The Daily Caller Sticks It To Mary Landrieu For Her Tax Hypocrisy
Louisiana’s senior senator Mary Landrieu, who made headlines last week for going on a rant about how Republicans in Congress are ruining the federal budget by failing to agree to tax increases, got a bit of negative exposure this morning as the conservative news site The Daily Caller uncovered the fact Landrieu is running a tab with the local government in Washington on her home up there…
But in a twist of hypocrisy, the Louisiana senator and her husband appear to have not yet paid $1,206.95 in tax penalties to the District of Columbia government on their Capitol Hill home, The Daily Caller has learned.
According to public records available online in the District of Columbia’s “Real Property Assessment Database,” the D.C. government has penalized Landrieu $1,003.33, plus $202.62 in interest, for 2012 taxes on her mansion on East Capitol Street. It is unclear what the penalty is for.
The site has a graphic from the property tax database which indicates Mary has a pretty nice pad in Washington ($20,000 per year in property taxes is a monster)…
A pretty nice pad, indeed. The house is assessed at $2.3 million…
Landrieu’s husband Frank Snellings is a lawyer. The entry on him at Justia.com says he does real estate law. One wonders how a real estate lawyer gets hit for a penalty on his own property tax.
In any event, Mary asked for the Daily Caller’s examination when she played the poverty card where the federal government’s finances are concerned. Now she has something of a black eye over the issue.