Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Al Franken's Big Tax Bill

Image from source, CNN

Say it ain't so, Al! One of my favorite candidates for anything is Al Franken, currently running for Senate against vaguely slimy Norm Coleman in Minnesota. In his tenure at Air America Radio, the network was plagued by really bad management, with really bad financial activities. One of those was a money scandal involving a children's charity.

Now, of course, this has little to do with Al Franken personally, but that didn't stop the right wing spin machine from tarring and feathering him for it. Now, Franken is having to pay taxes in 17 states? It really doesn't sound too bad, and most politicians would just shrug it off. But this isn't Al's first brush with financial issues, even outside of AAR. I hope he overcomes this, I really do. I'm ready for The Al Franken Decade to officially start!


Al Franken to pay 17 states $70,000 in back taxes

Senate candidate Al Franken, dogged by accusations that he failed to file tax returns in California, said Tuesday he will pay about $70,000 in back income taxes in 17 states dating to 2003.

Most of the income at issue was from speeches and other paid appearances by the comedian-turned candidate, who said he got bad advice from his accountant but takes responsibility for the errors. . .

Read more at: CNN

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