Our one Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar, voted this afternoon to confirm the appointment of Timothy Geithner.
“It’s never not important, no matter if the economy is in crisis or not,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said. “But the thing is, he’s explained it.”
I have an email into Klobuchar for that explanation, as I can't seem to find it on the Internet.
Let me test my understanding here...As long as you explain something, it's okay. This is complete nonsense that doesn't even work well in raising children:
Example from my life:
Question : "Why did you take that red permanent marker and color on my new wallpaper?"
Answer: "I wanted to draw a picture of a bird."
"Oh, okay then...you explained it."
Uh- no- when that happened I screamed at the top of my lungs and put my old-enough-to-know-better children in their bedroom to think about what they had done. I removed every marker from their reach and didn't let them use markers (even supervised) for months.
But, to run the U.S. Treasury Department, the parent of the Internal Revenue Service, it's okay to skip paying Social Security and Medicare taxes for three years, then pay one year of back taxes only because you were audited, then purposely not pay back taxes for the other two years(which you would have deduced that you owed from the previous audit) until days before you're selected by President Obama to serve as one of the highest government officials in the nation.
Okay, now I understand.
All of the things we knew about Bill Clinton before he was elected- that he was a womanizing cheater that had a pattern of lying to cover his tracks- blew up after he was President. What we know about Obama- that he comes from the corruption of Chicago-style politics and stays friends with people regardless of their past illegal activities- will also blow up. It's a matter a time folks, just a matter of time.