Trade Nominee Ron Kirk to Pay $10,000 in Back Taxes

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    WASHINGTON -- Ron Kirk, nominated as U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration, owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade and has agreed to make his payments, the Senate Finance Committee said Monday.

    The committee said the taxes arise from Kirk's handling of speaking fees that he donated to his alma mater, and for his deduction of the full cost of season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team.

    The disclosure made the former Dallas mayor the latest in a string of top-level Obama administration appointees found to have underpaid their taxes, following Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Tom Daschle, who withdrew as candidate for Health and Human Services secretary. Nancy Killefer, Obama's pick for chief performance officer, also bowed out amid tax problems.




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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    And the beat goes on...
     
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    Burp Always carry, never tell

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    He won't pay penalties or interest though.

    Obama's friends get a free ride on those.
     
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    Course, you don't post the part of the link that makes your point look bad.

    He wasn't dodging his taxes, he simply did a small portion wrong. :eek: He's human! Run for the hills cause nobody has ever ever gotten something wrong on their taxes! :eek:
     
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    they just all seem to end up working for Obama.
     
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    Just like some Republicans just can't stay away from men in the bathroom and Congress pages. :eusa_whistle:

    Personally, I think I'll take the tax cheats. :rofl:
     
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    have a problem with gays?
     
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    poor wittle misunderstood tax dodging obamalites! oh boo hoo! :lol:
     
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    yeah I don't think he made mistakes. I think he cheated.
     
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    and got caught ... why is it they all get past the messiah first?
     

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