Monday, April 15, 2013

Freeloading Republicans whine about tax day, but don't pay any themselves.

One Wisconsin Now is cranking out the stuff lately. Like this great piece on our freeloading Republican politicians, who love to live like an Americans, but don't want to pay for privilege.
GOP Politicians and Their Businesses Have Avoided Paying State Income Taxes in Multiple Years: One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross wondered whether Wisconsin Republicans and their businesses have paid state income taxes in recent years … to help pay for services like education, health care, public safety and roads.

GOP legislators and businesses not paying any state income tax in recent years are:
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's PACUR paid no state income taxes 1997 through 2009;

U.S. Representative Tom Petri paid no personal state income tax 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005;

U.S. Representative Reid Ribble, Reid Ribble Properties, The Ribble Group and TGR Home paid no state income taxes 2001 through 2011;

State Senator Tom Tiffany paid no state income taxes 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; businesses paid no state income taxes from 2001 through 2010 and 2008 through 2010 respectively;

State Representative Mary Czaja no state income taxes paid 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010;

State Representative Scott Krug no state income taxes paid 2009 or 2010.
Ross noted Sen. Johnson deserves special scorn. While his business paid no state income taxes for over a decade, the company made a contribution to the Republican Governor's Association and gave Johnson a $10 million payout shortly after he loaned himself $9.5 million for his 2010 campaign.

Ross: "The hypocrisy of these legislators is appalling. While either they or their businesses haven't paid any state income taxes, they are taking taxpayer funded salaries and health care and complaining about taxes."

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