Obama cabinet official leaves over tax problems

Nice.  Who is vetting these people?

Bad things come in threes for Mr. Obama. Nancy Killefer was the third cabinet level appointment made by the new President to be caught up with tax problems but she’s the first to leave.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
WASHINGTON – Over the past month we’ve learned about the tax problems of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, then HHS nominee Tom Dashcle and now Chief Perormance Officer Nancy Killefer being the first Obama administration official with tax problems to drop out.Killefer is withdrawing because of tax problems. A White House spokesman confirmed the drop out but declined to comment on the reasons and said more information would come later.

Tax problems are plaguing Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader selected by Obama to spearhead U.S. healthcare reform. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s nomination was also held up for tax issues, although he was eventually confirmed.

Killefer, a director at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and a former assistant Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, was to work with economic officials to increase efficiencies and eliminate waste in government spending.

Obama repeatedly promised that his administration would go “line by line” over its budgets with a focus on fiscal responsibility even as he seeks huge amounts of money to stimulate the U.S. economy.

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