Skip to comments.Another Question, This Time Financial, for Herman Cain
Posted on 10/31/2011 3:36:34 PM PDT by mdittmar
Early in his candidacy, Herman Cain may have accepted tens of thousands of dollars in goods and services for his campaign from a tax-exempt organization founded by his top aide, documents from the organization show, raising the prospect of serious violations of tax and election law by both Mr. Cains campaign and the organization.
The documents suggest that the nonprofit organization, Prosperity USA, effectively subsidized some early costs of his presidential bid, paying for computer equipment, charter planes and air travel for Mr. Cain or the aide, Mark Block, who is his chief of staff.
Such expenditures would violate federal election and campaign laws, which prohibit tax-exempt groups from engaging in any political activity or contributing to election campaigns, a major problem for Mr. Cain. He spent much of Monday fending off accusations that he had sexually harassed two former employees of a trade association he once led.
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The taxpayers have been subsidizing obama’s campaign since the day he took office. Next!
Keep those cards and letters coming!
My grandfather said to me that you can tell a man by the enemies he attracts.
Suffice it to say, having the Old Gray Lady nipping at your heels is enough to tell me that Cain must have something going for him.
“Another Question, This Time Financial, for Herman Cain”
WE DON’T CARE!!!!!
We have our man.
I have decided to worry about this as much as the MSM worried about Tony Rezko.
“He’s been riding high in the polls too long, let’s get him.”
Republicans are hounded until they admit guilt and resign or drop out.
“Hes been riding high in the polls too long, lets get him.”
They figured he would sink, like the others. And if that were the case, they wouldn’t have to pull out their heavy artillery and aim it at a black man (something they’d prefer not to have to do).
But by waiting so long, Cain was given the chance to solidify his support...now that artillery may just not work, against a conservative block that is sick of being told who they must nominate.
If the NY Slimes were not smearing Herman Cain, then we would know the demonic Left did want him to run. Go Herman!
“WE DONT CARE!!!!! We have our man.”
I figure it’s time to circle the wagons around him BIG TIME.
I found his web site and made a donation to his campaign a few minutes ago:
Send Checks Payable to
Friends of Herman Cain, INC.
P.O. Box 2158
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Donate online: http://www.hermancain.com/h
I like the way you think.
Bet the sniping is coming from a Salt Lake City address...
I’ve noticed the media is keeping their powder dry on Mr. Cain’s cancer survival. You’ll know they’re serious about destroying his candidacy once those stories start cropping up.
They are terrified of Cain! This is all good.
The Boogie Man” is John Lee Hooker, not Herman Cain!
Can’t figure out why the dems are so scared.
They’ve seen polling we haven’t seen.
They’ve seen polling we haven’t seen.
“Prosperity USA was running more than $100,000 in the red”
Even if Prosperity USA fails to qualify as a tax-exempt organization, it sounds like they operated at a loss and based on the facts in the story we are talking about relatively tiny amounts of contributions ($65,000 in contributions total?) that in retrospect may not have been made to a tax-exempt organization as was originally believed.
For the Slimes, these are “serious violations of tax and election law,” but Obama’s many millions of contributions coming in from overseas and as to which they turned off the credit card address verification service? Not a problem!
He just might win the White House.
Therefore, he must be destroyed.
That’s the “logic” of our media today.
Mitt and Ricks Secret Donor Deal
Sep 20, 2011 11:26 PM EDT
Before they were rivals for the 2012 GOP nomination, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry got entangled in a $1 million donation controversy that a judge ruled broke the law. Steve McVicker reports.
It might be hard to imagine after last weeks GOP presidential slugfest, but there was a time not too long ago when a group headed by Mitt Romney quietlyand a judge says illegallyhelped Rick Perrys political career in Texas and set the stage for his new nemesis to rise on the national stage.
Spokesmen for Romney and Rick Perry did not return repeated requests seeking comment.
Rick Perrys campaign has denied in the past that it did anything wrong but settled its role in the lawsuit by making a $427,000 payment in 2010, court records show.
Wake me up when Herman Cain is accused of funneling campaign funds to hide an illegitimate baby-mama and newborn infant.
Priceless. Hat tip to you!
Secret Service uncover a plot by POLITICO and the N Y TIMES to trap "uppity black" Herman Cain and bring him to the 'RAT Plantation.
Seems to me that if this was before he was an announced candidate it doesn’t matter...
CAIN is toast
Shout it from the mountain tops Bob, these trolls are making me ill.
Um - Cain didn’t announce his run until May - even if this were true, how can it be considered a donation to his campaign?
Are these people high? There is no such prohibition against tax-exempt groups.
Cain’s daily campaign contributions just doubled today.
He is FAR from toast.
Damn I’m glad you’ve posted this. If there’s a nefarious activity on the campaign trail Perry’s got to be involved. The Marlboro man’s a menace.
Recall Perry as governor of Texas, the people of Texas deserve a leader. And also, to hell with Mitt.
This is so bogus. I won’t get into too much detail, but Cain became a candidate in May 2011. Anything before that doesn’t fall under Federal Election Campaign laws.
Candidates are allowed to “test the waters”. They can raise money during this time, travel, give speeches, etc. etc. The rules don’t kick in until they officially become a candidate.
The article somehow fails to cite this. Hmmmm, I wonder why?
And the NY Times gave Rezko’s “contribution” to Obama a pass!
All such info on candidates is available via the freedom of information act...IF this was true...an absolute and reliable source needs to be shown...otherwise...the gossip mongers should take a hike
The Democrat Leadership Council which was instrumental in getting Bill Clinton elected President is also tax exempt. Go figure.
This is a problem for the non-profit not the candidate.
The more they attack, the more I like him!
No Friday news dumps for Cain.
Nope. Nosirree - he gets the double whammy, tag-team effort on Monday from the JournoLists of the MSM.
Let’s start the week off with sex and financial allegations first thing monday morning.
Even that won't get someone on the other side of the aisle to drop out of the race. The only thing that can tarnish a Democrat is getting caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
No reason to think this is coming from the Dems.
I wouldn't put it past Rove. He is actively helping Romney almost every day on Fox News.
The only reason election finance laws exist is to help incumbents and make it hard for newcomers to be competitive.
And, as Obama showed last time, if you don’t like the election laws you can just opt out.
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Interesting that non profits can not support a candidate, but non profit environmental groups pulled out all of the stops to keep Richard Pombo in California from being reelected. Or does the law saw non profits can only spend money to influence election where they are trying to get rid of conservatives?