To all those who criticized democrats for failing to pay taxes, what about Sarah Palin?
Sarah didn't pay her taxes.
I want a full audit NOW of every federal office holder. I'm willing to bet our Republican friends are guilty of not paying their taxes by a factor of ten to 1 over democrats.
Of course there are 'mitigating circumstances' and 'excuses' and 'it was this year'.
Just like Daschel didn't know because the tax laws were 'complicated' and Geitner used 'turbotax' which Republicans mocked.
Until you understand how hypocritical you sound, you will always be on the decline.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
READ IT AND WEEP CONS
[Cross-posted at my DKos diary.]
Does it seem like there's a new Republican scandal in the news every single week? Well, that may be because there is:
January 23, 2007: Republican radio personality Scott Eller Cortelyou of Denver arrested on suspicion of using the Internet to lure a child into a sexual relationship
January 29, 2007: Republican former Jefferson County, Colorado, Treasurer Mark Paschall indicted on two felony charges "in connection with an allegation that Paschall solicited a kickback from a bonus he awarded one of his employees"
January 31, 2007: Republican Congressman Gary Miller is named by Republicans as ranking member of oversight subcommittee of House Financial Services Committee despite the FBI's investigation into his land deals
February 14, 2007: Major Republican fundraiser Brent Wilkes and former CIA executive director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo are indicted by a grandy jury for corrupting CIA contracts
February 16, 2007: Major Republican donor Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, aka Michael Mixon, is indicted in federal court on charges of providing material support to terrorists
March 5, 2007: Ethics complaint filed against Republican Senator Pete Domenici for his role in the Attorney Purge scandal
March 6, 2007: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney found guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury
March 8, 2007: Republican former U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admits to extramarital affair
March 23, 2007: Former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles, an oil and gas lobbyist who became an architect of George W. Bush's energy policies, pleads guilty to obstructing justice by lying to a Senate committee
March 27, 2007: Criminal charges filed against Republican Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Regola in connection with the death of a teenage neighbor who was shot with the senator's gun; he is accused of three counts of perjury, allowing possession of a firearm by a minor, recklessly endangering another person and false swearing
March 27, 2007: Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, "indicted on charges of defrauding investors and banks of $1.6 billion while chairman of Collins & Aikman Corp., an auto parts maker that collapsed days after he quit"
March 28, 2007: Robert Vellanoweth, a Republican activist and appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, after a crash that killed three adults and one child
April 18, 2007: The FBI raids the home of Republican Congressman John Doolittle, investigating his ties to Jack Abramoff
April 19, 2007: The FBI raids a business tied to the family of Republican Congressman Rick Renzi, as part of an investigation into his business dealings
April 23, 2007: The FBI questions Republican Congressman Tom Feeney about his dealings with Jack Abramoff
April 23, 2007: Federal auditors find repeat violations of federal election law from the 2004 Senate campaign of Republican Senator Mel Martinez
April 26, 2007: David Huckabee, son of Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, is arrested at an Arkansas airport after a federal X-ray technician detected a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage
May 4, 2007: Bruce Weyhrauch and Pete Kott, former Alaska state Republican legislators, were arrested and accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from the corrupt VECO Corporation
May 4, 2007: Republican state Assemblyman Michael Cole is censured and stripped of his leadership position after the married father of two spent the night at a 21-year-old intern's apartment
May 11, 2007: A field coordinator for Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry is indicted for voter fraud in North Carolina
May 12, 2007: NBC News breaks the story that the FBI is investigating Republican Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons for suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for securing government contracts
May 15, 2007: Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy is arrested for drunk driving (he pled no contest on June 1, but didn't publicly disclose the event until June 11)
May 18, 2007: Republican former South Dakota State Representative Ted Klaudt is charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16, two counts of witness tampering and one count of stalking against two foster children in his care
May 21, 2007: Republican state Senate candidate Mark Tate is indicted on nine counts of perjury and two counts of election fraud by a grand jury
June 11, 2007: Republican Senator Larry Craig is arrested for lewd conduct in the men's bathroom of an airport
June 19, 2007: South Carolina Republican state Treasurer and South Carolina Chairman of Giuliani for President Thomas Ravenel is indicted by a grand jury on cocaine
- 4 years ago
I think there is a difference. I have heard that she didn't fail to pay them---she was told that some deductions weren't allowed after the fact. The cabinet nominations just flat out didn't pay. At least according to what I had been reading.
- Cultural VandalLv 41 decade ago
Just another politician with her hands in the cookie jar... She should be investigated. Not for anything in particular - just investigated. She does seem to be ethically challenged, as well as a media hound when she needs a little publicity. We've been lucky for the last month or so, we haven't seen her mug too much. Look for the monster to resurface a liitle later when her book is published.
- 1 decade ago
The taxes she owes are from this year, and she has until April 15th to pay them. The tax cheats in Obama's cabinet have back taxes owed from several past years. Big difference.
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- elkdevelLv 51 decade ago
Wow eighteen thousand. You are an idiot, I had to wait myself to see if I had to pay tax on my per diem. You should understand what the difference is before you post.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I actually believe the policy in Alaska is a new one. Additionally, she should already be taxed on the use of a state car, etc. That tax should be in her W2 for her. She should not have to be figuring that out.
- smellyfoot ™Lv 71 decade ago
She had to be issued a modified W-2 from her employer, to reflect a change in tax policy....somehow I fail to see how this is the same as what Geithner did. He signed a paper, acknowledging that he was responsible to pay taxes, and then "forgot" to pay them.
- MEL TLv 71 decade ago
Actually, Alaska changed the law just last week, so just last week she owed back taxes. The week before that her taxes were paid in full. Get it?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
so you also read she intiated the investigation about her perdiem? you also noticed the taxes she owed are for this past year and not 2001-02 like geithner. you are comparing apples and tax cheats. lol
- Anonymous1 decade ago
An Alaskan court reversed a policy that made those expenses legitimate business expenses, so now she has to pay back taxes on them.
That's completely different then flat out not paying your taxes like Obama's buddies.