Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sherrod Brown Voted to Raise Taxes and Raise His Pay -- But Didn't Pay His Own Taxes

Columbus, OH – State Treasurer Josh Mandel was joined by homeowners today at press conferences across Ohio and highlighted that Senator Sherrod Brown voted to raise taxes, but didn’t pay his own taxes three times.
“Senator Brown is a serial delinquent when it comes to not paying his property taxes. He voted to raise our taxes more than thirty times, but failed to pay his own taxes three separate times,” Treasurer Mandel said. “Sherrod Brown only managed to pay his property taxes after a reporter asked him about it, and at one point in time he had fallen so far behind that his condo was listed for public auction." 
Treasurer Mandel was joined by concerned homeowners in Hamilton, Franklin, and Cuyahoga counties.
“To make matters worse, Senator Brown sits on the Banking Committee and the Subcommittee on Housing. When the guy who’s supposed to be writing our banking and housing laws can’t be bothered to pay taxes on his condo, it’s time to send him packing,” Mandel added. 
Treasurer Mandel also released a new TV ad to highlight the issue. 
Josh Mandel Ad: "Serial Delinquent"
ANNOUNCER:  Sherrod Brown caught not paying his taxes.
NEWS ANCHOR: According to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Senator Brown was also delinquent in 2006 and 2007.
ANNOUNCER: But Brown had no problem raising our taxes and voting six times to raise his own pay.
Sherrod Brown, making Washington work for himself.
Marine Veteran, State Treasurer Josh Mandel, has a plan to bring jobs to Ohio and change to Washington.
JOSH MANDEL: The only way to change Washington is to change the people we send there.
I’m Josh Mandel and I approve this message.
YouTube: WCMH-TV (Columbus): NBC4’s Mikaela Hunt Reports on Sen. Brown’s Tax Delinquency 
WATCH: http://youtu.be/AVGtQUXZKPc   
Sherrod Brown Acknowledges He Forgot To Pay His Taxes On Apartment He Has Owned In Washington For Twenty Years. “Sen. Sherrod Brown acknowledged today that he was late paying 2011 property tax on a 400-square-foot apartment he has owned for 20 years in Washington. (Jack Torry, “Brown admits he was late on property tax,” The Columbus Dispatch, 2/25/12)
Records Show Sherrod Brown is a Repeat Offender When It Comes To Paying His Taxes. “This was not the first time, records Show … When a reporter noted that it also happened five and six years ago, Brown said: ‘I misplaced it then.’” (Stephen Koff, “Sen. Sherrod Brown was delinquent on taxes for his D.C. condo,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/15/12)
The Associated Press Reports, “Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Was Late On His Taxes.” “Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was more than four months late paying a $922 tax bill on his Washington, D.C., condo apartment and got slapped with $123 in penalties and interest.” (AP, 2/15/12)
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Awards Sherrod Brown “JEERS” For Failing To Pay His Taxes. “To Sen. Sherrod Brown for forgetting (again) to pay the taxes on the condominium where he stays in Washington, D.C., when the Senate is in session. The Democrat always makes it right, eventually, but being late costs him penalties and interest. In  2007, the local taxman put the place on an auction list for delinquent taxes before he paid up. ("Cheers and Jeers," The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/16/12)
Brown Voted Six Times In Favor Of A Pay Raise For Members Of Congress. (H.R. 3756, CQ Vote #323: Passed by a vote of 215-207: R 209-20; D 6-186; I 0-1, 7/17/96, Brown Voted Nay; H.R. 2378, CQ Vote #435: Motion agreed to by a vote of 229-199: R 114-110; D 115-88; I 0-1, 9/24/97, Brown Voted Yea; H.R. 4104, CQ Vote #494: Adopted by a vote of 290-137: R 209-15; D 81-121; I 0-1, 10/7/98, Brown Voted Nay; H. Res. 560, CQ Vote #419: Motion agreed to by a vote of 250-173: R 124-94; D 126-77; I 0-2, 7/20/00, Brown Voted Yea; H.R. 5120, H. Res. 488, CQ Vote #322: Motion agreed to by a vote of 258-156: R 128-84; D 129-71; I 1-1, 7/18/02, Brown Voted Yea; S. 1813, CQ Vote #38: Rejected by a vote of 41-57: R 38-7; D 3-48; I 0-2, 3/13/12, Brown Voted Nay)