Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Speaking of crookedness in Missouri, Hope Whitehead

paid $1,155 in back personal property taxes and related fees so that she can succeed Democratic state representative Talibdin El-Amin, who resigned after he pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in September.

This clears her to be her party’s nominee and win the seat in a special election, as Republicans likely will nominate no one.

“Under state law, candidates with overdue tax bills are ineligible for the ballot,” reported Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

In paying her taxes only to qualify for a government position Whitehead — an attorney — joins several people appointed by President Obama who failed to pay all their taxes — in one case for 16 years — until they landed a plum government.

Most notable was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, whose responsibilities include overseeing the IRS.

El-Amin, his wife, and his father-in-law have been snared in a federal corruption investigation. The father-in-law’s crime?

Tax evasion.

Isn't it wonderful how many of these clowns suddenly pay their taxes when it'll help them get in office?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the ancient Catholic church's practice of paying indulgences to clear your sins, so you could be promoted and/or go to heaven.

As Ann Coulter has written in her book "Godless", liberalism is the new state-sanctioned religion. I thought that was outlawed by the First Amendment? I guess not.

B Woodman