so let me get this right, he forced a school district to pay for his kids to go to school, based on his ownership of a house that isnt legally allowed to be lived in. and he is breaking the law claiming a property tax break. loveley. this should piss off the hard working people of W. PA.
Well, which is it?
good question. this better come back to bite you in the ass in '06.
Article I of the U.S. Constitution says, "No person shall be a Senator ... who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen." Rick Santorum last won election in November 2000, when he owned the house at 111 Stephens Lane in Penn Hills plus a house in Virginia. Where he was an "inhabitant" at the time only he can say.
He faces re-election in 2006, but if that election were held today, the two-term Republican would be hard-pressed to convince voters that he inhabits a house on Stephens Lane. Sure, he and his wife pay taxes on the house. They also use the address for voter registration, but so do two other people. When a Post-Gazette reporter visited the house last Friday, a young man came to the door and declined to comment. He wasn't Rick Santorum.
so let me get this straight, Rick, his wife, the six kids, the unknown couple all "live" in a 2 bedroom house? thats what i thought.
Update [2004-11-19 15:15:20 by juls]: googling by a fellow kossack reveals that the two individuals living in the house actually are Santorum's niece and nephew Bart and Alyssa DeLuca, according to Pittsburghlive.