Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Obama Concedes: Bigwigs Should Pay Taxes Too

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday acknowledged his mistake in appointing former senator Tom Daschle to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services after Daschle withdrew his nomination over tax problems:

"This was a mistake [on Daschle's part], Obama told NBC's Brian Williams. "I don't think it was intentional... but it was a serious mistake. He owned up to it. And I've got to own up to my mistake which is that ultimately it's important for this administration to send a message that there aren't two sets of rules. You know, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes."

Click here to see the Brian Williams interview.

And here's Obama's interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper:

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