Sen. John Kerry docks new boat in Rho...

Sen. John Kerry docks new boat in Rhode Island, saving taxes

There are 259 comments on the MassLive.com story from Jul 23, 2010, titled Sen. John Kerry docks new boat in Rhode Island, saving taxes. In it, MassLive.com reports that:

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.

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Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#1 Jul 23, 2010
Now enter the Republicans, who hate financial success and sailboats off the Northeastern shores.

Unless it's the Bush family, of course.

Since: Dec 07

Trinidad, TX

#2 Jul 23, 2010
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
Now enter the Republicans, who hate financial success and sailboats off the Northeastern shores.
Unless it's the Bush family, of course.
Did the mental hospital test too many drugs on you today?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#3 Jul 23, 2010
Bwahahahaha! TAX EVASION!!!!

Typical Scumbag-0-crat!

Since: Dec 07

Trinidad, TX

#4 Jul 23, 2010
Funny how the liberal demorats are in favor of big taxes, except their own.

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#5 Jul 23, 2010
(D) Kerry is avoiding paying roughly $500,000 in taxes on his $7 Million Yacht.

Dems are always Tax Cheaters.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Jul 23, 2010
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
Now enter the Republicans, who hate financial success and sailboats off the Northeastern shores.
Unless it's the Bush family, of course.
A White House official says President Obama and his family will vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast next month. HERE WE GO AGAIN

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#7 Jul 23, 2010
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
Now enter the Republicans, who hate financial success and sailboats off the Northeastern shores.
Unless it's the Bush family, of course.
Repubs??? NO. Scumbag-Obama is the one against wealth...unless it's his.

"Huh, Huh, Huh. At some point, Huh, Huh, Huh, I think you've made enough money"
-Broke Obama (who made $5 Million last year alone)

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#8 Jul 23, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Funny how the liberal demorats are in favor of big taxes, except their own.
YEP!!! Raise Taxes on everyone but simply don't pay them Like (D) Rangel & Tim Geithner & (D) John Kerry, etc..

Unpatriotic Hypocrites as Blo Biden would say.
Mothra

Gillette, WY

#9 Jul 23, 2010
See what happens when you tax the rich?

They move.

And where do they go?

Where they pay less taxes.

There's a lesson here...

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#10 Jul 23, 2010
Sen. John Kerry skips town on sails tax

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Friday, July 23, 2010 - Updated 1 hour ago

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.

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#11 Jul 23, 2010
Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven - like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau - for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?

Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.

“Can't we all get along”

Since: Feb 08

Laurel

#12 Jul 23, 2010
He is gonna have to come up with a new defense for this one...the turbo tax defense is not going to work.

Hoping he enjoys his boat and takes it on a 3 hour tour.

Post #9 says it all.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#13 Jul 23, 2010
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
Now enter the Republicans, who hate financial success and sailboats off the Northeastern shores.
Unless it's the Bush family, of course.
Your confused as usual. Bush didn't do sailboats.. He liked motorboats and fishing. Ted Kennedy had the sailboat and the money.
Billy Ringo

Laurel, MD

#14 Jul 23, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Funny how the liberal demorats are in favor of big taxes, except their own.
Funny how the neo-con bush monkey, teabaggers are in favor of tax breaks for the wealthy, except when it's not one of their own.

Actually, anyone who pays more taxes than they have to, is pretty damned stupid.
J Sidney McCain

Brooksville, FL

#15 Jul 23, 2010
Kerry could con a cat off a fish pier.

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#16 Jul 23, 2010
Funny how the Scumbag-0-crats are always getting caught avoiding the taxation they impose on everyone else.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#17 Jul 23, 2010
Billy Ringo wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how the neo-con bush monkey, teabaggers are in favor of tax breaks for the wealthy, except when it's not one of their own.
Actually, anyone who pays more taxes than they have to, is pretty damned stupid.
Anyone (Democrats/Liberals) that is for making people pay more taxes than they have to is even more stupid.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#18 Jul 23, 2010
Where is the outcry from the wealth-hating liberals that Kerry even owns a $7 million dollar yacht?

I wonder if the tax-cheat knows exactly how many yacths he even owns...
rumor max

Auburn, MI

#19 Jul 23, 2010
hell round here ytheirs a fjjed cop that imports chinese yaughts , not only is is a way to avoid taxes and rat hole hot money , they bring in tons of hjerion and hjjash also !( how do they conduct buisness inn your dist>?)

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Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#21 Jul 23, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
Where is the outcry from the wealth-hating liberals that Kerry even owns a $7 million dollar yacht?
I wonder if the tax-cheat knows exactly how many yacths he even owns...
Scumbag-0-crats are hypocrites.

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