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Tax Problems Halt Labor Secretary Hearing

Who is vetting these people?

A Senate committee today abruptly canceled a session to consider President Obama's nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis to be labor secretary in the wake of a report saying that her husband yesterday paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business -- liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.

Let's put this in perspective: Solis has been in Congress since 2001. How hard is it to vet an elected member of Congress? Obviously, pretty hard.

The Obama administration is rapidly becoming a farce. Do any of these Democrats pay taxes?


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Why would they pay taxes if... (Below threshold)

Why would they pay taxes if obviously they can get away with not paying taxes?

I wouldn't pay taxes if the government wouldn't throw me in Jail.

Can you imagine how the tre... (Below threshold)

Can you imagine how the treasury would bulge with politicians coughing up owed taxes if they just tossed Rangel in jail as an example?

This is why democrats are a... (Below threshold)

This is why democrats are always for a tax increase, because they don't pay them. ww

I am shocked, SHOCKED! But... (Below threshold)

I am shocked, SHOCKED! But should we be surprised? We had ample warning: Rezko, Ayers, Wright...then Geithner, Daschle, et. al. The pattern is now very clear. Obama favors crooks and ne'r do wells.

Just a couple weeks ago, Pr... (Below threshold)

Just a couple weeks ago, President Obama spoke and said, "What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility..."

This is the new administration and Cabinet of Cheats showing us this new era of responsibility. This is the hope and change...should be classified as false hope and shame...

This is getting to the poin... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

This is getting to the point of being ridiculous.

Please tell me that Obamer can't find one democrat out there who has not done something that would send my ass to the Federal slammer.

"liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years."

Sixteen Years; my butt would be rotting and abused and then classified as some cheap conservative who wanted to cheat poor out of their "just" desserts.

"This is getting to the poi... (Below threshold)

"This is getting to the point of being ridiculous."

Yes, and the cynic in me wonders how much more of a beating he can take this early on without finding some other, manufactured, crisis to take some of the heat off.

WildWillie beat me to it. ... (Below threshold)

WildWillie beat me to it. I'm gonna register as a Democrat so that I won't have to pay taxes. If I get a call from the IRS, all I'll have to do is 'flash my party card'. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Know what I mean?

Rep. Solis also seems to be... (Below threshold)

Rep. Solis also seems to be clueless about major labor issues:

Solis' nomination has been in limbo since Jan. 9, when she failed to impress Republican senators during a confirmation hearing before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, chaired by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass).

The committee has taken no action on her appointment and has none scheduled. In Solis' camp, frustration is mounting.

Solis, who was elected to Congress in 2000, has compiled a reliably pro-labor voting record. But during the hearing, she said she was not "qualified" to answer when she was asked her position on "right to work" laws, which are often strongly opposed by labor unions. "Right to work" laws say employees cannot be compelled to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment.

Solis also gave noncommittal responses to questions about the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers to form bargaining units. Under the act, employees could form a union by filling out a card, rather than voting in a secret election. Labor and business groups are prepared to spend millions of dollars dueling over the legislation, which could be taken up in the House in a few weeks.

Apparently Secretary of Labor is waaaaayyy above Rep. Solis' pay grade.

Egad ... where is Obama finding these people?

Press Secretary Robert Gibb... (Below threshold)

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that administration is aware of this tax issue, but that it shouldn't be held against Rep. Solis because "she's not a partner in that business."

Well ok, now show me where she and her husband didn't profit from both the business and 16 years of "overlooking" the required taxes being paid.

Egad ... where is Obama... (Below threshold)

Egad ... where is Obama finding these people?

Um.. in a line forming behind a sign that reads, "fellow travelers".

Richard Nixon used the IRS ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Richard Nixon used the IRS to go after his enemies. Besides being a crook, Nixon was a smart guy and ahead of his time in knowing the Achilles heal of liberals. People who view themselves as elite see laws as being something for the other guy, and given the statute of limitations on most taxes, a cheat only needs to go undetected for a few years to be in the clear.

We need a new law that makes a full audit by the IRS mandatory for anyone elected Federal office or appointed to any Federal office by the President. The nation needs are legislators and administrators who think taxes are for someone else to pay.

Sorry, I was interupted by ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Sorry, I was interupted by a phone call. The last sentence of post #12 should read... "The nation doesn't need legislators and administrators who think taxes are for someone else to pay."

If her husband didn't pay t... (Below threshold)

If her husband didn't pay the tax liens, the government would have seized it and put it on auction for bidders. 16 years is a long time to have that kind of lien on his business.






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