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Another tax scandal in Obama's court.


CofCC.org News Team

The Senate already confirmed an Obama appointee for Secretary of the Treasury who failed to report or pay Social Security and Medicaid taxes for four years.

Now a former Senior Democratic Senator has officially declined a nomination by Obama to be Secretary of Health and Human Services over back taxes.

His withdrawal came after news broke of an unpaid tax bill of $120,000 and work that many consider lobbying.

Daschle recently filed amended tax returns and paid more than $140,000 in back taxes and interest for 2005-2007. Despite the scandal numerous Democrats such as Sen. John Kerry stated that he should not have withdrawn and they would have confirmed him anyway!