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05-14-09, 08:04 PM #1
Another day, another tax cheat endorsed by Obama supporting higher taxes on regular joes.
Scandal-plagued Cook County (Chicago) Board Chairman Todd Stroger, whom Barack Obama endorsed, has joined an esteemed group of fellow Democrats. Move over, Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Charles Rangel, Kathleen Sebelius, and Hilda Solis: There's a new tax cheat making headlines!
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Stroger owes the IRS nearly $12,000 in unpaid taxes. This development is especially delicious considering Stoger's decision earlier this week to block a measure aimed at relieving Chicagoans' tax burden. He vetoed a rollback of an unpopular sales tax hike that pushed the Cook County rate to 10.25 percent, the highest in the nation. His veto flies in the face of a 12-3 County Board vote earlier this month to repeal the rate increase.
As he takes political heat for blocking a push to lower county sales taxes, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is in hot water for a more personal tax issue:
He owes Uncle Sam nearly $12,000 for unpaid income taxes, recently filed records show.The Internal Revenue Service slapped a $11,668.10 lien on Stroger and his wife earlier this year. The Strogers have yet to fully pay that debt, meaning the federal government could hold up a sale of the Strogers' house or other property if payment terms aren't reached.Good thing he isn't playing the race card, though. Oh wait:
Once again, implying that his foes are racially motivated, Stroger on Monday spoke only to black-oriented talk WVON radio.To recap, Chicagoans will continue to suffer under oppressive rates imposed by a man who doesn't pay his own taxes, and who eagerly blames his mess on racism. Delightful.
05-14-09, 08:41 PM #2
No suprises... unfortunately.
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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