We now know why the Democrats find it so easy to raise taxes, THEY JUST DON’T PAY THEM. Today we can chalk up another tax scandal for the party of scandal, Nancy Killefer chosen by President Obama to be the first Chief Performance Officer of the United States has withdrawn her name from consideration because she too has a history of not paying taxes. When the President announced Kilferer he described her new position as “identifying where there are areas that we can make big change that lasts beyond the economic recovery plan and save taxpayer money over the long term.” Heres one big area we can make big change, we can get the Democratic party to pay taxes:
By Michael D. Shear and Ed O’Keefe
Nancy Killefer, the management consultant and former Treasury official who had been picked by President Obama to serve as the country’s chief performance officer, has withdrawn from consideration for the post, White House officials confirmed this morning.
In a two-paragraph resignation letter, Killefer indicated that controversy over failure to pay taxes by two other high-profile nominees of Obama’s had convinced her to decline the new president’s request to join his administration. Killefer had a tax lien placed on her house by the D.C. government in 2005 because she had not paid unemployment taxes for her household help. She resolved the problem five months after the lien was filed, but the Associated Press wrote about it shortly after Killefer was nominated in early January.
“I recognize that your agenda and the duties facing your Chief Performance Officer are urgent,” Killefer wrote in her resignation letter to Obama, which was released by the White House this morning. “I have also come to realize in the current environment that my personal tax issue of D.C. Unemployment tax could be used to create exactly the kind of distraction and delay those duties must avoid. Because of this I must reluctantly ask you to withdraw my name from consideration.”
…….The District government alleged that after Killefer left Treasury, she failed to pay unemployment compensation tax for a household employee. After 18 months, a lien for $946.69 was placed on her home in the tony Wesley Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington — including $298 in unpaid taxes, $48.69 in interest and $600 in penalties.
The lien was filed March 7, 2005, and resolved July 29.
Just to review the Democratic Party Track Record, today’s announcement comes on top of:
The Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee (Chris Dodd) took “funky” loans from one of the banks his committee is supposedly regulation. The Chairman of the House Banking Committee (Barney Frank) refused regulation on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until it was much too late. This may or may not have to do with the fact that his former lover (and still close friend) was a high ranking executive at Fannie. Congressman Charlie Rangel is the head of the House Ways and Means Committee (they write tax law) had a problem paying taxes.
Now let’s take a look at the cabinet. Tim Geithner, who was picked to be Treasury Secretary (and new boss of the IRS) “forgot” to pay $34,000 in taxes.
Now former Senator and “non lobbyist-lobbyist” Tom Daschle was designated to run the Department of Health and Human Services got a private car and driver and didn’t know he was supposed to pay $100,000 dollars in taxes on it. He paid that off last week, but without penalties. If any real people were audited on that, they’d have to fork over about $25,000 bucks in penalties. Now we find out he’s going to cut another check for $6,000 because he didn’t know he had to pay Medicare for the driver. Daschle is the guy who is going to run Medicare! And don’t forget, Tom Daschle enjoyed voting for taxes when he was a senator. At least he wasn’t a lobbyist (sort of).