Eric Holder joins the parade of Obama administration tax deadbeats

by editor on April 20, 2011

Another member of the Obama administration has joined the long, distinguished list of Democrat tax deadbeats. This time it’s the Honorable Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, who talks the talk, but walks out when the bill arrives.

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Attorney General Eric Holder has just been so darn busy battling terrorists and fighting voter fraud that he completely forgot to pay those darn taxes

The New York Post has the deadbeat details:

US Attorney General Eric Holder and his brother failed to pay the property taxes on their childhood home in Queens, which they inherited last August after their mother died, The Post has learned.

And because their ailing mom, Miriam, was already behind on two quarterly tax bills when she succumbed to illness on Aug. 13, the charges went unpaid for more than a year — growing to $4,146.

It wasn’t until The Post confronted Holder last week about the delinquency that he and younger brother William Holder finally paid up Friday, including $73.14 in interest.

The siblings “weren’t aware of the initial missed payments, which happened in the last months of their mother’s life when she was battling illness,” said a Holder spokesman.

The subsequent unpaid bills “occurred during a time period in which the disposition of the estate is still being resolved,” said Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller.

“They just weren’t aware.” Next time the IRS comes after you for non-payment of your taxes, we suggest that you simply invoke the Holder defense and tell them that “you just weren’t aware.”

Source: New York Post

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danybhoy
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danybhoy

Always remember this, the American tax code is over 75,000 pages, it’s confusing, & that’s by design. It gives those who write & enforce the tax laws to punish & reward who they wish. The fact that those who write & are supposed to enforce the tax code can’t figure it out should tell you all you need to know. It also tells you that the flat tax or the Fair Tax is going gain more support.

melbyj
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melbyj

I too was executor of my dad’s estate after he passed. It was a lot of work and a huge pain in the arse. Years later I must admit I simply left parts of it undone. But hey, I’m not the friggen Attorney General. You know, the guy who’s in charge of makin’ us all follow the rules. If I had his cash I would’ve farmed the whole thing out and made sure every last dime was paid to every obligation. Liberals are in line to be thumped on this stuff because they’re are so sanctimonious about everything everyone else does, especially conservatives, then they think they can just skate on their own crap. And it turns out they’re always the worst offenders. We need to beat this to death!

mojo
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mojo

Ignorantium Legis Non Excusat

hisham
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hisham

XAH! XAH! ?ZA KL :IE XAHIA!

perlcat
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Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

perlcat
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As Soros might say: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”.

Or, as Michael Moore might say, “See fah luto eetheen, ee yaba ma dukey massa. Eeth wong che coh pa na-geen, nah meeto toe bunky dunko. Lo choda!”

hisham
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hisham

LOLOLMFAO!!!!!!

hisham
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hisham

Were you ever part of the Star Wars: Return of Jedi cast?

perlcat
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No, but a certain Huttese filmmaker must have been.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

There is no excuse for the Attorney General of the US not knowing he and his brother owe taxes on their mother’s home and estate. He is a cheating lying bastard who didnt think anyone would 1 notice and 2 he would get caught.

Ignorance of the law is no defense. He of all people should know and remember that.

Pay your taxes and resign.
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East_TN_Patriot
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East_TN_Patriot

Although I’m totally against tax deadbeats, and although this story illustrates the complex nature of our tax system, this is really a non-story. They didn’t know about an outstanding tax bill for a home owned by their mother who died less than a year ago? It easily takes that long to settle someone’s estate. There’s plenty of legitimate stuff to criticize without trying to make a big story where one doesn’t exist.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

The Editor is right on this. If Holder and his brother were taking care of their elderly mother, like all men should do, they would have known about the tax problem when it first started and made sure the bill was paid.

The whole point of the story, I think, is to show how politicians have a bad problem with that “do as I say, not as I do” mentality. It is that kind of arrogance we taxpaying citizens are tired of and sites like IHTM are helping us spread the word. “Elitism” don’t cut it anymore and it is time the fools in Washington get the message.

KimmyQueen
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I know where every single important paper concerning my Mother and her affairs are and I know exactly the amount of money in her bank accounts and I have a power of attorney. She trusts me with that information and with that ability, she is still alive and I certainly do not foresee her leaving anytime soon G-d willing. Okay so let’s say their Mother didn’t trust them with that information while she was alive and what not…. It is totally irresponsible that they didnt take the time to figure it out after she passed away. I can easily say if he was a woman he would have been much more aware, but you so well said had he been a TRUE man of his family he would have known. So he either is a wimp a** idiot OR he is a liar and didn’t think he had to pay it, because it wasn’t his responsibility personally I don’t know which one is worst.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

You have a point KQ, maybe dear old mom didn’t trust her boys enough to let them help her take care of business. Knowing what we do know about Eric Holder I would not trust him to walk my ex-wife’s dog, much less let him know about my personal financial affairs.

KimmyQueen
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Okay this is weird I thought I had replied to this last night.

I agree either he is not someone she trusted, or he didn’t ask or he simply didn’t care before she died or after she died. It doesn’t look good for him no matter how you slice it.

KimmyQueen
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I understand your point of view, however I think that it is a fair story to showcase, especially since Holder hasn’t exactly been earning the trust of the American people lately.