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Tom Daschle Taxes

Taxes and Didactics

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Prominent people have, over the past few months, taught us things about taxes. Our teachers have gone from the very lowly (see Joe the Plumber) to the very sophisticated (see Tom Daschle).

Tax Avoidance as the New "Sin"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The modern version of: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" has arrived. It is: "Let he (or she) who has not told his accountant to do whatever they can in order to pay the least taxes cast the first stone."

Deliberating on Daschle

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Critics of President Obama will use the Daschle incident to claim that Obama is not really about change, and is captive of the same politicians and lobbyists who have always run Washington.

Danger: Creeping Puritanism

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Tom Daschle's resignation should have been accepted, however, that of Nancy Killefer should have been refused. Responses must be tailored to the "sin." Not all imperfections make a person unfit for office.

A Modest Proposal

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Clothier

In view of the "tax problems" that are plaguing the confirmation of Barack Obama's nominees, I have a modest proposal.

The Daily Szep- Tax Crook

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep


Daschle's Premature Dash

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

The only thing more implausible than believing that a multi-millionaire with national ambitions would willfully try to defraud the IRS of $140,000 is believing that a man like that actually does his own taxes.

How To Avoid A Tom Daschle Tax Trip Up

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In just a couple of hours on Tuesday, two high-level nominees for jobs in the Obama administration took themselves out of the running because of tax p...

Daschle's Situation, and the Small-Dollar Solution

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

Like many decent people, Daschle got caught in a bad system that is so corrupted by money it hardly matters whether the money is from good people with good intentions or bad people with bad intentions.

Cohn: Daschle Won't Kill Universal Health Care

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can health care reform go ahead, this year, even without Tom Daschle? Yes. Does this episode--and Daschle's absence--make the task of enacting health...

Daschle Pushed Patron For Obama Job: Dem

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle backed the patron who paid him a million-dollar salary and supplied him with a free car and driver for a job inside the Obama administrati...

The Untold Daschle Story: The Blacklisting of Progressive Economics

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Though Obama won on promises to challenge Wall Street, there has been a calculated effort to stack the administration with the very Wall Street Democrats who created the problems he lamented.

Progressive Agenda Tip #1: Pay Your Taxes

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

When our leaders, or even our potential leaders, fail to contribute to the collective good, it feeds our lack of faith in them as stewards of the incredible coercive power of government.

Why Is Daschle Out and Geithner In?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Daschle isn't irreplaceable for health care reformers, but Obama would make a big mistake in appointing a replacement with any lessor convictions on a public heath care option.

Tom Daschle Withdrawal Urged By NYT, The Nation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the New York Times and The Nation have called for President Obama's Health and Human Services nominee to withdraw from contention over unpaid tax...

Jason Linkins

Old Daschle Campaign Ad Stresses Frugality, Ugly Pontiac | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Those who defend Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle on the recently revealed news that he failed to pay taxes on the most expensive car ser...

Tom Daschle Tax Problem Emerges: UPDATED

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: February 3, 1:05PM ET: Additional reporting by Sam Stein and Rachel Weiner WASHINGTON -- Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Oba...

Obama Considers Tax on Cabinet

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

President Obama is mulling a controversial new tax program that would require members of his Cabinet to pay taxes owed under the Federal tax code, the White House confirmed today.