I think that Obama has finally figured out how to solve the deficeit, he is going to nominate every Democrat to a post in his cabinet, and after they all pay there back taxes, we might be only 150 trillion in debt!!! Newsmax.com - Obama's Trade Rep. Kirk Also Owes Back Taxes WASHINGTON â Another Obama administration nominee has tax troubles. This time, it's Ron Kirk, the president's choice to be U.S. trade representative. Kirk owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade and has agreed to pay them, the Senate Finance Committee said Monday. The committee said the taxes arise from Kirk's handling of speaking fees he donated to a scholarship fund that he set up at his alma mater, and for his deduction of the full cost of season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team. Kirk also agreed to make changes in his accounting of charitable deductions, including reducing the claimed value of a donated television from $3,000 to $1,500.