ar-left Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams refuses to come clean about her decision to fund her political ambitions instead of paying her fair share in taxes.
Abrams has been either unable or unwilling to explain why she chose to loan her political campaign $50,000 instead of paying her delinquent tax bill. After making over $1 million – putting herself in the top two percent of earners in the state – Abrams had the money to fulfill her obligations, but chose instead to ignore them.
Abrams’ inability to answer for her tax scandal shows that her political ambitions are more important to her than paying her fair share. While Abrams has made it clear she wants to raise taxes and force working families to pay more, her unwillingness to pay her own taxes shows an unacceptable level of hypocrisy for someone seeking Georgia’s highest office. She owes voters answers.
In September 2017, Abrams loaned her gubernatorial campaign $50,000. “Abrams raised roughly $2.3 million through January for her campaign for governor, and has spent about 80 percent of that sum to hire staff and security, lease and outfit her campaign headquarters and travel costs. She has also loaned her campaign $50,000.” (Source: Greg Bluestein, “Georgia 2018; Abrams owes more than $50K to the IRS,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 14, 2018)
Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, Feb. 7, 2018:
(Source: Jan. 31st – Election Year, Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, Feb. 7, 2018)
Abrams Made over $1 million dollars in the past 4 years and 3 months
* First 3 months of 2018.
Abrams owes $54,000 to the IRS. “The campaign said in a statement that Abrams deferred her tax payments in 2015 and 2016 because she was helping to pay her family’s expenses and that she is on a payment plan with the IRS for the $54,000 she owes.” (Source: Greg Bluestein, “Georgia 2018; Abrams owes more than $50K to the IRS,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 14, 2018)