Friday, August 04, 2006

"Farmer" Nelson in Deep

Nelson farming?
Nelson out farming?

After repeatedly questioning his U.S. Senate opponent about his dealing on his property tax valuations, it has now come to light that Senator Ben Nelson may have been cheating on his Sarpy County taxes for the past five years.

By claiming that his hunting retreat was a farm, it appears that Nelson was jobbing the
Sarpy County system meant to assist actual farmers.

Nelson -- a millionaire many times over and the wealthiest member of the Nebraska-Iowa Congressional delegation -- is no stranger to getting his property tax valuations lowered. He succeeded at lowering the valuations of both his Regency mansion in Omaha and his second home in Washington, D.C.

But, while those valuations were apparently legal, the Sarpy County tax dodge could land Nelson in serious trouble – owing around $14,000 in back taxes. That number doesn’t even take into account the first three years of Farmer Nelson’s tax dodge – for which the assessor can’t go after him.

Let’s all recognize that Nelson brought this entire matter upon himself, jeering at Pete Ricketts when Ricketts legally contested his valuation.

The little matter of tax valuations may have just changed the course of this Senate campaign.


Anonymous said...

Marcia Cady was conspicuously lacking the elegance of rehearsed rhetoric on this issue. It's becuase they're stunned. Had Ben not gone negative, this wouldn't have happened. Had Ben not been associated with the "D's", he would be cruising in for a second term now. But alas, there remains behind his name that "D"...stay tuned.

Daily Bulldog said...

Wow....Nelson comes across as this nice guy, and all honest and sweet, and I am starting to see more and more of how much of a dirt-bag he is.

Maybe it's not so much his fault, but the fault of the dirt-bags he surrounds himself with, like Racist Rubin.

Like his old commercial said, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander".

Stay tuned.

Ryne said...

Like his old commercial said, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander".

Or, what's good for the gobbler is good for the... oh, never mind.

I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around Nelson's wild turkey ranch explanation.

Anonymous said...

It was very nice of good ole' Sarpy County Ben to not even attend the Sarpy County Fair Parade. What a low-life.

Anonymous said...

Now in the OW-H Nelson says that his tax valuation is news to him!?!?!?!? The guy doesn't even know what taxes he is paying? Talk about mis-management. No wonder why he botched the $145 million nuke payoff. How can I trust him in Washington managing the lives of Nebraskans when he doesn't even know what taxes he pays from his checkbook?!?!?