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  •  What's good for the goose ... (none)
    Of course, this is a bogus issue--every congressman and senator divides his time between Washington and his state or district, and keeps a place in both places.  What makes it legitimate here, however, is the hypocracy factor.  In 1990, when Santorum ran against Rep. Doug Walgren (D) he criticized Walgren for keeping his family in a house he owned in McLean, VA, rather than back in the district.  Now Santorum is doing the same thing.
    •  Not bogus (4.00)
      Yes, other Senators and Representatives maintain Washington area residences. That is not the issue here. Santorum specifically claimed that his Pittsburgh residence was his primary residence, and claimed not only a real estate tax deduction but a school tuition reimbursement that he was not entitled to.

      I've got blisters on my fingers!

      by Elwood Dowd on Fri May 06, 2005 at 05:48:41 AM PDT

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    •  I had a thought (none)
      I remember an old saying, something about the cover-up always being worse than the crime (or something like that).

      So I had this thought last night:

      What if the tax-exemption is part of the cover rather than the insult itself?  Perhaps he HAD to take the Homestead Tax Exemption in an attempt to further legitimize the claim that he lives in Penn Hills, PA.

      Look at it this way. If he DIDN'T take the tax exemption and yet STILL claimed the PA residence as his primary one, then this question would have been asked:  Why didn't you claim the exemption, Senator?

      Wing-nuts will try to spin this issue by focussing on the fact that it's only a $70 tax break per year and that with the exeption of the Senators from Virginia and Maryland (and possibly Delaware) EVERY Senator has a house in their home state and a house somewhere near DC - so why should Senator Santorum have to live otherwise?  

      Anytime they do that, they're just blowing smoke.  And we should tell them so.

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