If its an Obama Nominee, It Must be Another Tax Cheat … This Time Kathleen Sebelius, Nominee for Health and Human Services Sec
It is deja vu all over again … another Obama nominee with a tax issue.
Another Barack Obama political nominee to his cabinet has tax issues, this is starting to sound like a broken record. This time it is Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary. Is it unbelievable or inevitable that this would occur with an Obama nominee? Over $7800 due.
Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, said in a letter obtained by the Associated Press that she made “unintentional errors” on her taxes and has corrected her returns from three different years.
In the letter, which was sent to senators and dated today, Sebelius wrote that she had made changes related to charitable contributions, business expenses and the sale of a home, according to the AP.
The wire service reports that she and her husband paid just over $7,000 in back taxes, along with $878 in interest, for the years 2005-2007.
According to Kathleen Sebelius, an accountant who was hired to review tax returns for 2005, 2006, and 2007, in preparation of her confirmation hearing, discovered a number of errors.
Great exit question from Allahpundit at Hot Air:
Why didn’t a CPA at least catch the error on mortgage interest when the returns were originally prepared? Or do we have another implausible case here, a la Geithner, of a public official — the governor of Kansas, in this case — using Turbo Tax or something to do her own returns? Don’t politicians use accountants anymore?
Two questions really need to be asked with regards to this constant issue of Democratic Obama nominees with tax issues. One, What Is Wrong With The Democrats that they can’t afford a CPA? Two, if the best and brightest among us, the very people who write the laws cannot follow them … how is John Q. Public?
Why are these politicians looked upon as making an innocent mistake or “unintentional errors” while the general public would be treated much differently by the IRS. Yea, no double standard there.