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Todd Akin failed to report state pension income
Associated Press via OregonLive ^ | 10/04/2012 | Unknown

Posted on 10/04/2012 3:12:04 PM PDT by Rio

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin on Thursday released a decade's worth of federal financial reports he has updated with nearly $130,000 in state pension income that he received, but failed to disclose, over that time.

(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; toddakin
Not looking good for Mr. Akin, unfortunately.
1 posted on 10/04/2012 3:12:10 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Rio

Not bad at all. If he hadn’t paid taxes on it then it would be a different story.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 3:15:02 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Rio
Pols revise reports like this all the time.But if the Rats can call Romney a murderer there's no reason why they can't call Akin an embezzler or something.
3 posted on 10/04/2012 3:18:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Rio

Or fortunately. Depending on your viewpoint, I guess.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 3:21:02 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Rio
Odd this comes out as he is set to perform massive Romney Ryan event tonight in VA.








5 posted on 10/04/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Rio

The IRS could get any one of us and any time.

That’s one reason why government is evil.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 3:23:03 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Rio

So he forgot to add in 10K of income from another source to his disclosure form. He paid the taxes, but forgot to add it in. No big deal.

We are currently in the administraion that has Geitners who forget to pay TAXES for years.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: nhwingut

Todd Akin not Trace Adkins. LOL!


8 posted on 10/04/2012 3:23:33 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Rio

Wow. I never knew Akin owned a mansion in Cape Cod, near the Kennedy’s. How often does he go there?


9 posted on 10/04/2012 3:24:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Rio
McKatkiller had a tax problem that she has cleared up not to long ago. The MSM is pissing all over themselves trying to get some shit to stick to the wall on Akin, plain and simple.
10 posted on 10/04/2012 3:25:26 PM PDT by elephant
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To: nhwingut

How does Todd Akin perform? Juggling?


11 posted on 10/04/2012 3:26:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: donna
The IRS could get any one of us and any time.

It's not the IRS it's his congressional financial disclosure forms. Nobody has said anything about him not paying taxes on his pension. Unlike McCaskill who, if I recall correctly, didn't pay property tax on an airplane or something.

12 posted on 10/04/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: donna
The IRS could get any one of us and any time.

It's not the IRS it's his congressional financial disclosure forms. Nobody has said anything about him not paying taxes on his pension. Unlike McCaskill who, if I recall correctly, didn't pay property tax on an airplane or something.

13 posted on 10/04/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: nickcarraway

I already slapped myself. :)


14 posted on 10/04/2012 3:28:53 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Haha Uncle Joe Biden is that you.. Stand up Trace...


15 posted on 10/04/2012 3:29:37 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Rio

Not reporting this pittance was clearly on oversight.
But not Paying TAXES and charging campaign for use of
an Airplane was a lot bigger issue (once it was found
out about)and Claire skated by.

The “non”reported 13 to 15 K/yr. “Retirement” should
be no big deal unless you are a Rep.

GO TODD< GO!!!


16 posted on 10/04/2012 3:30:27 PM PDT by YOMO
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To: donna

This isn’t IRS-related. These are voluntary disclosures to the public. AP was giving him a hard time about not disclosing just north of 10 G’s in annual pension income. Real petty stuff that reflects badly on AP. Nothing like Rezko handing a several hundred G bribe to Obama.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Rio

If Akin can ride Romney’s coat-tails, it might not matter. Another good debate performance by Romney will drive conservative voters to the polls and supress Leftist turnout.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 3:37:51 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Zhang Fei

In 2010 the democrats threw a fit about my congressman making the same disclosure. They threw a fit because his pension from the state legislature was his sole means of support for two years.

They dropped it when he started suggesting that the people should consider eliminating the pensions for state legislators altogether.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Rio

The biggest travesty reported in this article is that Akin makes $10,000 a year in a pension for serving 10 years as a state representative. Even worse, McKaskill makes $40,000 for holding elective office for about the same period of time. No wonder state governments are practically going bankrupt.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 3:48:56 PM PDT by double_down
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To: Rio

I thought not paying your taxes wasn’t such a big deal.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 4:15:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Of course, it would be very hypocritical of the democrats and the MSM to make any points about Akin paying income his income taxes late, while many of these same people turned a blind eye to the fact that the current secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, was allowed to be confirmed without much of a fuss by the press and the dems even though he was an actual tax evader.

It sounds like Akin, at least paid up, even if somewhat belatedly. However, I don't recall Geithner and company ever having to pay their tax tab back before being allowed to serve as the Secretary of the Treasury. Not to mention the clear moral conflict of having a likely, if not proven, tax cheater managing the Treasury Department. Hmmm. What could possibly go wrong?

22 posted on 10/04/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT by old republic
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To: Rio
I had the privelege of paying taxes (federal and state) in 2011 on roughly $10,000 in "income" that I never saw. It was a paper gain on a real estate investment.

Unfortunately, I was the one who lit the fire. When I discovered it, I filed amended tax returns May 15, 2012; paid the associated taxes, interest and penalties.

That ignited a sh@tstorm that is apparently never going to end.

Next time, I will just wait until the Gestapo finds me.

23 posted on 10/04/2012 4:30:01 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Zhang Fei
This isn’t IRS-related. These are voluntary disclosures to the public. AP was giving him a hard time about not disclosing just north of 10 G’s in annual pension income. Real petty stuff that reflects badly on AP. Nothing like Rezko handing a several hundred G bribe to Obama.

The purpose of the disclosure forms is so that the public can know where a politician is getting his money from, and whether he's using his political office for personal gain (like awarding government contracts to businesses that pay him money). Pension income is irrelevant to that purpose.

24 posted on 10/04/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Rio

“Todd Akin failed to report state pension income”

And how does this compare to ObamaClaire’s husband profiting off of the Obummer spending bills ObamaClaire voted for?

What’s next, Akin caught on videotape jaywalking?

I think the good voters of Missouri can figure out who is doing more damage to the republic and Akin will come out on top of that analysis.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Rio

Just use the rats excuse, it was an oversite.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 6:45:09 PM PDT by bikerman (How will Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can’t even face Fox News?”)
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To: Rio
Not looking good for Mr. Akin, unfortunately.

Oooh, you're right...if he'd just not paid taxes on this income, it would be a resume enhancer. Like for the Dim's, right?

27 posted on 10/04/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Rio
Much ado about nothing.

On this issue however, McCaskill getting a $40,000/yr Missouri pension??? for what???

Why aren't these "retired" politicians required to wait until 65 to start collecting like the rest of the plebeians who pay their salary???

28 posted on 10/05/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Delhi Rebels
Unlike McCaskill who, if I recall correctly, didn't pay property tax on an airplane or something.

Not only that, she leased her airplane to the gubmint so every time she used it for "official business" she got a charge-back!

29 posted on 10/06/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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