Posted by: Maysman | July 24, 2008

Dems take a little tax holiday

The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention is using the city’s gas pumps to fill up on fuel, avoiding state and federal highway taxes, officials said today.

Update… Apparently rescinded after they were caught.

…The practice, which began four months ago, may have ended hours after its disclosure….http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/22/city-gives-dnc-host-committee-pass-gas-tax/

And Denver Mayor Hickenlooper flat out lied …

“I do know for a fact that they’re doing the same exact thing in Minneapolis,” Hickenlooper said, referring to the city that along with St. Paul is hosting the Republican National Convention.

But Teresa McFarland, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis-St. Paul host committee, said its members are getting their gas at public pumps.

“We’re not getting a tax break on fuel,” she said. “That’s not the setup at this end.”

heh.  The party of raising taxes didn’t want to pay taxes.

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  1. “And Denver Mayor Hickenlooper”

    Why do I remember this name… Didn’t Toes have some talks with “pre” Mayor Hickenlooper about the Broncos new stadium name?

    (OK, not really a comment on your blog post but who can forget a name like Hickenlooper)

  2. Y, he gave the 5 of us at that meeting a model of the old stadium. Seeing all of [5] fierce opponents of the new “Invesco” field, I told this little group… end of story… nice fight… We lost. That pretty much took the remaining steam out of this group.


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