Daschle on Taxes
“Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. ” – Sen. Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507.
One could argue that Daschle is in compliance with the letter of our tax laws now that he’s made restitution. It’s hard to argue, though, that failing to declare tens of thousands in actual earnings — as opposed to the murkier gift of free limo service — isn’t cheating on one’s taxes.