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January 22, 2009

Senate committee approves incompetent Treasury nominee

The Senate Finance Committee has decided 18-5 that Timothy Geithner's incompetence regarding the reporting of his own income is no impediment to his overseeing the agency with the power to punish our incompetence in this area.

Democrat Kent Conrad justified his vote for confirmation:

One committee member, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., a former tax commissioner, said in normal times, Geithner's failure to pay his taxes would have led Conrad to oppose the nomination.

"But these are not normal times," Conrad said. He said the economy's not "out of the woods" and touted Geithner's extensive experience at a time when the country needs a treasury secretary imminently.

In other words, we're in a hurry, and Obama wants him in there. Good enough for me.

You see, it was actually TurboTax's fault, even though the only way it will report a false result is if you don't honestly answer the questions it asks.

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