Funny how the Republicans went after Obama cabinet nominees for tax problems, yet their own star has her own problems:
Gov. Sarah Palin must pay income taxes on thousands of dollars in expense money she received while living at her Wasilla home, under a new determination by state officials.
The governor’s office wouldn’t say this week how much she owes in back taxes for meal money, or whether she intends to continue to receive the per diem allowance. As of December, she was still charging the state for meals and incidentals.
“The amount of taxes owed is a private matter,” Sharon Leighow, Palin’s spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “If the governor collects future per diem, those documents would be a matter of public record.”
The revelation about Palin comes as U.S. senators, including Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, are under scrutiny over back taxes. A survey by the political newspaper and Web site Politico (www.politico.com) found that Begich was one of seven senators who acknowledged owing back taxes.
So it’s a “private” matter? Why didn’t Daschle and Geithner claim that! Oh – I guess it’s private since she is a Republican and we know they hate taxes so much.
Like I said during all the tax discussions – if we did an audit on all the politicians, people would be surprised out how bad the outcome would be.