Daschle Steps Down from HHS Bid

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  • February 3, 2009
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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota withdrew his name as nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the new Obama administration Tuesday morning.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are a part of HHS.
Questions about his tax records and work as a special policy advisor on health care, which many considered to be lobbying, prompted resistance in the Senate to his appointment. By Tuesday, February 3, prominent newspapers, including the New York Times, called for him to withdraw.
President Obama accepted his resignation with “sadness and regret.” Read more at http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/03/daschle/index.html


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  1. judi jacobs says:

    I’m disappointed. I think he’s had some experience with the health care industry and would have been good. But that experience also tends to cloud his credibility.

  2. Linda Florke says:

    After learning of Tom Daschles most recent black eye, many Americans might ask themselves…what is the difference between the greed and corruption on Wall Street and Washington?
    If the politicians of this country can not be trusted to be honest, law-abiding citizens themselves, why would we entrust them to create and enforce laws for the rest of us?
    Tom Daschle may as well shouted to the American Public “don;t do as I do, but do as I say”

  3. CAROLYN says:

    We all have the potential to make a tremendous difference in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Register to vote and follow thru for a major housecleaning in congress and the senate. Honesty and integrity are qualities I want in my respresentatives, including the President. and anyone he appoints.

  4. Denise says:

    I think we should stop being so hard on these people. He had an reason why not filing taxes and paid them when he did discover the issued. Come on people…if went through congress and all of the senate we will problem see these people, just like the rest of us. May have messed up on taxes or have not report what we should on taxes. We need to realize these people are human too! I just want someone in there to fix and health the problems with health care. Stop listening to the Media..we need to start allowing the system to start working.