Here’s another one – the fifth of Obama’s nominees with tax problems. Lael Brainard is Obama’s nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs…and she didn’t pay taxes in three tax years.
Brainard “was late” paying real estate taxes in 2005, 2006 and 2007, according NewsMax. The Senate Finance Committee is also questioning a deduction she took for running an office out of her home, on her 2008 return. She has since adjusted that deduction with the IRS.
Brainard comes from the liberal Brookings Institution, where she helped
start the Global Economy and Development program. She is a veteran of
the Clinton administration, where she worked as the deputy director of
the National Economic Council under Gene Sperling. She also advised Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.
Brainard is married to Kurt Campbell, President Obama’s assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Is there anyone in the Obama adminstration without a tax problem – who pays taxes on time and correctly – like the rest of us out here?