Monday, May 28, 2018 by JD Heyes
The Democratic Party has long been a refuge for hypocrites, but that’s not the only type of person the party lures.
It’s also very good at attracting people who utterly fail to take personal responsibility for anything they do, no matter what, under the arrogant belief that uber-Leftists can do no wrong.
That’s what allows Lupe Valdez, a Democrat running to unseat patriotic Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, to blame him for her failure to pay $12,000 in taxes…that she owes.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is blaming sitting Gov. Greg Abbott for the fact that she owes some $12,000 in overdue property taxes. Valdez, in a statement delivered by campaign spokesman Juan Bautista Dominguez, claimed that Abbott is responsible for the high property taxes in Texas.
“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,” said the spokesman. (Related: Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls for amendment of the U.S. Constitution via Convention of States to protect citizens from federal tyranny)
And yes, you read that correctly: She’s law enforcement. Well, she was; she’s the former sheriff for Dallas County. Now she wants to be governor, despite the fact that she’s a deadbeat taxpayer.
As My San Antonio reports, she also gave false details on her official financial disclosure report by leaving off a Dallas property that she owns. Also, two companies she listed on the filing form have incorrect names — which, of course, her campaign attributed to “typos.”
You bet. That’s probably Abbott’s fault, too. “Failed leadership” caused her campaign to type up her very important financial disclosure form incorrectly. Twice.
But that’s not the limit of her brazenness. My San Antonio notes further:
Online property tax records show Valdez personally owns or has an interest in 15 properties — including her two-story Oak Cliff homestead and several other houses along with several vacant lots — and has not fully paid taxes on six in Dallas County and one in Ellis County.
She’s been making payments ranging from $10 to $500 per month, according to tax records posted online — which is good — but something to remember is that she allowed herself to get behind in her taxes by $12,000. And, according to state tax officials, if the entire amount isn’t paid by July, the remainder will be certified as officially delinquent, making Valdez “the delinquent taxes candidate.”
That’s not normal. People have to really try in order to owe their state that much money.
Maybe that’s Abbott’s fault too — his “failed” leadership. But really, it’s a failure on Valdez’s part, and the fact that she’s blaming someone else not only says something about her nature, it says a lot about her character, along with the fact that she identifies as a Left-wing Democrat.
For the record, as The Daily Caller reminds us, Texas is one of seven states that doesn’t have a personal income tax but raises revenue with a sales tax and property taxes (the other states are Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming).
It’s not that Valdez even represents a serious threat to Abbott this fall. She’s more of a threat to personal responsibility than anything else; any Texans who are already teetering between doing the right thing and shuffling off their fair share to other taxpayers could be influenced by her campaign to withhold their taxes, thereby throwing Texas into default.
Then she’d become “the default candidate.”
Valdez is the picture-perfect Democrat for today’s party: A politician who refuses to accept that she has made mistakes because, after all, nothing is ever her fault.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.