Taxpayers are chumps

This is starting to remind me of how my pre-schooler tells jokes.  She’ll tell any joke that ever drew a laugh over and over again.  Did you hear the one about the Obama nominee that didn’t pay his/her taxes?

The latest tax evader cum public servant is Ron Kirk, President Obama’s nominee for US Trade Representative:

Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk, who is President Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative, failed to pay almost $10,000 in taxes during the past three years because of a series of mistakes, the Senate Finance Committee announced today.

Kirk’s errors involved honoraria from speeches, on which he should have paid taxes; the cost of sports games, for which he deducted too much; and improper treatment of accounting fees on his income taxes. Kirk has agreed to file amended returns.

(Via Instapundit.)

Here’s the updated scorecard:

  • Geithner, Treasury Secretary (confirmed)
  • Daschle, HHS Secretary (withdrawn)
  • Killefer, “Chief Performance Officer” (withdrawn)
  • Solis, Labor Secretary (confirmed)
  • Emanuel, Chief of Staff (no confirmation required)
  • Kirk, US Trade Representative (still nominated)

UPDATE: Solis has already been confirmed.  I’ve corrected the scorecard.

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