"From 2001 to 2005, Rep. Lois Capps rented a room in her home to a staffer, but failed to report the income to the IRS until this year, the Daily Caller first reported.
Jeremy Tittle, a "case worker" in the California Democrat's district office, took a room in Capps' Santa Barbara home, paying $41,480 during the time he was there.
Capps' staff says the matter has been adequately addressed.
"Capps' accountant filed all her amended returns from 1998-2011 this year, and she has paid them," Capps' campaign spokesman Jeffrey Millman wrote in an email to the website. "As soon as we became aware of this, Lois immediately filed an amended return and cleared it up right away. ... The amended returns are on her website and everybody can look at it."
Yes, but this is not good. Ms. Capps, as an elected official, you have an obligation -and a duty- to do due diligence when filing your taxes. Now folks are saying that this issue could cost you the next election.
"The error is likely to factor prominently in Capps' 24th District re-election race against Republican former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado.
"How do you not report income you're getting from a person on both your congressional and campaign payroll who lives in your house? #REALLY," Maldonado tweeted early Friday morning.
"Is it really viable to ask the people of this district to believe that Congresswoman Capps simply forgot to report income she was receiving every month from someone living in her house, who was on her congressional staff and was also being paid by her campaign--it doesn't pass the believability test," a Maldonado campaign spokesman said in a statement Friday, noting the hypocrisy they view.." [Source]
Yes, I can certainly understand that.
Which brings me to
Now everyone is focused on Harry Reid and his allegations, but Harry Reid is not running for president of these divided states of America; Stiff Romney is the candidate. And here is how he can make Harry Reid and the rest of the democrats clamoring for his tax returns look like fools and hit one out of the park with voters: release the returns. Hold a huge press conference--complete with blow up models of your returns-- and declare to America that you have nothing to hide. Yes, you are filthy rich, but you worked hard, and you are where every American wants to be. If elected, you will give them a better chance to make it happen.
Of course, given what we have been hearing -and reading- about his economic plan, Stiff might not want to talk taxes right about now. It was released by a non-partisan and independent organization, and it says that Stiff's plan would raise taxes on the middle class and cut taxes for folks in his tax bracket. (I wonder how he plans to make up $350 billion in federal revenue.)
I hope Mr. Romney and his supporters understand that I am telling him all this out of love and respect. I do not want him to end up like Ms. Capps. Your taxes are not a private matter when you are running for the highest office in the land, and if, God forbid, it turns out that you have done something that is illegal or to circumvent our tax laws, I dare say that we all have a right to know.
Finally, further proof that wingnuts are from another planet. (Dude is a republican from Byrdstown, Tennessee, so I am pretty sure that he is a wingnut.) So this elected state representative believes that O will fake an assassination attempt on his own life so that he can suspend the upcoming elections and hold on to power. I kid you not!
"A Tennessee state representative helped create Internet pandemonium Tuesday when he forwarded an e-mail claiming the Obama administration was going to stage an assassination attempt in order to delay the 2012 presidential election, The Tennessean reports.
Kelly Keisling, a Republican state congressman from Byrdstown, Tenn., forwarded the e-mail to his constituents, even though it had never been confirmed to be true.
The e-mail stated that President Barack Obama and members of his administration were going to create a fake assassination attempt “that would be blamed on ‘white supremacists’ and subsequently used to enrage black and Hispanic communities driving them to rioting all across the nation,” according to theory, penned by right-wing blogger Joe Angione." [Source]
Lord have mercy! Now I know why some of the folks commenting here anonymously say some of the things that they do.