Campaign 2010

Dec 13, 2010

State of NY Files Tax Warrant Against Rep-elect Ann Marie Buerkle: Failure to Pay Taxes Again

Today’s Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the State of New York recently issued a warrant for Representative-elect Ann Marie Buerkle for failing to pay her taxes…again. Despite repeatedly making fiscal responsibility a focus of her campaign and signing the taxpayer protection pledge to attempt to earn the trust of taxpayers, Representative-elect Ann Marie Buerkle was late on thousands of dollars in taxes while lining her own campaign coffers with $28,000 of her own money. 

“Taxpayers can’t trust Representative-elect Ann Marie Buerkle to follow through on her promises of fiscal responsibility when she repeatedly doesn’t pay her taxes,” said Ryan Rudominer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  “People don’t like paying taxes, but unlike us Representative-elect Ann Marie Buerkle just ignored them and then lent her campaign $28,000.  If Representative-elect Ann Marie Buerkle won’t pay her taxes, there is no way she will do what it takes to get the economy back on track.”

BACKGROUND:

  • The Department of Taxation and Finance of New York state issued a tax warrant against Ann Marie Buerkle on December 3 for owing thousands of dollars in back taxes. [Syracuse Post-Standard, 12/11/10]
  • Ann Marie Buerkle was late on thousands of dollars of taxes but still was able to loan her own campaign $28,000.  Ann Marie Buerkle was loaning her own campaign $28,000 despite owing the government for unpaid taxes in the range of $46,000 to $69,000.  [WSYR AM 570, 7/28/10;  WHAM Channel 13, 5/24/10]
  • Ann Marie Buerkle signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Ann Marie Buerkle signed Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. [ATR, 2/23/10]