Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Obama's Two Americas...

Those who pay their taxes, and those who don't. Now, it's Rahm Emanuel:
According to the New York Post, the free rent in a home owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and not disclosing that "gift" apparently isn't all that's being questioned about Emanuel's arrangements, either.

Another issue is "the work Emanuel tossed the way of DeLauro's husband, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg." The Post said while Emanuel was living in the rent-free arrangement, he also served part of the time as the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which gave Greenberg several polling contracts, paying him $239,000 in 2006 and $317,000 in 2008.

The report said Emanuel has explained the living arrangements as "hospitality" between colleagues, and that's why it never appeared on his financial-disclosure forms.

But the Post suggested over five years, that rent could have been worth more than $100,000.

AOL News specifically raised the issue of the taxes on the imputed income. And it cited the earlier issues involving taxes and Obama appointees.
So that's why the democrats had absolutely no trouble passing the porkulus bill.

They don't plan on paying any taxes, anyway.