Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Klobochar says "He explained it" and Votes to confirm Geithner

Our one Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar, voted this afternoon to confirm the appointment of Timothy Geithner.

Per Klobuchar:

“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.


Mary said...

So predictable. So damn predictable.

Goose said...

This new President and his party are demonstrating to the youth of America that rules are meant to broken and screwing up is acceptable behavior for sane adults.

Here's another great example where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn't draw a line in the sand that lasted more than a couple weeks:

The full Reid statement:

"It is truly regrettable that despite requests from all 50 Democratic Senators and public officials throughout Illinois, Gov. Blagojevich would take the imprudent step of appointing someone to the United States Senate who would serve under a shadow and be plagued by questions of impropriety. We say this without prejudice toward Roland Burris's ability, and we respect his years of public service. But this is not about Mr. Burris; it is about the integrity of a governor accused of attempting to sell this United States Senate seat. Under these circumstances, anyone appointed by Gov. Blagojevich cannot be an effective representative of the people of Illinois and, as we have said, will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus."

Well, last I checked Burris was seated and voted "Yea" for Geithner. Nice backbone, Harry.


Jim said...

And the IMF (another taxdollar sucking scam we shouldn't bother with) GAVE HIM THE MONEY to pay the taxes. Yes, work for the IMF, and they'll give you extra money to pay your taxes (which you're supposed to pay to the state/fed, of course, Timbo).

"Why'd I get this check for an extra $34k? I have this pile of letters, memos, and other things telling me what it's for, but whatever, I can't remember. Oh well, I'll just keep it."

When you're used to handling billions (of other people's money, of course), $34k is a rounding error. Let someone else worry about the details (and that someone will probably skim a little for himself, too, since who's watching... what... carelessness, fraud, corruption, and other problems when a bunch of stooges are handling massive piles other people's money and trying to use it to manipulate others... no, that wouldn't happen)

Cool Gal said...

Biggest "tax cheats" on the planet.

Oh, love the "he explained it," so then it's okay mentality. Yeah, that's how it works in life.

Zero accountability with libs. I'm sure somehow it was someone else's fault.

This is all so sick. Like Jon Roscoe said last night, "I don't think John Kennedy would recognize this party anymore."(Isn't that the truth?!)

So far to the left.

Sheila said...

Yup- Jim the WMF did pay him- the greatest thing is that everyone is saying how much we need this guy (including Republican Orrin Hatch) because he's such an expert on government and the economy....either he's too stupid to Social Security and Medicare taxes which means he's not an expert on anything or he's a liar and a cheater- I vote the latter