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More Nikki Haley Income Issues

GOVERNOR’S TAX RETURNS RAISING MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley recently told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper that she and her husband made more money in 2013 due to “a spike in income from real estate investments.” Specifically, the Haleys “collected $70,506 in investment income on real estate…

GOVERNOR’S TAX RETURNS RAISING MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley recently told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper that she and her husband made more money in 2013 due to “a spike in income from real estate investments.”

Specifically, the Haleys “collected $70,506 in investment income on real estate last year, up from $3,833 in 2012,” the paper reported.

That’s a nice chunk of change … but where did it come from?

“One investment involves the governor’s father and another is outside the family, said a Haley spokesman, who did not provide any more details,” the paper noted.

Mmmm-kay.  Wonder if it has anything to do with this?

In the meantime, though, let’s head over to the public reporting section S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) website, shall we?  Because according to 2013 and 2014 statements of economic interest filed by Haley – she’s made no money from real estate investments.

Not a dime …

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Pic: SCSEC

Hmmmm …

No wonder Haley has been such a hypocrite on the income disclosure issue.

Cash-related discrepancies are nothing new for this governor.

In August of 2008, Haley – then a State Representative – submitted an employment application to Lexington Medical Center, which wound up employing her for twenty months as a vastly-overpaid “fundraiser.” This job application included a 2007 income estimate which vastly exceeded the amount of money Haley reported to the IRS that year. Specifically, Haley’s application stated that she made $125,000 from her family clothing business in 2007 (a figure that would explain her $300,000 home, Cadillac SUV, etc.).

The problem? On her federal tax returns, Haley reported making only $22,000 from the “family business” that year.

The initial suspicion was that Haley may have lied on her job application – although the much more damaging allegation revolves around the possibility that Haley lied on her tax returns.

Either way, the discrepancy was uncovered as part of an independent investigation launched in February 2011 by former Board of Economic Advisors (BEA) Chairman John Rainey. When reporter John O’Connor of The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper busted Haley on this discrepancy a month later – the governor trotted out her chief of staff Tim Pearson to (once again) lie on her behalf.

“She never said that she made $125,000 from Exotica,” Pearson told The State. “The application does not have her signature on it … the governor did not fill out the application that has her making $125,000 a year.”

Really?

It was later revealed that anyone fraudulently filling  out the application online “would have had to know (Haley’s) social security number, address, job history, past supervisors, job duties, education and other details.” Not only that, they would have had to know the user name and password that Haley (or her phantom) created for the purpose of submitting the application.

In spite of all that, Haley maintained her denials …

“I had no input on that form,” she said. “I did not sit in front of the computer and fill it out online. I did not sign it. And never did I mention the number 125 to the hospital or to anyone else, because that’s not an accurate number.”

Nobody bought Haley’s explanations. In fact, according to a FITS poll published at the time of the scandal, a whopping 96 percent of respondents said they thought Haley was lying.  Things got even worse for the governor a few days later when reporter Robert Kittle of WSPA TV 7 (CBS – Spartanburg) caught her in another lie regarding the password to the account that was used to submit the information.

“There was no password. The password was where I graduated from high school,” Haley told Kittle (video here).

Wow … talk about an “insta-contradiction.”

Anyway, over time the scandal died down … giving way to numerous other Haley missteps.  But it’s interesting to see the governor’s income-related issues once again bubbling back up …

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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36 comments

Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

“Nice chunk of change”???? Haley?
Where did Tom Ervin get $450,000 to loan his campaign to elect gay marriage supporting Sheheen?
Gonna post Tom and the wife’s tax returns?

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Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

Haven’t see where Will has endorsed Ervin, and nobody expects him to win. So why would anyone care?

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Smirks July 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

Paid commenters care about whatever they’re paid to care about.

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Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Where do I go to get paid for my comments, Smirks?
(Never mind. I know several sources for that. I want to retain some vestiges of my soul, however.)

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Sandi Matlock Morals July 22, 2014 at 11:48 am

Before you change your name to “guest” (which you typically do after posting your chicken shit falsehoods and getting called out on such) I will just say in reference to your question addressed to me….FUCK YOU!

Now carry on with your threats of being lawyered up and suing those on FITS you disagree with.

Not interested in your stalking behavior. Go find another victim to pursue.

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Jackie Chiles July 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

You seem unhinged.

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Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I am today.Going to beach to become hinged again. :-)

Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Not sure you’ve ever been fully hinged.
SINGED (in the brain), maybe, but not hinged.

Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Lol… I am in the area on business. Be glad to buy you lunch in MI this weekend. Got to be tough apparently walking around on a cane , carrying canned goods ,hoping for a freebie from one of the establishments in that area.

Let me know. I will be civil. Hell bring Smirks with ya. He apparently doesn’t have a job either. :-)

Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm

1) I seldom use a cane now. The injections in the knees plus losing 20 pounds made it unnecessary. 2) I never walk around with canned goods, and generally do not even eat canned goods. You may have seen them referenced in some bogus accusation about the stupid “SNOB Summit” meetings at the DD Saloon, where in fact I always donated canned goods for the food bank — and also always paid my tab and always tipped well. Anything stated to the contrary is a vicious lie. 3) I don’t get “freebies” from anyone, I always pay for what I eat. 4) I don’t know “Smirks.” 5) I am employed, as of a month ago, and also still do a lot of free-lance work. Graphics, writing and other content for sites and blogs, some consulting, plus my performing gigs. 5) I would rather dine with a sloth.

Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

OK Buz. I believe ya. Offer still stands and I only wish you the best.

Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

No thanks, pogo.

Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

For the record, if I’ve ever changed my name to “guest” it is because I tried to delete a comment entirely, and due to either a Disqus glitch or user error was not able to do so. Therefore it’s altogether possible that you get your PowerGirls underoos all in a wad over a moment’s pissed-off venting that I got over after thinking better of it. That’s in some cases. In others, it’s probably just someone else that posted it. Maybe even you.

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shifty henry July 22, 2014 at 12:55 pm

“underoos” – that is funny, so I checked the Urban Dictionary and learned something new today…..

Guest July 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

What is this nut talking about?

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Beachtiger0412 July 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Tom Ervin started out early in the Kiawah Development – sold real estate and made millions. I think a campaign would be pennies to him.

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Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Dang. So ‘traitor tommy’ has enough money to buy 2% of the vote?
What a shame that after being Blessed with millions of dollars and apparently a wonderful family , he appears so bitter and angry at age 65 that destroying Haley and electing a dem as governor is what gets him up everyday.

I just can’t imagine getting up every morning with my purpose in life to destroy someone. For what? To give em fits?

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Queen Jean July 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

Poor dumb bitch. She should have just inherited a fortune like I did, then you can get away with any corruption one chooses.

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Rocky July 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

Let’s give her a break. Who cares how she suddenly ended up with income property – she’s gonna need it – Vince is coming to take her job. And Tommy’s helping him out.

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Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 11:58 am

You may be right about Tom helping fellow Dem Vince out.
Problem with that is that also helps out Obama , Reid and Pelosi as they seek to destroy America.

Haley may have some issues however she is pro-life and for traditional marriage.

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NotTom July 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Are abortion and gay marriage the only two issues that matter in this election?

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Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm

For me they are the most important issues. They really “define” the two political parties.
Also like Haley’s work on creating jobs and her decision not to expand Medicaid via Obamacare.

A federal court got rid of subsidies today for most states and the government will never follow thru on the Medicaid funds for states.

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Smirks July 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The subsidies ruling was made by three judges, not the entire panel. Besides, this is going to ride out all the way to SCOTUS anyways.

If the feds don’t follow through with funding the Medicaid expansion, it will be because Republicans gut the funding.

Sandi Morals July 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Correct and SCOTUS (Roberts) knows they messed up trusting Obama. Obamacare is finished.

In regards to Medicaid with Obama allowing millions of illegals in to the country that will “gut” the program.

Rocky July 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I was smoking that same stuff yesterday. But then I woke up. And Obamacare was still here.

Buz Martin July 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Glad you put the word “define” in quotes, because otherwise that would have been an idiotic statement that made you look like a shmuck of the first degree.
No, wait …

Torch July 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Yea, she has an open marriage where she can screw Will and Michael can screw anyone. Hope they have fun at the strip clubs.

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Rocky July 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

And traditional audultry I do recall.

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Beachtiger0412 July 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

But Nikki Haley didn’t even list her personal residence – doesn’t the Haley’s still own a home in Lexington – isn’t that how their children go to schools in that area???
Does Nikki Haley know how to do anything but lie???

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Smirks July 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Does Nikki Haley know how to do anything but lie???

Just ask Folks. Or Marchant.

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you know me July 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Or Thad? Or Mark??

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Scooter July 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

If she don’t then she should watch Obama Bin Lying.

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Bible Thumper July 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

” investment income on real estate” She made no income on her home. The other property was sold below cost by family so she properly reported it as income. There may be an explanation for not reporting it on the
2013 and 2014 statements of economic interest filed by Haley. Federal rules may require reporting when the gift is received, but the economic interest might require the property to be sold.

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WW July 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Uh no. She lies constantly about everything.

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Thomas July 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I’ll take a Sheheen/ McMaster set up knowing Ervin is out of a few hundred grand or more. Haley was instrumental in breaking up the Cardio Team over at Providence NE through vetoed bovine sewage bills then ordering Templeton at DHEC to stop funding the certificate of need program. I vote Republican…however, I will not vote for Haley or Graham.

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neighbor July 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

What about that $389,108.07 judgement against her parents in Orangeburg county…according to the SC judicial site? Wasn’t that the old Exotica store in O’burg? The judgement came down in 2011. Anybody know anything? And why is Life Cathdral Ministries also listed in that same judement…like $35,000? Didn’t they inhabit that property for a while? Did they sell the property without paying off the loan to SCBT? Also why was Donald Gist, sister of Deandrea Benjamin, murdered in a bad part of Charlotte? Could it have been money or drug related?

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