Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Nancy Killefer, President Obama's selection to be the federal government's inaugural Chief Performance Officer, withdrew her candidacy after press reports surfaced that the D.C. government had slapped a $946.69 lien on her home for nonpayment of $298 of employment taxes (plus $48.49 of interest and $600 in penalties) on her two nannies and personal assistant over an 18-month period.
- Letter From Nancy Killefer to President Obama
- Associated Press
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post
Question: Why did the woman fall on her sword over a $298 back tax liability, while Tom Dasachle continues to fight for his nomination despite a $140,000 back tax liability and Timothy Geithner was confirmed despite a $31,000 back tax liability? And, as noted this morning, why haven't Daschle and Geithner paid any penalties for their tax transgressions, as Ms. Killefer has?