Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fallows on Geithner

Fallows doesn't believe Geithner's tax issues were at all an honest mistake. That said he'd still vote for his confirmation.

If you believe Geithner is currently lying and that he knowingly cheated on his taxes I'm not sure how you can cast a vote for him as Treasury Secretary. I find Fallows persuasive on the issue of whether or not Geithner purposefully cheated on his taxes and as such I don't think he should be confirmed. I don't care how brilliant he is, he engaged (allegedly) in criminal conduct directly related to the very office he know seeks to hold. That should be disqualifying, period. End of discussion.

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