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  • 13 Million Illegal Immigrants Living in the United States

    03/14/2009 5:25:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 43 replies · 2,031+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March 8, 2009 | FAIRUS.org
    13 Million Illegal Immigrants Living in the United States March 8, 2009 FAIRUS.org How Many Illegal Immigrants? Illegal Immigrant Problems & Statistics FAIR estimates that in 2007 the illegal immigrant population is above 13 million persons. Government and academic estimates indicate that as of 2006 there were 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The Center for Immigration Studies estimated the illegal immigrant population at 10 million as of November 2004. It is difficult to have an exact figure because the illegal nature of their presence prevents any enumeration, but the U.S. Census Bureau estimated 8.7...
  • Unprecedented Level of Tax Evasion Among Obama Appointees

    03/11/2009 1:59:08 PM PDT · by Fenix Guy · 12 replies · 1,759+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | March 10, 2009 | Rachel Alexander
    A list of Obama's potential high-level appointees who have withdrawn from consideration - mostly for failure to pay taxes - since Obama took office in January.One of the most interesting phenomenons of the Obama administration so far is the difficulty he has had finding honest people to fill top-level positions. Every few days since he has been in office, another potential cabinet appointee is in the news for tax evasion or other financial corruption.Let's rehash the list so far.New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson, nominated for Commerce Department Secretary. He withdrew on January 4 after it emerged that he was...
  • MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Pleads 'Guilty' to Barney Frank for Media Scrutiny of Obama Appointees

    03/11/2009 12:56:13 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 59 replies · 2,993+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The Treasury Department oversees the Internal Revenue Service. But if the Secretary of the Treasury - or any other political appointee being considered for the Treasury Department - didn't pay his income payroll taxes, it doesn't matter. That's the message from House Banking Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and he blamed the fourth estate for acting like it does matter. On MSNBC's March 11 broadcast of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," host Andrea Mitchell asked Frank to respond to criticism in a March 11 piece from New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that too many appointees were being held up for...
  • No wonder Democrats like to raise Taxes, They don’t pay them!

    03/09/2009 8:35:58 PM PDT · by reprobate · 2 replies · 463+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 03/07/09 | Larry Peterson
    Jackson voted against cracking down on Senate tax scofflaws Larry Peterson | Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 12:30 am Lester Jackson, who has a history of tax disputes with the state, voted against a measure this week to crack down on state Senate tax deadbeats. The Savannah Democrat opposed a resolution by Sen. Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, to allow Senate probes of those who fail to pay taxes. The Senate voted, 32-16, in favor of the measure Thursday, but that fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage. Johnson did not rule out seeking another vote on the measure. How...
  • Geithner's choice for deputy secretary withdraws (oops. Again)

    03/05/2009 4:39:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies · 1,055+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 3-5-09 | Yahoo Finance
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's top pick to be his deputy withdrew from consideration Thursday, a setback for the agency as it confronts the worst financial crisis in decades. Annette Nazareth, a former senior staffer and commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission, withdrew after several interviews and vetting of her financial history, a person familiar with Nazareth's decision said. But this person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Geithner never publicly named Nazareth as his choice, said no problems with her taxes or other issues arose. Nazareth, a partner at the law firm Davis Polk &...
  • Geithner Touts Tackling Tax Evaders After Failing to Pay Own Taxes

    03/03/2009 4:20:20 PM PST · by Baladas · 39 replies · 2,281+ views
    March 3, 2009 ^ | March 03, 2009 | staff
    The pot has issued the kettle an ultimatum: tax dodgers beware. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who was forced to fork up $34,000 in unpaid back taxes, told the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that the Obama administration will be going after people who avoid and evade taxes. In prepared remarks before Congress, he said the president is intent on "tackling tax shelters and other efforts to abuse our tax laws, including international tax evasion efforts." Geithner himself never used a tax haven to avoid payment, but did neglect to pay Medicare and Social Security taxes while he was a...
  • Geithner: Obama to fight international tax dodgers

    03/03/2009 4:46:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 829+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 3, 2009 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's Treasury secretary says the administration will unveil a series of rules and measures in the coming months to limit the ability of international companies to avoid U.S. taxes.
  • Geithner Touts Tackling Tax Evaders

    03/03/2009 3:26:27 PM PST · by Domandred · 38 replies · 979+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/09 | Fox News
    The pot has issued the kettle an ultimatum: tax dodgers beware. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who was forced to fork up $34,000 in unpaid back taxes, told the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that the Obama administration will be going after people who avoid and evade taxes. In prepared remarks before Congress, he said the president is intent on "tackling tax shelters and other efforts to abuse our tax laws, including international tax evasion efforts."
  • US Trade Rep Nominee Ron Kirk Has Tax Problems! White House: He has "a few minor issues"!

    Hey, it's okay! It's just another hiccup! Obama's team is pull of unpatriotic tax cheats! No big deal! Isn't it amazing that these tax cheats only agree to pay these taxes during the vetting process? How much "stimulus" money would we find if we vetted every politician (and yes, I'm sure many Republicans are equally guilty of "hiccups")? Remember: A tax cheat was confirmed, the tax cheat hired a lobbyist and violated the ethics rule, another lobbyist was hired that violated the ethics rule, a tax cheat withdrew her nomination, another tax cheat withdrew his nomination. Then a nominee violated...
  • Trade nominee is 4th Obama pick to owe back taxes

    03/02/2009 6:17:04 PM PST · by curth · 17 replies · 494+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | 3/2/2009 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and DAVE ESPO
    WASHINGTON – Another Obama administration nominee has tax troubles. This time, it's Ron Kirk, the president's choice to be U.S. trade representative. Kirk owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade and has agreed to pay them, the Senate Finance Committee said Monday. The committee said the taxes arise from Kirk's handling of speaking fees he donated to a scholarship fund that he set up at his alma mater, and for his deduction of the full cost of season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team. Kirk also agreed to make changes in his accounting...
  • Trade nominee Ron Kirk agrees to pay back taxes

    03/02/2009 4:05:30 PM PST · by patriotmediaa · 29 replies · 889+ views
    news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 03/03/09 | DAVID ESPO
    Trade nominee Ron Kirk agrees to pay back taxes DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent David Espo, Ap Reuters WASHINGTON – Ron Kirk, nominated as U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration, owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade and has agreed to make his payments, the Senate Finance Committee said Monday. The committee said the taxes arise from Kirk's handling of speaking fees that he donated to his alma mater, and for his deduction of the full cost of season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team. The disclosure made the former Dallas mayor...
  • More Back Tax Issues for an Obama Nominee

    03/02/2009 2:40:04 PM PST · by jessduntno · 50 replies · 3,871+ views
    abcnews ^ | Today
    This time it's United State Trade Representative nominee Ron Kirk who owes back taxes, joining the ranks of other tax-addled Cabinet nominees such as Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, former Health and Human Services Secretary designate Tom Daschle, and former chief performance officer nominee Nancy Killifer. Kirk owes $9,975 in back taxes, most of that from speaking engagement honoraria. Kirk had told organizations to give speaking fees directly to his alma mater, Austin College. In all, $37,750 of honoraria were not reported as income for tax years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Senate Finance Committee reported, saying that Kirk should...
  • Ron Kirk is latest Cabinet pick hit by tax woes; he owes $9.975

    03/02/2009 2:29:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 815+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 02 Mar 2009 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Add former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to the list of Obama Cabinet picks with tax problems. The Senate Finance Committee says he underpaid by $9,975 in the last three years. Senate aides uncovered the shortfall during weeks of vetting, and Kirk – the administration’s designated point person on trade -- has promised to pay the Internal Revenue Service in full. The problems: Kirk deducted too much for season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks and too much for tax preparation fees, and failed to report as income speaking fees that he donated to his alma mater, Austin College. The full political...
  • Obama trade nominee fixes errors in tax returns [former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk.......]

    03/02/2009 1:47:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 569+ views
    Obama trade nominee fixes errors in tax returns Mon Mar 2, 2009 4:22pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. trade representative, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, has filed amended tax returns after a review found he failed to pay taxes on $37,750 in speaking fees he donated to his college alma mater, a Senate panel said on Monday. "Staff estimates the total tax adjustment on Mayor Kirk's amended returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 will be approximately $9,975," the Senate Finance Committee said. Kirk also amended his tax returns to reduce the amount of business...
  • Obama's USTR Nominee Latest to Face Tax Problems

    03/02/2009 1:48:10 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 638+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 03/02/2009 | Jessica Brady
    USTR Nominee Latest to Face Tax Problems By Jessica Brady Roll Call Staff March 2, 2009, 4:32 p.m. Former Dallas Mayor Ronald Kirk, President Barack Obama’s pick for U.S. trade representative, misfiled taxable income and owes about $9,975, according to a Senate Finance Committee report released Monday.... Developing...
  • Obama's Chief Vetter Has His Own Tax Problem

    02/28/2009 5:11:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 1,233+ views
    Gawker ^ | Feb 27 2009 | Owen Thomas
    White House general counsel Gregory Craig has seized control of Obama's vetting process after a series of nominees with unpaid taxes. But his wife's business may also have avoided taxes. Who vets the vetter? Derry Noyes, Craig's wife, runs Noyes Graphics, a design business, out of the couple's home in northwest Washington. Between Craig's work and hers, they've been on Washington's A-list for a decade. PBS's American Stamps aired a profile of her two days ago. She designs specialty postage for the U.S. Postal Service, including a number of notable stamps. One recent series celebrating the work of famous architect...
  • TAX REVOLT (Vanity)

    02/27/2009 9:10:48 AM PST · by MeanWestTexan · 82 replies · 1,147+ views
    Natural Law ^ | July 4, 1776 | MeanWestTexan
    Flipped through Atlas Shrugged last night again. I would seriously like AM radio and some folks to get behind a serious tax revolt. Just don't pay taxes. The tax base is made of Republicans. If we don't pay, they don't play. It would have to be a mass effort to work (and to keep people out of jail).
  • Group of Rich Americans Sues UBS to Keep Names Secret in Tax Case

    02/25/2009 12:50:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 236 replies · 2,409+ views
    NYT ^ | 02/25/09 | LYNNLEY BROWNING
    Group of Rich Americans Sues UBS to Keep Names Secret in Tax Case By LYNNLEY BROWNING UBS was sued on Tuesday in a Swiss federal court by wealthy American clients seeking to prevent the disclosure of their identities as part of a tax-evasion investigation by the United States Justice Department. The lawsuit accuses UBS and Switzerland’s financial regulator, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or Finma, of violating Swiss bank secrecy laws and of conducting what Swiss law considers illegal activities with foreign authorities. It also named Peter Kurer, the chairman of UBS, and Eugen Haltiner, the chairman of Finma,...
  • Tax Evasion vs. Tax Revolt (Tea Party Movements)

    02/23/2009 1:32:56 PM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 45 replies · 3,568+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2009 | JB Williams
    Talk of a second Civil War, another revolution, a Tea Party, are growing by the day as the new fed moves to confiscate private property and power in the name of a “greater communal good” and the “general welfare” of the people at large. Last Friday, the Obama White House tried to reassure fleeing investors that it had no intention of “nationalizing” the banking industry. By Monday morning, Democrats confirmed that they were indeed planning to “nationalize” the banking industry, one bank at a time, beginning with Citi Group. For a change, people are paying attention. They simply aren’t buying...
  • Former (David) Paterson (tax cheating) chief to return in voluntary post

    02/22/2009 3:45:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies · 329+ views
    NewsDay ^ | February 22, 2009
    Gov. David A. Paterson's former chief of staff, who resigned last year after revelations he failed to pay his taxes for five years, will return to a voluntary leadership position with the governor's 2010 campaign. Rumors had swirled that Paterson may be about to rehire Charles O'Byrne, who resigned Oct. 24 following news reports of the tax debt. O'Byrne's hopes for political survival deteriorated after his lawyers revealed the debt was nearly $300,000 - $100,000 more than he originally disclosed - and that he had only paid it off within that week. The situation went beyond the governor's control when...