Monday, February 02, 2009

New York Times on-line forum on Geithner's and Daschle's tax problems

I was invited today to participate in an on-line New York Times forum concerning Geithner's and Daschle's tax problems. As you can see if you go there, the participant responses had a range that would do the movie Rashomon proud, ranging from "No Moral Turpitude" to "Fundamentally Corrupt."

I myself rated what they did as pretty bad - highly self-serving "mistakes" though short of fraud - and suggested that they voluntarily pay the Treasury what in effect would be self-imposed penalties.


Anonymous said...

A self-imposed fine is a non-penalty. That's an awful suggestion. Also, I think few critics (Democrat critics in particular) lump Daschle in with Geithner.

Hopefully Anonymous

Daniel Shaviro said...

Well, you can't please everyone.