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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

And the Beat Goes On...

Yet another Obama nominee has trouble paying taxes. The WaPo reports:

WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius recently corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding "unintentional errors" _ the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee.

Read the whole thing here.

This stuff has long since passed the point of being a joke. There seems to be a systemic problem among the Democrat elites -- they raise taxes on the rest of us, but are remarkably lax when it comes to paying them. Why is this not more of an issue? Could it be that Republican elites could not bear similar scrutiny.

This steady drip, drip, drip of embarrassing revelations seriously erodes public confidence in the legitimacy of our government, not just of this administration. There is something definitely rotten here within our national political class and someday [soon we may hope] there will be a reckoning.