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Mass. Sen. Kerry docks yacht in RI, saving $500K (docking his family's new $7 million yacht there)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | AP

Posted on 07/23/2010 9:15:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

BOSTON – Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State.

If the "Isabel" were kept at the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee's summer vacation home on Nantucket, or in Boston Harbor near his city residence, he would be liable for $437,500 in one-time sales tax. He would also have to pay $70,000 in annual excise taxes.

Rhode Island repealed those taxes in 1993. That has made the state something of a nautical tax haven.

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1 posted on 07/23/2010 9:15:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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The SS Flip-Flop


2 posted on 07/23/2010 9:16:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

The F’er is smarter than he think we are.


3 posted on 07/23/2010 9:16:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: NormsRevenge

kerry is a global warming lunatic is he not?? a big crap and tax liberal from what I know...

i wonder what this multi-million $$$ yatch does for the global warming cause...i mean i gotta assume he doesn’t send tereza down below to row the damn thing...


4 posted on 07/23/2010 9:17:07 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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Now how did that happen?


5 posted on 07/23/2010 9:17:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

How many ways can Kerry demonstrate that he’s a prick?


6 posted on 07/23/2010 9:17:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NormsRevenge

Taxes are for the little people.


7 posted on 07/23/2010 9:19:19 AM PDT by MissTed (Never buy products from ACME.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Even Democrats in MA can’t stand Mr. Kerry.

His initials “JFK” were almost always enunciated this way by beacon Hill pols: “Just For Kerry.”

Remember during the 2004 election, Kerry is standing in front of his townhouse on Beacon Hill, and a reporter asks him, “Senator, is that your SUV in the driveway?”

Kerry’s answer: “No, that belongs to the family.”

I see.


8 posted on 07/23/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: NormsRevenge

Exhibit #1: Reductions in taxes foster economic growth.
Corollary: Confiscatory taxation is counter-productive, and does not generate anticipated results or revenue.


9 posted on 07/23/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by alancarp (Please don't tell Obama what comes after "trillion")
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To: NormsRevenge

There must be a WORD for a consummately unaccomplished, anti-American traitor (who should have been hung back in 1971), never worked a day in his life, living like a Sultan.


10 posted on 07/23/2010 9:19:35 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: God luvs America

I am pretty sure teresa is the one sending the gigalo down to row....


11 posted on 07/23/2010 9:20:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NormsRevenge

Taxes for thee, my Massachusetts peons, but not for me. After all, I am a war hero and a member of the ruling class and who are you?


12 posted on 07/23/2010 9:20:38 AM PDT by mort56
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To: NormsRevenge

Yet he represents Massachusetts. Wow! That should be a campagne ad. He does not believe in his own state.


13 posted on 07/23/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Farmer Dean

It’d be a shame if something bad happened to it... / sarc; no really!


14 posted on 07/23/2010 9:21:00 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Farmer Dean
How many ways can Kerry demonstrate that he’s a prick?

how many more days does he have left to walk this earth?

15 posted on 07/23/2010 9:21:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Farmer Dean

But he cares, he really does. He says so all the time. Just look at how generous he is with our money. That proves he cares... at least it does to the typical brain-dead American voter.


16 posted on 07/23/2010 9:21:42 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: mort56

And, “I have the hat!”


17 posted on 07/23/2010 9:22:19 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Farmer Dean

How many grains of sand are there on the beaches of the world?


18 posted on 07/23/2010 9:23:23 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Farmer Dean
"How many ways can Kerry demonstrate that he’s a prick?"

Step One: He wakes up in the morning

19 posted on 07/23/2010 9:25:02 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Nice little boat!


20 posted on 07/23/2010 9:25:25 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: NormsRevenge

hey but rich ppl should pay more taxes, except you right?


21 posted on 07/23/2010 9:30:46 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: EyeGuy

Geee the only word I can think of is 0bama.


22 posted on 07/23/2010 9:31:13 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just give us all your money and let me shuffle mine around.....


23 posted on 07/23/2010 9:31:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

This is what the Ruling Class in socialistic countries do.

Buffet and Gates both have property in in the Caymens. Of course, I am sure it’s just a great place to vacation.


24 posted on 07/23/2010 9:33:12 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: NormsRevenge

His motto: Good for me but not for thee!


25 posted on 07/23/2010 9:34:38 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: NormsRevenge

This war hero (not)would want to put someone in prison for doing this...what a sleezball, but typical today for our elected elete’s


26 posted on 07/23/2010 9:36:34 AM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: NormsRevenge

"With $165,400, Sen. Dodd also tops the list of members of Congress who took campaign cash from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since 1989.
Sen. Barack Obama, the self-styled agent of change, is a distant second at $126,000 and Sen. John Kerry is third at $111,000.


27 posted on 07/23/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: NormsRevenge

I shall name her “Christmas in Cambodia”.


28 posted on 07/23/2010 9:40:39 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Farmer Dean

“...How many ways can Kerry demonstrate that he’s a prick?...”

How many stars are there in the universe?


29 posted on 07/23/2010 9:42:05 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: NormsRevenge

hypocrite gigolo and a poser- who masquerades as a champion of the unemployed poor and buys himself a $7 million toy?


30 posted on 07/23/2010 9:44:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Maybe he plans on taking it to the gulf to skim up the oil?


31 posted on 07/23/2010 9:44:32 AM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: tioga

this massive richman’s toy is “owned” by an LLC in Pittsburgh PA- Heinz country. More tax advantages no doubt.


32 posted on 07/23/2010 9:46:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Diogenesis

Sure makes one think all the libs are 100% fake, how else could these people appear to be having such a great time with this a$$?


33 posted on 07/23/2010 9:47:06 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember come November)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

While that does look like a nice boat, it does NOT look like a $7 million yacht.

Mega yachts are built 6 miles from my house. They require a nonrefundable deposit of a million dollars, to even consider designing your yacht.

If Traitor Kerry spent $7 million for that, he got screwed. Maybe he is including the cost of his windsurfing garb.


34 posted on 07/23/2010 9:48:04 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: DManA

The only REASON he remains married to his wife, HEINZ, is for the MONEY. Yes, his wife does well. The Heniz corporation FUNDS them both!


35 posted on 07/23/2010 9:50:42 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: NormsRevenge

How come KERRY doesn’t want to “spread (his) wealth around” through taxes?

Is Kerry BETTER than us?

We would have to pay those taxes if we lived in Mass..

Is Kerry a HYPOCRITE?

Kerry VOTES for SOCIALISM

but

looks for LOOPHOLES to KEEP HIS WEALTH!!!


36 posted on 07/23/2010 9:52:27 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmmm. < sarcasm > Does Nancy Pelosi know about this? That’s why she is in favor of the Bush tax cuts sunsetting ... not giving tax breaks to the weathy. She better get busy. </ sarcasm >


37 posted on 07/23/2010 9:56:24 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that the boat he did his ‘drive-by’ tour of Vietnam in?


38 posted on 07/23/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lurch no pay taxes. Grrr.


39 posted on 07/23/2010 10:04:30 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: NormsRevenge; All
No one is asking the critical question...

If the boat has a kitchen and toilet, is considered a dwelling and he could get a mortgage for it. If so did he get a mortgage?

I he got a mortgage on this "property" who is it from and was their a sweet-heart deal post the banking bill?

40 posted on 07/23/2010 10:04:46 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: NormsRevenge

It was build in New Zealand too.

Gee, mighta been a few American jobs there if he had it built here, huh?


41 posted on 07/23/2010 10:04:55 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: NormsRevenge

Frankly, I find it hard to blame Kerry.
$437K is a LOT in taxes.

I suggest that everyone in Taxachussetts follow Senator Kerry’s example and move their taxable assets out of state.


42 posted on 07/23/2010 10:12:37 AM PDT by kidd
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To: NormsRevenge
What, Lurch traded in” Scaramouche”?What will these limousine libs do when the Bush tax cuts expire?p
43 posted on 07/23/2010 10:24:37 AM PDT by hope
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44 posted on 07/23/2010 10:32:47 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: NormsRevenge
Are large sailboats typically refered to as yachts? This could be, but that word doesn't seem to fit with my limited understanding.

The Marshal Islands is the place many, many super-rich register their pleasure vessels.

45 posted on 07/23/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT by society-by-contract
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Well, it's a Rhodes design Friendship 75' and it's one of the finest ocean sailing yachts in the world.

This craft was an instant classic the day it was launched.

$7 mil is a lot of money, but I'm sure Madam wouldn't let little Johnny waste her money.

46 posted on 07/23/2010 10:38:57 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: NormsRevenge

Sen. Kerry: “Taxes for thee,but not for me....nani..nani..booboo”


47 posted on 07/23/2010 10:48:41 AM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can’t imagine there aren’t some places in Mass. that can service and maintain the boat just as well as the folks in RI. Maybe he should check with the Kennedy’s. I think kerry needs to spend his money in his home state.

And, I’m SURE he would be very happy to pay the sales tax and docking tax.


48 posted on 07/23/2010 12:38:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

for 7 million? wow, custom deluxe for sure, I hope it sleeps at least 4 comfortably, ya could build a nice houseboat barge for that


49 posted on 07/23/2010 1:12:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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No, wait, this is just their sail it around on Sunday and show it off yacht.

No room for servants and security on an overnighter and you know Tahrayzaa and her gin soaked raisins, she says the hugh sacks stowed below are just ballast. John will say its all the rice he plucked out of his butt in Vietnam. anyway, no room for servants either.


50 posted on 07/23/2010 1:16:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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