Another shot from the Times..........

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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Another shot from the Times..........


    It seems that the NYTimes is going into safe mode. They are slowly turning on their favorite son.

    They also sent this shot right across the Obama bow...........

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/us/politics/03lobby.html?_r=2&th&emc=th


    Obama’s Pledge to Reform Ethics Faces an Early Test

    By PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — During almost two years on the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to slay the demons of Washington, bar lobbyists from his administration and usher in what he would later call in his Inaugural Address a “new era of responsibility.” What he did not talk much about were the asterisks.

    The exceptions that went unmentioned now include a pair of cabinet nominees who did not pay all of their taxes. Then there is the lobbyist for a military contractor who is now slated to become the No. 2 official in the Pentagon. And there are the others brought into government from the influence industry even if not formally registered as lobbyists.

    President Obama said Monday that he was “absolutely” standing behind former Senator Tom Daschle, his nominee for health and human services secretary, and Mr. Daschle, who met late in the day with leading senators in an effort to keep his confirmation on track, said he had “no excuse” and wanted to “deeply apologize” for his failure to pay $128,000 in federal taxes.
     
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    They were honest mistakes. If you nominate them, they'll pay their taxes.
     
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    And in fact, after being nominated they did pay their taxes, but what about next year?
     
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    Next year they won't have to consider it as they will have those cushy positions locked up.
     
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    I've been telling you all, it's part of Obama's plan to replenish the IRS coffers. Next year he can 'nominate' them again, they'll pay...I wonder about Oprah?
     
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    If not caught would they have paid? They shouldn't be allowed to serve ever kind of like a felony. They should be held to higher standards etc.
     
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    They may regret this act of blasphemy.
     

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