Senator Karen Facemyer, "I'm sorry, I don't know where I live!!!"
“Was there any intention on my part to cheat the state or the IRS? Absolutely not,” Facemyer said. “My CPA says I’m totally compliant with everything. He has no questions, no doubt.”My money is on the fact her CPA sure as hell did know, and she probably took that deduction for living more than 50 miles away. If they truly didn't know about it, then they wouldn't have claimed it. You don't claim deductions and/or exemptions you don't know about. No claim of it, no problem. Only if they actually claimed it, will there be any question. And she sure is acting like they claimed it.
I love how these people are so smart that they can decide the fate of our state, tackle complex and brain busting issues like third party bad faith, joint and several liability, and the economic costs and benefits of casino gambling, but they act like they can't add 2 and 2 when it comes to their own taxes. And anytime anyone calls them on their bullshit, it's a witch hunt. Well boo freaking hoo.
If these bozos would just drop the hammer on jackasses like Bob Graham and Mezzatesta (check out this new link about Mezzatesta) and Harold Micheal and other similar ripoffs without the public having to resort to breaking out the torches and pitchforks, we'd probably cut them a break once in a while on stuff like this. But when they jerk us around during the session with crap like the crossbow nonsense I posted about the other day and the unborn victims of violence act, and then get caught playing fast and loose with their taxes, they don't deserve any benefit of the doubt. Oh, and they gutted the ethics act to a point that it's barely better than the impotent Ethics Commission we already have. I wonder why?
Oh well, at least she learned a lesson from Hank Marockie and didn't charge mileage from the Marriot to the Capitol.
Facemyer said that she isn’t reimbursed for driving to and from the Charleston Marriott each day during the legislative session — nor are other legislators. She said she also isn’t reimbursed when she meets with constituents.How generous of her. Maybe she would like a cookie or something.