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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government has withdrawn after earlier failing to pay tax on household help, the White House said Tuesday.
"Nancy Killefer has decided to withdraw her nomination, and we accepted her withdrawal," said Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman.
Several other newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also have called for Daschle to withdraw.
When her selection was announced by Obama on Jan. 7, The Associated Press disclosed that in 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help. Since then, administration officials refused to answer questions about the tax error, which she resolved five months after the lien was filed.
Originally posted by wolf241e
Pretty soon, most of the disillusioned voters of Mr. Obama will start to think that they won't have to pay taxes either!!!
Originally posted by wutone
It is funny how the very people that push for more taxes and a more complicated tax code don't pay it themselves or make "honest mistakes".
Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by jibeho
I wonder if this is an attempt to force Daschle's hand and make him withdraw? I hope so.
This is absurd. Either the rules apply to everyone or they are irrelevant and apply to no one.