Monday, February 2, 2009

The 1040DEM

Tom Daschle, the nominee to become Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services has been outed in what is no longer a particularly exclusive club, Democatic Tax Chiselers Nominated to Serve in the Obama Administration.

Tom Maguire writes in his latest post about the practical ramifications of Obama having set such a low bar for nominees in high places:

I am sooo looking forward to April 15 (that's tax-filing day for the Democrats out there). Instead of vexing myself with hours of tedious record-review I'll just put down any numbers that pop into my head, secure in the knowledge that a simple apology will suffice if I'm ever questioned. Well, first I have to change my party registration to "D" and mail that check to Obama...

Odd. Surely Tom is aware that within the bowels of his very own comments section, the need to make up numbers, then apologize if caught has been eliminated.

We'll let Clarice Feldman set things up with her blog post at American Thinker:

Riffing off a comment on Ann Althouse, Just One Minute's poster Ranger has his own idea for the new form 1040Dem, inspired by the Geithner and Daschle tax chiseling:

Line 1: Are you a Democrat?

Line 2: How much income [d]o you want to declare for this year?

Line 3: How much tax do you feel like paying on that income?

It wasn't our idea, and all credit goes to DaveG at Ann Althouse's and Ranger at Just One Minute. But we were able to obtain an electronic copy of the 1040DEM:

1040DEM

Click to enlarge and see if you can spot the differences between this and the traditional, non-partisan 1040.

Oh, and Tom, you're welcome.


h/t
centralcal at JOM!

7 comments:

  1. LOL, I didn't realize anyone had noticed! Thanks for the attribution!

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  2. Great stuff! Thanks for the laughs. Didn't Biden say that paying taxes is patriotic?!

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  3. The most important difference is on the back, where it's missing the traditional, "Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and
    belief, they are true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than taxpayer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge."

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  4. Great post and funny.

    Support your fellow unemployed taxpayers and sign Unemployment Tax Holiday 2009 petition: http://ue09.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hey, thank you DaveG -- brillian idea!

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