‘Mayor For Life' in Yet Another Tax Flap

Marion Barry didn't file tax return for 2007

Note to Marion Barry: Tax Day 2009 is Wednesday, April 15.

While we're at it, Tax Day 2010 is Thursday, April 15.

You may want to circle those dates on your calendar right about ... now.

Why the reminder? It seems the Mayor For Life didn't file his tax returns (yet again) for 2007, according to the Washington Post.

This news comes after Barry pleaded guilty in 2005 to two misdemeanor tax charges and admitted to not filing his taxes from 1999 to 2004.  So he didn't pay most of the taxes he owed on more than $500,000 in income.  Big whoop, right?  If the nation's treasury secretary can't figure out this whole taxes thing, who can?

Barry, who now makes more than $92,000 per year as a council member, had no comment for the Post and didn't let on to when he might file his taxes.  

But seriously, who has time to file their taxes these days? Most of us are too busy getting pulled over, discovering a gasification machine and being robbed at gunpoint.

Taxes, schmaxes. They can wait.

Let's focus our attention on more important things, like holding up District government plans.

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