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Kerry blames himself for flap over yacht tax (Berther avoided ANNUAL excise tax? HUGH CAPTION!)
Telegram ^ | 7/31/10

Posted on 08/01/2010 2:16:38 PM PDT by Libloather

Kerry blames himself for flap over yacht tax
Saturday, July 31, 2010
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON — Sen. John Kerry said he always intended to pay taxes in Massachusetts on his $7 million yacht but conceded he mishandled the public furor over his decision to dock the vessel in Rhode Island.

“I don’t think I dealt with it fast enough, effectively enough. There’s nobody to blame but myself for that,” the Massachusetts Democrat told The Boston Globe for Friday’s editions.

Kerry added that he did nothing legally wrong.

Kerry moved to end the controversy this week by saying he would write Massachusetts a check for about $500,000, whether he owed the money or not. He told The Associated Press that he and his wife “have always complied with tax laws.” The payment represents $437,500 in one-time sales taxes, plus about $70,000 in annual excise taxes.

The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee had been dogged by charges of tax evasion since the Boston Herald first reported his decision to dock the 76-foot sloop Isabel in Newport, R.I.

Kerry told the Globe it was never his intention to permanently dock the yacht in Rhode Island. He said he had not yet taken final ownership of the boat because changes were still being made by the designer, but that he could take possession within the next few days.

He said there was never any thought to avoiding sales and excise taxes in his home state, but acknowledged that he failed to get that message across to the public.

“I said to people, on day one, we will pay all taxes, all taxes, there’s no issue here,” he told the newspaper.

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The payment represents $437,500 in one-time sales taxes, plus about $70,000 in annual excise taxes.

And when did Effin' Kerry purchase the 'sailboat' exactly? He may owe a ton more!

Kerry irritated by yacht questions
By ANDY BARR | 7/27/10 1:02 PM EDT
Updated: 7/28/10 4:10 PM EDT

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) says he will pay all taxes owed on his new $7 million yacht.

“As we’ve said from the beginning, we have always complied with tax laws and we always will,” Kerry said in a statement Tuesday. “We’ve reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and made clear that, whether owed or not, we intend to pay the equivalent taxes as if the boat’s home-port were currently in Massachusetts. That payment is being made promptly.”

The yacht became a local issue over the weekend after the Boston Herald reported on Friday that Kerry was docking his new family boat in Rhode Island, thus avoiding nearly $500,000 in Massachusetts taxes.

If Kerry were to move the yacht to Massachusetts within six months of its purchase, the state would assume it was bought for in-state use and tax it accordingly. If the boat were to remain in Rhode Island, however, Kerry would not be required to pay Massachusetts taxes.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40277.html

1 posted on 08/01/2010 2:16:40 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

In the memo part on the check, John can write “Got Caught”


2 posted on 08/01/2010 2:18:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Libloather
Kerry moved to end the controversy this week by saying he would write Massachusetts a check for about $500,000

But will he give the check to Massachusetts.. that is the question.

3 posted on 08/01/2010 2:19:54 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Libloather

“I said to people, on day one, we will pay all taxes, all taxes, there’s no issue here,” he told the newspaper.

John Kerry is so FOS his eyes are brown.


4 posted on 08/01/2010 2:20:22 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: Libloather

"I'm being Shiftboated!"


5 posted on 08/01/2010 2:20:49 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather

"What, you want to see my berth certificate?"


6 posted on 08/01/2010 2:21:41 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather

Kerry looks like the morning after the night before!


7 posted on 08/01/2010 2:21:44 PM 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: Libloather

"Reporting for duty . . . free docking!"


8 posted on 08/01/2010 2:22:24 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather

"John Kerry has your back . . . taxes!"


9 posted on 08/01/2010 2:22:56 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather
He said he had not yet taken final ownership of the boat because changes were still being made by the designer, but that he could take possession within the next few days.

What'ya wanna bet he doesn't take possession in the next few days. This'll end the controversy. Till later when no one is watching will he take possession.

10 posted on 08/01/2010 2:23:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Just why doesn’t he throw his yacht over the White House fence? Pompous dingus.


11 posted on 08/01/2010 2:23:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (CCE)
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To: Libloather

"Lovey said it was a FREE yacht!"


12 posted on 08/01/2010 2:24:01 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather

Taxes are for the little people who actually work to pay them.


13 posted on 08/01/2010 2:24:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

Pinched that ‘berther’ crack from your funnies.


14 posted on 08/01/2010 2:25:27 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

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15 posted on 08/01/2010 2:25:45 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Libloather
whether owed or not, we intend to pay the equivalent taxes as if the boat’s home-port were currently in Massachusetts.

ya gotta be kiddin me...

16 posted on 08/01/2010 2:28:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

"What's up, dock?"


17 posted on 08/01/2010 2:28:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Cobra64

is he wearing blusher...make up? Or is he drinking too much??


18 posted on 08/01/2010 2:29:28 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Libloather
He said he had not yet taken final ownership of the boat because changes were still being made by the designer, but that he could take possession within the next few days.

I bet that thing looks really pretty when all 48 galley slaves are rowing in unison.

19 posted on 08/01/2010 2:30:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I can almost see where the Botox was injected.

20 posted on 08/01/2010 2:31:12 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather
Jeeeezzzzuz, this can't be the same John Kerry who served in Vietnam can it?
21 posted on 08/01/2010 2:33:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Libloather

NEWSFLASH: TAXACHUSETTS "DOCKS" KERRY'S PAY


22 posted on 08/01/2010 2:35:37 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: EGPWS

John Kerry served in Vietnam? I did not know that.


23 posted on 08/01/2010 2:35:43 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather
Sen. John Kerry said he always intended to pay taxes in Massachusetts on his $7 million yacht but conceded he mishandled the public furor over his decision to dock the vessel in Rhode Island.

He painted "Newport" on the back of his New Zealand built yacht.

I would also add that this ultra-rich sub human carried on in 2004 about American executives who moved business overseas to avoid taxes being "Benedict Arnolds."

24 posted on 08/01/2010 2:35:43 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: Sacajaweau; WilliamofCarmichael

I really can’t see where he violated even the spirit of any sales / excise tax laws in Mass. It is very common to berth yachts in other states, especially on the East coast.

And especially if the boat will be chartered, as this one will.

My biggest complaint is that it is one but-ugly boat.


25 posted on 08/01/2010 2:36:25 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sure I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.)
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To: missnry
NEWSFLASH: TAXACHUSETTS "DOCKS" KERRY'S PAY

Don't Mass with taxes.

26 posted on 08/01/2010 2:37:17 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
is he wearing blusher...make up? Or is he drinking too much??

"Or"?

27 posted on 08/01/2010 2:38:44 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Libloather

I’d love to see a photo of the $7M yacht — is it named “The Gigolo”?


28 posted on 08/01/2010 2:44:07 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Libloather

Thanks for posting but why did you write hugh caption?

This a FR lingo.Report just the facts please but really lol.

It makes this site look bad when self titles like this and the ones with HUSSEIN in the title are breaking news. I mean the Hussein ones are his middle name and I get it but his name is Barry Soetoro too. :)


29 posted on 08/01/2010 2:44:06 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Libloather

I blame you too Kerry... So did you illegally evade taxes? or just screw your home state?


30 posted on 08/01/2010 2:44:48 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Charles Henrickson
thanks that was a great laugh..
31 posted on 08/01/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

As with his promise to release his form 180 nothing will be done once the stink dies down.


32 posted on 08/01/2010 2:47:47 PM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
...why did you write hugh caption?

It's bigger than big. It's hugh. I'm series.

33 posted on 08/01/2010 2:48:13 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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34 posted on 08/01/2010 2:48:29 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: rolling_stone
...thanks that was a great laugh..

To post #6? Read the rest of 'em!

35 posted on 08/01/2010 2:49:35 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

I think this is very hurtful to him. Even the Boston Globe cites it in an article today accusing the Dems of ostentatious personal spending at a time when many are suffering here.


36 posted on 08/01/2010 2:49:38 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: Ready4Freddy
I really can’t see where he violated even the spirit of any sales / excise tax laws in Mass. It is very common to berth yachts in other states, especially on the East coast.

Per Fox News:

Fox News political editor Joe Battenfeld then noted that Kerry’s yacht, which he bought in March, had been spotted in Nantucket, Mass., where the senator summers with his wife Teresa Heinz. That would make Kerry liable for the sales tax.

He fully intended to pay the taxes - AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT CHEATING THE SYSTEM.

37 posted on 08/01/2010 2:54:02 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Mamzelle
I’d love to see a photo of the $7M yacht — is it named “The Gigolo”?

'Isabel,' the 76-foot yacht owned by Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, is undergoing repairs at the Hinckley shipyard in Portsmouth, R.I., Friday, July 23, 2010. Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Newport, R.I., allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Displaying an American flag? More than Hussein has ever done.

38 posted on 08/01/2010 2:54:15 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

He also promised to show us his military records.

Has anyone seen them?


39 posted on 08/01/2010 2:54:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

“I don’t think I dealt with it fast enough, effectively enough. There’s nobody to blame but myself for that,” ...”It’s just like when a group was formed to expose all the lies I told about my Purple Heart collection field trip to Vietnam. Er...I mean when a group was formed to lie about my extremely valiant service to the nation in Vietnam. I didn’t react fast enough or effective enough. Could somebody please get me a finger sandwich?”


40 posted on 08/01/2010 2:55:04 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Libloather

Kerry did nothing illegal, but he’s a hypocrite nonetheless.


41 posted on 08/01/2010 3:03:28 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Libloather

Kerry is a hugh, lying, corrupt, idiot-—laughing his way all the way to the bank even without ketchup money.


42 posted on 08/01/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Libloather

He always intended of paying the MA taxes.
Thats why he had the word NEWPORT painted on back of his boat.


43 posted on 08/01/2010 3:12:56 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Libloather

I think conservatives mostly mishandled this issue as well.

As far as I’m concerned, I think we should APPLAUDE Senator Kerry for doing everything he legally can do to lower his tax bill.

All I ask is that he and the Dems recognize that the rest of us legitimately want to do the same.

Why is it that one lesson Dems never take away from a situation such as this is that TAXES CHANGE BEHAVIOR? They continue to think that they can tax and tax and no one will react in ways to avoid those taxes (legally and illegally).

For example, they impose a monstrous paperwork requirement on small business so as, in their minds, to ensure vendors filling orders over $600 pay taxes. Yet it never occurs to them how many orders will now ring up at $599.

So, personally, I thank Senator Kerry for modeling the true fact that taxes do, indeed, change behavior, and that — no matter how much money one has — it’s human nature for people to want to conserve their money for use as they, not the government, see fit.

Now if only Kerry and the Rats would see that we little people feel the same. Moreover, this is all the Tea Party is about -— saying hey, Washington, we’re sick and tired of your exhorbitant “boat taxes” and we want more of our own money!


44 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:02 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: Ready4Freddy
Yes, we should be reasonable there was no violation of law..

a google News search shows "Results 1 – 100 of about 965 for john kerry tax". I betcha the state controlled American media (SCAM) would put 10,000 legs on that story if it was about a Republican.

Let the media's 1960s Marxist-Alinsky street/campus revolutionary rabble and their ideological issue first show that they can be reasonable.. they cannot. They play by Alinsky's Rules For Spoiled Brats.

45 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:20 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Mamzelle

It’s the S.S. Jolly Dodger,


46 posted on 08/01/2010 3:17:33 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Kerry “I intended to pay the yacht tax, after I decided not to pay the yacht tax?”


47 posted on 08/01/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Libloather

Why is a leftist not redistributing his own money and instead buying such an expensive boat? Really, he could house at least 20 on there at minimum.... in this brave new Bolshevik world.


48 posted on 08/01/2010 3:25:48 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: fightinJAG
I think we should APPLAUDE Senator Kerry for doing everything he legally can do to lower his tax bill.

That's all well and good but doesn't Effin' Kerry REPRESENT the peoples of Massachusetts? Maybe he would enjoy living in Rhode Island - but he doesn't. Avoiding taxes is cool - but insisting the rich pay more, while avoiding paying the fair share, doesn't go over too good with the peon voters.

49 posted on 08/01/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

If Lurch did nothing illegal will the state take his payoff? I seriously doubt it, more BS from the elites.


50 posted on 08/01/2010 3:51:39 PM PDT by X-FID
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