Detroit: Muslim Democratic state rep caught in tax fraud
Posted on February 26, 2014 by creeping
Five years running.
Tlaib with CAIR radicals
via Tlaib blames ‘broken’ system for failure to pay Dearborn school taxes | The Detroit News.
A Democratic state representative from Detroit who helps her constituents prepare their income taxes acknowledged Monday she has been erroneously claiming a homestead tax exemption on a second home in Dearborn for about five years.
State Rep. Rashida Tlaib blamed a “broken” property tax system that allowed her and her husband to double-claim principal residences in both cities, lowering their annual tax bill on the rental house in Dearborn by 18 mills and shortchanging the Dearborn School District by about $350 annually.
Tlaib, who is running for the state Senate this year, said Monday she was working to quickly pay off the tax debt and any penalties.
“It’s kind of sad where we have a broken system where somebody can have two personal residences and nothing gets caught … and you can have two drivers’ licenses and they catch it,” said Tlaib, who vowed to sponsor legislation that would catch the problem for people with second homes. “If I wasn’t running for office, I’d have never caught it. … This is a big mistake, and I’m going to address it.”
Tlaib said the double-counted exemption came to light because of “opposition research” conducted by an opponent in her 4th District state Senate campaign. A spokesman for her main Democratic primary opponent, state Sen. Virgil Smith of Detroit, declined to comment Monday on Tlaib’s tax issue.
Caught by an opponent.Also was chosen to nominate Obama in 2012
Michigan’s only Muslim lawmaker chosen to nominate Obama at DNC
Posted on September 8, 2012 by creeping
As noted at FPMag:
Muslims had around 5 percent of the delegates in a Democratic Party convention for a country where they [Muslims] aren’t even 1 percent of the population. Maybe in the next election they can quadruple it again and have 20 percent of the delegates.
Michigan had 203 delegates according to CNN. Of all those folks available, Michigan Democrats chose their one and only Muslim delegate to nominate Barack Hussein Obama – coincidentally born to a Muslim father.
(Photo: State Rep. Rashida Tlaib, right, Dawud Walid of CAIR-Michigan, left; state Rep. Harvey Santana; Mary Bejian of the ACLU of Michigan; and Jonathan Contreras of Alliance for Immigrants Rights & Reform)
via Michigan Muslim lawmaker announces Obama delegates – SFGate.
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Legislature’s only Muslim member has announced the state’s votes to nominate Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination to another term as president.
State Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Detroit took the microphone Thursday morning at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Tlaib tells The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/Q2t8Tb
) that “it was unbelievable to be standing up there as the child of immigrants to be able to nominate the president of the United States.”
Tlaib is running for a third term in the Legislature. The mother of two is one of 14 children of Palestinian immigrants and the first in her family to finish high school.
The Michigan Legislature’s first known Muslim member was ex-state Rep. James Karoub, who served three terms in the 1960s.
Remember, Hamas-linked CAIR (member pictured with Tlaib above) claimed there were 100 Muslim delegates at the DNC where DNC delegates vociferously and repeatedly rejected God (not Allah but God) as part of the Democratic party platform. They also rejected recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Watch the video.http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/detroit-muslim-democratic-state-rep-caught-in-tax-fraud/