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McCaskill owes back taxes on her plane
The Kansas City Star ^ | March 21, 2011 | David Goldstein

Posted on 03/21/2011 2:45:09 PM PDT by MissouriConservative

It turns out that Sen. Claire McCaskill owes nearly $300,000 in county personal property taxes on the family’s private plane that has plunged her into political hot water over the past two weeks.

In a conference call with reporters, the Missouri Democrat said that she intends to pay the back taxes to St. Louis County immediately. She said that under Missouri law, plane owners are required to pay the taxes to the county where they house the aircraft, of which she was unaware.

Read more: http://midwestdemocracyproject.org/blogs/entries/mccaskill-owes-back-taxes-her-plane/#ixzz1HGxZ14Ap

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1 posted on 03/21/2011 2:45:11 PM PDT by MissouriConservative
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To: MissouriConservative

I see that she is one of those fighting for the “little people”.

lol


2 posted on 03/21/2011 2:47:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: MissouriConservative

Seems Claire is forgetting all kinds of things these days.


3 posted on 03/21/2011 2:48:08 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H. L Mencken)
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To: MissouriConservative

“She said that under Missouri law, plane owners are required to pay the taxes to the county where they house the aircraft, of which she was unaware”

Don’t bother me with pesky details about where my plane is.


4 posted on 03/21/2011 2:48:28 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: MissouriConservative
Must be nice to have $300K laying around so she can "immediately" pay her back taxes.

Illegal use of campaign cash? Or And we pay them too much.

5 posted on 03/21/2011 2:50:07 PM PDT by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: MissouriConservative

How can one ignore owing 300,000 dollars in taxes?


6 posted on 03/21/2011 2:50:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MissouriConservative

NO DEMOCRAT PAYS THEIR TAXES!!!


7 posted on 03/21/2011 2:56:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MissouriConservative

The ole girl either owns a really big airplane or hasn’t paid the taxes for quite some time. 300 grand is a tidy sum..... Wonder if the scumbag skerry has paid the taxes on his boat yet? What is wrong with the American people electing people like this?


8 posted on 03/21/2011 3:01:42 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: MissouriConservative

Was she up for election in 10 or 08? I doubt a three hundred grand tax bill on a plane piles up overnight.


9 posted on 03/21/2011 3:10:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Secure Natural Rights and a country will prosper. Suppress them and the country will founder.)
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To: Jacquerie

She’s up again in ‘12..which means I think she was last elected in ‘06.


10 posted on 03/21/2011 3:11:55 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H. L Mencken)
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To: MissouriConservative

Tax dodger = democrat


11 posted on 03/21/2011 3:12:33 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: MissouriConservative

That must be one heck of an airplane.


12 posted on 03/21/2011 3:14:51 PM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: MissouriConservative

The ole girl either owns a really big airplane or hasn’t paid the taxes for quite some time. 300 grand is a tidy sum..... Wonder if the scumbag skerry has paid the taxes on his boat yet? What is wrong with the American people electing people like this?


13 posted on 03/21/2011 3:19:10 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Col Frank Slade

>> plane owners are required to pay the taxes to the county where they house the aircraft, of which she was unaware

What, like she paid the taxes, but to the wrong county??!?

Yeah. Riiiight.

Disingenuous implication.


14 posted on 03/21/2011 3:47:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MissouriConservative
Must have been using the same version of Turbo-Tax that Timmy “Tax Cheat” Geitner used.
15 posted on 03/21/2011 3:51:54 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Ann Archy

“NO DEMOCRAT PAYS THEIR TAXES!!!”
____________________________

Of course not.
Dey do be members of the Obamie ruling oligarchy.
Tax is what da little peoples pay to have us rule dem.


16 posted on 03/21/2011 3:55:03 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: MissouriConservative
She said that under Missouri law, plane owners are required to pay the taxes to the county where they house the aircraft, of which she was unaware.

Must have been getting tax advice from John Kerry, "Yacht, Plane, what's the difference? "
The little people don't know about such things.

17 posted on 03/21/2011 4:03:03 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: AlexW

Taxes are for the “little” people.

Tell her to resign.


18 posted on 03/21/2011 4:04:24 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

“Tell her to resign.”

Were she a republican, she would have been forced out a’ready!


19 posted on 03/21/2011 4:32:31 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

I have ZERO faith in this government.

And where the hell are The Republicans asking for her hide?

Missing In Action!


20 posted on 03/21/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: MissouriConservative

John Kerry still hasn’t paid the taxes on his boat last I heard.


21 posted on 03/21/2011 4:57:06 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: MissouriConservative

What does she need a plane for can’t she just ride her broom?


22 posted on 03/21/2011 5:32:14 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: MissouriConservative

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

23 posted on 03/21/2011 5:38:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hattend
Must be nice to have $300K laying around so she can "immediately" pay her back taxes. Illegal use of campaign cash? Or And we pay them too much.

And yet they go after Christine O'Donnell with fake stories about her allegedly using campaign funds to pay rent on a condo used as her campaign office.

-PJ

24 posted on 03/21/2011 5:52:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Boardwalk

Too bad someone does not have the stones to sink it.


25 posted on 03/21/2011 9:20:59 PM PDT by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: Jacquerie; RVN Airplane Driver

The taxes were for a five-year period. Methinks I smell a “Damn! I thought I couldget away with it!” attitude. Anyway, something stinks.


26 posted on 03/21/2011 9:39:37 PM PDT by Southbound ("A liar in public life is worse than a full-paid-up Communist, and I don't care who he is." - HST)
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To: MissouriConservative

Those taxes we raised: pay your fair share.

Someone has too. :)


27 posted on 03/22/2011 12:19:41 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: MissouriConservative

Obama can just print out the money for her in exchange for a few votes. Turns out hope and change were just code for bribes and threats.


28 posted on 03/22/2011 1:26:31 AM PDT by mechanismofaction
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To: MissouriConservative

Obama can just print out the money for her in exchange for a few votes. Turns out hope and change were just code for bribes and threats.


29 posted on 03/22/2011 1:26:38 AM PDT by mechanismofaction
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To: MissouriConservative

Remind me not to own a plane in Missouri.

$300,000 in property tax? That should represent a fleet of planes.


30 posted on 03/22/2011 1:34:23 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: MissouriConservative

This SHOULD be her demise. However, the pubs will most likely let it slide and fail to remind the voters that she used taxpayer funds to pay for HER plane trips on HER own plane that she failed for FIVE years to pay taxes on!! She makes little Timmy Geithner look like a piker in comparison, and this was a LOCAL tax, not even a fed tax! She was directly screwing her own constituents!!


31 posted on 03/22/2011 1:47:13 AM PDT by ratsreek
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To: MissouriConservative

Oh yeah, property taxes. Just when you think you own something, the government comes along and reminds you that they really own everything and they are only allowing you to rent it out of the goodness of their hearts.

Property “ownership” is nothing but a cruel joke in the USSA.


32 posted on 03/22/2011 6:16:44 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Letting Obama supporters vote is like giving a loaded gun to a child with severe mental retardation.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
What is wrong with the American people electing people like this?

The American people want to be slaves to government.

33 posted on 03/22/2011 6:19:27 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Letting Obama supporters vote is like giving a loaded gun to a child with severe mental retardation.)
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To: MissouriConservative

Old style influence peddling Dem. Marries nursing home millinaire she helps politically. The get faked loan papers that get her charged with loan fraud but gets off with a wink.

She has Congress pay for big trips to help fund he husbands millioaire toy but gets caught because the trips were campaign oriented and has to quickly pay back huge amounts. Realizes the focus on the plane will reveal they didn’t pay Personal Property taxes for four years and quickly poops out a third of a million claiming it an oversight.

Typical Missouri Democrat.


34 posted on 03/22/2011 6:37:21 AM PDT by KC Burke
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