It’s becoming clear that one way to do this is for President Obama to continue appointing people with unpaid taxes. In order for them to be confirmed, they must pay up.
- Timothy Geithner (who paid up and apologized during his confirmation hearing). He belatedly paid $28,000 in back self-employment taxes.
- Tom Daschle (who also paid up and made a public apology, and then withdrew from consideration). He belatedly paid $146,000 in back taxes and interest related to the taxable use of a car and driver and consulting income.
- Nancy Killefer (who withdrew her nomination to become the first chief performance officer). She had failed to pay employment taxes on household help for a year and a half, resulting in a $946 tax lien for failing to pay unemployment compensation of $298.
Are there any more potential appointments that can be made to help pay for the stimulus package?