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    Oops! Tom Daschle Forgot To Pay Taxes- $128,000 Worth







    More simple, inadvertent, overlooked, accidental, good-faith tax mistakes in the would-be Obama Cabinet.

    This time it's Tom Daschle, the former South Dakota senator and Senate Democratic leader who got knocked off by the Republicans in 2004, shown here demonstrating the size of his tax mistakes over three years.

    President Obama had wanted Daschle to be secretary of Health and Human Services and also honcho the administration's signature healthcare reform out of the White House.

    But it turns out Daschle failed to pay $128,000 in taxes over three years in private life when he was getting paid $1 million a year to offer advice to rich people. Good thing Daschle wasn't nominated to be secretary of the Treasury.

    Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be for the top Treasury officer to also make simple, inadvertent, overlooked, accidental, good-faith, ultimately corrected tax mistakes?

    Oh, wait that did happen. Timothy Geithner missed paying $43,000 in taxes and didn't repay some until the Obama transition team insisted. But because it was so accidental and he's so good with money and numbers, Geithner got confirmed anyway by his party's Senate. So now he's lecturing bonused bankers about their outrageous greed.

    What do you suppose will happen to Daschle over the revelation, initially by ABC News, that he didn't pay nearly three times that much money in taxes? His confirmation hearing is yet to be scheduled, but committee records indicate he filed amended returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 just 29 days ago and has so far paid more than $140,000 in back taxes and interest.

    The White House issued a statement late Friday night saying, "The president has confidence" that Daschle's the right guy for healthcare reform. Which isn't the question actually.

    Daschle was way too busy to speak Friday, so he sent out his poor spokeswoman, Jenny Backus. She said: "Sen. Daschle is embarrassed and disappointed by these errors."

    Well, as long as he's embarrassed, it's probably OK for Daschle to join the administration of the ex-senator from Illinois who's going to be transparent, not allow a single lobbyist anywhere near power and change the way things are done in Springfield.

    No, uh, make that Washington.

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    MORE DASCHLE TAX ISSUES


    ABC News has obtained the Senate Finance Committee Report on Tom Daschle's nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, which indicates that Daschle's tax problems were even more substantial than earlier reported.

    The report indicates that Daschle's failure to pay more than $101,000 taxes on the car and driver a wealthy friend let him use from 2005 through 2007 is not the only tax issue the former Senate Majority Leader has been dealing with since his December nomination prompted a more thorough examination of his income tax returns.

    Mr. Daschle also didn't report $83,333 in consulting income in 2007.

    The Senate Finance Committee Report also notes that during the vetting process, President Obama's Transition Team "identified certain donations that did not qualify as charitable deductions because they were not paid to qualifying organizations. Daschle adjusted his contribution deductions on his amended returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 to remove these amounts and add additional contributions." This adjustment meant a reduction in the amount he contributed to charitable foundations of $14,963 from 2005 through 2007.

    With the unreported income from the use of a car service in the amounts of $73,031 in 2005, $89,129 in 2006 and $93,096 in 2007; the unreported consulting income of $83,333 in 2007; and the adjusted reductions in charitable contributions, Daschle adds a total of $353,552 in additional income and reduced donations, meaning an additional tax payment of $128,203, in addition to $11,964 in interest.

    On January 2 of this year, Daschle filed amended tax returns to pay the $140,167 in unpaid taxes.

    The Finance Committee staff still is reviewing whether travel and entertainment services provided Tom and Linda Daschle by EduCap, Inc., Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, Academy Achievement, and Loan to Learn should be reported as income. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Daschle made use of the jet belonging to EduCap, a non-profit student loan organization.

    Political Punch: More Daschle Tax Issues
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