“The crime here is that he paid $1.2 million for his home and then turned around and claimed it was worth only half. I can assure you, 24,000 other people in Nebraska are not doing the same,” said Barry Rubin, executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party (County Board denies Ricketts’ property valuation protest – OWH – 7/21/06).
Well Barry, maybe 24,000 didn’t, but one sure did.
Ben Nelson paid $340,000 for his Regency mansion in 1984 and then turned around and claimed it was worth only $220,000, 65% of the price he paid, in 1985. (Republicans: Nelson fought valuations, too – OWH – 7/27/06)
Someone check to see if Ben Nelson’s Maryland attack dog, Barry Rubin, is foaming at the mouth.