Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Big Debt On The Prairie to Big House In Washington? Melissa Gilbert Tax Problems Could Stop Her Campaign

Melissa Gilbert
Half-Pint also known as Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie played by actress Melissa Gilbert, wants to run for Congress in Michigan's 8th Congressional District. 

The 51-year-old Democrat, who moved from California two years ago to Howell Michigan after marrying actor Timothy Busfield, will run for the 8th District, which stretches across three counties from the northern Detroit suburbs of Oakland County to the state capital of Lansing and has been in GOP hands for 15 years. First-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester won last year after then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers decided not to seek re-election.

The problem with Melissa Gilbert running for Congress is that she is more than a half-pint short on her federal taxes. So Gilbert has a problem paying her fair share yet she is eager to run for Congress and spend other peoples money.

The IRS has stated she has failed to pay more than $360,000 of federal income taxes. This came to light in June
Melissa Gilbert bragging about her bulldog Josephine on
ABC's Good Morning America in January of 2014
of this year when Gilbert and her family moved out of their rented house near Downtown Howell Michigan.

It has also been reported that she owes $112,000 in back taxes to California.  Is this perhaps why she fled her state and came to Michigan?  

What is interesting is while she can't pay her federal and state taxes it is a dog's life her French Bulldog Josephine.  Gilbert says Josephine has her own stylist and wears a Lous Vuitton collar.  The struggles of not having money and not being able to afford your taxes. 
Mike Bishop
If she manages to become the nominee in Michigan's 8th District she will more than likely face incumbent Congressman Mike Bishop who is a known name in Michigan.  Bishop is known for his battles as Senate Majority Leader  with then Democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm.

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