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Ted Kennedy has a date, with an income tax free state...(Established FL residency to avoid MA taxes)
Red Mass Group ^ | August 21, 2009 | Eric Dahlberg

Posted on 08/29/2009 11:31:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

I finally figured out why Ted Kennedy wants to have Governor Devoid Patrickakis appoint someone to replace him - Ted is staying in Florida. Ted has been in Florida since he collapsed at an Obama inauguration dinner many months ago. Like his dear mother Rose, Teddy wants to establish Florida as his primary residence in order to avoid those massive estate taxes and dreaded Massachusetts income taxes.

This is important because Teddy has a new book coming out and he wants the income from that book to be declared tax free in Florida - not Taxachusetts. The same way we all marveled at the fact that Rose was simultaneously declared the oldest resident of Barnstable even though she was living in Florida.

Ted Kennedy doesn't really want to save Massachusetts from under-representation in Washington. He wants to save himself millions on estate taxes and income taxes. Isn't that the truth?

Think about it. Ted Kennedy should be living in Massachusetts where he has the options of the finest medical care in the world. After all, he is the sitting senior Senator from this state so the very least he could do is be here. But no, Ted is in Florida! There is only one reason sick people leave Massachusetts and go to Florida - TAXES!

I can't believe it took me this long to figure out Uncle Teddy's little trick.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: chappaquiddick; taxevasion; tedkennedy

1 posted on 08/29/2009 11:31:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

ANOTHER LIBERAL TAX CHEAT!

This is almost the RULE for LIBERALS.

Do as I SAY; NOT as I do.


2 posted on 08/29/2009 11:33:15 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Don't forget wanting the Kennedy compound to be set up as a museum another tax dodge. Cant get away from the Federal death tax.
4 posted on 08/29/2009 11:34:20 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Get out of my state Kennedys.


5 posted on 08/29/2009 11:37:08 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How come no one in Massachusetts challenged Kennedy’s credentials to be senator from that state without being a resident thereof?


6 posted on 08/29/2009 11:37:51 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I guess it didn’t work out to well for him.


7 posted on 08/29/2009 11:37:54 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I know I’m just a dumb country boy, but if I’m an IRS agent, I point out that Edward Kennedy was a sitting Senator from Massachusetts when he died, therefore, the claim he was a Florida resident is impossible.

And showing just how dumb I am, if I’m a judge, I immediately declare the issue settled and rule for the IRS.


8 posted on 08/29/2009 11:38:07 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I know I’m just a dumb country boy, but if I’m an IRS agent, I point out that Edward Kennedy was a sitting Senator from Massachusetts when he died, therefore, the claim he was a Florida resident is impossible.

And showing just how dumb I am, if I’m a judge, I immediately declare the issue settled and rule for the IRS.


9 posted on 08/29/2009 11:38:28 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Get that Scum out of Florida.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 11:38:35 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well first he died in MA. However, you don’t think Ted was stupid enough to have any assets anyway. Trust me when it comes time to pay the taxes what you will find is very little. The Kennedy compound was not owned by Ted; he distributed all of his assets to his kids long ago. The rich (especially the dems) are masters at tax avoidance. Teddy’s estate will pay very little in taxes and his widow will collect a very nice Federal pension and top of the line health care for the rest of her life thanks to stupid taxpayers who elect the elites....


11 posted on 08/29/2009 11:38:54 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If Teddy Kennedy had been a legal resident of Florida (presumably to evade Massachusetts taxes), wouldn’t that have made him ineligible to serve as a Senator from Massachusetts or doesn’t Massachusetts have a residency requirement.


12 posted on 08/29/2009 11:39:35 AM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: pnh102

Florida, the state that has one congressional representative who lives in Maryland. Of course he is a dem so no one did or said anything about it. When uncovered, he said he was living at his mothers home in Florida.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 11:40:29 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Bryan24

Honesty has no place in these matters.

Thanks for playing.


14 posted on 08/29/2009 11:42:47 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Bryan24
You would be right if it was you or me.

However, the elite play by different rules. They make them up as they go.

Ted Kennedy, end of an ERROR

15 posted on 08/29/2009 11:44:15 AM PDT by Cannoneer ("I didn't come here and I am not leaving" grandpa Burroughs 1960)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is an outrage. We need to make sure that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity have the documentation the proves that Teddy changed his residency to Florida.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 11:47:27 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He couldn’t make it until 2010, when there is no federal estate tax, but his family can thank Bush for lower estate taxes.


17 posted on 08/29/2009 11:49:11 AM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: Bryan24
And showing just how dumb I am, if I’m a judge, I immediately declare the issue settled and rule for the IRS.

But if I'm an activist judge, I show the world how smart I am and rule for the exact opposite of the plain meaning of the words in the statutes.

18 posted on 08/29/2009 11:49:54 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If you haven’t seen this Tea Party.....you gotta watch it. It’s going crazy on UTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zhPA6XkCYE


19 posted on 08/29/2009 11:51:28 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Madame Dufarge
Ping! Like mother, like son.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2327519/posts?page=24#24

20 posted on 08/29/2009 11:51:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: boxerblues
I'm kind of betting that the fine print on that donation reads they will turn it over 99 years in the future, but tax bennies now.
21 posted on 08/29/2009 11:51:51 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( MARSOC DAD)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Outrageous!! All these people are crooks! We need to regain control now!


22 posted on 08/29/2009 11:55:02 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Bryan24

We’re talking state income taxes here, not a matter for the IRS to decide.


23 posted on 08/29/2009 12:02:11 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

the family did the same when Rose Kennedy died- made sure she was moved to FL to meet residency reqts


24 posted on 08/29/2009 12:04:25 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Mouton
Florida, the state that has one congressional representative who lives in Maryland. Of course he is a dem so no one did or said anything about it. When uncovered, he said he was living at his mothers home in Florida.

Surely when it came to tax time he claimed to be Floridian, right?
25 posted on 08/29/2009 12:08:24 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - Anonymous)
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To: darkangel82

Get out of my state Kennedys.
__________________________

Get out of my country Kennedys. There now it is fixed.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 12:09:54 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I KNEW IT!!!!!! And Mama Rose did the same thing way back when....what a HYPOCRITE!!!!!!


27 posted on 08/29/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The author doesn’t know much about the life styles of the rich and famous. None of these guys pay estate taxes. Those are for the peons!

All of these guys set up trusts long ago and they just draw salary and expenses from the trust. When they die the next generation sucks their livelihood from the same trust.

Oh, don’t try this yourself. The laws are written so it’s too expensive for ordinary mortals to join this kind of tax evasion lifestyle. You know, the kind of people Teddy spent his life “helping”.


28 posted on 08/29/2009 12:26:45 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Albion Wilde

If I were a judge, I’d point out that the IRS doesn’t CARE which state you live in, except that if you live in FLA, you don’t get to exempt state income taxes paid. It would be the MA state treasury that would be concerned.


29 posted on 08/29/2009 12:26:47 PM PDT by metalcor
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To: Mouton
You're talking about Wexler, and it's worse than you stated.

He claimed his mother-in-law's home, which was an over-55 senior's condo.

-PJ

30 posted on 08/29/2009 12:37:55 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: metalcor

bttt


31 posted on 08/29/2009 12:39:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: BigBobber

My medium income brother looked at this possibility. It’s not so much expensive as it is a royal bookkeeping pain in the neck. All income has to be sent to the trust, all property has to be owned by the trust, all bills have to be paid by the trust. The rich can afford the bookkeeper to offload said pain.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 12:40:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If he legally established his residence in Florida how on God's green earth could he still be a Massachusetts Senator when the Devil finally caught him up?

If this is true his Senate seat has been vacant since the day he did so.

33 posted on 08/29/2009 12:56:49 PM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

And, don’t you just love how people buy into the notion that the DEMs are for the little, working guy, while the Republicans represent the rich?

Why don’t people research these things? They might learn a thing or two instead of parroting talking points.


34 posted on 08/29/2009 12:59:06 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ha haaaaa!!! I love it.

And to think that those idiot Massachusettsians are going to elect a Kennedy clone the next time they have an election.

35 posted on 08/29/2009 1:01:12 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: metesky

I doubt it’s true. They rented property in Florida over the winter (sold the Palm Beach house years ago).


36 posted on 08/29/2009 1:06:52 PM PDT by Andy'smom (The liberation of Massachusetts has begun...)
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To: reg45
If Teddy Kennedy had been a legal resident of Florida (presumably to evade Massachusetts taxes), wouldn’t that have made him ineligible to serve as a Senator from Massachusetts or doesn’t Massachusetts have a residency requirement.

Great catch

37 posted on 08/29/2009 1:08:43 PM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: Albion Wilde
Hah!

Apple....tree :-)

38 posted on 08/29/2009 1:21:09 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How could it be possible for a senator from MA to have his primary residence in FL? It seems to me that in order to do so, he would first have to resign his office of senator.

If the republicans don’t make their number one issue of TAX CHEATS in the dem party, they’re even more pathetic than even I believe them to be!

Mark


39 posted on 08/29/2009 1:31:13 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Do you have a link for this information? I’d really like some verification.


40 posted on 08/29/2009 4:26:46 PM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

As despicable as Teddy Kennedy was, this author doesn’t know a whole lot about estate taxes.


41 posted on 08/29/2009 4:30:23 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: pnh102
How come no one in Massachusetts challenged Kennedy’s credentials to be senator from that state without being a resident thereof?

Article I, Section 3, Clause 3: No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The day after your election you're free to depart the state and never return. Assuming you never plan to be elected from that state again, of course.

I hope Massachusetts nails his estate good. God d@#$ statist. Trying to screw Massachusetts out of its fair share.

42 posted on 08/29/2009 5:27:19 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Bryan24
Federal estate taxes are due in either state. Massachusetts will want its state estate tax however.

I hope he voted for Obama in Massachusetts. Where you vote is one of the residence factors. Drivers license would be another. The irony if the Kopechne Killer never got around to changing that to Florida would be so delicious.

43 posted on 08/29/2009 5:35:48 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Cheburashka

I think you are overlooking the blatantly obvious point.

Logically, there is no possible way for you to be a sitting US Senator in one state and have your “official” residence in another.

And to try that indicates what kind of crook you are. In Kennedy’s case, it also makes him a hypocrite of the 1st order. He is one of the biggest proponents of higher taxes and more government.


44 posted on 08/29/2009 6:22:48 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: metesky

Winner!!!

This is beyond bizarre.


45 posted on 08/29/2009 6:24:57 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Besides the FLA tax dodge, I was wondering how Teddy is eligible to be buried at Arlington? He was never wounded in combat and only served 2 years in the Paris embassy. Does being the brother of a combat vet entitle you to be buried in Arlington?


46 posted on 08/29/2009 7:00:25 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Bryan24
I just quoted the Constitution. The day after your election you can change your residence forever. And logic does not apply to tax law.

And the Kennedys are exemplars of moral probity. Except to anyone with higher morals than the most immoral Mexican drug lord.

47 posted on 08/29/2009 7:01:09 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Cheburashka

“Logically” was probably the most important word in my post.

If I knew my Senator (Sessions or Shelby) had changed his official residence to another state, I would lead the charge for a recall election and removal from the senate.

If you are not willing to officially live in the state you are representing as United States Senator, then you have lost all moral standing to represent.

But, like I said, that is LOGICALLY. Since when does logic apply to politicians?


48 posted on 08/29/2009 7:24:38 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Outrage


49 posted on 08/29/2009 10:06:47 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: YankeeReb

Kennedy is eligible for burial at Arlington by virtue of his service in Congress and his two years in the Army, 1951 to 1953. He was a private first class and served in the military police at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, then located in Paris and now in Belgium.


50 posted on 08/29/2009 10:27:56 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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