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Georgia: A “No Tax” State?

By Wyatt Earp | March 5, 2009


It seems that if you are an elected official in the Peach State, you can just be late paying your taxes . . . if you pay them at all.

ATLANTA — Nearly 10 percent of Georgia state legislators are late filing or paying their state taxes, and state Sen. Robert Brown is apparently among them.

Brown, D-Macon, said Wednesday he’s not sure whether he actually owes the state or federal government any money because he hasn’t filed tax returns. He said he’s gotten extensions, but he declined to give more information or say for what years he received filing extensions.

And if this man gets re-elected, we should forcibly secede Georgia from the country.

That effort came in response to the discovery late last week that 19 legislators had failed to pay income taxes, some for several years. Those legislators have not been identified, due to Georgia Department of Revenue and federal Internal Revenue Service privacy policies. But a list, without names, was prepared and given to the chairmen of the House and Senate ethics committees, at their request, Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham said.

Graham said Wednesday that the list has grown to 22, with three of the legislators actually having liens levied against them or wages garnished so taxes could be collected. That would make their names public record, but Graham said Wednesday evening that he didn’t know them off the top of his head.

Well, he damned well better know them soon, and he better publish their names in every media outlet in the country!

Graham said the 22 legislators were, in most cases, “repeat offenders” who “without a doubt” are purposefully behind. There are Republicans and Democrats among the 22, and members of both the House and Senate, he said. (H/T - Drudge)

Every single one of these politicians should be run out of the state on a rail. The sad part is that they will get away with it, because hey, if Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner doesn’t have to pay his taxes . . .

You folks in Georgia better get the torches and pitchforks ready.

Topics: Politics |

5 Responses to “Georgia: A “No Tax” State?”

  1. Snigs Says:
    March 5th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I see the D and the location and know exactly who voted Robert Brown in and it wasn’t me.

    I don’t want to be seceded damnit. Just throw those yahoos (and the idgits who voted for them) to the sharks. :P

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 6th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Snigs - They should be put on a raft and sent to Cuba.

  3. USA_Admiral Says:
    March 6th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t think many Dem politicians ever pay taxes.

  4. Alan B Says:
    March 6th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    For someone seeking public office why not have a rule that no one can be nominated without demonstrating their loyalty to the state and the Union by having paid their taxes?

    I can only see one problem so far - would there be any valid candidates? Only asking …

  5. Glocksman Says:
    March 7th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Heh..when it comes to paying taxes, states such as Georgia and Mississippi take in far more money from the Feds than they pay out in taxes.

    IOW, taxpayers in New York and New Jersey should be annoyed at subsidizing Alaska, Alabama, and Mississippi.


    Perhaps we should kick out the ‘top ten’ states on that list as welfare queens?