In the Delaware Watch post titled "Sometimes You Must Spend In Order to Save", Dana also took the opportunity to take a swipe at the Delaware Libertarian commenters as "doctrinaire".
Not sure any of us objected to such a position or its purpose, but we were certainly skewered as unthinking opposers of government, rather than thoughtful and critical questioners of a government so large that it is hell-bound to spawn its own perpetual growth, patronage, cronyism, and institutional hypocrisy...all inflicted on taxpayers at their own expense.
"Likewise, Brarack Obama, keeping a campaign pledge, plans to create a new White House position called the Chief Performance Officer in order to save the federal government money...
So contrary to the doctrinaire commenters at Delaware Libertarian, sometimes you must spend in order to save and grow government in order to shrink it wisely."
Well, reality sure has a way of smacking down premature triumphalism (see George W. Bush and every neocon re: Iraq).
WASHINGTON — Nancy Killefer says she is withdrawing her candidacy for chief performance officer because she doesn't want her tax issue to become a "distraction."
In a letter to President Barack Obama, Killefer said she understands that the duties of chief performance officer are urgent and any delays must be avoided.
She said she was reluctantly withdrawing her name from consideration.
Killefer failed for a year and a half to pay employment taxes on household help. She was the second major Obama administration nominee to withdraw and the third to have tax problems complicate their nomination after Obama announced their selection.
We can certainly start "saving" the government money by having wealthy, connected Democrats start paying their taxes....before they take cushy insidery government jobs under Barack Obama.
People like this are no better than the greedy, self-serving corporatists. Washington is rife with them. I am sure Obama's tenure will see no change, if not worse.
A senior administration official says the tax issues surrounding former chief performance officer nominee Nancy Killefer are "a little more complicated" than some reports have suggested...
This official says the vetting team was aware of all Killefer’s tax issues, and that she was immediately forthcoming about them. Going back to the fall, the transition had decided they wanted her for this role when they unveiled the economic team, but held off on announcing her while they determined if they were comfortable with her tax issues. They decided they were, and announced Killefer about two weeks after the rest of the team