Senators Not Especially Keen on Sharing Own Tax Histories


Last week, Politico sent a survey to all sitting senators, asking them if they or the IRS had ever found errors in their taxes, or if they’ve ever had to pay back taxes. As the trials and tribulations of Daschle-Killefer-Geithner-Solis showed, this is a matter of public importance. People want to know that their elected officials are honest and trustworthy. But apparently that doesn’t extend to senators not nominated for Cabinet posts: Though 8 senators admitted that mistakes had been found, 44 senators chose not to answer the survey at all. [Politico]