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Kerry docks yacht in R.I., avoids $500K in Mass. taxes
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Posted on 07/24/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by GraniteStateDad

Edited on 07/24/2010 6:44:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

BOSTON (AP) 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 his cash-strapped home 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.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Rhode Island
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Let the grassroots revolution begin! They make the rules, but have no intention of playing by them! Throw the bums out!
1 posted on 07/24/2010 6:10:13 PM PDT by GraniteStateDad
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“David Icke And Others On Creating Deliberate Economic Collapse”

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/36600-david-icke-and-others-on-creating-deliberate-economic-collapse-


2 posted on 07/24/2010 6:17:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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Kerry=


Taxes are for the Plebs, Not the Patricians....
3 posted on 07/24/2010 6:17:58 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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Actually, Kerry’s home state is Colorado.


4 posted on 07/24/2010 6:19:21 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: GraniteStateDad

This story has many “teachable moments” for conservatism


5 posted on 07/24/2010 6:20:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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"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 his cash-strapped home state."

I thought some democrat (Dean?) said it's un-American not to pay taxes.

6 posted on 07/24/2010 6:20:14 PM PDT by Cobra64
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Tax “cheat” A-Hole !


7 posted on 07/24/2010 6:21:05 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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Ours is a “free” country ... Moving to Nevada, Texas, and ??? is a GREAT way to avoid state income taxes.

Kerry is showing smarts ...

As much as I dislike Kerry, I dislike taxes more.


8 posted on 07/24/2010 6:26:22 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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In 2004 it was reported that Bush contributed approx. 12% of his income (800K) to charity while the Kerry’s contribution was less than 1% of their income (5 million). Nothing Ketchup Boy does suprises me.


9 posted on 07/24/2010 6:27:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Yes, you do make a good point.


10 posted on 07/24/2010 6:28:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Kerry did exactly what he should have done . . . and exactly what he would condemn others for doing.


11 posted on 07/24/2010 6:29:30 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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Kerry spokesman David Wade said Friday the boat is being kept at Newport Shipyard... "for long-term maintenance, upkeep and charter purposes."

A Department of Revenue spokesman said Kerry would be liable for Massachusetts taxes if he berthed the boat in the Bay State within six months of its purchase.

What a hypocrite! I say about a year from now Kerry's brand new boat will be moved to Massachusetts, the brand new boat no longer needing "long-term maintenance, upkeep and charter purposes" and in a happy coincidence, Kerry and Mama T will have saved $500,000.

12 posted on 07/24/2010 6:30:08 PM PDT by RJL (Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan in 2012)
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Pay your fair share.

Because I’m not going too. LOL!


13 posted on 07/24/2010 6:30:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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But the libs are always for taxes, especially on the rich. You would have thought that he would have docked in Massachusetts specifically to be liable for more taxes.


14 posted on 07/24/2010 6:30:38 PM PDT by fhayek
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Mr. Kerry is very busy taxing other Americans;
too busy to pay his own American taxes.

Is not our only job, as little people,
to supply him chicks for nothing and money for free?

"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.


15 posted on 07/24/2010 6:34:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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"We don't pay taxes. The little people pay taxes."
Leona Helmsley John Kerry

16 posted on 07/24/2010 6:34:34 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust." Greg Iles. "True Evil")
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Hypocrites run rampant through Massachusetts politics.Remember this one from last fall?

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20090901pol_nabbed_on_new_hampshire_booze_run/srvc=home&position=0


17 posted on 07/24/2010 6:36:56 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2557658/posts?page=17#17


18 posted on 07/24/2010 6:36:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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Yeah, baby! Don't be nautical in Massachusetts.

19 posted on 07/24/2010 6:37:42 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Diogenesis
Not back, for Lurch, but you notice, she had to be plied with alcohol (that whole beer goggles thing).
20 posted on 07/24/2010 6:38:59 PM PDT by fhayek
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