February 3, 2009
Nancy Killefer barry’s nominee for the first ever Chief Performance Officer (no confirmation) and Deputy Director for management at the Office of Management and Budget (requires confirmation) has withdrawn her name. She is third behind Tim Geithner and Tom Daschle as barry appointed tax evaders – though hers could actually be a simple mistake. Not so with the other two.
Killefer, 55, who works for consulting giant McKinsey & Co., was nominated on Jan 7th and was outed by the AP. In March 2005, she had a $946.69 tax lien placed on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help over a period of 18 months. She paid it in July. Nothing compared to $128K and $34K that went unpaid until after they accepted the nomination. One wonders if there was more to it because she waited so long to withdraw.
Killefer oversees McKinsey’s management consulting for government clients. During 1997-2000 in the Clinton administration, Killefer was assistant Treasury secretary for management. As such she was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the Treasury and its 160,000 employees and led a modernization of its largest component, the Internal Revenue Service.
But for nearly a month, the administration had refused to answer how its choice to make government workers more efficient and more responsive had bungled her household payroll taxes.
And what about the Head of the IRS and former Head of the New York Federal Reserve bank being audited and still not rectifying his taxes?
Whatever – she did the honorable thing. The financial wizard can’t even do his taxes and blames it on TurboTax. And he’s going to save the economy? And Daschle made a reported $5.2 million off the industry he was supposed to clean up.
Where’s this superior judgment? Seems it expired in November 2002.
barry spokesman Tommy Vietor:
Nancy Killefer has decided to withdraw her nomination, and we accepted her withdrawal.
So how thorough was this 63-point questionnaire?
barry’s judgment on display
Smoothest transition ever?
Geithner: TurboTax made me do it
barry on tax cheat Tim Geithner
Daschle apology letter
Daschle withdrawal letter
barry re: Daschle’s withdrawal
Nancy Killefer withdraws
barry’s tax cheats go free – Phelps’ friends go to jail
Another cabinet defector: Sen Judd Gregg
barry tax cheat #4: Ron Kirk
Dr Sanjay Gupta won’t be Surgeon General
barry appointee Charles Freeman withdraws