Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama Breaks State Ethics Law as Senator - Where is the outrage?

Over at Newsbusters they continue to do a great job exposing the media bias in this year's election. According to Obama's tax returns that were just recently released it seems he broke the Illinois State Ethics Law by taking payment for speeches while a serving as a State Senator.

Now we know how the media covered the Palin come no one is hearing about this?

Apparently, as an Illinois state legislator through 2004, Barack was prohibited from taking honoraria for speaking under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act

But what about Barack Obama’s 2000 and 2002 tax returns?

2000: On his 2000 Schedule C-EZ, Barack reported that he received $16,500 as a “Foundation director/Educational speaker.”

2001: On his 2001 Schedule C-EZ, Barack reported $98,158 from a Chicago law firm, Miner, Barnhill, for “Legal services/attorney” (and nothing for speaking)

2002: On his 2002 Schedule C, Barack reported $34,491 for “LEGAL SERVCES / SPEAKING FEES.”

These “speaking fees” are in addition to the amounts that Barack was paid as an employee, a lecturer at the University of Chicago, reported on the first page of his 1040s.

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