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Geithner’s Tax History Muddles Confirmation

January 14, 2009
Wall Street Journal
1/14/2009

Timothy Geithner didn’t pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for several years while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, and he employed an immigrant illegal alien housekeeper who briefly lacked proper work papers (at least until he/she could arrange for fraudulent/fake ID).

Those issues, and a series of other tax matters, scuttled a tentatively scheduled confirmation hearing Tuesday for Mr. Geithner as Treasury secretary, Senate Finance Committee aides said. The tax matters were instead the subject of a closed-door meeting between the nominee, currently president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and members of the Senate Finance panel, in whose hands his confirmation lies.

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