Geithner not right choice

Published 8:12 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2009

President Obama has nominated Tim Geithner to be his Secretary of Treasury.

The secretary is in charge of the collection of federal income taxes.

Public Senate testimony established that Tim Geithner is a deliberate tax cheat who had not paid his back taxes. This is a basic ethics matter of a man who cannot act with honor, yet President Obama knowingly wants to put him in charge of collecting every dime of federal income tax he can get out of us who pay federal income taxes.

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Cheating on federal income taxes is of no concern to the 57 percent of voters who will not have to pay any federal income tax under the new Obama tax plan. This translates into a guaranteed 57 percent majority of voters who will vote to re-elect Obama and Democrats in the next two election cycles. And why not, these 57 percent of voters will get a federal tax refund on taxes they did not pay. This so-called refund is a camouflaged welfare check that buys Democrat votes.

Be reminded of some of President Obama’s remarks to his senior staff (former Clinton staffers) after his inauguration when he said, “The American people are really counting on us now. Let’s make sure we take advantage of it.”

Yes, they sure are taking advantage of federal income taxpayers, we have been had by the man who quickly rose from the cesspool of Chicago politics to the political mountain top of Washington where he speaks of making the planet cool and the oceans recede. Oh, what wonders will he cast down upon us taxpayers next?

Guy BarberBainbridge, Ga.