It makes sense that Democrats like high taxes. They assume that no one pays their fair share no matter what the tax rate.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama's nominee for to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has amended her 2005, 2006 and 2007 tax returns, the Obama administration disclosed Tuesday, on the even of a major world economic summit in London. The HHS Secretary-designate asked a CPA to review her taxes before her nomination was officially sent up to the Senate. The CPA found the problems, and Sebelius and her husband wrote a check to the IRS for $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest. The issues were:
  • She and her husband could not locate receipts for three charitable over $250, so she re-paid the charitable deduction she had claimed.
  • She and her husband misunderstood home mortgage interest deduction laws and claimed the deduction even after she'd sold the home she'd taken out the mortgage for. (She was underwater, having sold the house for less than the amount on her mortgage.)
  • She could not locate receipts for some business expenses she'd claimed.