Skip to comments.Senator Defends Tax Dodge
Posted on 07/24/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT by John Semmens
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) rebuffed critics complaints that he has dodged taxes he could easily afford to pay on his new $7 million yacht. By berthing the vessel in Rhode Island instead of his home state, Kerry avoided over $400,000 in sales taxes and an annual excise tax of $70,000.
Inasmuch as Kerry has taken the position, as do most Democrats, that the rich do not pay enough taxesin fact, Vice-President Joe Biden has characterized efforts to avoid or minimize ones tax burden as unpatriotichis actions strike many as hypocritical.
Not so, says Kerry. As a decorated Vietnam War veteran and long-time public service in the Senate, it is quite clear that I already have done my share of patriotic duty for this country. I dont think I should be required to do more until everyone else catches up with me on what I have done so far.
Kerry further contended that he was actually helping to illustrate the inequities among states tax codes. The fact that I have the option to escape taxes by simply taking my business across the border points out one of the flaws of our system, Kerry argued. If my action helps to spur a drive for uniform taxes throughout the states I will have done yet another great patriotic deed for my country.
And lets not forget that it is none too clear that the State of Massachusetts would make better use of my money than I am, Kerry added. Hardly a day goes by when we dont hear of the questionable uses on which tax dollars are spent. So, I think most people will agree with my reluctance to fork over more of my cash.
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I’m going up river looking for Col.Kurtz!
Kerry in his taxes ... using “The GEITNER RULE”.
page 2 of 1040 in the box that says Your Total TAX..with a Black Sharpie write in $0.00 and next to that write in “GEITNER RULE”
Geitner Rule... no payment of taxes until named for a Presidential CABINET POSITION.
" We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." Leona Helmsley .
John Effing Kerry has been a sleaze scumbag his entire life!
Why am I not surprised?
Why should the ruling class have to pay taxes? those are strictly for us little people to contend with...
I knew it had to be SATIRE when he said he was already too patriotic from his Vietnam war Decorated hero blah blah and let the other guys catch up with him.
Same here,, can I stop paying taxes now... ps,,except I'm not a teat sucking senator either,, that means I'm double qualified to not pay taxes!!!I'll notify the IRS tomorrow....
What? Kerry was in Vietnam?
Didn’t he serve in Vietnam or something? My mind fails me........
Doesn’t the horse-faced doofus know it’s “patriotic to pay taxes”? More proof he’s an unpatriotic traitor.
Tax thee but not me.
I do love satire pieces. Mainly for the comments. Yes, I to have fallen through that man hole cover a few times myself... Still funny though!
Folks! This is SATIRE! A sitting Senator would never pull such a transparently obvious tax dodge and try to FRICKIN” LIE his way out of it! It just isn’t honorable!
It is not illegal to avoid taxes by structuring your assets and locating them where you pay the least amount.
That deceitful sonofabitch would do it!
And, he did!
Yep. Do I buy my newspaper from the store and pay a 2 cent tax or do I buy it from the machine where I pay no tax.
Tax evasion vs. Tax avoidance.
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