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Obama nominee withdraws over taxes

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posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government has withdrawn after earlier failing to pay tax on household help, the White House said Tuesday.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.


www.msnbc.msn.com...




posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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Yet ANOTHER Obama nominee is found to not have been paying taxes - this time it's Nancy Killefer.

At least she had the decency to withdraw her name from the candidacy, unlike Geithner or Daschle.

This is starting to become an annoying pattern among Obama's picks. Once? Okay a fluke. Twice? Possibly a coincidence. Three times? Okay, there's a pattern here.

I wonder if Obama would have stood behind her and backed her nomination for his cabinet despite this revelation. Given time, he might make a public statement indicating such.

[edit on 3-2-2009 by sos37]



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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This is getting to be ridiculous! I really wonder what percentage of our public servants just flat out don't pay any taxes? Am I really to believe that Daschle was only $102,000 (give or take) in the rears???

It's starting to look like an epidemic, like a hush-hush privilege of office. Just don't tell the useless eaters.

Peace



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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Wow, this is getting ridiculous. Obama clearly has a poor judgement in character lol. Rezko, Daschle, Geithner, Emmanuel, Blagejevich, Ayers, Wright, and he newest one.....Killefer. It gets to a point where you have to wonder what exactly is going on? Anyway i'm sure the Obama Brigade will be here any minute to defend this.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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You would think that taxes would be part of the vetting process before nominees are nominated. Obviously it isn't or Obama could have saved himself from this type of embarrassment.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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Good post (you beat me to it
). Star and a flag for you.

I too see the pattern and want to remind all that some of us here have been pointing this out since obama started naming people for office.

Also interesting how the ranks of the obamaphiles seem to be diminishing with each new scandal so soon in obama's reign as they realize they have been duped BIG TIME.

[edit on 2/3/2009 by centurion1211]



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Haha champagne socialists... they tout higher taxes for the rich and then don't pay it themselves.

In the end, its just the upper-middle class that get screwed.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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This nominee has more stones than Daschle. Apparently the amount she owed was less than $300 in unemployment compensation tax. Small taters when compared to fancy lad Daschle.

Daschle needs to man up, take the Sally Jesse Rafael glasses off and withdraw to spare the nation from even more embarrassment. In addition to the left swinging NYT...

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.


www.breitbart.com...

www.foxnews.com...



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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I hear you on that one!!!!

Another one!!!!

Pretty soon, most of the disillusioned voters of Mr. Obama will start to think that they won't have to pay taxes either!!!



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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This is getting stupid!
Why didn't he check these people out thoroughly before he made the announcement they were picked?
It doesn't look like Obama had a backup plan for some of these positions either.
I think that is why he seems desperate to defend these tax offenders and such.
Maybe Keifer or, whatever her name is, is just easier to replace than the others therefor she is leaving the scene-now that she has been exposed.
I wonder how many other how many other of his appointees slipped by without the scrutiny that these other candidates have gone through.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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I will now withdraw my previous post, just like Killefer.

Perhaps the MSM will give Obama credit for that too.






[edit on 3-2-2009 by lernmore]



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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HAHA

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".

If our genius politicians can't figure out Turbo Tax, why should we the people put any effort into figuring out either?

It's not like most of us will be nominated to office which is the only pressure for these people to pay up, why should we do it, why should we be forced to expend the effort to figure out our taxes, why should we even pay it when our example politicians skip out on theirs?



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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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.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:30 AM
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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!!!


Well, a lot of his supporters seem to believe that obama will pay their mortgages, rent and utility bills, so why not their taxes, too?

And a lot of the people obama has appointed are typical democrat elitists that always feel that they are better than the rest of us and therefore know what's best for the rest of us. They even call that being "progressive". What a crock!

"Change we can believe in" - indeed.


[edit on 2/3/2009 by centurion1211]



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by wutone
HAHA

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".



It's called hypocrisy and elitism.

See my previous post on this thread for clarification.

[edit on 2/3/2009 by centurion1211]



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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"Change we can believe in"


And to think, some morons actually bought into this crap? This guy has been in office... what, 3 weeks... and this is what they voted for. Better get ready folks, this is only the beginning.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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WOOT CNBC just reported that Tom Daschle also withdrew!!!

About time someone has at least the appearance of scruples



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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And now Daschle is out.



So much for a smooth transition.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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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.




Nice call!!

Bye Bye Daschle. He ponied up after all. Nancy Killefer was just the sacrificial lamb that made Daschle stand out like a turd in a punchbowl.



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
And now Daschle is out.


I wonder why? Didn't he "pay back" the hundred grand to the IRS?


What else could he be hiding?

Peace



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