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  • Bill would drastically increase boat registration fee in Maryland

    03/08/2012 3:17:22 PM PST · by Starboard · 35 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 16, 2012 | Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun
    A bill filed Thursday morning in Annapolis would replace the flat $24 boat registration fee paid every two years with fees ranging from $50 to $700, depending on the size of the boat. Under the plan, the registration for a boat under 16 feet would rise to $50 every two years by 2016. Registering a boat from 16 feet to 32 feet — the most popular size in Maryland — would cost $125. Vessels 32 feet to 45 feet would cost $250. Vessels 45 feet to 65 feet would cost $500. The registration fee for the approximately 52 yachts over...
  • RAISING TAXES, YOU POOR SLOBS + TERESA'S 11.5% TAX RATE (LAISSEZ-LES MANGER LE GÂTEAU)

    10/13/2004 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Mia T · 25 replies · 2,757+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 2 ^ | 10.13.04 | Mia T
      RAISING TAXES, YOU POOR SLOBS + TERESA'S 11.5% TAX RATE(LAISSEZ-LES MANGER LE GÂTEAU) POURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX POUR L'AMÉRIQUE by Mia T, 10.13.04   RAISING TAXES, YOU POOR SLOBS + TERESA'S 11.5% TAX RATE(LAISSEZ-LES MANGER LE GÂTEAU) (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) COPYRIGHT MIA T 2004   election update!JOHN KERRY IS UNFIT~THE SERIES THE LETHAL DANGER OF JOHN KERRY: SPACE-TIME, TESSELLATIONS OF THE PLANET + TERRORISM Kerry aims for 9/10, the good old days when terrorists were a "NUISANCE" and "not the focus of our lives"DEBATE 2: Bush KOs Kerry(The Lethal Danger of Kerry-Edwards...
  • John Kerry Thinks Yur Stuped (but yu new dat all ready)

    09/25/2010 9:36:55 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 25, 2010 | William Jacobson
    John Kerry, spokesman for the new Democratic Party, and sometimes Senator from Ted Kennedy's state, has a few choice words for you dummies, via The Boston Herald: A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.Don't worry, I...
  • Kerry: Tea Party A "Group Of Absolutists" Who Don't Understand What They're Doing

    07/30/2011 4:21:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    "You know the Chinese are looking at us right now and they are just gleeful and incredulous at the way in which one of the great competitors is imploding on itself, because a group of absolutists and extremists don't understand the implication of what they are doing, and prepared to hold the entire economy hostage and it is unprecedented of anything I have seen in all of the time I have been in public life, and I think it is damaging and dangerous and reckless and irresponsible," Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC. (video at link)
  • Kerry exposed? The source of the name of Hanoi John's yacht.

    08/29/2005 10:34:04 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 67 replies · 3,674+ views
    Free Republic ^ | today | me
    The Quiet American by Grhame Greene is the quintessential anti vietnam novel. Written in 1955 while the French effort in then Indochina was raging, the novel explores and illustrates the various feelings regarding Vietnam that came to dominate American political culture in the late 1960's. The protagnist of the book is a guy called Fowler. Fowler is an American hating, left-leaning atheist in the mold of Greene himself. On the other side is a fellow named Pyle, who works at the American embassy and is a strident anti-communist. Fowler is very Kerry-esque, tortured by every conceivable nuance missed by the...
  • John Kerry under fire as Secretary of State takes Nantucket vacation amid Egypt military coup

    07/04/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/4/13 | Jessica Jerreat
    As Egypt plunges into crisis John Kerry has been allegedly spotted relaxing at his holiday home in Nantucket for Independence Day. The Secretary of State, who has just returned from a 12-day tour to the Middle East, was spotted near the July 4 festivities in the center of town, and on his yacht. With the Egyptian military ousting President Morsi amid violent protests, many in Nantucket were surprised to see Mr. Kerry at his holiday home rather than in Washington. He is staying at the popular Massachusetts island near Cape Cod with his daughters and their husbands, according to the...
  • Kerry blames the tea party for credit downgrade (The same John Kerry that was in Vietnam)

    08/07/2011 6:33:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    washington times ^ | 8/7/2011 | By Ben Wolfgang
    Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis.
  • John Kerry’s Quest to Communize Central America

    12/28/2012 7:17:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Say what you want about Senator John Kerry, nobody ever called him lazy. He landed in Congress and immediately rolled up his sleeves and spat on his hands. The Nicaraguan people must end up like the Cuban and Vietnamese! Toward this end the man was tireless. The vision inspired him to such a staggering work load, energized him to such a frantic pace, and propelled him to such legislative feats, that his colleagues -- even the pinkest -- gaped in envy and awe. Back in the mid 80’s Nicaragua was the pinkos' latest City on a Hill, Daniel Ortega their...
  • John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party

    08/06/2011 12:00:54 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 54 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 4, 2011 | realclearpolitics.com
    SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual."
  • John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party (video)

    08/05/2011 6:08:11 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 89 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the media has the responsibility to ignore the Tea Party and not give any credence to their views. Here's what he said: SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual. "It doesn't deserve...
  • Democrats Love Taxes -- They Just Don't Want to Pay Them (That's Not News)

    02/02/2012 4:49:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Forgive Republican candidate Mitt Romney for his alleged failure to adequately explain why he paid "only" 14 percent of his income in taxes. The honest answer -- "Well, because my accountants couldn't figure out how to get them any lower" -- does not work in this or very many other election years. Romney seemed flat-footed because, like most business people, he seeks to minimize costs and expenses. This includes taxes. A normal wealthy-and-proud-of-it guy would have said: "Let me get this straight, pal. I'm not supposed to take every legal advantage provided me by the tax laws to reduce my...
  • Sen Kerry: Taxes Will Be Defining Issue In Coming Months

    11/24/2011 6:49:56 PM PST · by Son House · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) Monday said a deal to cut the federal deficit fell apart because Republicans refused to raise taxes, and said the issue would be the defining debate for Congress as the country heads toward the 2012 elections. "America is stuck with the absolute rigidity of people who wanted to protect the wealthiest people in the country instead of providing $1.2 trillion of deficit reduction," Kerry said in impassioned remarks hours after the congressional panel announced it had failed to reach a deal. "That's the fight we have to take out to the country over the course...
  • John Kerry's Yacht "The Scaramouche"

    04/26/2004 5:07:34 PM PDT · by Califelephant · 55 replies · 510+ views
    Click on the source URL, and scroll down to near the bottom of the page for an advertising image of the yacht and a link to the yacht's registration paperwork.
  • Sen. Kerry: Not a yacht but a sailboat

    07/29/2010 7:39:19 PM PDT · by paltz · 59 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Times - Watercooler ^ | 7/29/10 | Kerry Picket
    Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, was sure to point out to me on Thursday that the "Isabel," his 76-foot $7 million luxury yacht docked in Rhode Island, is actually not a yacht, but simply "my sailboat."
  • WHY DON'T RICH LIBERALS VOLUNTARILY PAY 39% (vanity)

    09/20/2010 10:58:07 AM PDT · by hecht · 16 replies
    Many of us know rich liberals who shout " the rich must pay their fair share" or " we need to raise taxes on the rich" or " no tax cuts for the rich". Even if we don't know anyone personally we know celebrities and politicians that shout the talking points. My question is however, why don't Jon Liebowitz, Joy Behar pay 39% now? Or why doesn't Obama pay 39% now. John Kerry docks his yacht in Rhode Island to avoid taxes but demands higher taxes. Many of us also know rich liberals that use every tax scam or write...
  • John Kerry and the People in the Cheap Seats

    10/30/2010 1:21:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is frustrated. He recently spoke to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and complained that we are in "a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics." He'd really like to elect a new people. Now, that last bit -- cheap-seat politics -- is the kicker. How truly awful it must be for the Senate's richest man -- wealthier than the Senate's Rockefeller -- to have to put up with those of us in the cheap seats. Brahmins from Boston have...
  • John Kerry Equates Increasing Taxes to Men and Women Dying in Iraq and Afghanistan

    11/20/2011 5:50:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 20, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    John Kerry Equates Increasing Taxes to Men and Women Dying in Iraq and Afghanistan NOV 20, 2011 DANIEL HALPER In an on odd exchange on Meet the Press this morning, Senator John Kerry, a Democratic member of the supercommittee, suggested that taxes should be raised because men and women have died fighting for America in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he seemed to equate the sacrifice: (see video in link)
  • Flip-flopping John Kerry faces a taxingly bitter winter

    12/11/2010 9:42:38 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/12/10 | Howie Carr
    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. This is Sen. John “Liveshot” Kerry, who like all moonbats in Congress has been driven to apoplexy by the proposed continuation of the so-called “Bush tax cuts.” “I hope Americans,” Liveshot harrumphed, “will understand how craven and empty and hollow and contradictory the Republican position is.” At least he didn’t call them gigolos. Everything else Liveshot is, he accused the Republicans of being. Contradictory? Isn’t this the guy who voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it? Wasn’t he against Cape Wind before he was for it, or is it...
  • John Kerry (Heinz Heiress) Displays Shrewd Sense Of Business

    07/27/2010 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-10 | Skookum
    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. If the Isabel were brought to Massachusetts after that period, the state would have to decide if it wanted to pursue the taxes. Massachusetts, like most other states, has been grappling with plunging tax revenues. Last year's budget deficit was $600 million, and officials are bracing for a $1 billion deficit this year. The Republicans of Massachusetts spoke out meekly to criticize Kerry's cost saving measures. "While we can fault the...
  • The Kerry Yacht as a Teachable Moment

    08/05/2010 11:54:41 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4 Aug 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    By now, almost everything imaginable has been said about Senator Kerry’s docking of his new $7 million yacht in Rhode Island instead of Massachusetts, thus avoiding/postponing some $500,000 in state taxes. Here is some postmortem analysis: 1. Once again, a liberal proponent of higher and more redistributive taxes (e.g., Daschle, Geithner, Rangel) has acted antithetically to what he professes. In his 2004 campaign, Kerry alleged near-treasonous behavior (“Benedict Arnold”) on the part of companies that relocated out of the country to seek lower taxes. The psychology of this hypocrisy is hard to figure: Does the technocratic guardian class believe that,...
  • Mass. Sen. Kerry docks yacht in RI, saving $500K (docking his family's new $7 million yacht there)

    07/23/2010 9:15:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | AP
    BOSTON – 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 the cash-strapped Bay 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. Rhode Island repealed those taxes in 1993. That has made the state something of a nautical tax haven.
  • Kerry bolts tax questions: ‘Can I get out of here, please’

    07/26/2010 6:56:44 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, July 26, 2010 | Thomas Grillo
    A fidgety U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry tacked away from the press in Weymouth today, ducking questions about taxes for his luxury yacht. Following remarks at the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, Kerry - still recovering from hip replacement surgery - was able to make a quick exit from a press pack. A clearly perturbed Kerry was not happy when questions were thrown out as he was climbing into his SUV. “I have said consistently we will pay our taxes. We always pay our taxes. It’s not an issue period,” the Bay State’s senior senator said. When asked if he...
  • Sen. John Kerry in Violation of the Jones Act?

    07/25/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 25, 2010 | Bon Mots
    John Kerry was busted for trying to evade high Massachusetts taxes for his new luxury yacht by berthing it in Newport, RI - very far from any of his residences, and surely a tax cheating ploy by this tax & spend Democratic sanctimonious hypocrite. The part of this story that people seem to have missed, comes when his Chief of Staff, David Wade denied that the old poodle was berthing his boat out of state to avoid paying his own taxes to his own tax-ridden state. “The boat was designed by and purchased from a company in Rhode Island, and...
  • Unclear Sailing for John F. Kerry

    05/29/2012 3:50:23 PM PDT · by Freestate316 · 40 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 29, 2012 | Joe Battenfield
    John Kerry's $7,000,000 yacht just arrived in Newport Rhode Island.
  • Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault'

    07/30/2010 6:27:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 10+ views
    Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault' By: Andy Barr July 30, 2010 07:50 AM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Thursday that he and his office mishandled the politics surrounding tax questions on his new $7 million yacht. “I don’t think I dealt with it fast enough, effectively enough. There’s nobody to blame but myself for that,” Kerry said Thursday in an interview with the Boston Globe. Throughout the weeklong story, Kerry has insisted that he will pay whatever state taxes are owed – estimated to be $500,000 – on the yacht. Kerry has so far not had to pay Massachusetts’...
  • Sen. John Kerry skips town on sails tax(taxes are for the little people)

    07/23/2010 5:30:27 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 23, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.
  • John Kerry - Do You Hate The Poor?

    07/23/2010 10:39:49 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 29 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 07/23/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Senator Kerry, do you hate the poor in Massachusetts? You may not have earned your incredible wealth from your own personal works, but you have proudly voted to raise taxes in Congress every time the opportunity presents itself. I thought surely a man of honorable military integrity would live by his word and pay his fair share in taxes when selling his 76 foot luxury yacht. However, I was distraught to read on the Boston Herald that you skipped town to avoid paying a six-figure state “sails tax”: "Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in...
  • John Kerry - A One-Man 'Benedict Arnold' Corporation

    07/27/2010 9:07:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July27,2010 | John Fund
    "Let's not get silly here." That was Senator John Kerry's response Friday to questions about his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, which last week was berthed in Rhode Island rather than in Mr. Kerry's home state of Massachusetts. In doing so, Mr. Kerry will save almost $500,000 a year in taxes.
  • John Kerry will pay if ‘taxes are owed’

    07/24/2010 9:07:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 24, 2010 | Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the owner of a new, super-luxe 76-foot yacht, is not dodging a six-figure Massachusetts tax bill by docking the Isabel in Rhode Island and will pony up to the state if “any taxes are owed,” a spokesman for the alleged tax-skipping skipper said. And it appears the senior senator may be on the hook for more than $500,000 in state and local taxes because Kerry tied his toney tub up in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket waters within six months of buying her.
  • Kerry On Yacht-Taxes Issue: 'Nothing More To Say' (Lurch Dumbs Up)

    07/26/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 78 replies · 2+ views
    WBZ TV ^ | 7/26/2010 | Unattributed
    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...
  • Kerry irritated by yacht questions

    07/27/2010 10:56:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Kerry irritated by yacht questions By: Andy Barr July 27, 2010 01:02 PM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) seemed to grow frustrated on Monday by ongoing questions of whether he paid the proper taxes on his $7 million yacht. “There is nothing more to say about it,” Kerry curtly told a gaggle of Massachusetts reporters as he tried to get into a car on Monday. A video of the interaction was posted online by Boston-area WBZ-TV. The yacht became a local issue over the weekend after the Boston Herald reported on Friday that Kerry was docking his new family boat...
  • Kerry Caves And Promises To Pay Taxes On Yacht!

    07/28/2010 7:35:04 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 28 replies · 2+ views
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    See, bloggers aren’t so bad! In fact, they could very well be responsible for an additional $500,000.00 in tax money to the Massachusetts Revenue Department by one fell swoop. News that John Kerry was more than likely skipping out on paying Massachusetts taxes by harboring his $7 Million yacht in Rhode Island, burned through internet via blog sites all over the country. From all accounts, it looked as if Kerry attempted to bail on $437,500.00 in sales tax – as well as $70,000.00 a YEAR in excise tax. It’s not well received when Democrats, who spend their entire elected careers...
  • Senator skipper skips town on sails tax (John Kerry evades MA sales tax)

    07/22/2010 9:31:07 PM PDT · by BAW · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 23, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I. Isabel - Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage - was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine. But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern....
  • Notorious Tax Hiker John Kerry Caught Not Paying His Taxes

    07/27/2010 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies
    The Washington Post Sunday edition had the headline, “Battle Looms on Tax Breaks: Bush-Era Cuts for Rich at Issue.” There is definitely a fight brewing on Capitol Hill as the Bush Tax Cuts near an end and the Obama administration is looking at sticking it to the rich with tax hikes. You would think that the Bush Tax cuts were only for the rich as you listen to the debate. What I propose is that the rich and powerful actually pay their taxes and stop using loopholes, shelters, and deceit. Senator John Kerry is docking his built in New Zealand...
  • Sen. Kerry docks yacht in R.I., saves ($500K) on taxes

    07/23/2010 7:10:32 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 52 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 7/23/2010 | AP
    BOSTON — Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, saving roughly $500,000 in Bay State taxes. The Boston Herald reported Friday the 76-foot, New Zealand-built sloop has two cabins, a pilot house fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage. It is owned by a limited liability corporation in Pittsburgh, the longtime home of Kerry's wife, philanthropist Teresa Heinz Kerry. If the boat were docked at the couple's summer vacation home on Nantucket, they would be liable for $437,500 in one-time sales tax. They'd also have to pay $70,000 in...
  • Kerry may need to pay $500k tax on yacht

    07/27/2010 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox- Boston ^ | 7/27/2010 | Erin Hawksworth
    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - There are new details in the controversy over Sen. John Kerry's brand new boat. Kerry may still be on the hook for a half million dollars in excise taxes because he docked his yacht in Massachusetts less than six months after buying it.
  • Fox 24 Boston: KERRY CONFRONTED OVER YACHT TAX DODGE STORY!

    07/26/2010 6:40:57 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 7-26-10 | James
    The controversy came up following a report that Kerry moored the multi-million dollar yacht in Rhode Island , rather than the Bay State to save on sales tax. Today from Fox 24 Boston: Reporter: "Senator, you gonna pay those taxes back?" Former VP candidate Kerry (who served in Vietnam): "We've always payed our taxes, we said we'd pay our taxes...it's not an issue, period."...
  • For higher taxes before he was against them. John Kerry docks yacht in Rhode Island tax haven

    07/23/2010 9:30:49 AM PDT · by toma29 · 21 replies · 2+ views
    This is rich. Or should I say for the rich, whom John Kerry likes to denigrate at every turn. After running on eliminating outsourcing and abolishing tax havens, we have this: "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 the cash-strapped Bay 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...
  • Sen. John Kerry Skips Taxes on New $7 Million Yacht

    07/23/2010 1:39:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-10 | Mike's America
    Is Kerry "unpatriotic?"Remember when V.P. Joe Biden said it was "patriotic" for wealthier Americans to pay more in taxes? Maybe Joe needs to call Senator John Kerry. Instead of berthing his new yacht "Isabel" near his Nantucket, Massachusetts home, Kerry docked it instead in Rhode Island. Saving $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000. Remember also that the Senator's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry could easily afford to pay the taxes out of the estate left by her late Republican husband's ketchup fortune. And the same Teresa Heinz Kerry in 2004 called V.P. Dick Cheney "unpatriotic."...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry enjoys quiet time on his yacht [Title shortened]

    07/04/2013 3:12:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    And why not? After all, it’s a very quiet and peaceful day on the international front. Just be grateful Kerry didn’t show off an expensive water toy, such as a jet ski.
  • John Kerry’s bucks stop where? (Still no tax payment on the yacht)

    11/05/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 24 replies
    news.bostonherald.com ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator! You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island,...
  • UPDATE: John Kerry Still Hasn't Paid His Taxes

    11/05/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 21 replies
    Boston Herald.com ^ | 11/5/10 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    It’s been more than three months since we first told you about Capt. John Kerry’s high-seas tax dodge on his new $7 million yacht, Isabel, and the town of Nantucket still doesn’t have a check from the senior senator! You may recall that Kerry lowered the flag and surrendered in July, agreeing to pony up more than $400,000 to cover state taxes on the toney tub. Mr. Teresa Heinz broke out the checkbook four days after the Track set off a furious tempest with our report that he had purchased the 76-foot floating palace and ported her in Rhode Island,...
  • CBS Producer Refuses to Retract John Kerry Yacht Story — There’s a Video That Could Help His Case

    07/04/2013 3:05:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 4, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Since the reports of Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly spending time on his yacht yesterday—the same day Egypt’s former president was ousted from office—there’s been a flurry of denials and explanations. Still, the CBS reporter who first noted the story refuses to retract it — and there could be evidence that backs up his claims.
  • John Kerry Confronted on Avoiding Yacht Taxes; “Can I Get Out of Here?” – Video

    07/27/2010 5:15:46 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a very uncomfortable Sen. John Kerry trying to get away from questions about whether he intends to pay Massachusetts taxes ($500,000) on his $7 Million Yacht. Kerry has his yacht in Rhode Island right now, but was clearly agitated when asked if he had ever berthed the yacht in Massachusetts. If he has, he owes the taxes. When asked, he responded with “that depends on who owns it. Can I get out of here?” He then slammed the door to his SUV and drove away. This is too good to see a tax-and-spend liberal Democrat being...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-26-10 (DUmmies Debate John Kerry Yacht Tax Avoidance)

    07/26/2010 7:14:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 26, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    You want to know the easiest way to own a big yacht if you don't have the bucks? Simple. Just marry a rich old widow. That was exactly what John F. Kerry did. Okay, he does have to put up with an incredibly annoying wife but with his Yacht, "Isabel," he can get away from the old bag in comfort. And despite the fact that he could easily tap into the half billion dollar Heinz fortune to pay the Massachusetts sales and excise tax of about a half million dollars, Kerry avoided those taxes by registering the yacht in...
  • Kerry blames himself for flap over yacht tax (Berther avoided ANNUAL excise tax? HUGH CAPTION!)

    08/01/2010 2:16:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 119 replies · 15+ views
    Telegram ^ | 7/31/10
    Kerry blames himself for flap over yacht taxSaturday, 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...
  • Gov't recommends 4 years for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    06/07/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 6/7/2013 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON — Prosecutors Friday recommended four years in prison for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea this year on criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. The government suggested an 18-month sentence for Jackson's wife, Sandra, who pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns that understated the couple's income.
  • Flashback: On His Way Out, Manhattan DA Zings Bloomberg [2009]

    06/02/2013 4:07:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Newser ^ | December 27, 2009 | M. Morris
    In 35 years as Manhattan DA, Robert Morgenthau has gotten along with every mayor of New York -- except the current one. Mike Bloomberg, says Morgenthau, "doesn't want anybody around who doesn't kiss his ring, or other parts of his body." In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, the 90-year-old, who leaves office Thursday, addresses everything from his feud with the mayor to the international crimefighting role his office has played during his tenure. As usual, he pulls no punches: On enforcing economic sanctions against Iran and its business partners: "The president is smoking pot or something if...
  • NIGEL FARAGE ON 12% TAX RATE FOR MEMBERS OF EU PARLIAMENT: IT IS TAX FRAUD ON A MASSIVE SCALE!

    05/23/2013 2:30:05 AM PDT · by Maurice Tift · 12 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | MAY 22, 2013 | The Doc
      The European Parliament met Tuesday to discuss the issue of tax evasion throughout the UK and the Eurozone, and how the European Parliament might clamp down on those attempting to protect their well earned wealth from government confiscation.    All was going according to plan, until UKIP member Nigel Farage was given the floor.    Farage immediately launched into a classic rant against Barroso and the rest of the EU bureaucrats, stating that it is not the average man on the street that is engaging in tax fraud, but the European Parliament members themselves:    If we look at the...
  • Does the IRS target tax cheats in red states?

    05/22/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 5/22/13 | John Archibald
    We know about the IRS and the Tea Party. But is there politics in IRS prosecutions? Do IRS agents zero in on red states more than blue? Residents in Montgomery, in the red heart of a red state in the Middle District of Alabama, are 3˝ times as likely to have tax cases referred to federal prosecutors than the average Joe in Anytown, USA, according to AL.com analysis of 2012 federal records gathered and maintained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse in Syracuse, NY. In Mobile´s Southern District of Alabama, odds of an IRS referral are 2ľ what you´ll find