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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    So you think because he said "nuh uh" that everyone jumped the gun? Yes, because politicians NEVER deny wrongdoings... "I did not have sex with that woman".
    Affiant further sayeth not.

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    Looks like some posters on here were eager to jump to conclusions. I guess they see mere allegations are proof of guilt, but only when they are places against the "other side". Let's see how this plays out in the end. If he is guilty of doing what this convicted felon says he did, then he should be removed from his position, no ifs, ands or buts. But since I'm not a Republican and don't have a dog in this hunt, I guess I don't have rose colored glasses altering reality.
    Michael Steele saying that what he did was appropriate? SAY IT AIN'T SO! In other news O.J. maintains his innocence.
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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    I'm very glad to see PeteEU so up in arms and caring about possible corrupt politicians, bad judgement, and faulty finances. It goes right in line with his condemnation of the Obama picks that were tax ch-....

    ...errr, sorry, got a little confused there. Must've thought it was some OTHER PeteEU that wasn't, what was the word so oft used the past 8 years, "feigning outrage".

    Right sums my views up pretty well. The first things hardly look credible, the sister thing would be a shame if its true but there's no real evidence pointing to it being the case. If more legitimate information comes out then we'll see.

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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    In a total reversal of his promises his cabinet is full of former Clintonites and lobbyist. Recall he said no lobbyist and no more old fashion cabinet memebers. The lying skunk is laughing his ass off at the American voters.
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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm very glad to see PeteEU so up in arms and caring about possible corrupt politicians, bad judgement, and faulty finances. It goes right in line with his condemnation of the Obama picks that were tax ch-....

    ...errr, sorry, got a little confused there. Must've thought it was some OTHER PeteEU that wasn't, what was the word so oft used the past 8 years, "feigning outrage".

    Right sums my views up pretty well. The first things hardly look credible, the sister thing would be a shame if its true but there's no real evidence pointing to it being the case. If more legitimate information comes out then we'll see.
    There is one hell of a difference in screwing up your tax returns (especially considering how complex the US system seems to be) and deliberately either because the person is stupid or with malice, bypassing and bending election laws for personal financial gain.

    Was it bad that Obama choose a guy with tax problems to be among other things head for the IRS. You bet it was, but having tax problems is something everyone has had at one point or another, and is far from directly criminal compared to campaign fraud of what Steele is suspected off.
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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    So we have allegations of payments to a sister's firm, swapping money from one bank to another, and possible payments to a firm when no work had been performed?

    And...what? BFD it seems to me.

    Meanwhile, we have Obama completely abandoning the central theme to his campaign - to change Washington - as he appoints former Clinton staffers, longtime lobbyists, and tax cheats to his Cabinet.

    I love how Pete dismisses Geithner's tax problems as merely screwing up his taxes when it's clear that Geithner deliberately did not pay the taxes he owed. How do we know...he received documentation from the IMF describing his resposnibility to pay taxes on the income he earned while working there. He was provided with an Employee Tax Manual, quarterly income statements explicitly provided to assists employees calculate their tax laibilities, year-end tax statements, and finally, an Annual Tax Allowance Request. This last document is the key part because the IMF paid its employees a "gross up" which effectively reimbursed employees for their tax liability. He accepted the allowance payment yet failed to pay the actual taxes that the allowance was intended to reimburse him for - for several years.

    This is not a mistake caused by the complexity of the tax code, but a deliberate attempt not only to avoid paying those taxes, but to actually benefit from non-payment by collecting the IMF reimbursement.

    So, we have allegations relevant to Steele and this is just more GOP fraud and corruption. Meanwhile, we have a clearly deliberate attempt to avoid paying taxes and benefitting from non-payment characterized as a mere oversight...

    Intellectual dishonesty what?

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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    There is one hell of a difference in screwing up your tax returns (especially considering how complex the US system seems to be) and deliberately either because the person is stupid or with malice, bypassing and bending election laws for personal financial gain.
    So wait, I'm confused. We're not believing Steele when he says these things are untrue, but we are believing the Democrat politicians when they say it was just a little screw up on the tax returns and not intended?

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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

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    So wait, I'm confused. We're not believing Steele when he says these things are untrue, but we are believing the Democrat politicians when they say it was just a little screw up on the tax returns and not intended?
    STOP IT! You're making sense!

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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    What cracks me up about the whole thing is indeed the blatant partisan blame game.

    We have courts etc to decide if wrong doing happened in this case. If he did what he is accused of most likely the truth will come out, either way how is this an indictment of the entire Republican party?

    I seem to remember not to long ago a huge slew of corruption allegations (most of which turned out to be true) against Democrats. So I guess this makes all Democrats guilty of being corrupt by that same reasoning.

    This is just stupid partisan politicking on this board. Nothing more.

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    Re: Steele's Campaign Spending Questioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    So you think because he said "nuh uh" that everyone jumped the gun? Yes, because politicians NEVER deny wrongdoings... "I did not have sex with that woman".
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Michael Steele saying that what he did was appropriate? SAY IT AIN'T SO! In other news O.J. maintains his innocence.
    It's not the fact that Steele says he's innocent that makes this seem implausible, it's the fact that nobody else seemed to believe a word the guy had to say.
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