Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rahm Emanuel Faces Taxing Issue of Patriotism

President BO's other half, Vice President Joe Biden, has defined paying taxes as a way of showing your patriotism - well it looks like President BO has stunk up his cabinet with another unpatriotic selection...

From WND --

There could be tax troubles on the horizon for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who reportedly has lived rent-free in Washington for five years but hasn't paid taxes on the imputed income from that, according to reports.

According to the New York Post, the free rent in a home owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and not disclosing that "gift" apparently isn't all that's being questioned about Emanuel's arrangements, either.

Another issue is "the work Emanuel tossed the way of DeLauro's husband, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg."

The Post said while Emanuel was living in the rent-free arrangement, he also served part of the time as the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which gave Greenberg several polling contracts, paying him $239,000 in 2006 and $317,000 in 2008. More...

It is reported that the amount of the unpaid rent can be upwards of $100,000 or more. Emanuel, in a Daschle type demeanor, claims this rent-free home was "hospitality" between friends.

I guess he was just being grateful and patriotic by returning the friendly "hospitality" in giving DeLauro's husband no-bid contracts.

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