"Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't labor down in that monument-strewn former swamp.
Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.
They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations..... " Z: Then there's THIS! (In the LA TIMES??? THE LIBERAL LA TIMES?!):"....And then we learned this guy Timothy Geithner owed something like $42,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS, which is one of the agencies that he'd be in charge of as secretary of the Treasury. The fine fellow who's supposed to know about handling everyone else's money. In the end this was excused by Washington's bipartisan CYA culture as one of those inadvertent accidental oversights that somehow never seem to happen on the side of paying too much taxes.
And under Geithner's expert guidance the U.S. economy has been, well, wow! Just look at it.
Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquents' names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes. That would cover a lot of special chocolate desserts in the White House Mess."
But it gets even worse as the article continues:
Then, we come to the Department of Homeland Security, which is run by Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona who preferred to call terrorist acts "man-caused disasters." Homeland Security is keeping all of us safe by ensuring that a brave Dutch tourist is aboard every inbound international flight to thwart any would-be bomber with explosives in his underpants.
Within that department, there reside 4,856 people who owe the tax agency a whopping total of $37,012,174. And they're checking our pockets for metal and coins?"Z: And some here were belittling Alan West a few posts back for his bit of unpaid taxes? REALLY? So, the LA Times (and the Washington POST, I'm reeling with incredulity and delight at two liberal papers actually TELLING THE TRUTH) has let America know what's up. Think CNN will cover this? :-) Daily Kos? Moveon? What spin will they put on it?
SO, what do you think should be done about this huge debt to ...um.........US? And what's this say about the Obama White House? Shouldn't he be demanding HIS PEOPLE pay up? And hey, what's this say about the Washington Post (from which some of this info came from, according to the Times article) and the L.A. Times? It CAN'T mean that media's actually getting HONEST, could it!?