Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Strickland Doesn't Care If His Staff Doesn't Pay Taxes

What other conclusion can you reach from this bit in the Dispatch?
Gov. Ted Strickland said yesterday that he probably would have appointed Mark Barbash interim director of the state development department even if he had known that Barbash owes nearly $160,000 in federal and state taxes.
That is the opening paragraph! Of course, the rest of the piece is all about helping T-shirt Ted sweep yet another scandal under the rug, but that one paragraph tells you all you need to know: Ted Strickland does not care if his staff pays their taxes. Remember that the next time he proposes raising "fees" (which the rest of us realize are "taxes" that his staff will not pay anyway.)

HT: Cuyahoga GOP on Twitter