 posted on 01/21/2009 9:01:15 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: NormsRevenge

I did not have sex with that tax form.


12 posted on 01/21/2009 9:01:24 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: NormsRevenge

Chalk another one up on the Hussein Scandal Board.


13 posted on 01/21/2009 9:01:58 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: NormsRevenge

14 posted on 01/21/2009 9:03:12 AM PST by maggief
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To: NormsRevenge

Look on the bright side - you now have a 100% iron-clad excuse when audited by the IRS. “I made an honest mistake, like your boss”.


15 posted on 01/21/2009 9:03:21 AM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh, come on people. I just heard Geithner on radio say that these were all just careless mistakes that he should not have made, but that it was unintentional, and that he took full responsibility for them. So, what more can you ask for in a Treasury Secretary who'll oversee the IRS?
16 posted on 01/21/2009 9:05:13 AM PST by Will88
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Fat chance. One set of rule for the elites, another for use taxpayers/serfs.


17 posted on 01/21/2009 9:06:36 AM PST by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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To: NormsRevenge

From Wikipedia:

“During the early 1980s, Peter Geithner oversaw the Ford Foundation’s microfinance programs in Indonesia being developed by Ann Dunham-Soetoro, mother of President Barack Obama”

No red flags there!

“Geithner believes, along with Henry Paulson, that the Treasury Department needs new authority to experiment with responses to the financial crisis of 2008.”

No problem there!

“While an employee of IMF, Geithner signed a tax worksheet stating his “obligation of the U.S. Social Security tax, which I will pay on my fund income”[25] and another annual worksheet stating “I wish to apply for tax allowance of U.S. federal and state income taxes and the difference between the ‘self-employed’ and ‘employed’ obligation of the U.S. Social Security tax which I will pay on my Fund income.”

Seems more intentional than a ‘mistake’

Lets see, a socialist involved with the Ford Foundation, and their dealings with the largest Muslim Dictatorship in the world, wants more authority to ‘experiment’ with our money, while he cheats on his own taxes.

Sounds perfect for the job.


18 posted on 01/21/2009 9:07:27 AM PST by lacrew (Where's Blago?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think we all need to join the DemocRat Party so that “we too” can get away with breaking the laws. It’s the only solution.


19 posted on 01/21/2009 9:07:42 AM PST by XenaLee
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To: NormsRevenge

Poor judgment and poor decision making cannot be waved away with an apology.

The facts make it clear that he took those actions intentionally. That alone disqualifies him from the office.

He’ll get in anyway, but it SHOULD disqualify him.


20 posted on 01/21/2009 9:08:15 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: maggief

That photo says it all..


21 posted on 01/21/2009 9:10:19 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: NormsRevenge
Steve Martin: You.. can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes ! You say.. "Steve.. how can I be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes?" First.. get a million dollars. Now.. you say, "Steve.. what do I say to the tax man when he comes to my door and says, 'You.. have never paid taxes'?" Two simple words. Two simple words in the English language: "I forgot!" How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don't say "I forgot"? Let's say you're on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, "I forgot armed robbery was illegal." Let's suppose he says back to you, "You have committed a foul crime. you have stolen hundreds and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, 'I forgot'?" Two simple words: Excuuuuuse me!!
22 posted on 01/21/2009 9:10:50 AM PST by DManA
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

bump


23 posted on 01/21/2009 9:10:58 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ask Wesley Snipes how he feels about this. What a joke.


24 posted on 01/21/2009 9:11:48 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Dallas59

He’s either a tax cheat or incompetent.

Sounds like just the guy to run the Treasury. :(


25 posted on 01/21/2009 9:14:45 AM PST by Carling (After the post-election GOP attacks against Gov. Palin, I am sad to say I am leaving the party..)
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To: Will88

He’s not gonna serve as much of an example to us common Americans who sweat yearly trying to make sure every cent is accounted for.

Hours and hours and hours and hours of working to get everything together. Checks and double-checks. And triple checks. And check again.

And Geithner gets away with this crap with an apology?

Charles Rangle stays as head of his important committee after his ignoring the tax laws?

Gee whiz.

It is to laugh.


26 posted on 01/21/2009 9:14:51 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: All

Proves the saying “There is no honor almong thieves”
We will see that many times in the next four years.


27 posted on 01/21/2009 9:15:06 AM PST by HarryH (Still Standing in the Gap!)
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To: InsensitiveConservative
ANYONE else would be apologizing from the Graybar Hotel.
28 posted on 01/21/2009 9:15:52 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: NormsRevenge

That unusual background noise is just congressional republicans strapping on their complimentary Obama-brand kneepads.


29 posted on 01/21/2009 9:16:37 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes..."

Bulls**t!! The IMF gave him that money, specifically to pay his payroll deductions. He just chose to use it otherwise.

If he can't be trusted to account for a few thousand dollars, how can he be trusted to account for trillions?

30 posted on 01/21/2009 9:16:50 AM PST by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: Carling

Oh, he’s not dumb.

He purposely structured his income to evade taxes.
It was no “innocent mistake” as the DBM keeps repeating.


31 posted on 01/21/2009 9:17:02 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: NormsRevenge
As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes."

The IMF gave you the money to pay your taxes. They also had you sign a form agreeing to pay your taxes with that money.

You didn't, and pocketed the money instead - and didn't come clean about the money from 2001-2002 until after you were vetted by the Obama camp.

Sounds like tax evasion to me. People go to jail for less.

32 posted on 01/21/2009 9:19:04 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, that should settle it.


33 posted on 01/21/2009 9:23:39 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Newt of on Bill Bennet this morning with a wuestion the Senators should ask this dimwit.

Mr. Geitner, are you in favor of a law that the IRS will not charge any penalties for tax violations of $50,000 or less?


34 posted on 01/21/2009 9:24:06 AM PST by cyclotic (Is Michelle Obama really Rita X?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Abandon all hope who pass the way of thinking the GOP is still alive.


35 posted on 01/21/2009 9:26:07 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: NormsRevenge
Either corrupt, or simply unable to keep up with money. Nice pick for Treasury Secretary!!!
36 posted on 01/21/2009 9:27:35 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

“Sorry I got caught”


37 posted on 01/21/2009 9:29:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: NormsRevenge

“Your Honor, I realize that I made a careless mistake when I held up the National City Bank. I had really intended to simply make a deposit.”


38 posted on 01/21/2009 9:30:30 AM PST by windsorknot
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Democrats not paying taxes while raising them on the rest of us is the height of hypocrisy Stalinism.
39 posted on 01/21/2009 9:30:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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40 posted on 01/21/2009 9:32:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: NormsRevenge

That was an eye-opener for me. I grew up in Illinois being taught Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents ever.


41 posted on 01/21/2009 9:36:48 AM PST by abigailsmybaby (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: NormsRevenge
100% Banana Republic.

The only thing that puzzles me is why Obama would want to be President of a nation that would elect him(?)

The only good thing about Democrats being in power into the future is they won't have to bother cleaning the semen stains out of the White Housecarpets between administrations. (Special permission to Ann Coulter to re-use that line)

42 posted on 01/21/2009 9:38:05 AM PST by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ll bet that this guy thanks his lucky stars, every night, that he was corrupt enough to be a demonRAT! Can you imagine how much crap would be thrown at him right now if he were a REPUBLICAN? WHEW!


43 posted on 01/21/2009 9:39:35 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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How hard is it to not be corrupt?
Apparently, for DemocRats, impossible.”

How many “careless mistakes” will he make as head of the Treasury?

How badly will it damage the USA??


44 posted on 01/21/2009 9:52:02 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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...he worked for the International Monetary Fund
That alone should throw him in jail.””

I still don’t understand how the IMF can hire their EMPLOYEES as 1099 contractors.
As I understand the payroll laws, if you are under the control of the employer, and are working for virtually only one employer, you MUST be shown as an employee.

I have worked on a 1099 basis for over 30 years, but I had as many as 19 bookkeeping clients at one time. I provided all the office supplies, even the calculator. I picked up and delivered alot of the work, only doing the very smallest of my clients at their place because of distance and short time required. I worked all kinds of hours of the day, but I controlled that.
I think there should be an investigation of the IMF and others who are pulling this kind of scam in the first place, because they not only are not paying the matching FICA and Medicare taxes = 7.65 %, but they are not paying any state or Federal UNEMPLOYMENT taxes or Workmen’s Comp premiums.

“EMPLOYERS” who design their payrols like this are getting a distinct advantage over the employer who does it by the book.


45 posted on 01/21/2009 9:57:11 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: RckyRaCoCo

...he worked for the International Monetary Fund
That alone should throw him in jail.””

I still don’t understand how the IMF can hire their EMPLOYEES as 1099 contractors.
As I understand the payroll laws, if you are under the control of the employer, and are working for virtually only one employer, you MUST be shown as an employee.

I have worked on a 1099 basis for over 30 years, but I had as many as 19 bookkeeping clients at one time. I provided all the office supplies, even the calculator. I picked up and delivered alot of the work, only doing the very smallest of my clients at their place because of distance and short time required. I worked all kinds of hours of the day, but I controlled that.
I think there should be an investigation of the IMF and others who are pulling this kind of scam in the first place, because they not only are not paying the matching FICA and Medicare taxes = 7.65 %, but they are not paying any state or Federal UNEMPLOYMENT taxes or Workmen’s Comp premiums.

“EMPLOYERS” who design their payrolls like this are getting a distinct advantage over the employer who does it by the book.


46 posted on 01/21/2009 9:57:23 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Carling

He’s either a tax cheat or incompetent.”

He is both.


47 posted on 01/21/2009 9:59:20 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: NormsRevenge
They were avoidable mistakes."

So is his nomination/confirmation. Vote NO pubbies.

48 posted on 01/21/2009 10:00:36 AM PST by Go Gordon
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To: maggief

I suspect that will be the exact poster for the entire administration.....

What a sad thing for someone who should know better.
Acting like he’s about 11 years old.


49 posted on 01/21/2009 10:00:43 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: dirtboy

Sounds like tax evasion to me. People go to jail for less.”

Al Capone would agree.


50 posted on 01/21/2009 10:02:19 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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