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Obama and his Cabinet problems

Posted by revkharma on January 22, 2009

This will take more time, but I felt I needed to at least touch on something. Take a look at what has happened to the Man who would bring us Change.  Three of the most critical Cabinet appointees have been marked with a hint of corruption.  The newly approved Secretary of State, Ms. Clinton is tied to a colossus of cronyism and influence peddling. Her husband’s various speeches and foundation gifts are a web of foreign and corporate payoffs that will take years to unravel.

Treasury Secretary designate Timothy Geithner failed to pay his taxes while an employee of the IMF. He has begged forgiveness, blubbering that he simply goofed while preparing his own taxes. Two big problems with that. First: he will be head of the department responsible for the IRS, and therefore the tax code. Is he saying that the department he will oversee is too complicated for him to understand? On this alone he should be rejected.  Second: He was paid by the IMF each year, and signed a statement acknowledging receipt of payment to subsidize the taxes he never paid. So, he stated in writing, each year, that he was aware he was required to make those tax payments. He can not now declare he simply “did not know” he should pay them.

Eric Holder, Attorney General designate is tied to several problems, from ordering the raid on Elian Gonzalez to using backdoor, secretive processes to issue a pardon to a fugitive millionaire whose family was donating millions to then President Bill Clinton’s foundation.  He also championed clemency for FALN terrorists, an attempt to gain political traction for Mrs Clinton’s race for the NY Senate seat. None of the convicted bombers in question had even asked for pardons, and none ever has shown anything close to remorse for their terrorist campaign.

Add to those the withdrawal of Bill Richardson from his appointment due to a federal grand jury investigation, and we see a pattern of entirely lax background checks. Either Obama failed to vet these appointments, or he believes that he is exempt from the normal standards.

Either case is troubling. We are in for a very rough ride!

As Always,

Keep the Faith

The Rev


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