No sympathy for Steve Simpson

Simpson blamed his tax difficulty on the economic toll that Hurricane Katrina had taken on his family and the supposed financial sacrifice of public service.

“I regret I didn’t pay (the taxes) on time, but it makes me a lot like other people. When you’re a state employee, that’s not in the budget,” he said.

The voters might accept the Katrina excuse. There were many families along the Gulf Coast whose financial fortunes took a tumble after the devastating natural disaster in 2005.

Enterprise Journal
3/18/11