(See below for full documents.)
Let’s take a couple of E. Benjamin Nelson’s quotes from today (Nelson calls land’s status news to him – OWH – 8/7/06.) :
“I have not sought anything to which I am not entitled.”
Well, Nelson sought a Special Valuation for his hunting retreat in Sarpy County, even though the Special Valuation is only entitled for farms. How do we know this?
Because it’s AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE ON THE APPLICATION HE SIGNED.
“I was not aware I received a benefit (from the Greenbelt
Again, let’s read from the HEADER of the document he signed:
In bold, “Special Valuation Application for Special Valuation Treatment of Land Zoned and Used for Agricultural or Horticultural Purposes.”
Hmmmm. Not aware he received a benefit from a special valuation treatment?
Let’s see Senator Nelson is an attorney, no?
And he’s on the Senate Agriculture Committee, right?
Oh, and by the way, he applied for this tax break for farmers TWICE. (Two pieces of land that he joined for his whole property.)
And how about the fine print above the signature that begins, “Under penalty of law…”