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Another Tax-Challenged Cabinet Nominee

Oops!  It turns out that Tom Daschle has his own tax problem.  Reports ABC News:

ABC News has learned that the nomination of former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., to be President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services has hit a traffic snarl on its way through the Senate Finance Committee.

The controversy deals with a car and driver lent to Daschle by a wealthy Democratic friend, a chauffeur service the former senator used for years without declaring it on his taxes.

It remains an open question as to whether this is a “speed bump,” as a Democratic Senate ally of Daschle put it, or something more damaging.

I find it easier to believe that this was a genuine oversight than I do Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s case.  But still, it doesn’t look good.  Why do the folks who want to raise our taxes seem to have such a hard time paying their own?

Doug Bandow
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Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
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