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Ron Kirk, the nominee for U.S. trade representative, has agreed to pay about $10,000 in back taxes, becoming the latest top-level appointee in the Obama administration to face the embarrassment of dealing with an income tax problem.
At least Kirk can make use of the classic liberal defense so often heard when Bill Clinton was molesting young girls in the Oval Office: everybody does it.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner owed more than $30,000 in taxes that he paid before he took office. Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who owed more than $100,000 in taxes, was forced to withdraw as a nominee for Health and Human Services secretary. Nancy Killefer, President Obama's pick for chief performance officer, stepped aside because of tax problems involving less than $1,000.
What's the big deal? It's not like powerful Democrats paying their taxes like the rest of us would put even the slightest dent in the monumental deficits Comrade Obama is using to crush our economy.
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