Skip to comments.Brother, can you spare a dime for the Democrats?
Posted on 06/28/2005 11:59:51 AM PDT by XR7
Ed Ball, the legendary curmudgeon who ran the St. Joe Company every day and the State of Florida most days, always accompanied his hoisted bourbon glass with the same toast: Confusion to the enemy!
For Florida Republican leaders, that wish couldnt have come truer or sweeter than the confusion which befell their political enemies this past week.
Governor Bush called it shameful and other GOP officials clucked their disgust and shook their heads. But the truth is we Republicans can hardly keep the grins off our faces as Democrats are turning red, then purple, then ghastly white.
It seems that the Florida Democratic Party has gone broke and done so in a most unfashionable and embarrassing way. The party of tax and spend not only spent more than it had but spent money which should have been paid to the government in withholding taxes. The party whose mantra is that some of us (meaning Republicans) have a duty to pay more taxes has now been slapped with a $200,000 lien for not paying its own taxes.
By itself, thats enough irony to fill to overflowing every Republican stump speech for the next election cycle. But the hits keep on coming.
Whilst turning out its pockets to hunt up the funds to pay their way-past-delinquent taxes, the Democrats have been forced to admit that, well, theyve also lost $900,000 in donations. The money has just vanished. Poof. Gone nobody knows where. Hard-earned contributions from senior citizens, riled by Democrat direct mail charging George Bush with vaporizing Social Security, have, it seems, actually vaporized.
It gets better.
The very person who was in charge of the payroll taxes that werent paid and the donations that disappeared, State Chairman Scott Maddox, has skipped out on the partys tab so he can wait for it run for Governor.
Imagine the Democrats media consultants trying to put together the Maddox for Governor TV spot on how their guy can manage tax money wisely. Theyll earn their fee if they can collect it.
This wont be the end of the Florida Democratic Party. But its a gut punch. Shameful? Yes. Poetic irony? Sure. Funny? Yeah.
Confusion to the enemy.
Sounds too good to be true.
LOL - LOVE IT !
And .. it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of CROOKS.
What was that Kerry said, "a crooked, lying bunch".
Not one damn dime.
Oh, sure, now they want money from me!! But, turnabout is sweet. When they were looking for people to vote up to 20 times in a day for a living wage of between $10 and $25 per vote, depending on precinct, they said, "Oh, no, they were only paying that kind of money to Haitians, Jamaicans and Cubans." Now, they want a contribution from me?
Absolutely not. The demoRATS owe me money. They can take donations from the thousands of dollars they have bilked me out of due to their stupid gun control laws artifically jacking up prices on certain guns.
Until the next RAT candidate personally writes me a check to reimburse me I refuse to even consider voting for one of their kind.
"...but spent money which should have been paid to the government in withholding taxes. The party whose mantra is that some of us (meaning Republicans) have a duty to pay more taxes has now been slapped with a $200,000 lien for not paying its own taxes."
In the private sector, failing to pay withheld taxes at that level often invites criminal prosecution.
Which dimmies are going to prison for this??
If Hildabeast gets in office, this will be the state of the country!! They will give it all away!!
This should be interesting.
"They can't even run their own lives -- I'll be damned if they'll run mind."
I guess you get a pass if you're a political party.
Or, at least, if you're one particular political party.
What do you want to be a loot of that $900,000 went for illegal vote buying?
Dear Steely Tom,
Yes. If a company messes with the withheld taxes, the IRS determines what individual within the company is responsible, and personal criminal and civil liability attach to that person(s). Even the bankruptcy of the firm, or even the personal bankruptcy of the responsible individual(s) doesn't void the financial liability.
Taking proper care of the trust funds is quite vital.
We'll have to see how the folks here are treated. So far, one might get the idea that dammocraps are being held above the law.
The liberals have offered excuses as to their situation, not acknowledging the facts, the longer they owe, the better.
Consider it yet another Dick problem.
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