In a story entitled “White House To Announce Tax Gap Task Force,” we find this gem:

“Over the next several months, the President will propose a series of legislative and enforcement measures to reduce such US tax evasion and avoidance,” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told the House Ways and Means Committee…

I think he’s serious too, because while Geithner’s was saying this he was trying to put handcuffs on himself.

That Geithner can say this with a straight face in spite of his past “tax issues” must be admirable to most politicians in Washington. This is like hearing Barney Frank say that we need to hunt down and rehabilitate all gay people.

In a related story, an Amber Alert has been issued for Tim Geithner’s compunction.

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