Obama Administration Tax Dodgers: Is Solis Up to the Standard?

I'm not sure her husband's $6,400 is a cabinet quality tax bill.


By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The husband of labor secretary-designate Hilda Solis recently had to pay $6,400 to settle tax liens. This raises a grave question in my mind about the Solis nomination: Only $6,400? I'm really not sure that meets the standard that Obama nominees like Timothy Geithner ($34,000) and Tom Daschle ($128,000) set. Sure, Nancy Killefer's tax lien was under $1,000, but she was a subcabinet nominee. I suppose, though, that working-class tax dodgers do deserve representation in the cabinet as well ...

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