It appears that the Obama Administration has hit yet another tax road block with one of its top appointments. Lael Brainard, Obama's choice to become the Treasury Undersecretary of International Affairs, has a tax problem. In short, she conveniently forgets to pay them.
In 2005, 2006 and 2007 she filed late tax returns. The discrepancies resulted in over $13,000 dollars coming into question.
Ms. Brainard is the fifth Obama appointment to come under scrutiny over critical tax issues, following Timothy Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer and Kathleen Sebelius. Tax issues seem to have become part and parcel of the Obama appointment agenda.
Despite Ms. Brainard's track record as a tax cheat, Senator Max Baucus, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has recommended her approval, no questions asked. But, Republican Senators should not be so quick to overlook behavior that has landed average, work-a-day Americans in the IRS cauldron.
Members of the Minority should be placing holds on Ms. Brainaird in light of her dodging questions about her questionable tax history nine seperate times. She has proven to be unworthy of the trust needed to be in such an office -- and it's time the GOP makes certain this is one cheater who doesn't win.