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Kerry On Yacht-Taxes Issue: 'Nothing More To Say' (Lurch Dumbs Up)
WBZ TV ^ | 7/26/2010 | Unattributed

Posted on 07/26/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT by mojito

BOSTON (WBZ) ― Senator John Kerry found himself answering questions Monday about his new $7 million yacht and the controversy about where he's docking it.

"There's nothing more to say about it," he told reporters at an event at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station Monday.

The "Isabel" is docked in Rhode Island rather than at Kerry's summer home on Nantucket or in Boston Harbor. That means he avoids paying nearly $500,000 in taxes to Massachusetts and he doesn't have to pay a $70,000-a-year excise tax.

Rhode Island repealed those taxes in 1993.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

"Let's get this very straight, I've said consistently we will pay our taxes, we have always paid our taxes. It's not an issue period," he said.

Last week, when the Boston Herald broke the story, Kerry's office released a statement saying, "The boat was designed by and purchased from a company in Rhode Island, and it's based in Newport at the Newport Shipyard for long term maintenance, upkeep and charter purposes, not tax reasons."

"It's being worked on. It's under warranty down there. It's being worked on and it will come to Massachusetts and I look forward to that," Kerry said Monday.

When asked "Did you berth the boat in Massachusetts?" he replied, "That depends on who owns it."

Then, he said to his driver, "Can I get out of here please?"

(Excerpt) Read more at wbztv.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Rhode Island
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1 posted on 07/26/2010 1:34:43 PM PDT by mojito
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2 posted on 07/26/2010 1:36:04 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: mojito

I wonder where he parks the “Scaramouche”???


3 posted on 07/26/2010 1:36:49 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: mojito

“Let’s get this very straight, I’ve said consistently we will pay our taxes, we have always paid our taxes. It’s not an issue period,” he said.

Your hypocrisy is an issue, Senator.

You’re a fraud, just like your fellow Democrat in the WH Now . . . and everything back to Vietnam Thank God you weren’t elected.


4 posted on 07/26/2010 1:37:53 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: mojito
“Can I get out of here please? My waffles are getting cold.”
5 posted on 07/26/2010 1:38:26 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Spitz? No, she swallowed the Obama agenda.)
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To: mojito

This is really a non story and is very common in Ma.because the taxes are so high.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 1:38:30 PM PDT by taxtruth (Something really stinks In The Federal Government/Mafia and I think it's BO!)
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To: mojito

What what VP bite me would say about his buddy John not performing his patriotic duty to pay his taxes?


7 posted on 07/26/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

someone should scuttle that scrap heap.......


8 posted on 07/26/2010 1:39:31 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: mojito

Video at the link:

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/kerry-may-need-to-pay-500k-tax-on-yacht-20100726


9 posted on 07/26/2010 1:40:03 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
Funny how they never hesitate to tax hard working americans, but they do everything in their power to avoid paying their so called share. Photobucket
10 posted on 07/26/2010 1:40:23 PM PDT by xuberalles (The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net - The Right Stuff http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: mojito
This liberal decides for himself he's paid enough taxes, that this isn't an issue, and tries to threaten anyone who brings it up.

I bet many Americans believe they pay enough taxes.

He's vulnerable and he knows it.

11 posted on 07/26/2010 1:40:31 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: taxtruth
And who helped make those taxes so high?

Yes, this is sort of a non-story, a summer story, but it embarrasses Kerry and the Democratic Party.

Hence, I'm all for it.

12 posted on 07/26/2010 1:42:10 PM PDT by mojito
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYU-tW37Dc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbTyEPZBUQY&feature=related


13 posted on 07/26/2010 1:43:51 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: mojito

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2557658/posts?page=17#17


14 posted on 07/26/2010 1:43:57 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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To: taxtruth

It depends upon what the words, “who owns it” mean.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 1:45:02 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: taxtruth
"This is really a non story and is very common in Ma.because the taxes are so high."

Among legislators?
16 posted on 07/26/2010 1:45:11 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: taxtruth
This is really a non story and is very common in Ma.because the taxes are so high.

I agree.

If this were any one of you, the rest of us would be cheering you on because you figured out a legal way to minimize your tax burden.

Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong...
17 posted on 07/26/2010 1:46:30 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: mojito
he told reporters at an event at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station Monday.

SOWEY closed in 1997; BRUNSWICK next year. New England now has zero Naval Aviation assets.

18 posted on 07/26/2010 1:46:40 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

None of us are worth $800 million.


19 posted on 07/26/2010 1:47:33 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: mojito
The boat was designed by and purchased from a company in Rhode Island

So why not buy it from a CITIZEN OF YOUR BELOVED STATE!

Massachusetts Boat Builders
20 posted on 07/26/2010 1:47:47 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("Stop Spending. Stop Spending. Stop Spending. STOP SPENDING!!!")
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To: taxtruth

If I were a resident of Mass and I got stuck paying outrageous taxes at every turn and my senator because he is loaded got to dodge taxes it wouldn’t be a non story.

The real story is the morons in the commonwealth keep electing such scum.


21 posted on 07/26/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

You’re absolutely right,

but no one “around here” has the intention or the power to legally rob anyone else.


22 posted on 07/26/2010 1:48:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Who is “Isabel”, I wonder? Some other man’s wife or daughter that Lurch married for her money?


23 posted on 07/26/2010 1:49:34 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Vision

Oh No!!!!! Don’t tell me that Kerry is a TEA Party Member!!

Taxed Enough Already

LOL, that’s Funny,I don’t care who you are ........


24 posted on 07/26/2010 1:51:35 PM PDT by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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To: All

bump


25 posted on 07/26/2010 1:54:55 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: mojito
It's being worked on and it will come to Massachusetts and I look forward to that," Kerry said Monday.

I read another report says that after six months Kerry could move the boat to Massachusetts without paying the sales tax.

I'm betting that the "work" on Kerry's boat will take just a bit over six months before the move to Massachusetts with the happy coincidence of avoiding $500,000 in taxes.

26 posted on 07/26/2010 1:57:07 PM PDT by RJL (Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan in 2012)
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To: mojito
Kerry On Yacht-Taxes Issue

My personal belief is that, Kerry and any other senators and congresspeople who are wealthy, or reasonably well-off, should set the good example and standard for tax payers and should pony up and pay, say, some 70-80% of their earnings/wealth to the government. After all, the government will put that wealth to better use than Kerry ever would. His wealth would be put to the good cause of wealth-redistribution which the democrats are always telling us would be the patriotic thing to do.

If he paid his "fair share" of taxes, he would immediately earn my respect and my vote for president and I might reconsider my disbelief that he was a hero during the Vietnam war.
27 posted on 07/26/2010 1:57:50 PM PDT by adorno
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To: mojito

28 posted on 07/26/2010 1:58:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

You can’t raise taxes on everyone in this country,
he can and does, yet he can by-pass the taxes,
we can’t. I think it is called hypocrisy or something.


29 posted on 07/26/2010 2:02:39 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

I’ve toured an $18 million yacht on the Great Lakes - the owner is in Chicago but it is cheaper for him to pay a crew to live on the boat (ship, really) and keep it away from Chicago than it is for him to take the tax hit.

It happens all over the place. That said, Kerry deserves the heat for having a New Zealand shipyard build the yacht. That was politically shortsighted and foolish.


30 posted on 07/26/2010 2:03:18 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: mojito

31 posted on 07/26/2010 2:03:17 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NautiNurse

I love the poster’s idea the other day that Kerry will officially name the boat “Christmas In Cambodia”.


32 posted on 07/26/2010 2:03:43 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: dead

LOL!


33 posted on 07/26/2010 2:04:48 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: mojito
Video at the link:
http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/kerry-may-need-to-pay-500k-tax-on-yacht-20100726

Watching the video also shows Captain Cap & Trade climbing into a large SUV, not a Prius or even close. It's almost like Kerry doesn't really believe the global warming fraud, he just wants the massive new taxes and government regulation into ever facet of our lives that Cap & Trade will bring.

34 posted on 07/26/2010 2:04:59 PM PDT by RJL (Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan in 2012)
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To: taxtruth

“This is really a non story and is very common in Ma.because the taxes are so high.”

I would do the same BUT this is a US Senator who has never seen a tax hike that he did not like and voted for all of ‘em.

He’s a frigging hypocrite.


35 posted on 07/26/2010 2:05:39 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mojito
"Let's get this very straight, I've said consistently we will pay our taxes, we have always paid our taxes. It's not an issue period," he said.

Then move the boat back to Boston Harbor, Mr. Ed.


36 posted on 07/26/2010 2:07:00 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: NautiNurse

See, and I thought this guy was stupid. Turns out he’s only stupid with our money.


37 posted on 07/26/2010 2:10:46 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: mowowie
"...This is really a non story and is very common in Ma. because the taxes are so high..."

No problem understanding why he's doing what he's doing. The problem comes with his denial that he is doing what he is doing.

38 posted on 07/26/2010 2:11:22 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Astronaut
Who is “Isabel”

A report I read said that was Kerry's mother's middle name and also name that Mama T wanted to give to a daughter, but she had three sons.

39 posted on 07/26/2010 2:12:05 PM PDT by RJL (Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan in 2012)
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To: mojito

It would have been cheaper to just stick with the windsurfing board.


40 posted on 07/26/2010 2:13:06 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Recon Dad

He’s the senior sinator from the state of Taxachussets yet he doesn’t want to pay taxes to the state that put him on the Hill. Is there anything missing from this picture? What a piece of drek.


41 posted on 07/26/2010 2:14:37 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Kerry was in Viet Nam?


42 posted on 07/26/2010 2:15:19 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: RJL

He’s already docked it at Nantucket.
He owes it.

Now he’s tring to pass the blame by saying that he does not “officially” own it.


43 posted on 07/26/2010 2:15:36 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

You’re not wrong. The issue is not the amount of money Lurch is saving on taxes but rather his desire to raise everyone else’s taxes to pay for more government bureacracy and programs while the rats like himself dodge every tax they can every chance they get while accumulating the wealth they begrudge others.

It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.


44 posted on 07/26/2010 2:16:37 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: mojito
Can I get out of here please?"

Lurch! Good news! Stand for re-election, and we'll take care of that for ya!

Just let us know when.

45 posted on 07/26/2010 2:17:08 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.")
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

Yes, and when he was there he hooked electrical wires to the testicles of American soldiers and turned up the power.

:)


46 posted on 07/26/2010 2:18:24 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: mojito
It would appear my fellow Freepers have forgotten a basic Liberal fiscal policy: Taxes are for the little people.
47 posted on 07/26/2010 2:19:42 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: taxtruth

Its a non-story if the person was an ordinary citizen. But when you are a ranking member of a political party that believes the rich should be punished with taxation and you avoid that taxation, its a story.


48 posted on 07/26/2010 2:20:08 PM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: mojito
The Swift Boaters made him do it.

Or perhaps it was Bush's fault.

49 posted on 07/26/2010 2:20:54 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity
“If this were any one of you, the rest of us would be cheering you on because you figured out a legal way to minimize your tax burden.”

Au contraire. None of us wrote these tax laws or voted them into law. Sanctimonious John Forbes Kerry inflicts big government and its costs on us, campaigns against “tax breaks for the rich”, and then skates on a huge tax liability by parking his latest toy in a neighboring state in full view of everyone.

I wouldn't be surprised if he has a firearm or two in violation of Massachusetts laws, too.

50 posted on 07/26/2010 2:21:02 PM PDT by Mobties
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