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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Failed to Pay $287,000 in Property Taxes on Aircraft
Weakly Standard ^ | 03-21-11 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 03/21/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

In a conference call with reporters, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill just disclosed that she failed to pay $287,000 in property taxes related to her co-ownership of a private aircraft. This scandal comes quickly on the heels of recent revelations that McCaskill improperly billed taxpayers for use of the same private aircraft, for which McCaskill reimbursed the Treasury $88,000:

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: aircraft; corruption; democrats; fraud; mccaskill; plane; previouslyposted; searchisyourfriend; taxcheatparty
Yet another Tax and Spend Millionaire in elected office cheating the system. I hope this is enough of a flap to kick her socialist a$$ out. At least one GOP'er is sticking it to her.


1 posted on 03/21/2011 3:33:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

Already posted..


2 posted on 03/21/2011 3:35:55 PM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: Lazlo in PA

3 posted on 03/21/2011 3:40:26 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Claire McCaskill notwithstanding, does anyone else think it's just wrong that the government - state or federal - demands that you pay $300K for something that you already own?

The personal property tax racket purported by many of our states is just criminal. I guess that a case can be made for land-property taxes, that is after all the primary way the government was funded for the first 100 or so years. But, we're taxing anything that has an ownership title today. That's just BS.

4 posted on 03/21/2011 3:46:06 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Lazlo in PA

Of course she voted for tax hikes on the rich.

Pray for America


5 posted on 03/21/2011 3:48:58 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold your noses this election!)
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To: OldDeckHand
But, we're taxing anything that has an ownership title today. That's just BS.

That's a great point and one Mr. Martin should make in his ads.

Regards,

TS

6 posted on 03/21/2011 3:50:04 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: OldDeckHand

It’s wrong but that is not the point. Democrats put these property taxes into place. I remember my dad paying taxes in Missouri in the 50s based on the estimated value of the little bit of furniture and other items we had in the house. Democrats who are responsible for these taxes need to be forced to live up to their own tax requirements until the outrageous taxes are removed.

FUBO & FAD


7 posted on 03/21/2011 3:51:35 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Lazlo in PA

i don’t mind her not paying taxes as long as we get the same break


8 posted on 03/21/2011 4:00:04 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (If your PC is running slowly then it will be easy to catch.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s called “Rangeling”.


9 posted on 03/21/2011 4:01:36 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Any Republican would be facing indictment. But she’s getting a Rangel.


10 posted on 03/21/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: OldDeckHand
But, we're taxing anything that has an ownership title today. That's just BS.

I couldn't agree more. One of my buddies lived in the Raleigh Durham area in the 90's and they had a local or state tax on all the stuff you owned. Jewelry, cars and other things in your house. I wondered how they knew if you were paying your fair share or not. Searches of homes?

11 posted on 03/21/2011 4:07:51 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Dr. Sheldon Cooper
Why do these mostly wealthy Democrats scream about the rich not paying their fair share.

Then like Senator Kerry lie about not paying their taxes on luxury items most Americans will never be able to own.

12 posted on 03/21/2011 4:08:53 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Lazlo in PA

Another seat the dims will lose. Will we get a rino or another Jim Demint?

LLS


13 posted on 03/21/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: OldDeckHand
I wholeheartedly agree. I pay an excise tax on my cars each year, the same as is done in Missouri. Then my town sends my business a tax form to fill out each year listing all the equipment it owns, which I have already paid sales tax on to buy, so they can tax me once more each year on its value!!!

I rejoice to hear that a democrat gets caught shirking their "fair" share but the principle you raise certainly has merit.

14 posted on 03/21/2011 4:19:25 PM PDT by ThirstyMan (World War III is all around us! It's just asymmetrical)
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To: scooby321
Why do these mostly wealthy Democrats scream about the rich not paying their fair share.

Then like Senator Kerry lie about not paying their taxes on luxury items most Americans will never be able to own.

It's an act, a fraud, a farce.

They feed on the evil envy oozing out of the heart of the parasite class.

Decrying the wealthy, while actually being immensely wealthy one's self, is basically a magical incantation. It's a ritual whose power transcends the authority of the invoker.

15 posted on 03/21/2011 4:49:32 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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Psssst....hey Claire....it’s called EBAY !!!!


16 posted on 03/21/2011 6:36:17 PM PDT by ak267
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