Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Team Obama

Yes you are known by the company you keep.
President Obama seems to have an unprecedented problem filling his cabinet. It appears that his circle of "Family and Friends" is populated with people that don't pay their taxes or have other legal issues. The following is a list of some of the "hope and change" nominees that didn't make the cut, and a couple who were actually confirmed:
Tom Daschle-Health and Human Services Services, admitting that he failed to lpay more than $100,000 in taxes on a car and driver.

Nancy Killefer- withdrew because of a lien against her home for failure to pay unemployment tax for household help.

Hilda Solis-Labor Secretary, confirmed on Febuary 11 even though her husband had liens on his business going back 16 years.

Tim Geithner- confirmed on Febuary 24 for Treasury Secretary, failed to pay $34,000 in self-employment taxes.

Susan Tierney, Deputy Sec. of Energy, dropped out on March 3, without citing a reason.

Jane Garvey, Dep. Sec. of Transportation, dropped out on March 3, reportedly for financial reasons.

Former Dallas Democratic Mayor Ron Kirk, nominated for Trade Representative, failed to pay $10,000 in back taxes for speaking fees over three years.

Annette Nazareth, Caroline Atkinson and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, withdrew for personal reasons.

Move along, nothing to see here.

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