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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tim for Tax Cheat

As if it weren't hot enough already, things just got torrid for Tim Cahill. And I'm not talking about the Globe basically calling his new commercial lacking in fact.

Nope, the man who has kept the state's books for the past eight years -- and is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility -- has been shown to be a tax cheat when it comes to running his campaign.

But a selective cheat it appears. The Cahill committee has been paying its federal taxes, but somehow seemed to miss the fact it also needed to shell out state taxes.

Did it somehow think he was running in New Hampshire?

Campaign manager Adam Meldrum was quick to take the heat and say the committee has filed amended returns and made a "good faith" payment.

But faith is something that should be in short supply among voters, particularly since Treasurer Tim has been running on a platform of promising to bring fiscal reform to a "mismanaged" state government.

Hope he can do a better job with our tax dollars than he has with his campaign's cash.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the Treasurer the one responsible for managing the taxes in the Commonwealth? I mean doesn't he enforce compliance. Is this a case of do as I say, not as I do?

September 01, 2010 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still say Cahill is actually a loyal Democrat and his whole candidacy is based on being a shill for Deval and confuse the people who are fed up with government as is. He will draw enough votes from people disgusted with Beacon Hill who hope an actual Independent stands a chance. He splits the disgruntled with Baker and voila we wind up with Deval.

September 01, 2010 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Foxed said...

That's way too long-term a con for either Cahill or Patrick.

September 02, 2010 6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That doesn't make any sense for Cahill. Treasurer is better than any job Patrick could give him, and he obviously won't win.

September 03, 2010 11:18 AM  

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