Dem Rep. Horsford, who demands wealthy pay their ‘fair share,’ exposed for prior unpaid property taxes

Many Democrats often demand that the wealthy pay their “fair share” in taxes, though exactly what constitutes a “fair share” is typically left undefined and some of those same Democrats are unable or unwilling to put their own money where their mouth is.

One such example appears to be Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), who was hit with thousands of dollars in penalties, interest, and fees over more than $14,000 in unpaid property taxes a few years ago, Breitbart reported.

It would appear that those delinquent taxes plus penalties were eventually paid off, but that delay in paying his “fair share” fits a documented pattern stretching back more than two decades of the Nevada Democrat refusing to pay various sums of money that he owed until forced to do so by the court system.

Wealthy must “pay their fair share”

Ironically enough, it was in April of this year that Rep. Horsford spoke with a Nevada-based leftist advocacy group known as Battle Born Progress — which laughably labels itself as “nonpartisan” — for a #TaxDay event.

“The current federal tax code is rigged for the wealthy against the worker,” the Democratic congressman said at one point, and added at another, “It’s only fair that the wealthy pay their fair share.”

Yet, according to a “scoop” from The Nevada Globe, an independent political site, Horsford failed to pay his own “fair share” in property taxes in Virginia for 2015 and 2016 — at least, not until he was forced to do so later with the addition of thousands more dollars in assessed penalties, interest, and fees.

Property taxes went unpaid

The Globe reviewed publicly available tax records on Rep. Horsford’s home in Arlington, Virginia — a five bed, four bath, 3,212 square foot house currently assessed by the state to be valued at more than $1.5 million and that appears to have been purchased in 2015.

Those records appear to show that Horsford owed a combined $13,871 in assessed taxes for 2015 and 2016, plus more than $2,500 in accrued penalties, interest, and fees for not paying the property tax on his home by the date due.

The Globe also revealed that Horsford owns a three bed, 2.5 bath, 1,553 square foot row home in Nevada that he and his wife had purchased in 2015 but is now solely in his name following the revelation earlier this year that the congressman had been involved in a lengthy extramarital affair with a former staffer for the late Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Bear in mind that Horsford, as a member of Congress, is paid $174,000 annually by taxpayers — more than twice the average annual income for Americans — and enjoys all sorts of perks and privileges not generally extended to the vast majority of citizens.

Documented history of financial issues

Nor does this appear to be a one-off or isolated oversight, as The Globe pointed to a 2012 article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that documented a history of financial issues for Horsford dating back to the late 1990s that included failure to pay traffic tickets, a car loan, a home loan, medical bills, and rent, all of which totaled up to more than $20,000 over the years and were only paid after he had liens filed against him or was sued in court over his unpaid obligations.

Horsford declined requests for comment from the Globe, but his Republican challenger, Sam Peters, told the outlet, “Horsford has proven over and over again to the people of Nevada that he cannot be trusted. He needs to get his own house in order before serving another day in the people’s house.”

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