Joe the Plumber really is no fan of paying taxes.
According to records from the Lucas County (OH) Court of Common Pleas found by my colleague Avi Zenilman, Samuel J. Wurzelbacher has a lien placed against him to the tune of $1,182.92.
The lien is dated from January of ‘07.
Watch this story carefully. I can almost guarantee there will be far more national MSM coverage of Joe’s tax problems than there was of Charlie Rangel’s “no hablo” tax defense:
Rep. Charles Rangel, the powerful head of the congressional committee that writes the country’s tax laws, blamed his own ignorance – and not being able to speak Spanish – for failing to report $75,000 in rental income from his Caribbean holiday home.
“We do make errors even though we consider ourselves experts,” Rangel, a 19-term Democratic representative from Harlem, said today at a Capitol Hill press conference to discuss his dream getaway at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic.
“I sincerely regret and take personal responsibility for these errors,” said Rangel, who now has three matters before the House Ethics Committee.