Living in the area of Al Capone and Chicago mafia style politics, it is
great to see Chicago politics is now alive and well in Washington D.C.
It was brought there with full force with the Obama administration’s
It is beyond reason to believe that any of the President’s advisers, including the President, did not know that they were putting forth tax cheats and frauds into critical political leadership positions in the National government. In Chicago politics, these inconveniences just do not matter.
Let us see who we have now: Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce dropped out before being indicted on a pay-to-play scheme, the Secretary of the Treasury had never heard of self-employment taxes before his nomination, the nomination to be the Federal Government Performance Czar has her house under IRS lien for none payment of employment taxes, and last (but not least) former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle forgot to pay over $120,000 in back taxes until his nomination. It stretches credibility to believe that Obama was not aware of all these and just does not care. (Is this like sitting in a church for 20 years and never hearing what the pastor is saying?) Only in Chicago politics are the last two statements valid.
Tax-dodgers or tax-evaders are the classification of this general category of criminals. They are all frauds. This is the exact practice that sent one of our famous Chicagoan to jail: Al Capone. The American Secretary of the Treasury is a well-practiced tax fraud, another Capon. Barak Obama’s nomination to chief czar for Federal government performance efficiency is renowned tax dodger with a tax lien against her Washington D.C. million-dollar home. (This is a woman, who worked as a high priced consultant, with a professional husband, a professor, and two nannies and a personal helper in her private employment. In addition to the support she was getting from her employer, the international consulting firm of McKinsey & Company.) Why is she not in jail instead of being considered by the Chicago Obama mafia for an Administration position? Finally we have the biggest (but I am sure not final) kick-in-the pants to the American public by the Obama Chicago approach with his nomination of former Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Daschle most important qualification was his early support for Obama and the fact that they have become “friends.” In the Chicago Rizo-Obama tradition, it did not make any difference that Daschle was known for making over $5 million from the very health groups that he was “suppose” to regulate in his new position. (What he and Obama where about to do was ask the American people to bend over and take it again.) However, as Obama knows very well, the Chicago way is to never let how you made your money get in the way of being appointed to a lucrative political positions. Just do not be caught admitting it.
The Obama-Daschle combo finally crossed the line by defending, for the third time, the right of Obama-Chicago (we are now in Washington) mafia to pay taxes only of their choosing.
If one is “caught,” then in Chicago we always describe it as a natural mistake or an oversight. This is the most egregious lie that is ever given. However, it works in Chicago, so why not Washington? There is no reasonable American, either Democrat or Republican, who does not recognize that these four nominees are liars, thieves, and charlatans. We now have a true criminal tax cheat as head of the Treasury Department, which includes the very agency, IRS, whom he defrauded. The irony of this would make Chicago politicians congratulate Washington insiders. I am not even sure we have been able to accomplish this degree of fraud on the citizens here in Chicago-land. The irony of the Obama Administration is that they did this in the open, under so-called media scrutiny.
The final Chicago political mafia move by Obama was his “taking responsibility” during press interviews. This has been an old Chicago political tradition or trick. You state the obvious without suffering any consequences. What does it mean that you take responsibility? It means absolutely nothing in fact. Was anyone fired? Did you take a pay cut? Are you going to pay my taxes? The answer is no to all of those. When everyday Americans take responsibility, there are specific consequences. Obama knows that his “responsibility” is a put on for public relations media effect. That is the joke. By saying that he takes full responsibility, Obama is really avoiding all responsibility for trying to cheat the American public.
From the trenches of Chicago, it is fun to watch how easy it is for these Chicago professional political mafia to manipulate the virgin babes in the Washington political woods. The Washington political class does not have a chance against the Chicago political mafia.