“If the county assessor determines that this land—and similar land held by other Sarpy county owners—should be designated differently, Senator Nelson will readily pay his fair share.” (Emphasis added.)
On August 9, 2006, the Nelson camp’s description of the idea of paying his “fair share”:
Nelson has said he’ll pay the $14,000 in back taxes from 2003 to 2006, since the Sarpy County Assessor determined Nelson was not entitled to his claimed Greenbelt designation. But that leaves out the approximately $12,000 plus interest (our guess) that Nelson skipped out of paying by claiming Greenbelt status from 1999 through 2003.
(And for the record, Assessor Pittman said he revokes Greenbelt designations about once a week.)
Multi-millionaire Ben Nelson, can, and should, pay back his Fair Share to the people of Sarpy County, just like he promised just five days ago.
Senator Nelson, pay your taxes.