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By Appointment to His Majesty, The Secretary of The Treasury

January 21, 2009

royal-sealTreasury Secretary Designate Tim Geithner testified that he used Turbo Tax Software to self-prepare his income tax returns (and under-pay taxes). In light of this shameless commercial plug, Rocky suggests that Corporate Sponsors pay Cabinet Secretaries for product endorsements — similar to the Queen of England’s Royal Seal programme. It can be a new source of tax revenue!

Rocky suggests that the Cabinet Member Due Diligence Questionnaire be amended to include:
1) Favourite antacid. (Secretary of Health & Human Services)
2) Favourite vacuum cleaner. (Secretary of Housing & Urban Development)
3) Favourite car wax. (Secretary of Transportation)
4) And, of course, favourite tax software (Secretary of Treasury)

“By Appointment to His Majesty, The Secretary of the Treasury — Turbotax — purveyor of finest tax preparation software —

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  1. A Fan
    January 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    You missed favorite wireless connectivity device for personal and professional email.
    (A recent article in the NYTimes estimated that the advertising benefit to the RIM for Obama’s constant reference to his Blackberry (and not wanting to give it up due to security concerns) at between $25M and $50M.

    See
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/business/media/09blackberry.html?scp=3&sq=Obama%20%20Blackberry&st=cse
    published on Jan 8th in the business section.

  2. January 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Rocky thanks The Fan for his comment. He would point out, however, that civilized gentlemen use the spelling “favourite,” not “favorite.”

  3. masteroftheuniverse
    January 22, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Rocky,

    I added your great site to my blogroll.

    Jeff

  4. Black and Decker
    January 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I can use a drill to make a hole in head, but that is not the intended use for the product and doing so would probably be considered an operator error. Why doesn’t anyone just take responsibilty for thier mistakes and move on. I don’t know him, but I already don’t like him.

  5. January 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    this is really funny!

  6. Jon Stewart
    January 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Geithner endorsement of TurboTax is on par with Nixon’s endorsement of Maxell recording tape.

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