Dem Senator pushing for more taxes on the rich owes $1,200 in tax penalties

Dem Senator pushing for more taxes on the rich owes $1,200 in tax penalties

LandrieuWhat started off as a thinly veiled plan by Barack Obama to redistribute wealth in America has become a rallying cry among Democratic lawmakers in Washington. Despite having won a battle with Republicans in January that ended Bush-era tax cuts for those making $400,000 Donks are now demanding even more “tax fairness.”

But one of the shrillest voices on the Democratic side of the aisle is also one of the most hypocritical. It belongs to Louisiana Mary Landrieu, who — it turns out — has tax problems of her own. The Daily Caller reports that Landrieu have not yet paid $1,206.95 in tax penalties to the District of Columbia government on their Capitol Hill home:

According to public records available online in the District of Columbia’s ‘Real Property Assessment Database,’ the D.C. government has penalized Landrieu $1,003.33, plus $202.62 in interest, for 2012 taxes on her mansion on East Capitol Street. It is unclear what the penalty is for.

The online records indicate that the penalty was still outstanding as of Feb. 2. A spokeswoman for Landrieu did not immediately respond to an email from The DC on Sunday asking for more information….

The house is worth about $2.3 million dollars, according to online assessments.

Landrieu tax billTo add irony to hypocrisy, Landrieu — even as she owes tax penalties to D.C. — sits on the Senate committee that has oversight responsibilities for the district.

As recently as last week, the senator was demanding that the rich pay their fair share, adding “that the revenues coming in to the government are the lowest level since President Eisenhower was the president.”

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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