Dem. Senator Calling for Higher Taxes Owes Back Taxes
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-By Warner Todd Huston
Apparently Louisiana’s Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu is very big on raising taxes on the country. However, she seems a bit less excited to pay her own taxes.
Landrieu recently argued for higher taxes during a Senate hearing but what about her own tax problems?
Daily Caller found that Landrieu and her husband seem to have an outstanding tax bill of their own. “The Louisiana senator and her husband appear to have not yet paid $1,206.95 in tax penalties to the District of Columbia government on their Capitol Hill home,” the DC found.
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.
On the other hand, Landrieu was claiming that government “revenues” are too low and taxes need to be hiked so that more such “revenues” can be brought into the treasury.
Naturally, Landrieu is trying to avoid having to make any statements on this state of her personal affairs. When DC called her office and asked for a statement, none was forthcoming. Her office told the DC that the couple were “traveling” and would get back to them later.
Yeah, later. My guess is MUCH later.