Now it’s an Illinois political ally of President Barack Obama rather than one of his appointees. Observes Guy Benson:
Scandal-plagued Cook County (Chicago) Board Chairman Todd Stroger, whom Barack Obama endorsed, has joined an esteemed group of fellow Democrats. Move over, Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Charles Rangel, Kathleen Sebelius, and Hilda Solis: There’s a new tax cheat making headlines!
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Stroger owes the IRS nearly $12,000 in unpaid taxes. This development is especially delicious considering Stoger’s decision earlier this week to block a measure aimed at relieving Chicagoans’ tax burden. He vetoed a rollback of an unpopular sales tax hike that pushed the Cook County rate to 10.25 percent, the highest in the nation. His veto flies in the face of a 12-3 County Board vote earlier this month to repeal the rate increase.
Perhaps the IRS should stop auditing us common folk. Just look at the returns of any Democratic politician calling for tax hikes on the rest of us. That’s probably the best sign of unpaid taxes!
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