21 June 2005

BREAKING NEWS: Florida Democrats face IRS lien

Just when Florida Democrats thought things couldn't get worse ... they have gotten worse.

The Internal Revenue Service has slapped the Florida Democratic Party with a lien for unpaid payroll and social security taxes in 2003. Also according to a party official, the FDP is missing more than $900,000 from the past year.

News broke this afternoon that the Florida Democratic Party, under the leadership of current gubernatorial candidate Scott Maddox, failed to pay approximately $200,000 in federal taxes. Additionally, a member of the party's Budget and Finance Committee, Jon Ausman of Leon County, has reported that over $900,000 may have mysteriously disappeared from the party's accounts during Maddox's tenure as chairman. Ausman, who is also a member of the Democratic National Committee, has raised concern that the audits for 2003 and 2004, conducted by Carr, Riggs and Ingram, may have been flawed. Ausman also hinted toward possible legal action against the accounting firm in the event it is found at fault.

This latest news may not be the final nail in the party's casket, but the news is devastating. The possible repercusions of this report are unknown, but the news could potentially destroy the Maddox campaign. More significantly, the report could significanty limit the party's ability to raise funds due to the lack of confidence among potential donors. While current party chair, Karen Thurman, is not to blame for this debacle, she did inherit a party in crisis and contributors may hold her accountable by withholding money in the future.

72 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness gracious. Maddox needs to drop out NOW!

5:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the Republicans controling the IRS under Bush, no wonder this happened. The Republicans are determined to destory any funding of the left and thus they are using the IRS and the bureucracy to undermine our party. The GOP is scared of Scott Maddox because he unlike past Florida Democrats can rally the troops and increase Democratic excitment and turnout which will carry the state for us. The Bush brothers badly want Maddox eliminated and weaker, more conservative Democrat such as Rod Smith nominated. This is all trumped up political gamesmanship.

5:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Martin said...

If these allegations are true (and they sound pretty reliable) than for the good of his party Scott Maddox MUST WITHDRAW from the Governor's race immediately.

5:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Maddox is done.

5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

"The Republicans are determined to destory any funding of the left and thus they are using the IRS and the bureucracy to undermine our party."

You are completely insane. I really hope you're a Republican trying to make Democrats look bad.

For your sake.

6:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maddox inherited most of these problems from Bob Poe. I do not think he can be blamed completely for it, but he was just another bad steward of the party's finances.

6:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Scott Maddox is no saint and is directly responsible for this debacle, Democrats really need to consider what they are on the verge of doing. Rod Smith's political support comes almost entirely from Democratic Legislators, the same group that has overseen the demise of our party statewide and has been unwilling to build the party's bench if it did not directly benefit them. Smith's kitchen cabinet and advisors is made up almost totally of the same insiders whose political strategies have failed our party so many times in the past. Most of these individuals don't even accept that we are a super minority yet and are playing a calculated game not to lose rather than to win. I hope in Maddox's absence, some other distinct candidate who is independent of party insiders emerges. Maybe it is Jim Davis or someone not yet in the race.

6:48:00 PM  
Blogger deaniacDEM said...

maddox is just what we needed, his energy, his passion, but this is just a disgrace. he's put our party back further than mcbride and kerry combined. he's gone from our best hope to ourgreatest embarassment. he needs to drop out for the sake of the party.

6:58:00 PM  
Anonymous newblueFL said...

poe didn't leave the party with much money, but at least he didn't walk by IRS agents on his way out. And what about the $900,000 that "mysteriously disappeared"?

7:25:00 PM  
Anonymous DamnAngryDem said...

Seems like there's a couple of loose ends:
-The role of Governance, Maddox's consulting firm, in FDP expenditures
-A friend of mine checked his FDP checks from the election, taxes were taken out. Where did they go?
-The check$ signed by Maddox to the Big Production Inc., a company started up by former FDP employees (FDP employees who came to the FDP along with Chairman Maddox).
-THE FACT THAT WE SHAFTED BY THE FDP AND GOOD DEMS ARE CONSIDERING THIS BUFFOON FOR GOVERNOR!!!

8:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't ironic that when Maddox said he would hold himself accountable for errors, that he made the statement through his pollster?

This now on the AP story...

Maddox said Tuesday that he would accept responsibility for any errors made by either his staff or the auditing firm at the time has was chairman, said his campaign strategist, David Beattie of Fernandina Beach.

However, Maddox was not aware of the problems until Tuesday, and thought the unaccounted $900,000 must be a bookeeping matter rather than actual missing funds, Beattie said.

8:26:00 PM  
Blogger Verity said...

Maddox is in serious political trouble.

If this were a republican plot as others have suggested, they would have held it until next year - when (and if) he received the nomination. Really, if you were a true Republican strategist with a direct line to the IRS, wouldn’t you hold off on something like this until later? Why waste political pull like this on a little guy like Maddox? That would be silly. It would have been so much more fun to hold for later…

9:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maddox is shady, and it's about time the rest of the world figured it out. Yeah, he's a good speaker, but you can't trust him worth a damn.

I can't remember ever voting for a Republican, but if he's our nominee for governor...well, OK, I probably won't vote for a GOPer, but I sure as hell won't vote for Appa-Maddox.

11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what the GoOPers are going to do with the fact that a state Democratic chairman, carrying the Dem party line on Social Security, is not paying social security taxes???

12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous bringbackaskew said...

So this torpedoes Maddox...

Do we rally behind Davis for governor and get Smith to run for AG?

Nelson, Davis, Smith...could be a strong farm team.

12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Everyone is attacking Scott - and frankly he deserves it. Really for the good of the party, he needs to drop out of the governor's race. No one is going to vote for a politician who didn't pay taxes.

I'm more concerned with the Democratic Party leadership. Not Karen Thurman. She seems to be doing quite well considering the situation. I'm talking about the chairs of the county parties. They have allowed this to happen, and most of them have been cheering Scott on the whole time. Scott did a bad thing, but the county chairs are just as responsible. There needs to be accountability.

"In order to save the village, we had to destroy it." This quote from the Vietnam War seems pretty appropriate right now. Howard Dean needs to come down to Florida and start everything from scratch. Get rid of all the DECs and start fresh. Get rid of Scott and everyone else that is responsible for the state of our party. That is the only way we can survive in the long-run.

12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott needs to get out asap. He has done enough damage to the party. Bill Nelson needs us to be strong by next year and we can't let the bad blood pull us down.

I'm sad about this. I have been supporting Scott at all the events that I go to, but this is really bad news that is not going away. This whole situation just breaks my heart. Scott could have been a great governor, but now we'll never know.

2:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, what kind of a**hole "takes responsibility" through a statement from his pollster? Does he even have a press secretary?

8:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people continue to pile on Maddox when this was probably a bookeeping error he knew nothing about. Maddox, unlike the past chairs of the party needs tended to be more active in travling and spreading the gospel statewide. He obviously left things to surrogetes who let him down.

10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous you people said...

“He obviously left things to surrogetes who let him down.”

The buck stops where?

Sorry, but that argument does not hold water.

Regardless of who is responsible for this egregious error, the buck stops with the guy at the top.

If it is the case that this is someone else’s fault, then it says to me that Maddox cannot be trusted to select competent people for staff at the state level either. Nor does it say much for his ability to oversee and monitor budgeting priorities. The amounts involved in this case are too high to be a clerical oversight.

10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous tdog said...

I'm a little shocked that the Maddox crowd is trying to pass the buck and push the blame onto other people. Isn't that what we don't like about the Bush administration? That they can't accept blame and try to scapegoat everyone else?

If Maddox is just going to be another George W. Bush, then we don't need him!

11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thanks to the maddox staffer trying to save his boss' ass. A state chair signs the checks and keeps us afloat. A manager is only as good as his subordinates, and this situation finally reveals what many dems fear: Maddox is all peel and no orange. A rotten peel at that.

11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the orange peel analogy - great for Florida politics. I'll definitely be using that in the future.

11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other one that needs to quiet down is Jon Ausman. His position allows him access to a lot of information---but that does not mean he needs to air all our dirty laundry in the press.

Maddox will get his for this, no doubt, but by fully disclosing every little problem to the press, all we do is hurt Karen Thurman's efforts to solve this mess and get us pointed in the right direction.

11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

HEY PEOPLE!

This error was on other people. The party's finances were resourced out to a Accounting Firm.

We told them to do the taxes and pay the bills... They didn't do it.

Maddox only found out about this yesterday.

Maddox will be okay, especially after we get this all worked out.

But thanks for not caring.

Maddox in 06!

1:10:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

The money that is alleged to be missing is likely a simple accounting error. Moreover, the unpaid taxes to the IRS doesn't fall on Maddox.

You can't expect him to watch every dime that comes into this party. If you do, you know NOTHING about Political parties.

The blame falls with the Accounting Firm that was hired to pay the bills and do the taxes.

Clearly what the Democratic Party in Florida needs are Accounting Firms who can actually do it's job so that our leaders, like Scott Maddox and Karen Thurmon, can do their jobs by bringing this State back to the Democrats in 2006!

Maddox in 06!

1:17:00 PM  
Blogger BlueDawgDem said...

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1:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Don't give up the fight maddox supporters. The other Democratic candidates are fanning the flames of this story to try and make us dispirited. We must just move beyond this and continue the fight!

3:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maddox for CFO!

3:45:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

BTW, Breaking News:

The National Party gave the State Party $100,000 dollars today to pay back the taxes for the IRS.

We owe the IRS: $202,089 in taxes.

100,000 + 98,000 (cash on hand) + whatever we take from the Jefferson/Jackson Dinner to pay back the remaining amount: about $4,089 dollars.

The Freeze on the Finances will be reversed. Moreover, I think the 900,000 missing in the books will be found, either as a accounting mistake or as something we spent it on but never reported it.

Howard Dean stepped up and now the party can focus on raising money.

5:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh-good work. That's great news. Maddox's relationship with Howard Dean really paid off. They both should be given credit for working together to help the Party move beyond this.

6:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Demsin2006 said...

Big deal. The bottom line is any contributor in the future is going to wonder what happens if they give money to the party, even if the lien is lifted quickly. Thank you Scott Maddox for putting the party in the worst possible position.

6:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Payroll taxes taken out of employees paychecks did not make it to the IRS?

Where did the money go?

Follow the money. Follow the money.

6:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In light of the latest revelations, take a look at a story that came out in February entitled: Fla. Democrats amend reports that hid payroll

Here's the URL: http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005202190325

Here's some of the February article. See what sounds familiar:

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Democratic Party is re-filing state and federal campaign finance forms from as far back as 2003 to report hidden salaries of party employees.

Both federal and state laws require political parties to individually list each employee's paycheck in the legally required reports. In October 2003, the FDP stopped reporting each employee's salary, instead reporting one lump sum for total payroll.

Party Chairman Scott Maddox attributed the mistake to confusion about new software. The lump sum reporting of payroll began nearly 14 months before the need for corrections came to Maddox's attention last week. Maddox said he had no idea why the salaries weren't individually listed, nor did he know why the software switch was made. ...

Charlie Whitehead, a former party chairman from Panama City, said Friday that some party members are concerned about the FDP's payroll reporting and other accounting items.

He said that while he trusts Maddox and believes there is no wrongdoing, he urges an independent audit from a reputable firm to reassure party members and donors.

"I'd be very surprised if there was any irregularities," he said. "But if I was Scott, the first thing I would do is call for a full, independent audit and that would put (concerns) to bed immediately."

Maddox was not available Friday to discuss audits.

Last week, Maddox acknowledged that the failure to detail the salary for more than a year has fueled rumors that his salary has grown beyond $100,000. Adding to the speculation was a February 2004 payment from the party of more than $120,000 to Governance, a company owned by Maddox.

Maddox said a shortage of money and the lack of party credit cards forced him to charge expenses for FDP-sponsored Jefferson-Jackson dinners and other events on his own credit card.

Ausman reviewed Maddox's receipts and found no problems.

"We were all aware about it. There was full disclosure," Ausman said.

Maddox said he was also aware that his recent purchases of a $3.3 million apartment building near Florida State University as well as a $900,000 home in northern Tallahassee added to the rumors.
...


http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005202190325

7:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maddox is having a 10 AM news conference Thursday. Is he getting out? We'll see.

8:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute - Maddox bought a $900,000 home and now there are reports that $900,000 is missing from the Party. Interesting!

I'm sure Maddox supporters will tell us how that is just a coincidence and how the person who invented our current numerical system is coming back from the grave to sink Maddox's campaign. It's all a conspiracy. Maddox never does anything wrong. hehe

8:52:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Actually, Maddox's house has nothing to do with this and to suggest this shows you don't know what you are talking about.

Moreover, I am pretty sure Maddox will NOT be stepping out of the race for Governor tomorrow. Why when we still have 18 months before the election? This will be old news by then. It would make no sense and Maddox has NEVER given up.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

Maddox in 06!

9:02:00 PM  
Anonymous gator78 said...

Josh, where can I get some of that Maddox Kool-aid?!?

9:19:00 PM  
Blogger Verity said...

My guess is that the DNC said they would bail him out of this if he dropped out of the race ASAP.

9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Sorry gator78 but you have to know Scott personally like I do to know who he really is and what he really stands for.

Also, the DNC Chairman likes Maddox and I believe supports him in his race for Governor. If you remember, Maddox was the first State Chair to endorse Dean for National Chairman.

9:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, Chabad of the Big Bend bought Maddox's old house for around $700,000 and thanked Maddox in their newsletter for helping out at the closing.

9:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK anonymous, get your facts right. It was Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle that bought Maddox's place for $700,000.

9:58:00 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Anonymous, don't imply that Maddox stole the money. That's a really irresponsible statement, even if meant as only half-serious.

By the way, the "Maddox for CFO!" comment?

Brilliant.

10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

That was in reference to the anonymous that said "Wait a minute - Maddox bought a $900,000 home and now there are reports that $900,000 is missing from the Party. Interesting!"

Just to clear things up.

10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

BTW, where did you see that Maddox will hold a Press Conference tomorrow? I haven't heard that from anyone.

Would appreciate any help here.

10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Maddox press conference has been much talked about in political circles tonight. It's at 10 am.

10:12:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

okay... yeah, that didn't answer my question. But it's cool.

10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous redneckdem said...

Josh- You're a Young Democrat from Tallahassee, your support for Maddox is probably the result of a long-term proximity infatuation. It's irresponsible to blame the other campaigns for spreading this, this story has plenty of legs on its on. And the fact that we're being bailed out by the national party (and dipping into our unknown JJ receipts) is nothing to be proud of.

Remember, even your fellow Leon county resident Jon Ausman said that IRS letters sent certified mail "mysteriously disappeared." That's the point of certified mail, to not disappear.

Ease up on the Kool Aid, take a deep breath, and please think seriously about your support of Maddox (for Florida) for Governor. Your man is, at best, an aloof and incompetent administrator and, at worse, criminally negligent.

10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

It's Official... Your wrong.

Maddox isn't dropping out of the Governor's race. In fact, late tonight he went on the offensive. He also stated he is in the race to stay.

Here is the link:

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/11960525.htm

10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Key point in the article is this:

An employee mistake led to the Florida Democratic Party not paying some Social Security and payroll taxes, and an audit of the records will show that "not a dime" is missing, especially $900,000, former chairman Scott Maddox said late Wednesday.


Maddox signs the bills but he is NOT the one to keep track of the finances and what taxes are being paid. If you still think he is suppose to do that, then you are sadly mistaken and wrong.

A Finance Director is in place for these types of issues.

Maddox also said he knew nothing about this and quite frankly, the more this story is played out and looked into, it's becoming more of a non-story each minute.

Lastly, if the Kool Aid is good, then why stop drinking it? Scott is a friend and he has what it takes to lead this State. My opinion of him and on him has not changed.

10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official. You don't know the difference between your and you're.

Hope you're not the party's new press guy.

11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Thank you, Josh for standing up to a bunch of anonymous posters who don't even have the courage to identify themselves as they attack Maddox.

I agree he is the best hope our party has for the 2006 race. Watching and listening to Davis is akin to watching and listening to paint dry - he may be a good legislator, but he has no exec experience and the Repubs will mop the floor with him. Smith is a swarthy, mean and laughable candidate, who can't even show up to events on time at this early stage in the game.

The FDP troubles are on-going, true. But that is something that party has struggled with for years, far before Maddox inherited or left the shop.

If you want to be a real true blue Democrat, get out your check book and donate to the party to show your support instead of doing the Republicans' job of tearing it apart.

11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought we already have a governor who is never wrong, never makes mistakes and any misdeed that happens is either the fault of someone else under him or the press misunderstanding what really happened.

We don't need four more years of that kind of governance.

It's a shame that Maddox is trying to take the Reagan Iran Contra-esque approach to this by blaming a staffer for something that he should have known about.

The IRS just doesn't go a freeze your accounts without trying to notify you first. He had to know that the feds wanted their money. If he didn't know then what was he doing that took his mind of the fact that the IRS wanted its money?

I believe he signed all the checks. It was his watch, his responsibility and he has to be the one to stand up and answer all the questions.

By the way, Maddox now has to throw out that line in his stump speech about how when he left the party didn't owe money to anyone.

And about protecting Social Security? Pay the taxes first.

Can you imagine what the Republicans would do to the Democrats if he becomes the nominee? It would make the McBride $27 billion tax increase ads look like Sesame Street.

It's better that this all come out now than to have the Republicans with a $20 million warchest plaster ads up and down Florida about the FDP not paying taxes under Maddox's watch.

It could get real ugly out there real fast.

12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous MaddoxforCFO said...

"Maddox left the party without debt in his tenure as party chair," we hear over and over again on the Campaign trail. He'd never make this sort of mistake because like George W. and Reagan he thinks he's made of teflon which may still prove to be the case. Maybe he 'll come out swinging today, and blame the House and Senate committee for taking the money and say perhaps Bob Poe had a sweetheart deal with the House and Senate victory and that's what happened to the 900k. All the anti-Maddox people are responsible he'll claim. Maddox is petty, vindictive and untrustworthy, so expect him today to start blaming all his political enemies. I know we are all Democrats folks, but do you really want a Governor that will cause us every election in the state for 20 years after because he'll be so reckless and irresponsible. This is a guy that at an event when he was running for A.G. said if he didn't agree with a law the Governor signed, he sue the Governor. Maddox has not the maturity nor the responsiblity to hold high office.

7:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

How many of you people really believe that Maddox would make these mistakes when he is seeking the Governorship? He has tried to be squeky clean, but many envious Democrats knowing his ambition have spent the last two and a half years trying to trip him up. He needs to be given the benifit of the doubt. Nobody has accessed Scott of being dumb, and if he really took 900k and didn't willingly pay taxes and ignored notices from the IRS, then he is flat out stupid. Obviously he's not dumb, so it must have been the stff who messed all of this up.

8:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story will blow over in a week. It hampers Maddox's fundraising efforts this quarter but by mid July it will be yesterday's news.


Maddox in 06'!

8:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Maddox is way too smart to be so ignorant.

This all smells.

8:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Cliff said...

The word on the street is that the IRS notices began coming at the beginning of the year and that Maddox knew that they were coming. People from Tallahassee have told me that Maddox had actually physically handled the notices and was well aware of what was going on. He simply just tried to get out of the party before it blew up.

If this is true, it is horrible that he would be so willing to throw Karen Thurman under the bus like that. She needs to stop being nice and start protecting the FDP and herself, not Maddox.

Note to reporters: Ask Maddox some Deep Throat questions - what did he know and when did he know it? Get Maddox on the record stating that he knew nothing of the IRS problems. Then do some digging. As of now, we are just getting rumor. We need reporters to start doing some reporting! And of course, follow the money!!!

I do agree with the Maddox loyalists who say that this will blow over. If the press gives Maddox a pass, which they probably will, he will get away with this. (Unfortunately there is no real press corp in Florida anymore - just guys who republish facts from the AP.) Since Davis and Smith are too scared to jump into the fray and Thurman appears willing to end her career on behalf of Maddox, there may be no consequences for the guy. It's a shame. This Party needs accountability.

8:41:00 AM  
Blogger Verity said...

Mr. Maddox is ultimately responsible for the staff oversight, as many others above have said. It was his JOB to make sure the party was run in a respectable and above board manner.

I hope none of this gets to a point where it hits the courts. If what Cliff said was true, it would be quite the spectacle to see the FDP staff questioned under oath about the whereabouts of the notices, and who handled them.

No amount of finger-pointing or deflection of blame on his part will help Maddox. It will only make him look and sound childish and negligent.

OT – James – I think you are going to hit a record number of comments! Congrats! Maybe its time for a new thread devoted to our ‘Maddox watch’ (I’m tired of scrolling down to the bottom!).

9:27:00 AM  
Anonymous maddocforcfo said...

As I said before, if you want the GOP to win every statewide election for the next 20 years, stick with Maddox.

Cliff's comments about the Florida press corp are on the money. With Lucy Morgan nearing retirement and Mark Silva working in DC, nobody remains to ask the really tough questions. Maddox however is one of two statewide figures universally disliked amongst the media ( Jeb Bush would be the other) so if there was ever a time for the press corps to step up it would be now.

9:39:00 AM  
Blogger james H said...

I'm taking Verity's advice. I'm creating a new open thread for the discussion to continue.

9:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of what ultimately happens to Maddox, John Ausman has got to go! For years he has pontificated about party operations to the press, not to help the party but to puff up his self-importance and get his name in the papers.

The $900K is an issue that MUST be raised and dealt with, but what good does it do for Ausman to take this to the press, BEFORE we even know whether it's a bookkeeping mistake? Sure, it hurts Maddox, which one could say is just dirty pre-primary politics. But it also hurts the FDP, which is inexcusable considering his position.

Usually it's a good idea to keep your enemies close to your chest. But at this point it's time for the FDP to push John Ausman away once and for all.

10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon Ausman is like herpes - we will never get rid of him.

10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people -

keep your eye on the ball here. $900,000 didnt disappear from the party. (dems may not be too sharp, but they'd have figured that one out by now.) however, 900k certainly may have disappeared from the books, which in turn would keep the party from having to pay a few bucks in payroll taxes.

those blind maddox supporters should be given credit for their faith, however misguided it may be. it is never easy to give up hope on someone as believable as maddox can be. he is, however, one of the most unethical and dishonest individuals florida politics has seen in some time.

honestly, does anyone really believe that maddox had no idea that his organization was not paying payroll taxes? in any business or organization - payroll and payroll taxes are commonly the biggest single expenses. the current audit will prove that he was fully aware of everything that was going on. blaming the accountant or the former auditing firm is not surprising, though. maddox has never, and likely will never take any real blame for this fiasco, its simply not in his nature.

i would hope that democrats can get their collective acts together and support one of the two other candidates that are running. while davis is not particularly exciting, at least there wont be any dirty laundry on him. and while smith is a nightmare for the republicans given his credentials and background, i wonder if the liberal base of the party will give him a chance.

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