John Kerry docks his boat in RI to avoid paying 400,000 in taxes! Yet he thinks the rich should p[ay their fair share.
The Kennedy's object to the construction off shore of their Hyanisport compound. You see that is a special place that need to be protected. Of course wind mills are okay in YOUR back yeard though.
Al Gore claims the Earth is warming and we all have to do our part. His home uses more than 10 times the energy of his neighbors and he's building another huge mansion in CA.
Charlie Rangle the guy in charge of writing the tax laws conveniently avoids paying what he owes.
Time after time the left espouses issues they think should apply to every one else except them This is also typical of congress who conveniently exempts themselves from laws they impose on the rest of us. Why do we put up with this? What can we do to eliminate the overeaching oppression of the government?
He bought it in RI for use in RI. By rights, he shouldn't pay any tax.
But he says he will anyway: http://www.aolnews.com/article/john-ker … t/19570840
Would he have if folks like you hadn't fussed about it? Maybe, maybe not, but as a MA resident, I'm glad he did and if the outcry from the Right helped, I'm glad you did it.
But it's over.
maybe you should stick to taking your shirt off. Your political commentary is rather dry.
Thanks for your comment. It means a lot to me when a troll shares their views.
A troll? I have 395 posts over 6 months. I sign in rarely. I do not start nonsense threads. I don't follow people around. I am not a troll and maybe you should keep your trap shut. My advice is free.
Or maybe you can actually add something of value when you do decide to engage in debate. However it is a free country and you have the liberty to make as big a fool of yourself as you wish.
We don't live in the same country. I don't consider your branding of me as foolish as any matter of fact. I have seen the sort of 'value' you add to the forums and I think your calling me a troll is a little rich. The title of this thread is yet another example of the same tired routine. That's enough for me. I will leave you and whoever else to use whatever intellect you have and play like thinkers while ignoring the reality that exists out there. Cheerio.
How is an 'attack' on the spelling of a word personal?
hypocrisy has been a main stay of the Left for decades bro.
Nothing new there.
Here is one of their greatest acts of hypocrisy ever... one they threw on ole Joe, and to this day try to blame him for.
Democrat, Martin Dies HUAC, Ardent KKK defender and anti-communist, the man who blacklisted hollywood and the Academecians of his day.
Kerry is just playing by the rules. By docking the yacht in Rhode Island, does he get to enjoy it as much? Probably not. Each state has to find a balance between how much they are going to tax for luxuries like yachts and how much they want to attract rich people by offering them a place to dock their yachts without getting taxed. You can go overboard trying to appeal to the rich, just as you can overtax them. Florida, for instance, is very catering to the rich in terms of taxes and various laws that help them protect their money. That seems like a good thing until you realize every wealthy criminal keeps a home in Florida just because they know the state will protect their assets.
The people of Hyannisport are being jerks about the whole windmill thing, and it's not just the Kennedys. It's a project that would barely leave windmills visible at the edge of the horizon, yet they are claiming it'll ruin their view.
Al Gore's energy usage has been overstated because he's running an organization out of those homes. Al Gore is no longer just a person, he's a brand for the green movement, with more employees than most small businesses.
Charlie Rangle is just a corrupt politician. I'm not going to defend him except to say there are many more like him. It's not something confined to the left either.
Yes I am sure he is suffering for it... i know how expensive gas is and how broke and poor Kerry is. He obviously cannot afford to drive the 4 to 5 hours to board it and float away for the week.
Yes it makes his life soooo hard.
You can explain the Kerry issue away if you like. Sure what he's doing isn't illegal, but it's a perfect example of how congress uses the tax code to grant favor to some and penalize others. It's the source of corruption for all politicians, but it's also hypocritical on Kerry's part to call for the rich to pay more while taking advange of the rules so that he pays less. Of course it's not illegal to be a hypocrite.
Really Gore is running a business out of his home? Please. He could do just as well from a small office front while living in a much smaller home. He's another hypocrite which won't debate anyone that's opposed to his global warming lies.
The people of hyanisport are, well, rich liberals. Of course they don't want to look at windmills on the horizon, even if they are only 1/4 inch high! Hypocrites!
"Sure what he's doing isn't illegal, but it's a perfect example of how congress uses the tax code to grant favor to some and penalize others."
Lee, this has nothing whatsoever to do with congress. It's about state taxes in two different states. If you'd read the news story that deals with Kerry's supposed "tax dodge," you'd know that he bought the boat in question in the state of Rhode Island. Further, you'd know that, for some reason known only to the folks who wrote the State of Massachusetts's tax code, if he berthed that boat (which he purchased in Rhode Island, remember!) in Massachusetts, he would have to pay Massachusetts sales tax on the boat, in addition to whatever sales tax he paid in Rhode Island. Berthing the boat in the state where he purchased it to avoid paying sales tax twice isn't even unethical, let alone illegal.
Was it a smart move on Kerry's part? Financially, perhaps, but not politically. His detractors will (and have, obviously) spin it to sound like he's suspected of tax evasion or something.
Further, I've often heard the Right say that "double-taxes" are bad. Kerry has legally (and ethically) avoided a double tax, but the Right jumps all over him for it. Good thing it's not illegal to be a hypocrite.
As for the Kennedy/windmill thing, well, where do you want us to put the next coal-fired power plant? In your neighborhood? Everyone, on both sides of the spectrum, suffers from the NIMBY syndrome.
Gore's house? If the facts are as you stated them, that's bad. Somehow I suspect that there's more to the story. There usually is.
Charlie Rangle? Pay up, bro. Or take the same lumps as everyone else who doesn't pay up.
The hypocrisy of the right!
Family values evangelicals who get caught in protracted extra-marital affairs and exchanging favors with gay men.
See how easy it is? Here's a mere sampling: http://www.gophypocrites.com/
Since when is hypocrisy a partisan issue?
One thing you can be sure of, if you attack me personally, I will NOT report you. I am not defined by what others say or think about me. You're entitled to your opinions however foul or silly they might be.
I really try not to attack people personally. I might make a snide comment here or there though. But really, I wouldn't be here if I didn't enjoy the give and take and the discussion. I don't consider you to be my enemy, even though we have different political views.
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