Fed Handout Foe Carl Paladino Wants His $1.4M Tax Break Back

NY Tea Party candidate fights for government break
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Sep 20, 2010 4:44 AM CDT
Paladino wants his tax break back, please.   (AP Photo/Don Heupel)

(Newser) – Remember Carl Paladino, racist-email sender and, perhaps, the next governor of New York? The Buffalo businessman and anti-big government crusader is back in the spotlight, this time battling for a $1.4 million tax break for himself. One of Paladino's firms, J-P Group LLC., received the subsidy in 2002. It was revoked because the company created only one job and put back into the economy less than it took out, notes the New York Daily News.

The News says Paladino "overstated" the worth of the company that got the tax break by including properties he'd already sold. And, the paper alleges, it's not the first time Paladino has recieved the type of handouts he publicly fights. He has received "millions
of dollars in tax breaks over the years," mostly for re-development projects in downtrodden Buffalo. Click here for the latest on Paladino and here for more on the Tea Party movement.

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