$3 Checkoff Mystery Deepens

I previously noted that some of Obama’s tax returns showed that he failed to indicate that he wanted $3 to go to public funding of presidential campaigns. Today we learned:

Asked whether he felt the current system of funding campaigns through public money was antiquated, Obama admitted, “It is creaky, and needs to be reformed if it’s going to work.”

But the White House hopeful was also asked Friday why he personally did not check off the box on his tax returns that would have indicated he’d contribute three dollars to the public fund.

“You know, I have always checked off $3 in the past so I’m going to have to talk to my accountant,” Obama said. “That may have been an oversight or a mistake. In all my previous years I have, so I should find out what’s going on there.”

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