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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:59 PM

Mo. Rep. Akin failed to report state pension

Source: AP

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin on Thursday released a decade's worth of federal financial reports he has updated with nearly $130,000 in state pension income that he received, but failed to disclose, over that time.

"This was an unintentional oversight and I regret any inconvenience this may cause," the Missouri congressman wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to the chairman of the House Ethics Committee.

Akin's congressional office released copy of the updated reports Thursday after The Associated Press asked why he had not listed his retirement benefits. In his letter, Akin described the lack of information about his pension payments as a mistake that only recently came to his attention.

Members of Congress are required to file annual reports listing their income and assets. The guidance book provided to lawmakers specifically states that they should list pension payments from any source other than the U.S. government.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/mo-rep-akin-failed-report-state-pension-161955166--election.html

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:00 PM

1. Akin . . . the gift that keeps on giving!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:47 PM

11. And none of his "starve the beast" supporters will care.

They're already looking for some way to say "that's DIFFERENT, dammit!" aren't they?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:02 PM

2. He was just channeling Clarence Thomas

This was an unintentional oversight...

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:14 PM

3. What on earth could be affecting Akin's "memory"? A successful state pension compared

to so many that have not succeeded?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:24 PM

5. "I NEVER should have hired Paul Ryan's accountant!" n/t

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Response to Bossy Monkey (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:01 PM

9. Thanks for that.

I don't see how anybody could be concerned about this "pocket change". He just forgot.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:39 PM

6. Isn't that an entitlement/per Romney?

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:48 PM

12. It's not an entitlement if you're a white male heterosexual Republican.

When you're all those things, ANYTHING is acceptable, to Mitt.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:51 PM

7. if he can't comprehend the rules for reporting his income, what else can he not comprehend?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:07 PM

8. Sorry, Rep. Akin, I don't think that qualifies as a 'legitimate' mistake.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:34 PM

10. .... and a liar and a tax cheat, too? Whats next - a dog in a kennel on the top of his car or .....

delinquent in child support payments?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:59 PM

13. That is what Romney did when he failed to mention he was still the ceo of bain till2002

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:17 PM

14. LEAVE TODD AKIN ALONE ! ! !

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:27 PM

15. Why even bother to report on these things?

We all know nothing will become of it - even if there are 15 laws prohibiting it.

Prosecutors in Missouri wouldn't touch this with a 15 light-year pole, for fear of screams of "political witch-hunt!"

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