Obama’s Labor Secretary Nominee Has Tax Issues


The confirmation hearing for President Obama’s Labor secretary nominee, Hilda Solis, was postponed today after USA Today learned that her husband owed $6,400 to Los Angeles County to settle tax liens, which have been outstanding for as much as sixteen years. In the wake of Geithner, Daschle, and Killefer, these tax problems are just getting absurd. But you do have to give Obama credit: By nominating Cabinet members with only a lackadaisical interest in paying their taxes, he’s managed to inject hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the economy. [USAT]