Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), President Obama's nominee to be secretary of Health and Human Services, neglected to pay more than $100,000 in taxes connected to a Cadillac and driver provided by a wealthy friend and business associate, according to media reports.Then we learn that he's become a multi-millionaire since being a Senator. He gives speeches to healthcare providers.
Tom Daschle, tapped to be President Obama's health czar, was paid more than $200,000 by the health-care industry in the past two years, according to documents obtained by Politico.Can you say Conflict of Interest? I knew you could.
The former Senate majority leader, who gave speeches to firms and groups with a vested-interest in the administration's upcoming health reform, collected the checks as part of a $5 million windfall after he lost reelection to his South Dakota seat.
We've got Hillary Clinton at State, when her husband is doing business with foreign governments. We've got Geithner at Treasury, a confirmed tax cheat. Now we've got Daschle at HHS, getting honorarium from healthcare providers.
This is shaping up to be the most corrupt cabinet since Grants.