$12,000 In Back Taxes

PUBLISHED: 10:18 AM 27 May 2018
UPDATED: 8:56 PM 27 May 2018

Texas Democrat Candidate Owes $12,000 In Back Taxes

Lupe Valdez is so desperate to cover this up she's blaming Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for the fact that she owes $12,000.

Texas Democrat in hot water for not paying back taxes.

A Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate has been busted for owing more than $12,000 in back taxes, and her excuse is almost too crazy to believe, according to The Daily Caller.

Lupe Valdez says sitting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is to blame for the fact that she owes roughly $12,000 in overdue property taxes. Rather than take any responsibility for her illegal and corrupt actions, she’s using the liberal playbook and blaming someone else for her crimes.

In a statement released by her campaign, Valdez said Abbott is responsible for imposing high property taxes in Texas. She broke the law and failed to understand that the state requires residents to pay property taxes, yet argues Abbott is to blame.

For the record, Abbott had absolutely nothing to do with Texas collecting property taxes.

“As we’ve been saying all along, under Greg Abbott’s failed leadership, property taxes are unpredictable and burdensome for Texans everywhere, including Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Sheriff Valdez has an agreement with the counties to payoff 2017 property taxes and plans to do so entirely in the coming months.”

Public county records show that Valdez either owns and/or has an interest in 15 properties, where seven of them have delinquency charges on them.

How does a public servant have 15 properties? She has enough money to own or have an interest in more than two dozen properties, yet refuses to pay the money on them? Something is very fishy with her.

If she does not make a full payment on all seven of the properties by July, the state will send her delinquencies to a collection agency, which could result in her properties being seized and her paychecks being garnished.

In addition, there are also a number of issues with the democrat’s financial disclosure forms that she filled out when officially launching her campaign.

She not only claims Abbott is sabotaging her and spreading lies in the media, her campaign is also blaming “typos” on official forms for the looming questions surrounding her financial disclosures.

Texas is one of seven states — Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming — that doesn’t have a personal income tax. Instead, these seven states place a tax of sales and personal property.

Let’s assume all of this is a big misunderstanding and that Valdez has typos on her financial disclosure forms, failed to accurately report her income, and has a good reason for being delinquent on seven properties — is that really someone who should be the governor of a state?

Either she’s incredibly lazy or grossly incompetent, both of which should be disqualifying characteristics for someone wanting to run for political office.

Valdez is nothing more than another corrupt Democrat who is trying to lie and cheat her way into office.