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Old 01-29-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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Practicing disclosure and being ethical is a concept that defines a good politician from a bad one. In this case, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been caught not disclosing all of her assets on her personal financial statements that she is required to do each year. In this case, she failed to do it 3 times out of the 4 years since she has been elected to office. In fact she misrepresented those disclosures and now she is in violation of Texas State Code as it has been uncovered. Her violations have now been filed with the Texas Ethics Commission and this is now another case of candidate Wendy Davis not representing herself truthfully and accurately.


Citizen Files Ethics Complaint Against Wendy Davis - Watchdog Wire - Texas
Wendy Davis Faces Ethics Complaint in Texas


...Davis failed to disclose her ownership of stocks and mutual funds, capital gains made on the sale of those mutual funds, interest earned on several bank accounts, and professional ties to registered lobbyists associated with a law firm at which she is employed. Davis allegedly failed to make these financial disclosures on three of the four Personal Financial Statements she has filed since taking office in 2009.

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Once the complaint is processed by the Ethics Commission, Davis will have 30 days to respond in writing. If the commission deems that Davis “knowingly and willfully failed to file a financial statement” that covered her assets, she may be subject to both civil penalties and criminal prosecution.

The commission may impose up to $10,000 in civil fines, and may also turn a case over to state prosecuting attorneys for criminal prosecution. Failure to comply with the personal financial disclosure requirements is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to $2,000 in fines and 180 days in jail.

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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Intentional or accidental? How much are we talking about?

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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Intentional or accidental? How much are we talking about?
Seriously, no one can still defend her with a straight face.

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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All she has to do is blame it on TurboTax.

Then she can get promoted, like Tim Geithner did for doing pretty much the same thing.

TurboTax Doesn't Prompt Users to Pay Self-Employment Taxes? Or Just Geithner's Copy of the Software? | National Review Online#!
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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Intentional or accidental? How much are we talking about?
What are your thoughts on her non-disclosures?

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Old 01-29-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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This woman clearly has a host of mental issues. I hope she is able to get help for them, and soon.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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What are your thoughts on her non-disclosures?
To be honest it depends on the scale of them. If its "hey I missed 1K in stocks I own"...then I dont care at all. If its "hey uhmmm yeah I SOMEHOW missed the fact that I had 100K in stocks" then its very relevant.

I've misplaced 1k in money before without thinking about it. I'd never misplace 100K
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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She got where she is on her back.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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To be honest it depends on the scale of them. If its "hey I missed 1K in stocks I own"...then I dont care at all. If its "hey uhmmm yeah I SOMEHOW missed the fact that I had 100K in stocks" then its very relevant.

I've misplaced 1k in money before without thinking about it. I'd never misplace 100K
Davis failed to disclose her ownership of stocks and mutual funds, capital gains made on the sale of those mutual funds, interest earned on several bank accounts, and professional ties to registered lobbyists associated with a law firm at which she is employed.

Surely you read what as posted didn't you?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Here
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This lady is a blithering idiot.
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