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31. Because Daschle's overall career of outstanding public service outweighs his tax problems.
He will be confirmed and this will all be forgotten in a few weeks. Time to move on and fix healthcare.
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  -Looks Like The Fix Is In And Daschle Will Be Confirmed....... global1  Feb-02-09 05:24 PM   #0 
  - All of the answers are in your last  Autumn   Feb-02-09 05:27 PM   #1 
  - Um, Republicans acted the same way towards Hillary. Senators stick up for each other.  ClarkUSA   Feb-02-09 05:29 PM   #3 
  - Um ,So what does Hillary  Autumn   Feb-02-09 05:46 PM   #4 
     - Both are Senators who received the same confirmation treatment by their Senate colleagues.  ClarkUSA   Feb-02-09 05:53 PM   #6 
        - At least Daschle apologized for his mistake which was less aggregious than ones others have made. . ...  InAbLuEsTaTe   Feb-02-09 09:58 PM   #20 
           - Good points.  ClarkUSA   Feb-03-09 07:53 AM   #34 
           - he's just sorry he got caught  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-03-09 11:10 AM   #46 
  - Daschle's far to the left of Obama on health-care reform.  Occam Bandage   Feb-02-09 06:30 PM   #12 
     - Could it be Daschle has always  Autumn   Feb-02-09 06:58 PM   #15 
     - Nonsense. He's a pro-private insurance company well-paid lobbyist n/t  eridani   Feb-02-09 10:04 PM   #22 
        - Thanks for the buzzwords, but he's entirely in favor of universal healthcare.  Occam Bandage   Feb-02-09 10:41 PM   #27 
           - You can't have universal health care if private insurers bleed the pool of health care dollars dry  eridani   Feb-03-09 05:07 AM   #29 
           - Links to his Pro-Universal Healthcare stance please?? n/t  NorthCarolina   Feb-03-09 11:36 AM   #49 
  - He's a former Senator. You knew this would happen. Its the old country club  Thrill   Feb-02-09 05:29 PM   #2 
  - he is a admitted tax cheater  blueknight   Feb-02-09 05:49 PM   #5 
  - The story is he didn't know that he had to pay his driver's taxes.  ClarkUSA   Feb-02-09 05:59 PM   #7 
  - If he didn't know that, he is not intelligent enough  Celebration   Feb-02-09 10:11 PM   #25 
  - It's an easy mistake to make. It's a stretch to think otherwise, in fact.  ClarkUSA   Feb-03-09 08:09 AM   #36 
     - you are MISUNDERSTANDING the ISSUE  Celebration   Feb-03-09 10:14 AM   #41 
        - No, I am not. He believed that his friend or the driver himself was taking care of the taxes.  ClarkUSA   Feb-03-09 11:02 AM   #44 
           - what you are saying is literally impossible  Celebration   Feb-03-09 12:00 PM   #51 
  - The car and driver  Abq_Sarah   Feb-02-09 11:00 PM   #28 
     - I'd probably make the same mistake if a buddy of mine supplied his car and driver.  ClarkUSA   Feb-03-09 08:24 AM   #39 
        - This is baloney  Celebration   Feb-03-09 10:16 AM   #42 
           - What's baloney is the current circular firing squad doing the corporate media's job for them.  ClarkUSA   Feb-03-09 11:08 AM   #45 
              - Anyone with an average IQ knows you have to report INCOME n/t  Celebration   Feb-03-09 11:59 AM   #50 
                 - Not when you think someone else is reporting it.  ClarkUSA   Feb-03-09 04:15 PM   #57 
  - If you catch an error before the IRS does and you pay it, it isn't cheating.  phleshdef   Feb-02-09 06:04 PM   #8 
     - Want to get everyone to pay their back taxes? Have Obama give them all cabinet positions. n/t  greguganus   Feb-02-09 06:27 PM   #10 
        - Whatever, all I'm saying is that its simply not a case of someone committing tax evasion.  phleshdef   Feb-02-09 06:28 PM   #11 
           - Yeah.....if he hadn't been chosen for HHS, he would have paid his taxes, NOT!!  laugle   Feb-02-09 10:17 PM   #26 
              - I can't take anyone that uses "Not!!" as an argument the least bit serious.  phleshdef   Feb-03-09 08:09 AM   #35 
                 - Who looks  laugle   Feb-03-09 03:58 PM   #53 
  - It's called "Senatorial Privilege" n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Feb-02-09 10:04 PM   #24 
  - Of course they will confirm him since they are all or most of them  laugle   Feb-02-09 06:07 PM   #9 
  - No shit. Nobody in DC really cares if someone didn't pay a certain tax for a while.  Occam Bandage   Feb-02-09 06:33 PM   #13 
  - Not to mention that he has been paying a truck load in taxes with or without the limo stuff.  phleshdef   Feb-03-09 08:10 AM   #37 
  - Cabinet officials are rarely rejected  onenote   Feb-02-09 06:43 PM   #14 
  - Thanks - this really does put it in perspective  karynnj   Feb-02-09 07:15 PM   #16 
  - That really shocked me. I guess the person needs to be a murdered or something.  Jennicut   Feb-02-09 10:04 PM   #23 
  - Of course...  Clear Blue Sky   Feb-02-09 09:16 PM   #17 
  - The fix is the keyword.  Life Long Dem   Feb-02-09 09:18 PM   #18 
  - the senate is a mighty small club, they protect their own.  spanone   Feb-02-09 09:20 PM   #19 
  - These "elitist" club members best remember who they represent lest they LOSE their seats.  ShortnFiery   Feb-02-09 10:01 PM   #21 
  - "The Fix Is In." Where have I heard that before?  Political Tiger   Feb-03-09 05:27 AM   #30 
  - Because Daschle's overall career of outstanding public service outweighs his tax problems.  DCBob   Feb-03-09 05:51 AM   #31 
  - Explain to me Dashcle's brilliant insights on the subject... umm wait a second  JCMach1   Feb-03-09 06:54 AM   #33 
  - then why don't we ALL just not pay our taxes?  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-03-09 11:12 AM   #47 
  - 140,000 in back taxes for me or you= trip to jail  JCMach1   Feb-03-09 06:52 AM   #32 
  - BS. If I caught the same error and went to the IRS with the $ they would take it. No jail. No nothin  phleshdef   Feb-03-09 08:12 AM   #38 
     - Well, sure, for $145,000. Now try to get out of paying $1450.  WinkyDink   Feb-03-09 08:37 AM   #40 
        - Finding the error yourself and going to the IRS with the money is not "trying to get out of paying".  phleshdef   Feb-03-09 10:56 AM   #43 
           - I don't do "spin"; I do "consistent, whether Democrat or Republican."  WinkyDink   Feb-03-09 11:32 AM   #48 
           - actually the IRS didn't assess Daschle any tax  quiller4   Feb-03-09 04:09 PM   #54 
  - Fix nixed.  tekisui   Feb-03-09 12:06 PM   #52 
  - Whoops.  InAbLuEsTaTe   Feb-03-09 04:12 PM   #55 
  - THANK YOU, NOSTRADAMUS!  Teaser   Feb-03-09 04:14 PM   #56 

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