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Latest Obama Nominee Didn’t Pay Taxes

From an unfazed New York Times:

Pick for Protocol Post Corrects Failure to File Taxes in 2 Years


June 19, 2009

President Obama’s choice as chief of protocol for the State Department, a position that carries the status of an ambassadorship, did not file tax returns for 2005 and 2006, errors she corrected last November.

The nominee, Capricia Penavic Marshall, has placed blame for the problem on the Postal Service and on miscommunication between her husband and their accountant.

Ms. Marshall, who was the social secretary in the Clinton White House, notified the Obama administration about the late filings before she was nominated on May 14

Tax issues have bedeviled several high-level Obama appointees and cost the administration at least two of its picks.

Ms. Marshall may fare better because, after ultimately filing the 2005 and 2006 federal and local paperwork, she was entitled to $37,259 in refunds, according to data she provided to Mr. Lugar…

Besides the president’s support, Ms. Marshall appears to enjoy the strong endorsement of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, having worked on their campaigns.

An aide to Mrs. Clinton, Philippe Reines, said, “In the end, only two American taxpayers were adversely impacted by this inadvertent lapse.”

In her written answers and in accounts she gave to government officials, Ms. Marshall has said the errors were unintentional. She has said that her husband failed to recognize that the couple’s accountant had included the tax returns for 2005 in a binder he provided with copies of the returns, and that the actual paperwork was never mailed.

The couple learned something was awry, Ms. Marshall has said, when the Internal Revenue Service notified them last fall that their 2006 return had never arrived. She wrote that an agent “advised us that there were a large number of tax returns misplaced by the D.C. post office for the 2006 tax year.”

That call led the couple to the discovery that the authorities had no record of their returns for 2005 and 2006. No late fees or penalties were assessed when they later submitted the returns…

Is anybody still keeping score? We’ve run out of room on our scratch pad.

But we do love it that Ms. Marshall managed to blame her husband, her account, and even the Post Office even though she admitted they never mailed their return in the first place.

She will fit right in with the ‘New Era Of Responsibility’ Obama administration.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Latest Obama Nominee Didn’t Pay Taxes”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:


  2. proreason says:

    She’s a member of the new non-taxable class that Obamy has created especially to rule us.

    He wants them to be objective about the most efficient way to steal our money to payoff his cronies, and if they have to pay taxes themselves, they will be too concerned about the impact on them personally.

    It’s perfectly logical when you reason it through.

  3. jobeth says:

    “But we do love it that Ms. Marshall managed to blame her husband, her account, and even the Post Office”

    Obalmy was heard to say ‘I like that woman!… We think alike!’

  4. curvyred says:

    I would be shocked if someday a liberal would say: “It was my mistake”

    Once again it is someone else’s fault: the accountant, the husband and the Post Office.

    If so many tax returns were lost – why wasn’t there a big halloballo about it?

  5. Confucius says:

    Social Secretary? Chief of Protocol? Please.

    These positions are detail-oriented and require class. This woman posseses neither.

    And speaking of jokes, what will the Queen of England be getting next year? My junk mail?

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    In which aisle can I find “Tax Evasion for Dummies”

    • Gila Monster says:

      RB, that would be under “D” for Democrat, found a copy at my local library, heh.

  7. U NO HOO says:

    Another isolated incident.

    That’s all.

  8. caligirl9 says:

    If I had a tax refund coming my way and it failed to show up for TWO YEARS, you can bet I’d be all over my accountant and the IRS.
    Honestly, I cannot recall any prior president in my lifetime locate so many tax cheats (and face it, this gal is one, even if she had a refund due to her) for government jobs.

    Failing to file income tax (or pay taxes at all)=the new “I hired an illegal alien”—my bad.

  9. proreason says:

    caligirl, of course.

    If you have a refund, you want it. If you owe, you are damn well sure you watch when it is deducted from your accounts.

    Nobody, NOBODY is unaware that they “didn’t pay taxes”, because nobody pays correctly to the penney.

    Her excuse is one only an Obamabot could come up with.

    Like all of them, she is a criminal.

  10. jrmcdonald says:

    She didn’t notice she didn’t get a $37K refund? The only people who would believe that story are stupid enough to vote for Obama.

  11. MinnesotaRush says:

    “Latest Obama Nominee Didn’t Pay Taxes”

    Nawwww!!! No way!!! You’re kidding .. right!?!?! Righhhhhhhht!!!

    o-blah-blah to nominee: “Uhhhhhh, any tax problems?”
    nominee: “Well ….. yes.”
    o-blah-blah: “You’re in!!!”

  12. canary says:

    She is full of b.s. If she was even telling the truth, she’d be incompetent to do anything, because she had another adult in the family, and people don’t take chances of paying the IRS interst. Two adults can’t do their taxes.

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