And here is Lael Brainard, Obama’s nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs, with past tax problems. If the people (check another-obama-nominee-with-you-guessed-it-tax-problems and the-tax-code-is-broken and how-much-do-you-pay-in-taxes for other entries) running the Treasury (that is the department that is in charge of the Internal Revenue Service, IRS) can not do their own taxes competently, there can only be one of three conclusions.
- The tax code is too complex for anyone to comply with and the tax code needs to be abolished and something less complex enacted, or
- They are idiots and incompetent for the jobs that they have and should not be in those positions, or
- They are liars, cheats, and immoral and should not be in those positions.
I will let you choose your own conclusion, but I would like to hear what you think in the comments.