Friday, May 29, 2009

Roy Blunt a Tax Cheat? Give Me a Break . . .

It turns out that Roy Blunt, one of my least favorite Missouri politicians, owes $6,820 in taxes on the house he owns in DC with his second wife, as a result of a mistake by the DC tax assessors.

Making hay while the sun shines, one of the big national progressive blogs has used the confusing little snafu as an opportunity to label him as follows: "Roy Blunt (R-MO): Congressman, GOP leader, Senate Candidate and Tax Cheat". He is also described as a "typical Republican" for "trying to cheat on his taxes."

There are plenty of good, solid, legitimate reasons to oppose Blunt's candidacy for Senate, just as there are plenty of good, solid, legitimate reasons to support Robin Carnahan's. Roy Blunt being a tax cheat because of a mistake on an exemption for DC real estate is not one of those reasons.

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Blogger Clark said...

Well, he supposedly tried for years to change his tax status, but somehow the DC tax office only opened a review after Blunt's homestead exemption appeared in a KC Star article.

And Blunt paid less taxes for years while knowing he owed more!

5/29/2009 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having lived in DC for over 5 years and experienced lack of government competence by city officials as a tax paying DC resident, Dan is correct on his assessment :(

6/03/2009 2:19 PM  

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