Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shocked, Shocked I Say

Sebelius Explains Errors, Pays $7,000 in Back Taxes

Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has 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.

The Kansas governor explained the changes to senators in a letter dated Tuesday that was obtained by The Associated Press. She said they involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses.

She and her husband paid a total of $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest to amend returns from 2005-2007.


An Obama nominee forgetting to pay taxes? You will have to excuse me now, I need to go lie down and try to recover from the shock.

11 comments:

Flavor Country said...

Another slow news day I see. I got some unpaid parking tickets and a overdue library book too!

Take Care My Friend.

LASunsett said...

Ironic isn't it?

Those who advocate for the "evil rich" to pay more of their fair share of taxes seem to be having some trouble paying their own.

Chuck said...

Flavor, we will just stick with the usual if it's a Republican it's a criminal offense, if it's a Democrat, it's not even newsworthy and just a simple accounting mistake. I know the drill.

LA Sunsett, this is why they are so bent on raising taxes, they don't have to pay them (except when they get caught)

Mustang said...

In late November, I received a written invitation to join the Obama administration as an under-secretary. Sadly, one of the criteria was, "Must fall into one of the following categories: (1) Filed a fraudulent tax return in the past five years, (2) Failed to file any taxes in the past five years, or (3) An avowed Marxist."

I was really looking forward to working alongside those sterling characters in our Nation's capitol. Darn. Oh well, at least I still have self-respect.

Chuck said...

Mustang, my dad does my taxes and he voted for Obama (yes, I was raised by Democrats, a fact I have to live in shame with). I tease him that we can just skip paying the taxes and maybe then I can work for Obama.

stormin said...

in the words of Joe Biden: UNPATRIOTIC!

The Pondering Catholic said...

Yes, I heard a rumor that if you are a democrat, taxes are optional. Is that true? Where do I sign up to be a dem?

Z said...

Super post and VERY good comments..I've been laughing....to try not to cry.

So, wait; the Republicans are the EVIL ones only interested in MONEY, right, according to the left? But.....i've never heard of a Republican nominee not having paid his fair share of taxes, have you?

WHAT'S UP?

shoprat said...

Come come now. Only conservatives pay taxes. You know that.

Chuck said...

Stormin, great point, hadn't thought of that angle. He said during the campaign that paying taxes was patriotic...

Pondering, I think you don't pay taxes and then you get to join the club

Z, this goes back to the Clinton years. A lot of his nominees had to be scrapped because of tax problems too. The current scofflaws look at them as pioneers, the Clintonites paved the way for them not paying taxes and still getting the nomination.

Shoprat, it seems

mksviews said...

Now you know why leftists have no problem with jacking up your taxes, it's really only you lot who'll be paying extra.