This is getting unreal. Yet another Obama appointee has, or rather had, a back tax issue.
Daschle, a former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, determined that he owed the taxes on free use of a car and driver that was provided when he was on the board of and consultant to InterMedia Advisors.
In a financial disclosure statement filed with the Office of Government Ethics, Daschle reported that he had received more than $2 million for consulting and $182,520 in "company-provided transportation."
Proving that there are no free rides, on Jan. 2 Daschle paid $31,462 in back taxes and interest for 2005, $35,546 for 2006 and $34,935 for 2007.
A spokesman for the Obama Administration called Daschle's failure to pay the taxes "a stupid mistake."