No, seriously, this is getting ridiculous. Yet another of Obama’s “Best and Brightest” nominees has failed to pay their taxes.
Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has paid back taxes and interest of more than $7,800 stemming from “unintentional errors” revealed during her accountant’s review of recent tax returns.
The White House on Tuesday released a letter Sebelius sent to the Senate Finance Committee, detailing how she lacked proper paperwork in accounting for some charitable donations and business expenses. The Kansas governor also mistakenly claimed a mortgage interest deduction on a house she had already sold.
Trust me, if this was happening under a Republican administration, the media would be calling for the head of the President.
This is completely nuts. I am a private citizen and I spend a few hundred bucks a year to have a CPA take care of my taxes and keep all the records straight. I can guarantee you that my accountant would never, ever allow this kind of error. How do you claim a mortgage interest deduction for a property you have sold? How do you “forget” you sold it at tax time?
This is not – at all – funny anymore. This is not tolerable.
Get Sebelius out of government now. We do not need this level of incompetence running the country. This is two nominees in a row with tax issues that should never have happened.
Get her out of Washington and your wallets, folks.