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State Rep. Carol Kent: Dirty Double-Dippin’ Democrat

24 Aug

State Rep. Carol Kent is a freshman state Rep, from District 102 up in north Texas.  And she’s got a problem.  There was a big cookie jar, and her hand was just caught in it.  This is according to word that’s making the rounds, and your friendly neighborhood blogger has picked up on.

Dave Palmer, an ethics watchdog, reported that the Texas paid Kent’s lodging expenses while Kent also sought $4,150, in expense reimbursements from her campaign account…

Palmer believes Kent committed fraud when the State defrayed costs for which the campaign already paid, according to Palmer’s report, which alleges Kent violated federal law, Title 26 of the Internal Revenue Code, §162.  Tax expert and professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Lillian Mills, quoted in a Houston Chronicle story said that per diem pay generally is not taxable, “But you can’t then use the same amount of expense to avoid paying tax on some other reimbursement like a draw out of that campaign fund,” she said. “There may be a free lunch, but there are no second tax helpings.”

So that’s the bad news: Democrat state Rep. Carol Kent is a double-dipper.  The good news is, residents in 102 have the chance to vote her out in November.  And the even better news is, Kent’s opponent is solid conservative Republican Stefani Carter.  Carter is not only a great candidate, but she’ll put a stop to nonsense like Carol Kent’s double-dipping ways.

Update: It may be impolitic to say this, but hey, we’re just a little indy blog here so we can say anything.  And here’s the deal.  Democrat Carol Kent is a dirty double-dippin’ Democrat who has no business in elective office.  But in addition to Stefani Carter being a very reputable prosecutor and great young gun among the Texas Republicans, she’s…well, cameras evidently love her.  C’mon, District 102, this is a very easy call.

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8 Comments

Posted by on August 24, 2010 in politics

 

8 responses to “State Rep. Carol Kent: Dirty Double-Dippin’ Democrat

  1. Bob

    August 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Looks like Kent has been up to no good

     
  2. P. Henry Saddleburr

    August 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    What’s the word I’m looking for?

    SCOUNDREL! That’s it.

    Is America finally waking up to the fact that our politicians on the left are money grubbing scum and self serving scoundrels?

    Top to bottom they simply must be purged from office and prosecuted where warranted. The lesson must not only be disrepute and rejection at the ballot box. People like Kent, Rangel, Pelosi, Reid, and others too numerous to mention must not just be removed from office, they must be made examples of.

    Orange Jump Suits are required for those who have acted illegally. That’s what they wanted for DeLay and he was innocent. If the Dems position is that criminals must don Orange Jump Suits, let’s give them what they insisted upon.

    We’re going to drain Nancy’s swamp.

     
  3. Lady Glover

    August 25, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I have always held the position that conservative women are FAR MORE attractive than the democratic counterparts(Can anyone say Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Janet Napolitano or Shelia Jackson?). District 102 is just another example of this. The choice is obvious. Good luck, Stephani!

     
    • Tony

      September 1, 2010 at 4:55 am

      Another great example of Gotcha politics, first I heard of this so called “double dipping” tale. This story sounds contrived, bias and over the top. What I do know is that Carol Kent is an upstanding and financially conservative individual who was an excellent Richardson School Board member and today is a State Representative who is hardworking and responsive to her constituents.
      – My question is what significant achievement has Stefani Carter done to benefit our community in HD 102, I don’t think Carter can point to any sustained achievement she has accomplished in Far North Dallas?
      – I realize it’s the goal of this website to rip all Dems and sanctify all Reps, it’s your right to live in a bias, black and white fantasy world, but I know I prefer to participate on a political site with honest discussion of the issues. And in Disrupt Narrative fantasy world, Dems are against business succeeding and all we need to do is follow the Republican path to economic nirvana. Let’s remember it was GWB who brought the economy to the depths of a near depression that for years lived on the housing bubble and the charade of debt financing to sustain a life style that for too many was built on debt.
      – We need an economic policy that will rebuild our manufacturing base in the US and stop supporting policies that send jobs abroad. Let’s stop the corporate welfare that provides subsidies and tax benefits for companies that Republican politicians and some Democrats love to support.
      – Finally, isn’t it kind of ridiculous commenting about how one party has better looking politicians? There are plenty of eye candy and ugly old fart on both sides of isle.

       
  4. Mike O

    August 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve been walking for Stefani and can assure you that her personality matches the photo. And she’ll be FAR more representative of the district’s basic fiscal conservatism.

    (Bad news, though, guys; Stefani is, as us old guys say, ‘spoken for’ 😉 )

     
  5. Bob Friesenhahn

    August 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    It does not seem fair to assume that Carol Kent intentionally committed fraud. That makes her sound like a common criminal. Never assume ill intent when the actual reason could very well be be incompetence or poor judgment when it comes to financial matters. Timothy Geithner was found to have quite substantially erred in his own favor on his taxes (and clearly erred in judgment while being President Federal Reserve Bank of New York) yet he still became Secretary of the Treasury and our economy is doing so much better now (hah!). Just keep in mind that Carol will be voting on important financial matters like the state budget and our taxes during a most critical time for our state.

     
  6. Janice Edgin

    August 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Stefani Carter has been my and my husband’s candidate since long before the primary. Her honest, straight-forward manner and excellent background impressed us then and it still impresses us. She will be an excellent representative in the Texas Legislature, and we don’t have to worry about her embarrassing us with unethical or dishonest behavior. Her opponent should be ashamed of her current financial missteps, whether deliberate or mistaken. Being found out usually makes most people honest. We don’t have to worry about that with Stefani. She’ll do the right, conservative thing in all of her legislative actions. We are and we shall continue to be proud of Stefani Carter. After she wins in November, things will begin to improve in Austin due to her conscientious diligence. God bless Stefani Carter.

     

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