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torchbearer
02-03-2009, 09:48 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28994296/

Picked for chief performance officer, she faced allegation over nanny tax


WASHINGTON - Nancy Killefer has withdrawn her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government, the White House said Tuesday.

"She has withdrawn and we accepted her withdrawal," a White House spokesman told reporters. The spokesman declined to comment on the reasons and said more information would come later.

Killefer was the second major Obama administration nominee to withdraw and the third to have tax problems complicate their nomination after President Barack Obama announced their selection.

The 55-year-old executive with consulting giant McKinsey & Co. was expected to detail her reason for pulling out later Tuesday.

When her selection was announced by Obama on Jan. 7, The Associated Press disclosed that in 2005 the District of Columbia government had placed a lien on her home in the upscale Wesley Heights neighborhood. The local government alleged that just three years after she left a high-powered Treasury post she began to fail to pay unemployment compensation tax for a household employee. And she failed to make the required quarterly payments for a year and half, whereupon a lien for $946.69 was placed on her home.

During that period, Killefer and her husband, an economics professor, had a teenage son and daughter, but she had two nannies and a personal assistant to run her life when she was on the road, she told Harvard business students back then.

Administration officials have refused to answer questions about the lien, which she resolved five months after it was filed.

Impressive credentials

On paper, Killefer brought impressive credentials to the two jobs Obama selected her for: deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, which requires Senate confirmation, and a new White House post, chief performance officer for the entire federal government, which does not require confirmation.

Killefer was to work with economic officials to increase efficiencies and eliminate waste in government spending.

Obama repeatedly promised that his administration would go "line by line" over its budgets with a focus on fiscal responsibility even as he seeks huge amounts of money to stimulate the U.S. economy.

Killefer oversees McKinsey's management consulting for government clients. During 1997-2000 in the Clinton administration, Killefer was assistant Treasury secretary for management. As such she was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the Treasury and its 160,000 employees and led a modernization of its largest component, the Internal Revenue Service.

Other nominee problems
Timothy Geithner was sworn in as Treasury secretary in January, after winning confirmation despite personal tax lapses that turned more than a third of the Senate against him.

Former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, Obama's nominee to oversea the Health and Human Services Department, is still being considered by the Senate, despite problems with back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Obama's initial selection for commerce secretary, withdrew his name amid a grand jury investigation into a state contract awarded to his political donors.



None of these fucks pay their taxes, why should we?

acptulsa
02-03-2009, 09:51 AM
None of these fucks pay their taxes, why should we?

So we can prove to the nation that, even by their own definition, we truly are more patriotic than they are.

torchbearer
02-03-2009, 09:54 AM
So we can prove to the nation that, even by their own definition, we truly are more patriotic than they are.

I would expect that from an Obama speech.

That's three of his picks that have tax issues.
Several others dropped their names because of tax issues.
And these are the people who will put you in jail if you don't pay yours.
fuck that shit.

Lucille
02-03-2009, 09:57 AM
Funny how democrats are always the most eager to raise taxes, but then don't pay them.

acptulsa
02-03-2009, 10:00 AM
Funny how democrats are always the most eager to raise taxes, but then don't pay them.

Both parties have gotten awfully good at assuming that they are above the laws they write. Both parties. Awfully good.

Anyone who's above they laws they write are highly unlikely to write sane laws.

angelatc
02-03-2009, 10:02 AM
Wow! Democrats are always soooo snotty about their taxes, too!

Daschle should withdraw. He isn't even fully paid up yet.

acptulsa
02-03-2009, 10:05 AM
Wow! Democrats are always soooo snotty about their taxes, too!

Daschle should withdraw. He isn't even fully paid up yet.

And he should take Geithner with him. With Daschle it's a character issue. That's o.k., we already knew he doesn't have any. With Geithner, it's not only a character issue, it's an issue of competence.

Paulson's competent enough not to get caught cheating on his taxes. Don't we want a Treasury Secretary who's at least that competent?!

pacelli
02-03-2009, 10:19 AM
That's three of his picks that have tax issues.
Several others dropped their names because of tax issues.
And these are the people who will put you in jail if you don't pay yours.
fuck that shit.

No shit!!!! Thankfully I didn't have any income this year.

Truth Warrior
02-03-2009, 11:02 AM
Well DUH! :rolleyes: When he chooses his cabinet and advisors from a pool of professional politicians ( criminals ) what else can be expected? BTW, the others ALL got confirmed, OF COURSE, NO PROBLEMS. :p

angelatc
02-03-2009, 11:13 AM
Part of what irritates me the most about this is that we heard more about that plumber guy's tax lien than we are hearing about this.

Can you imagine the horrible things the Democrats would be saying if these nominees were those of a GOP cabinet?

heavenlyboy34
02-03-2009, 11:14 AM
Part of what irritates me the most about this is that we heard more about that plumber guy's tax lien than we are hearing about this.

Can you imagine the horrible things the Democrats would be saying if these nominees were those of a GOP cabinet?

Yep. Same old shit, there's just a different group of criminals in charge now. :p:mad::(

Lucille
02-03-2009, 01:55 PM
Here's the new 1040 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59013527@N00/3248122639/sizes/o/) form for Democrats:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/3248122639_7a0e5abd19_o.jpg

Heh.

gaazn
02-03-2009, 02:51 PM
Daschle's out too. Why do these people even apply, knowing that they have tax issues? Obama might have to bring in Dean now.

pacelli
02-03-2009, 03:00 PM
Daschle's out too. Why do these people even apply, knowing that they have tax issues? Obama might have to bring in Dean now.

Because the ones booted out are public smokescreens for the demons that will actually get confirmed.

Isaac Bickerstaff
02-03-2009, 03:07 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28994296/

Picked for chief performance officer, she faced allegation over nanny tax



None of these fucks pay their taxes, why should we?

Careful, I smell a ploy to expand the red list.

Lucille
02-03-2009, 04:42 PM
The 1040-SLEE-Z (http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/jetboy_2006/5z05te.jpg)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/jetboy_2006/5z05te.jpg