Today the Senate confirmed the nomination of Tim Geithner, a self-admitted tax cheat, as the next Treasury secretary. Complicit in this outrage were several Republican Senators including Orrin Hatch. Trying to defend his participation in this travesty Hatch said:
“I do not believe we have the luxury of leaving this nomination unfilled even another day,” said Hatch, who was one of five Republicans to support Geithner’s nomination last week when it came before the Senate Finance Committee. “You’re not going to get a better person for this job.”
Obviously, Hatch misspoke; he should have said that they would not get a better Democrat for this job than Geithner. It is pathetic how little regard for the law this latest bunch of hoodlums and thieves, I mean cabinet members and White House Staff, have. In the last administration we had supremely qualified individuals disqualified from nomination for merely employing illegal aliens for short periods of time. Now we have the confirmation by the Senate of someone who should be facing an inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service about his chronic tax evasion.
Every member of the American public who cast a vote for this administration should be ashamed of themselves for being duped so easily. Of course most of them won’t get upset until they wind up paying much higher taxes in a few months and finding out their piece of the economic recovery package is a mere pittance. Then will they howl in protest?
I doubt it. They are like sheep being led to slaughter.