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Obama Broke Illinois Ethics Laws As A State Legislator
KXMC ^ | October 19, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 10/19/2008 2:14:03 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

Apparently, on Obama’s released tax records, he discloses income from speaking fees. The problem? Accepting payment for speaking fees when you’re a legislator is against Illinois state law

Apparently, as an Illinois state legislator through 2004, Barack was prohibited from taking honoraria for speaking under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act

But what about Barack Obama’s 2000 and 2002 tax returns?

2000: On his 2000 Schedule C-EZ, Barack reported that he received $16,500 as a “Foundation director/Educational speaker.”

2001: On his 2001 Schedule C-EZ, Barack reported $98,158 from a Chicago law firm, Miner, Barnhill, for “Legal services/attorney” (and nothing for speaking)

2002: On his 2002 Schedule C, Barack reported $34,491 for “LEGAL SERVCES / SPEAKING FEES.”

These “speaking fees” are in addition to the amounts that Barack was paid as an employee, a lecturer at the University of Chicago, reported on the first page of his 1040s.

That’s not change we can believe in.

Just to sum up, the media can find Joe the Plumber’s tax woes within 24 hours of his having dared to question The One’s narrative, but they can’t find a clear ethical violation in the released records of a man who has been campaigning for President for two years now.

Another truth-telling moment brought to you by our fair and objective news media.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: antichrist; barackobama; bob152; cultureofcorruption; democrats; elections; joetheplumber; nobama08; obama; obamatruthfile
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1 posted on 10/19/2008 2:14:03 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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2 posted on 10/19/2008 2:15:58 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (John and Sarah are gonna change the plumbing in Washington!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Haven’t you heard? The law doesn’t apply to the “one”


3 posted on 10/19/2008 2:16:08 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (For Barack Hussein Obama TRUTH FILE see my homepage!)
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why isn’t this on cnn then


4 posted on 10/19/2008 2:16:19 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Haven’t you Learned yet???

ETHICS LAWS do NOT APPLY to Democrats!!

/nosarc

/CYNIC


5 posted on 10/19/2008 2:17:16 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - to Conservatives a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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"the media can find Joe the Plumber’s tax woes within 24 hours of his having dared to question The One’s narrative, but they can’t find a clear ethical violation in the released records of a man who has been campaigning for President for two years now"

The only mystery left is how the Clintons' supposed opp-research missed this. I would not expect the Mediascum to vet Obama but how did the Clintonistas fail to find and use this piece of unethical and illegal behavior by the Obamessiah?

6 posted on 10/19/2008 2:18:03 PM PDT by Enchante (America: has Obama told you about his "New Party" that sought to spread SOCIALISM??)
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To: Enchante

Easy answer, because bambi was considered hill’s prime vp pick and to expose all his dirt would hurt a hillobama ticket. The Clintons were caught between a rock and a hard place with bambi and bambi leveraged that, along with Acorn fraud, to beat hill.


7 posted on 10/19/2008 2:21:13 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Nothing here, move along. The law is wrong, not what That 0ne did....


8 posted on 10/19/2008 2:21:38 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: Enchante

**The only mystery left is how the Clintons’ supposed opp-research missed this.**

Maybe Obama opp-research has something even BIGGER on Evita Clinton.

We know she wasn’t running for Mother Teresa!


9 posted on 10/19/2008 2:23:10 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - to Conservatives a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: jan in Colorado
Haven’t you heard? The law doesn’t apply to the “one”

Obviously. It doesn't matter to Charlie Rangel either (but Joe the Plumber gets 100 'reporters' camping out in his front yard!) because his name isn't Joe (it's Samuel Joseph) he owes back taxes (like Charlie Rangel who actually hid his income!) and he is divorced (let's count how many of those happen in DC).

10 posted on 10/19/2008 2:23:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jan in Colorado

Laws are for chumps. We got a revolution going on here.


11 posted on 10/19/2008 2:24:29 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: DaveLoneRanger


12 posted on 10/19/2008 2:24:55 PM PDT by XR7
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To: DaveLoneRanger

It won’t be covered by the MSM....forget it.

They could be televising a speech of his..and he could pull out a hand gun and shoot some poor guy or gal in the face and they’d cut away due to technical difficulties...and they’d skip over it and it would be pushed under the rug....


13 posted on 10/19/2008 2:25:09 PM PDT by Illinois Rep
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To: DaveLoneRanger

He is a crook and a criminal...and hangs with terrorist...we are what company we keep.


14 posted on 10/19/2008 2:26:16 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Hussein’s campaign will have to start being affected by all these little cuts. Dribs and drabs of his record are coming out.

As it gets closer to Nov 4th, the LSM has to start covering this stuff to try to get their credibility back. They are just now vetting The One. Took them long enough.


15 posted on 10/19/2008 2:26:17 PM PDT by hattend (Is ACORN trying to steal the election? Does Ursus horribilis defecate in the old growth timber?)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“Do as I say, not as I do!”


16 posted on 10/19/2008 2:27:06 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: gwilhelm56

Alright McCain, produce some hard-hitting attack ads!


17 posted on 10/19/2008 2:27:12 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Of course it should matter...if he were a R, it’d be drawing n quartering.

Now, it matters not unless some ad affects one of the 6% undecided.


18 posted on 10/19/2008 2:27:48 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Of course it should matter...if he were a R, it’d be drawing n quartering.

Now, it matters not unless some ad affects one of the 6% undecided.


19 posted on 10/19/2008 2:28:41 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: gwilhelm56

The Democrats are stuck with Obama, given the money spent.


20 posted on 10/19/2008 2:28:45 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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