“When Granite Staters pay their taxes this week, they should know that all citizens are sharing the burden and that the budget will not be balanced on the backs middle class Americans.” Annie Kuster - April 12, 2012
Today New Hampshire Young Republican Chairman David Hurst issued the following statement in regards to the unpaid taxes of Congresswoman Annie Kuster.
“While Annie Kuster pushes a message that we all need to chip in a little extra, she has failed to pay her fair share. Yesterday we realized that a tax-and-spend liberal member of Congress is delinquent on her own taxes. Time and again, Uncle Sam’s cup is passed around and we are told to dig a little deeper. When the cup was passed to Annie Kuster, she didn’t chip in.
When we pick a member of Congress, we are picking someone beyond reproach and a person who is the greatest example and representative of our ideals. We are picking the best out of 650,000 people, therefore a member of Congress should be held to a higher standard. We should expect our representative in Congress to practice what they preach and pay their tax bills in a timely manner.
I can understand if she was late on a payment or if there was just a simple oversight, but this is not a one-time mistake. Kuster has been delinquent 6 times for over $40,000 in property taxes owed to the towns of Hopkinton and Jackson. With a reported net worth of $1.8 Million (Center for Responsive Politics) how can she in good faith and with any level of moral authority ask any more of the American people than she does of herself.
Congresswoman Kuster needs to get her own family’s financial house in order before setting national financial policy. I ask Congresswoman Kuster to respectfully resign immediately.”