Another Democrat Tax Dodger

This time it’s Ron Kirk, nominated by President Obama as U.S. Trade Representative:

Kirk owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade and has agreed to pay them, the Senate Finance Committee said Monday. The committee said the taxes arise from Kirk’s handling of speaking fees he donated to a scholarship fund that he set up at his alma mater, and for his deduction of the full cost of season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team.

The Democratic Party has a culture of entitlement, greed and corruption. It is remarkable that, even though Obama’s vetting team must be excruciatingly sensitive to the issue, it is evidently hard to find prominent, high-income Democrats who pay their taxes in full.

I don’t think any administration has ever had an official baseball cap before, but this one seems like a no-brainer for the Obama team:


UPDATE: On Facebook, Ross Jurewitz writes:

I just found out how much I owe in taxes. I don’t have to pay until Obama nominates me for something, right?

No, Ross: you’re a Republican. For you, it’s a felony.

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