Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rahm Emanuel: Tax evader?

My newest blog buddy, Barbara Espinosa compiled this research:
Why doesn't Rahm Emanuel pay property taxes?
According to the Cook County Assessor's website, the Chicago home of four-term Democrat Congressman and new White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, doesn't exist. . . .
Why wouldn't 4228 North Hermitage property owners Rahm Emanuel and wife A my Rule pay property taxes?
One reason may be because Emanuel and Rule declared their 4228 North Hermitage home as the office location for their personal non-profit foundation called the "Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Foundation." As the non-profit's headquarters, their home could be exempt from paying property taxes. . . .
Read the whole thing. Considering my family budget, maybe I should become a non-profit foundation, too!

UPDATE: Via e-mail, my buddy Dan Riehl points out that Ms. Espinosa's post contains broken links. Will see if we can't get her to fix those.


  1. I dislike Rahm "dead fish" Emanuel as much as the next red-blooded conservative, maybe more so, but this seems plausible.

  2. Illinoians knew this, the MSM dropped the ball during the election cycle of 2008. Nobody was interested.

  3. As someone who used to work out of his home, I always thought there were pretty strict limits and conditions on how much of your home you could write off as your place of business. Is it different for nonprofits? Is Rahm's living room or bedroom or den a place of charity?

  4. Perhaps Chicago did not need or want the money?

  5. It's the Chicago way... Dead Fish? He's a mutant midget mafia wannabe.

  6. Isn't this what Tenured Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has set up?

    Obama's friends are all a bunch of tax cheats.

  7. Well, being a hypocrite is a prerequisite for being a FOB. I wonder what they think about Barry raising taxes on the rich? It's funny how those people those people think the rules don't apply to them.