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  1. 05 Nov '10 21:14 / 1 edit
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator!

    You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island, thus depriving the commonwealth of its pound of flesh.

    A spokesman for the state Department of Revenue confirmed that “a sales tax return was filed” by Kerry last summer to cover state taxes that would have been owed, had he kept the Isabel in his home state’s waters. But according to the Nantucket tax collector, he never paid any excise taxes to the town on the Isabel



    Saw this on Drudge and thought about this forum. I didn't think it would be too easy to find the old thread, so I made this one.

    Just goes to show that rich Democrats who want to make others pay more taxes don't even pay their own taxes. Speaking of rich Democrats who don't pay taxes, Charlie Rangle's hearing should be very entertaining.


    Edit:

    Forgot the link: http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1294161
  2. 06 Nov '10 00:13
    Originally posted by Eladar
    [b]It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator!

    You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the ton ...[text shortened]...
    Forgot the link: http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1294161
    We have a similar scandal in the UK with Labour MPs elected to help the 'poor' helping thmselves to lavish tax-free 'allowances', often on fraudulent grounds for which some have been prosecuted.
  3. 06 Nov '10 01:12
    Tim Geithner cheated on his taxes. Tom Daschle cheated on his taxes. Most of the people who were nominated by Obama for Cabinet posts cheated on their taxes, which is why many of them (except Geithner) didn't make it very far.

    Charlie Rangel has a bunch of rental properties that he "forgot" to put down on his tax returns. Dick Gephardt, same thing.

    If only the damn Democrats would just pay what they owe... you know...their fair share.
  4. 06 Nov '10 02:29 / 1 edit
    That would be a "change".

    And "yes they can" pay their taxes.
  5. 06 Nov '10 05:23
    so, like, what percent of bigwigs in DC are honest?
  6. 06 Nov '10 09:02
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    so, like, what percent of bigwigs in DC are honest?
    Research has shown that people who are the best leaders also tend to be the best liars. So while people value honesty they are not likely to vote for an honest candidate.

    "Yes, we can, but we've had a deep recession so it's going to take a while and I'm going to continue the economic policies of my predecessor so you don't really have a choice anyway as the two-party system is dominated by special interests... but vote for me!"
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    06 Nov '10 12:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator!

    You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the ton
    Forgot the link: http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1294161[/b]
    Right wingers really don't have anything else to complain about but that a rich guy hasn't paid a town $500 in excise taxes that he hasn't even been billed for yet?
  8. 06 Nov '10 13:07
    Its not a Dem or GOP thing...its a ruling class thing. There should be much stiffer penalties for elected officials as part of taking office.
  9. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    06 Nov '10 13:10 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by highdraw
    Its not a Dem or GOP thing...its a ruling class thing. There should be much stiffer penalties for elected officials as part of taking office.
    He should get a stiff penalty because he hasn't paid an alleged tax that he hasn't been billed for?

    Believe me when Eladar and the Bloop start complaining, it's a partisan thing. Under normal circumstances, the Bloop can't kiss enough rich ass.
  10. 07 Nov '10 12:37
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    He should get a stiff penalty because he hasn't paid an alleged tax that he hasn't been billed for?

    Believe me when Eladar and the Bloop start complaining, it's a partisan thing. Under normal circumstances, the Bloop can't kiss enough rich ass.
    Best tax story of the year was the death of George Steinbrenner. He picked the right time to die. No estate tax.

    Of course, the Democrats want the Steinbrenner family to pony up a bunch of money to help the guvment out anyway.

    WTG George ha ha ha! Eff you, New York, and eff you, Feds. No taxes for you.
  11. 07 Nov '10 12:43
    Originally posted by TheBloop
    Best tax story of the year was the death of George Steinbrenner. He picked the right time to die. No estate tax.

    Of course, the Democrats want the Steinbrenner family to pony up a bunch of money to help the guvment out anyway.

    WTG George ha ha ha! Eff you, New York, and eff you, Feds. No taxes for you.
    Yeah, it's much better if 10,000 ordinary working people pay those taxes rather than a single rich family.
  12. 07 Nov '10 13:33
    Originally posted by Eladar
    [b]It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator!

    You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the ton ...[text shortened]...
    Forgot the link: http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1294161
    Couldya pass the ketchup please?
  13. 07 Nov '10 14:59
    Originally posted by Bobla45
    Couldya pass the ketchup please?
    So you give John Kerry a pass because he's a liberal. Replace his name with Rush Limbaugh and the libs here were be going crazy.
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    07 Nov '10 15:34
    Originally posted by Eladar
    So you give John Kerry a pass because he's a liberal. Replace his name with Rush Limbaugh and the libs here were be going crazy.
    Do you pay excise taxes before you are actually billed for them?
  15. 07 Nov '10 19:42
    Originally posted by Bobla45
    Couldya pass the ketchup please?
    Do you live on big Macs?