Clarence Thomas's Taxes
June 7, 2011 Just about everybody cheats slightly on their taxes. Whether it is failing to report income, fudging on the value of donations to charity, or forgetting to report outside gifts or gratuities, most people lie a bit and get away with it. But Congressmen and Federal Employees should be held to higher levels of honesty. Does that mean a Federal Judge can conveniently forget hundreds of thousands of bucks in income?
Apparently, if you a Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the answer is "Yes!". Justice Thomas's wife took over six hundred thousand bucks from a Conservative "Foundation" and neglected to report it as income. That is not exactly a "rounding off" error. This man sits on the US Supreme Court! And he did this for five consecutive years!