Sarah Palin’s Tax Problems.
The conformation of Obama’s cabinet has caused many respected elected officials to be dragged through the mud for not fully paying their taxes.
But what about lovely Sarah. The girl that makes Rush Limbaugh hard, and brain dead conservatives swoon. Why is she held to a completely different standard. Why hasn’t Fox News had any Breaing News Alerts about this story?
The only fathomable reason would be the fact that she “can see Russia from her house” Exposing Palin could send her to team up with the Russians, and start a new Cold War, the likes of which we have never seen.
From the Washington Post:
In September, after The Washington Post reported that the GOP vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, had when she was staying in her own home, her office issued statements claiming that the practice was fine. “The governor is entitled to a per diem, and she claims it,” gubernatorial spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said at the time.
Palin billed the state for 312 nights spent in her Wasilla home during her first 19 months in office, according to The Post’s review of expense reports between late 2006 and August 2008. Though the story caused a bit of a sensation at the time, The Post could find no record that Palin had ever been asked about the per diem, which officials justified by saying that Juneau was her “duty station” and any time spent in Wasilla meant she was allowed the state alottment of $60 a day for meals and sundries.
After the election, Palin appeared on the Greta Van Susteren show on Fox News and defended the practice: “We’ve always followed the law and fully disclosed all that.”
What Palin did not say was that she had enough doubt about charging per diem to stay in her own home that she asked the state to conduct a review to determine if the practice was correct and allowable.
This week, a state official said the review found that the practice amounted to adding income to her $125,000 salary and that she would have to treat the payments as taxable. (If the practice had been correct, the payments would not be taxable as an allowable business expense.)