Cap'n Kerry navigates around yacht taxes

Cap'n Kerry navigates around yacht taxes

There are 49 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 24, 2010, titled Cap'n Kerry navigates around yacht taxes. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Sen. John Kerry should be ashamed of himself. After years of voting to increase taxes on struggling Americans, the senior senator is docking his new $7 million yacht in nearby Rhode Island where he isn't obligated to pay the nearly $500,000 in taxes he would pay if the boat were moored in the Bay State.

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Hash Browns

Lowell, MA

#2 Jul 24, 2010
Why is anyone surprised by this. Why?
OhC-Mon

Dracut, MA

#3 Jul 24, 2010
Rich people with yachts in Newport?! I'm SHOCKED, Shocked! I'd write more about this subject, but I'm on my way to NH for booze and butts......
Angel

Tewksbury, MA

#4 Jul 24, 2010
Too bad this moron isn't up for reelection until 2012.
Bob McC KA_58

Huntsville, AL

#5 Jul 24, 2010
I heard that Nancy & Harry were going to hold clandestine (do tho hold any other kind?) hearings investigating if he is possibly a Closet Repub !!!
hummer

Norwich, CT

#6 Jul 24, 2010
Just remember in November.
BOSTON

Peabody, MA

#7 Jul 24, 2010
hummer wrote:
Just remember in November.


I bet you people are not registered to vote.. If you could save $500,000 would you??????????
Darn Republicans

Billerica, MA

#8 Jul 24, 2010
Here we go again rich Republican doing everything to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.They never want to contribute to the down and out.

Oh darn he's a Democrat, oh wait he's a United States Senator, oh wait I forgot the rules NEVER applied to RICH Democrats only ALL Republicans!!
Maggie

Gloucester, MA

#9 Jul 24, 2010
I won't forget this. He lives in Massachusetts and should pay his share of the taxes. He's a millionaire .
Angel wrote:
Too bad this moron isn't up for reelection until 2012.
norm9do

AOL

#10 Jul 24, 2010
Although Kerry is married to Thresa Hintz and they have more money than any 10,000 citizens combined, it speaks of sheer greediness. $500.000 to them is compared to $10.00 for the average person.
sidelines

Chelmsford, MA

#11 Jul 24, 2010
What a in your face attitude, I know it's Bush's fault, no I know he's a rich republican,I can't wait to see his dem. supporters defend this latest of how I live and support you mass.people! the spin should make great toilet paper.
Pookie

Westford, MA

#12 Jul 24, 2010
You all will vote this jerk,and his bosom buddy Deval in again.

I never understood all this outrage at politicians like Kerry,and stupid voters will put them right back in office.
Vietnam Vet

Acton, MA

#13 Jul 24, 2010
People, this story is about FAR MORE than just the tax dodging!

Lurch had the boat built in New Zealand! That's $7 Million of payroll NOT paid in the USA. That's a New Zealand boatyard which got the jobs, the experience, and thanks to our tax dodging "naval hero" the additional advertising.

Massachusetts had a ~ chance ~ in 2008 with Jeff Beatty – who is a REAL hero. But Kerry was swept back into office with the Socialist Obama tide. Now we have to wait until 2014, UNLESS Obama appoints him SecState. Then we will have to play the Governor/Special Election game all over again.

Kerry wants to hang with the Beautiful People of Newport, while he sails around like JFK reborn at the helm. Far more dignified than windsurfing.

Kerry and his arrogant wife should never be able to go anywhere in THIS state without good citizens giving them the "digit" – preferably with both hands.

Where's Moby Dick when we need him? Or a good Swift Boat?

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#14 Jul 24, 2010
Maggie wrote:
I won't forget this. He lives in Massachusetts and should pay his share of the taxes. He's a millionaire . <quoted text>
But.... But Harry Reid said taxes are voluntary.
Kerry just volunteered to not pay them.
Darn Republicans

Billerica, MA

#15 Jul 24, 2010
norm9do wrote:
Although Kerry is married to Thresa Hintz and they have more money than any 10,000 citizens combined, it speaks of sheer greediness.$500.000 to them is compared to $10.00 for the average person.
The problem is, the average citizen is not a United States Senator from Massachusetts. The same State he says he represents.

As Leona Helmsley said only little people pay taxes.

That has been the attitude of the Kennedys, the Kerrys and all the other so called caring Democrats. Is anyone paying attention or is this Rocket Science!
sidelines

Chelmsford, MA

#16 Jul 24, 2010
just remember if you lose your police, fireman, teacher job in mass. this year while our senior tax evading sen. is floating in the atlantic enjoying a few drinks that the 500,000 dollars plus 7000 dollars yearly could have funded you and your friends jobs for years.
Ridiculous

Windsor, CT

#17 Jul 24, 2010
kerry's boat was built, stored, maintained, and docket in RI. Senator Kerry resides in massachusetts. There is no Massachusetts tax due, just because RI does not have a boat tax. Faulty reasoning. and political from the sleazy right wing usual suspects.

Romney "lives" in Massachusetts, has a boat in NH; NH has a boat tax, but should Twitt Romney pay a boat tax in Massachusetts using the same reasoning.

This is right wing harrasment.
Maggie

Gloucester, MA

#18 Jul 24, 2010
Romney owns a house on Winnepesaukee in Nh . Does Kerry own a hous in RI?
Ridiculous wrote:
kerry's boat was built, stored, maintained, and docket in RI. Senator Kerry resides in massachusetts. There is no Massachusetts tax due, just because RI does not have a boat tax. Faulty reasoning. and political from the sleazy right wing usual suspects.
Romney "lives" in Massachusetts, has a boat in NH; NH has a boat tax, but should Twitt Romney pay a boat tax in Massachusetts using the same reasoning.
This is right wing harrasment.
sick of punks

Wellesley, MA

#19 Jul 24, 2010
BOSTON wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet you people are not registered to vote.. If you could save $500,000 would you??????????
Looky here palsy, the turd is being PAID by us to represent us. He is a major factor in all the tax hikes in the last 10 years. The poor schmuck who can't afford a canoe will have his property confiscated by the revenue department for owing $50. This is a fine in-your-face example of the liberal elite that want complete control over all us peons. I hope the freaking tub sinks.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#20 Jul 24, 2010
Ridiculous wrote:
kerry's boat was built, stored, maintained, and docket in RI. Senator Kerry resides in massachusetts. There is no Massachusetts tax due, just because RI does not have a boat tax. Faulty reasoning. and political from the sleazy right wing usual suspects.
Romney "lives" in Massachusetts, has a boat in NH; NH has a boat tax, but should Twitt Romney pay a boat tax in Massachusetts using the same reasoning.
This is right wing harrasment.
Your very first sentence is false.

Take your pick, then get back to us...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38378992/ns/polit...

http://www.pressherald.com/news/kerry-saves-o...

http://www.bostonherald.com/track/inside_trac...
No More Money

Billerica, MA

#21 Jul 24, 2010
Maggie wrote:
Romney owns a house on Winnepesaukee in Nh . Does Kerry own a hous in RI? <quoted text>
Kerry and his billionaire bride own a home in Pennslyvania maybe they can dock it there. Oh that right it's too far from the ocean, and they have a sales tax in Pa.

Maybe Kerry can dock his boat in Boston because he has a home on Beacon Hill. Oh that's right he would then have to pay sales tax.

The issue is simple this guy is an elitest like Leona Helmsley he thinks only the little people pay taxes.

Then again he can do what Niki Tsongas did rent an appartment and call it home.

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