Friday, January 30, 2009

Dashcle had tax problems too...GEEEZ

And President Obama is complaining about CEOs living opulent lifestyles?

Daschle "told committee staff he had grown used to having a car and driver as majority leader and did not think to report the perk on his taxes, according to staff members."


Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the secretary of Health and Human Services, paid around $100,000 in back taxes after his nomination to pay for a car and driver he was supplied but didn’t report as income, according to documents being prepared by the Senate Finance Committee.

Daschle also took two vacation trips aboard a $30 million corporate jet belonging to nonprofit lender EduCap, which faces a separate probe by the Finance Committee into its tax status.