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Does anyone know how to pay taxes in the Obama White House?

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 3, 2009 10:50 AM

Crikey. Three weeks in, and this administration is a complete laughingstock. More tax troubles. More nanny problems. More withdrawals. This time it’s Obama’s Chief Performance Officer.

Yeah: Chief Performance Officer.


Nancy Killefer, who failed for a year and a half to pay employment taxes on household help, has withdrawn her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government, the White House said Tuesday.

Killefer was the second major Obama administration nominee to withdraw and the third to have tax problems complicate their nomination after President Barack Obama announced their selection.

The White House said Obama had accepted Killefer’s decision and that the 55-year-old executive with consulting giant McKinsey & Co., would explain her reasons for pulling out later Tuesday.

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.

“[W]ould explain her reasons for pulling out.”

Let me guess: “Family reasons.”


How do we blame Bush for this?

And why did Geithner get a pass while Killefer gets thrown under the bus? Hmmm?


Killefer’s brilliant, impressive, uniquely qualified resume, just FYI:

Nancy Killefer is a senior director in the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company, Inc. She is a leader of McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice, specializing in developing strategies and improving organizational effectiveness for a range of government clients.

Nancy joined McKinsey in 1979 and during her career focused on strategy, marketing, and organizational effectiveness and efficiency issues with an emphasis on consumer-based and retail industries.

From 1997 to 2000, Nancy served as Assistant Secretary for Management, CFO, and COO at the United States Department of the Treasury. In addition to overall management responsibilities for Treasury’s 14 bureaus and 160,000 people, she led a major modernization at the Internal Revenue Service, prepared Treasury’s systems for Y2K, and reshaped management processes, including installing an asset management program across the Treasury Department.

After returning to McKinsey in 2000, she joined the IRS Oversight Board, a public-private entity akin to a corporate board that oversees the IRS. She served there from 2000 to 2005 and was its Chairperson from 2002 to 2004.

Nancy received her M.B.A. from the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a B.A. with honors in economics from Vassar College. Prior to business school, Nancy worked as an associate at Charles River Associates, a microeconomics consulting firm.


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