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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.

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.