Sunday, October 5, 2008

Now We Know Why Palin Doesn't Think Paying Taxes Is Patriotic

In last week's Vice Presidential debate, Gov. Palin criticized Sen. Biden for the suggestion that paying taxes was patriotic:

Now you said recently that higher taxes or asking for higher taxes or paying higher taxes is patriotic. In the middle class of America which is where Todd and I have been all of our lives, that's not patriotic.
Unfortunately, America didn't quite know what Gov. Palin really meant by that statement. Well, now we've learned:

Sarah Palin makes $125,000 a year as Alaska governor. Plus, since she took the job in December 2006, she hasn't paid taxes on the more than $17,000 she received in controversial per diem payments for working out of the family's lakeside home in Wasilla -- some 575 miles from the capital of Juneau.

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An Associated Press analysis of the returns released by the McCain campaign also reveals that the Palins underpaid their estimated taxes with an April extension and likely owe interest.
Not only does Gov. Palin not view paying taxes as being patriotic; she backs up her belief by not paying all of her taxes! And which taxes doesn't she pay? The taxes on controversial per diem payments that she receives from Alaska's taxpayers!

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