Thursday, December 31, 2009

Starting off 2010

Each day for the next couple weeks I am posting a quick political comment highlighting differences between liberal and conservative views.
Have a happy new year!

Friday, March 06, 2009

I know the solution to our economic troubles!!

I think I know how to at least get the country out of debt and we can do it quickly. Think of the several Obama appointees who had to drop out of contention for not paying their taxes (and the Treasury Secretary had the same problem but he was special I guess and did not have to step down). So, out of that small sample of appointees, there was a surprisingly high percentage with tax issues. That percentage probably applies to society in general. Therefore, we do not have to tax the rich, we need to audit them. Just make the rich pay what they are supposed to pay! Former democratic senator Tom Daschle failed to pay $128,000 in taxes for a 3-year period. That's just one person. Think of all the Daschle's that must be out there.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dems vs. Reps: Culture of Corruption?

The democrats railed about the culture of corruption in the Bush administration. Is Obama setting up the same? Hope not but I am disturbed by the following:

Tom Dashle having tax problems and now it is learned that he has recently accepted over $200,000 in speaking fees from the health care industry. Does Obama not see this as a potential conflict of interest in Dashle being nominated to be over helath care for the U.S.?

Pres. Obama has made a rule about not hiring lobbyists but apparently breaks that rule in hiring two former lobbyists, Giethner as Treasury Secretary, and William Lynn as deputy defense secretary.

Tim Geithner as Treasurer who also has tax problems. Can we really trust him to do the right thing?

And, while not the White House:

Senator Dodd getting a sweet deal from Countrywide while being chair of the Senate Banking Committee and refusing to relase information that he said he would. Apparently the Senate Ethics Committee is investigating.

House Ways and Means Committee Chair, Charles Rangel, still has his chairmanship despite serious potential ethics violations and an ethics invesitgation.

I'm sure the Republicans have issues too but I want Obama to walk the talk. If he truly wants an ethical, bipartisan administration then he needs to show some leadership.