Timothy Geithner is expected to be confirmed today as Secretary of Tax Evasion… I mean Secretary of the Treasury. I wonder how much tax evasion will increase in the near future. With Americans struggling to make ends meet and losing their jobs and taxes sure to increase, the benefit of evading taxes go up. Many people must be asking themselves, "If the Treasury Secretary can evade his taxes, why can't I?"
UPDATE: Timothy Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary. There really was little doubt he would be confirmed, despite his tax evasion. But did we really expect Senators like Charlie Rangel, who is also being investigated for tax evasion, to vote against Geithner for that reason?