Oops, They Did It Again! (The McCaskill edition)

Another liberal tax evader forgetter… but then why should that surprise you, heh?

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) said Monday she will sell her private plane and pay back $287,273 in four years of back taxes, the latest chapter in a politically embarrassing saga for the moderate Democrat facing a tough reelection battle in 2012.

McCaskill’s announcement Monday is the latest twist in a political scandal that has dogged her for the past two weeks. The expensive fiasco clashes with her self-made image as a reformer and good-government advocate during her first term in the Senate. McCaskill has now shelled out more than $375,000 in payments to cover the cost of the plane flights and back taxes, a series of events the senator herself has called “embarrassing.”

On top of this, McCaskill signed on in February as a co-sponsor of Senate legislation that would fire federal employees if they are “seriously delinquent” in paying their own federal taxes.

What with Geithner, Kerry, Rangle and the rest, you’d think that they’d learn to go back and clean up after themselves, especially if they’re going to propose laws and pose as reformers.

Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

Just to tweak your memory a bit … remember the classic Turbo Tax Tim?


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  1. Don Lombardo on March 23, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Do as I say, not as I do. Liberalism's roots are lies and hypocracy.  

  2. Dimsdale on March 23, 2011 at 5:32 am

    It just fits the lefty mindset of "I've got mine, now I'm going to spend yours".  They don't pay taxes, contribute to charities (except when it is politically expedient), don't send their kids to public school, and routinely flout the law (or make it up as they go along), all the while accusing Republicans of doing what they are actually doing (the "everyone is doing it" plus projection defense).


    You just have to wonder if it is hubris, hypocrisy or ignorance (or an ungodly mix of all three) that makes the likes of McCaskill and her ilk promote legislation like that Senate bill designed to punish delinquent federal workers (except them, as usual).

  3. GdavidH on March 23, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Isn't this just special.

    Maybe she'll be censured, and then Pelosi et. al. will apologize for having to censure her.

  4. Plainvillian on March 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

    One shouldn't say target all the congresscritter/scofflaws.  That would be uncivil.

  5. Wayne SW on March 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Quick, get her a cabinet position!

  6. Kolin Claywell on March 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

    This really pisses me off.  My father Is doing ten years for tax fraud! guess he was in the wrong proffesion.

    • GdavidH on March 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

      No offense but ….Did he even try the "I am a democrat"  defense?

    • Dimsdale on March 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      Or claim to be an illegal?

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