Taxes are too high, and many of us would love to get a lot more of our money back.
The problem is that Conservatives are generally too principled to cheat on taxes.
However, New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal tax evasion charge. Many of us say, “Who can blame him!”
He did this when he was running his small business, and likely is as frustrated about paying for nonsense, as the rest of us. Still no excuse. But when have you seen a Democrat own up to his or her malfeasance?
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Under the plea agreement, Grimm could face up to three years in federal prison, when his is sentenced in early June.
Even before he formally entered the plea, Democratic officials were calling on him to resign.
“Now that the election is over, Congressman Grimm is finally admitting the truth to his constituents,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said. “Clearly, Speaker Boehner must insist that Congressman Grimm resign immediately.”
Like Pelosi has any credibility on tax issues; or any issue for that matter.
Andrew Malcolm over at Investor’s Business Daily points us to the hard numbers: three dozen Obama executive advisers and aides owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes – and federal workers as a whole owe the IRS $3.4 billion in unpaid taxes.
A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.The IRS’ 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees’ tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.
The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That’s up 3% in the past year.
And that was back in 2012. Who knows how much these latest frauds owe?
When is the last time you heard of a sitting Leftist politician resign because of a tax issue. Many members of the CBC defrauded scholarship funds, and all they did was PAY THEM BACK!
And what of Al Sharpton, who owes over $4M in unpaid taxes. I’d say he “avoiding payment,” wouldn’t you?