Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dear Mr. President: How many more tax criminals are you going to appoint?

So, the Senate of the United States confirmed yet another of your tax cheat buddies, democrat Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, in yet another important position within your Administration.

So tell me, Mr. President: do you actually get MORE points if you're a tax criminal when it comes to your appointments? I mean, you and that idiot Geithner are all about enforcing the tax laws... except when they apply to your appointees.

Then... not so much.

So, criminal tax cheating is OK with you, right, Mr. President? What about rape? What about axe-murder? In fact, what, exactly, would it take for someone not to make the cut to go to work for you?

Senate approves Kirk as U.S. trade representative
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:41pm EDT

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By Doug Palmer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to be U.S. trade representative, three months after President Barack Obama tapped him for the job.

Kirk enters office at a time when world economic woes have sharply cut U.S. exports and global trade is expected to contract this year for the first time since 1982.

The Texas Democrat told senators he would focus more on making sure other countries live up to commitments they have made under existing trade agreements than on negotiating new deals to open markets to U.S. exports.

Many believe that signals an increase in the number of cases the United States will bring against China and other trading partners at the World Trade Organization.

Action on Kirk's nomination took a back seat to work in Congress on economic bills and nominees to higher-priority posts.

The Senate voted 92-5 to approve Kirk, despite errors in his tax returns that required him and his wife to write checks to the Internal Revenue Service this month for $7,785.


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