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Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes
Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 10/15/2010 2:39:14 PM PDT by Rufus2007

As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman.

Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle.

But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency, tax dodging and congressional ethics – the implications of which extend all the way from the rocky coast of southern Maine to the offshore tax haven of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 527organizations; alanagoodman; barneyfrank; cap; corruption; coruption; democracyalliance; democratcorruption; democrats; donaldsussman; doublestandard; elections; israel; israelpolicyforum; liberalfascism; maine; massachusetts; moneylist; progressives; sdonaldsussman; shadowgov; sussman; taxcheatparty; taxes; taxesfortheenotme; taxevasion; usvirginislands; virginislands
Not quite as funny as the John Kerry yacht situation, but a lot more money involved.
1 posted on 10/15/2010 2:39:20 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

I wonder if this is the same Wealthy Hedge Fund guy that Barney Frank took plane rides to the Bahamas from in 2008 or 09. The guy was also engaged to a Congresswoman at the time. I think they are now married.

I heard that it is against Congressional rules to ride in private planes.


2 posted on 10/15/2010 2:47:23 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Yes, it’s one and the same.


3 posted on 10/15/2010 2:52:15 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank didn’t get just a free luxury jet ride to the Virgin Islands with a financier who got a $200 million federal bailout, he also stayed at the billionaire’s tropical mansion, his aide said.

“They’re friends. Are you not supposed to have friends if they’re wealthy?” Frank spokesman Harry Gural said of the Newton Democrat’s relationship with S. Donald Sussman.

The Herald reported yesterday that Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, flew to the Virgin Islands last Christmas on Sussman’s $25 million Dassault Falcon 2000EX luxury jet.

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1288694


4 posted on 10/15/2010 2:52:24 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Same one.


5 posted on 10/15/2010 2:52:32 PM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

“I wonder if this is the same Wealthy Hedge Fund guy that Barney Frank took plane rides to the Bahamas..”

I was thinking the same thing. How come there is not mention of Barney’s involvement with this guy?


6 posted on 10/15/2010 2:52:39 PM PDT by KEmom (Proud to be a Mama Grizzly!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I'm beginning to suspect zero's attitude and demeaner has set off a storm of inquiry that will ... not will threaten ... but will .. take down the commie nation within our borders.

If it doesn't, they're gonna' have to work overtime on our kids to get THIS surge of patriotic data wiped from their minds.

God help us.

7 posted on 10/15/2010 2:54:32 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Rufus2007

bookmark.


8 posted on 10/15/2010 2:59:02 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: knarf

I wonder if there isn’t a project going on :)


9 posted on 10/15/2010 2:59:10 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Rufus2007

Great Cruz Bay is on St John, not over in Red Hook! I guess he could have 2 homes 3 NM apart but something really stinks!


10 posted on 10/15/2010 2:59:46 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Rufus2007
greed gone wild

I'd say so. What was that about foreign donations you were mentioning, Obama?

11 posted on 10/15/2010 3:04:41 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: dennisw
Bawney's lifestyle and brothel-in-the-townhouse may be his least offensive aspects of his existence.
12 posted on 10/15/2010 3:08:24 PM PDT by Thom Pain (November 2, 2010. Step ONE)
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To: dennisw

do you believe that the boston herald stuck a knife in barneys back


13 posted on 10/15/2010 3:24:56 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Rufus2007

bttt


14 posted on 10/15/2010 3:26:19 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Barney Frank’s briber: one and the very same.


15 posted on 10/15/2010 3:35:08 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Rufus2007

So, Clellie Pingree (D ME) you live and sleep with a billionaire, Sussman, who cheats on his taxes by claiming that he lives elsewhere, not with you, not in your bed.

You Rep. Pingree are a cheap whore!

Do you understand “WHORE”??


16 posted on 10/15/2010 3:48:00 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Where's Meg Whitman when we need her?)
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To: knarf
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17 posted on 10/15/2010 4:06:48 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Noob1999

So, Clellie Pingree (D ME) you live and sleep with a billionaire, Sussman, who cheats on his taxes by claiming that he lives elsewhere, not with you, not in your bed.

You Rep. Pingree are a cheap whore!

Do you understand “WHORE”??


Ya know, I kinda like my post so much, that I’ll plant it on her website!


18 posted on 10/15/2010 4:59:10 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Where's Meg Whitman when we need her?)
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To: Rufus2007
do I really have to say it???

i used to live on STX, sold my property there in 2006, and i am here to tell you... the USVI is the closed thing to a banana republic under the US flag there is.

Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum just moved from PR to STX cause they got a better tax deal deal...

19 posted on 10/15/2010 8:10:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...

Thanks Rufus2007. Barney Frank’s hedge fund guy.


20 posted on 10/21/2010 4:35:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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