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Originally posted by amazed
Well, at least we are hearing about this. Do you guys really really think that their are zero repubs in government positions that have not paid taxes?
Show me where all republicans in government office always pays all their taxes, and then I will be angry. Until you can prove it, I at least feel that this is coming out in the public.
How about this one?
Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, released two years' worth of tax returns that did not list the per diem payments she received since becoming Alaska governor in December 2006. She collected nearly $17,000 during that period for 312 nights spent in her Wasilla home about an hour's drive from Anchorage, according to state travel records.
ssshhhhhhh, can't talk about that.
Or Joe the plumber? sshhhh He has some tax issues going on.
or Republican Ted Stevens. again ssshhh
This tax issue is a problem that EVERYONE deals with. Not just Democrats or Republicans.
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Obama's picks are definitely MORE honest than the ones Bush put into office --
Originally posted by hawkeye1717
Obama flat out stated "I screwed up".
Nobody's perfect and as President you have to rely on your staff and the people your picking.
Anyone ever think of that before jumping into rip your President mode?
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Originally posted by jam321
You would think that taxes would be part of the vetting process before nominees are nominated. Obviously it isn't or Obama could have saved himself from this type of embarrassment.
Obama's picks are definitely MORE honest than the ones Bush put into office -- without a murmur from the press. It wasn't until around 2007, when any real criticism started to surface.
Originally posted by Muundoggie
Those so called "tax cheats" are not guilty of breaking ANY LAW. If you can show me where in the law of the United States it says a person has to pay income taxes or even file a tax return I will eat my words.
I can show you a video where not even the IRS agents can find this "LAW"
The money that the IRS collects goes to pay the debt on the interest that the privately owned Federal Reserve charges the U.S. Gov't for the "federal reserve notes" that they print.
[edit on 4-2-2009 by Muundoggie]
Palin billed the state for 312 nights spent in her Wasilla home during her first 19 months in office
Palin's spokesman, Bill McAllister, said Wednesday he didn't know if Palin was still collecting per diem or if she would continue to do so. McAllister said her taxes are a personal matter and wouldn't disclose how much she owes. However, he said Palin would pay the amount required.
Palin returned to work on Nov. 7 — three days after McCain's loss to Barack Obama in the general election. From then until Dec. 14 — the last date for which records were available — she continued to charge the state for meals and incidentals, amounting to $1,168, an Associated Press review of records show. The state released Palin's expenses for the first two weeks of December on Wednesday. She requested the full $60 a day for all but three of the 19 per diem requests.
Per diem payments are intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business. State officials have said Palin's claims were permitted because her "duty station" is Juneau.
Palin also previously charged the state for having her children travel with her — amounting to $21,012 for her three daughters' 64 one-way and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office through last fall. She also charged for hotel rooms for the girls in some cases.
Originally posted by stevegmu
She also doesn't have a chef, like pretty much every other governor has, so saves the state over $100000/year by cooking her own meals.
Weren't all these allegations cleared up months ago? What do they have to do with Obama's camp seeming to think they are above paying taxes?
Originally posted by sadisticwoman
This is ridiculous! EVERYONE should be helping to support our floundering economy, not just people not hired by Obama!
His crap better shape the hell up.