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October 30, 2005

Taxation without misrepresentation

So Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of failing to file his tax returns in 2000, but at least he didn't lie about his taxes:

Investigators found no evidence of tax evasion, the prosecutors said. Tax evasion -- a felony charge -- is the deliberate misrepresentation of income records in an effort to lower the amount of taxes owed.
That's the new motto for the District: Taxation Without Misrepresentation. Personally, I liked "Bitch Set Me Up" much better.