Despite problems with unpaid taxes, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was confirmed last week, but Tom Daschle, President Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services, had to withdraw his nomination for his own tax lapses. We speak to the Pulitzer-winning reporting team Jim Steele and Don Barlett on the breakdown of America’s tax system—and why they say Geithner’s lapses were far more egregious than Daschle’s.Barack Obama
Their latest article for the Daily Beast is “Why Geithner Was Worse than Daschle.” They are the authors of seven books, including The Great American Tax Dodge: How Spiraling Fraud and Avoidance Are Killing Fairness, Destroying the Income Tax, and Costing You.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Democracy Now: "Geithner’s lapses were far more egregious than Daschle’s" (with audio and video)
"Investigative Duo Jim Steele and Don Barlett: Daschle Nomination Debacle Highlights Flawed US Tax System" (Democracy Now, with audio and video):