Friday, December 12, 2014

Mississippi Republicans Supporting Tax Dishonesty

Mississippi Republicans are jumping into a Jackson city council race where the preferred candidate of state Republican chairman Joe Nosef has serious baggage.

Ashby Foote, a candidate for city council, whose race is managed by state Sen. Sally Doty (R-Brookhaven), has tax liens in the ballpark of $75,000! The liens date back to 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2010 - most occurring before the recession. The liens are based on profit; no one pays $75,000 in taxes if they lose money. Mr. Foote is trying to deceive the voters of Jackson with made-up stories, but you and I know he's not telling the truth.

You and I pay our taxes like honest citizens, but candidate Ashby Foote thumbs his nose at the law while the Republican Party cheers him on.

The Republicans want Jackson voters to cast a ballot for a candidate who doesn't feel it's necessary to pay his taxes or be forthcoming about these serious issues. This is a poor example of individual responsibility and fiscal conservatism. Jackson deserves better than Ashby Foote's dishonesty.

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