Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's all about who you know

So Bernie Madoff bilks 50 billion dollars from investors and gets to go home and stay in his $7 million dollar condo. And today we find Treasury Secretary designate Tim Geithner didn't pay $34,000 in personal income taxes and he gets to have a job in the new Obama cabinet.

Ever get dunned by the IRS? They can be very nasty, for very small money. In my case I was proved to be in the right, but I have no doubt they would have hunted me down and sucked the appropriate digits out of my checking account, had it come to that. Or worse.

But then I'm neither a billionaire, nor a Treasury Secretary designate.

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