I stay as far away from the taxman as possible.
I am self-employed and like Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner, I “self-prepared” my tax returns. But unlike Geithner, I think it's outrageous that he failed to pay self-employment taxes between 2001 and 2004.
Robert Gibbs, incoming White House press secretary, released a statement:
Will the IRS be as forgiving to hard-pressed Americans who “underpay” their taxes until they’re audited? Will the taxman waive the penalties for filers who can’t scrape together the cash to pay their taxes on time?
If the Senate confirms Geithner, it would be far from President-elect Barack Obama's promise that “change has come to America.”
After the Roland Burris fiasco, one has to question whether the rule of law means anything to federal lawmakers.
My bad. Geithner is no ordinary Joe. He’s a member of the club. And Leona Helmsley did tell us, “Only the little people pay taxes.”