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    TaxProf Blog: Henry Louis Gates' Tax Problem

    YouTube - Henry Louis Gates Tax Problems Surface; Is Barack Obama Friend Another Tax Cheat?

    A foundation created and led by Henry Louis Gates Jr. is amending its federal tax form after questions were raised about $11,000 paid to foundation officers -- funds that the original tax form called research grants, but that should have been classified as compensation, ProPublica reported. When the payments are accounted for accurately, the foundation's administrative expenses will account for 40% of its spending in 2007, not 1% as originally reported to the IRS. Gates created the Inkwell Foundation with the goal of supporting work on African and African-American literature, history and culture, the article said. The report by ProPublica also noted that some of the actual grants went to people close to Gates. Gates told ProPublica that the foundation's second-largest grant, for $6,000, went to his fiancée, Angela DeLeon,. DeLeon was formerly on the foundation board and Gates said he recused himself from a vote on the grant. A grant of $500 went to Evelyn Higginbotham, chair of the foundation's board and chair of Harvard University's Department of African and African-American studies. Gates said she didn't vote on the grant. ProPublica is an organization that conducts investigative journalism. The article noted that Gates -- the Harvard scholar who is a leading figure in African-American studies whose arrest at his home has set off a national debate about the way black men are treated by law enforcement -- also serves on ProPublica's board
     
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    Keep throwing it against the wall and see what sticks.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    "Do you know who I am?!" Taxes are for the little people.
     
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    Makes no sense.. he was divorced and is currently remarried to a Sharon Adams in 1979...
     
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    #12 Jersey

    I guess the WSJ is wrong too. :confused2:
     
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    Well, the grammar in the title is wrong.

     
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    Will not be the first time, in the haste to somehow discredit Obama mistakes can happen..
     
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    hilarious!!!!

    listen to the 2 little apologists.......

    NANANANANA ........ I DON'T HEAR YOU

    gates is scum........
     
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    Henry Louis Gates is the DEVIL I TELL YOU......
     
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    They are deaf to evidence that contradicts them.
     
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    Answer: The bridge to nowhere.
    Question: What is a logical comparison for this thread?
     
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    So, hes not so much an upstanding citizen like you claimed. He's a crook.
     
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    And this is exactly why smears work.
     
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    Why didn't Stupid Obama invite the women that called 911 to his little beer party........:confused:

    GATES IS A TAX CHEAT (many liberal democrats are)

    INVESTIGATE GATES
    DEPORT AUNT ZUCCHINI
    GOD DAMN AMERICA (presidents preacher)
    SAMSON OBAMA IS A CHILD MOLESTER
    GEORGE OBAMA SUCKS BONG
    CLOSE GITMO
    STOP THE WAR
    WHERE IS SEAN PENN
    GOD BLESS MICHELLE'S TOMATOES IN THE ROSE GARDEN
    JUDGE SOTOMOTOR LOOKS LIKE A FRISCO BAG LADY
    JESUS SAVES
     
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    As are many americans on both sides of the aisle, not sure if you can find 5 people in america who are completely honest on their taxes....
     
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    Yes. I agree.........
     
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    And exactly why your silly insistence that he was an upstanding citizen, despite knowing nothing about him, doesnt.
     

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