Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Why Some People Favor Higher Taxes

I guess it’s no big deal to favor higher taxes if you don’t intend to pay them yourself.

Performance Czar Killefer Withdraws Candidacy

Ms. Killefer, 55 years old, failed to pay employment taxes on household help for a year and a half, the Associated Press reported. In 2005, the AP said, the District of Columbia filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay the unemployment compensation tax. The error was resolved five months later.

Ms. Killefer is the third Obama nominee to confront tax problems. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was confirmed despite disclosure about his failure to pay certain taxes. Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for Health and Human Services, is under scrutiny for his delinquent payment of some $140,000 in taxes and interest.


Mike said...

Can we stop paying our taxes yet?

With all the back taxes from his cabinet appointees coming in, maybe Obama will actually be able to afford some of his government spending.

Anonymous said...

it could be worse in that the appointees could be elligible for the tax breaks...them using the stimulus money to pay their back-taxes...hah...would that be wrong? nahhhh!