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    Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Another Democrat with tax issues... will wonders never cease?

    Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes - FoxNews.com

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    Any way you slice it, $287, 273 is a lot of money, especially in this economy. For one-term Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., up for re-election in 2012, that's the amount of personal property taxes she failed to pay since 2007 on a plane she and her husband, a millionaire businessman, partially owned...

    The senator had used the plane for political purposes paying for the travel with taxpayer money from her Senate office, a "mistake," the senator said, for which she reimbursed the government nearly $89,000...

    "In the past two weeks, we have learned that Claire McCaskill billed taxpayers for political travel and failed to pay nearly $300,000 in personal property taxes on her plane. Over the last four years, cash-strapped school districts and the children in these schools have been deprived of these much-need funds," Missouri Republican Party chairman David Cole blasted in a statement from his office...

    McCaskill recently co-sponsored a bill in the Senate that would send pink slips to federal employees who are found to have unpaid taxes...

    Still, the controversy has proved too much for the senator, who, according to her office, has no plans for public events this week while the Senate is on recess. An audibly exasperated McCaskill told reporters, "I have convinced my husband to sell the damned plane. He has hired a broker, and I never intend to step foot on that plane ever again."

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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Maybe she will spend more time in MO after 2012......

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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    You have to pay property tax on a plane?
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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You have to pay property tax on a plane?
    It's not property tax. It's personal property tax:

    Personal, not real, property taxes: Most of the time when we (OK, me) hear the phrase property taxes, we (OK, me) think about the annual real estate taxes that we pay on our homes.

    But some local jurisdictions also collect taxes on personal property.

    Taxable personal property typically includes vehicles, trailers, mobile homes, watercraft, livestock, farm machinery and equipment, agricultural crops, furniture, fixtures, tools, and any other personal property that is not exempted by law like, for example, private airplanes.
    Missouri Senator owes nearly $300,000 in private plane property taxes - Don't Mess With Taxes
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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Fate can exact a measure of justice at times. Claire is the senatorial bodacious equivalent of Maxine Waters in the House. When either one gets caught with their foot firmly stuck in their oversized mouths it is a joy to behold. Claire has made a name for herself having had the luxury of being a big noise blabbermouth during a completely demonRATic controlled first half. She'll be much more subdued now I'd say.

    I must though, in all fairness Whovian criticize you for this topic post. You completely neglected to include a poll as to whether Senator Claire McCaskill should now be qualified to be nominated as the newest demonRATic member of the Senate Ethics Committee. Can't you just hear Charley Rangel all the way over in the House screaming out at the top of his lungs..."I second that nomination."?
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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    must be nice to be a lowly paid public servant, who for some reason is only worth $15.5 million. where do these politicians keep finding all this money?

    This story broke last week, when Politico reported that she had billed us for over $76,000 spent on at least 89 different trips. And this isnít the first time Claire has been caught with her hands in the aviation cookie jar. During the 2006 Senate campaign, she and her millionaire husband were nailed for using a $3M plane that was registered in Delaware, a state that, unlike Missouri, has no personal property tax on private planes.... This wouldn't be big news if not for McCaskill's tendency to say one thing and do the other, as Mr. Smith noted in the quote above. Back in February, she co-sponsored a bill "that would fire federal employees if they are 'seriously delinquent' in paying their own federal taxes." [A]nd Politico reports that back in 2009, she '... blasted the House Appropriations Committee for approving nearly $200 million for three Gulfstream 550 jets to carry members of Congress, military leaders and top administration officials.' . . . The Missouri GOP has filed a complaint with the Senate's "Select Committee on Ethics", asking them to look at possible violations of Senate Rule 37 and how she has potentially misused taxpayer funds for her own interests. Lloyd Smith concludes the complaint document with a quote from McCaskill's own web site: 'Nothing irritates Americans more than the fact that some members of Congress think that they are entitled to their own set of rules. And it's true -- too many people in Washington live in an alternate reality. It's time for that to stop.'


    Why yes, Claire, it is.
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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Another Democrat with tax issues... will wonders never cease?

    Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes - FoxNews.com

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    Any way you slice it, $287, 273 is a lot of money, especially in this economy. For one-term Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., up for re-election in 2012, that's the amount of personal property taxes she failed to pay since 2007 on a plane she and her husband, a millionaire businessman, partially owned...

    The senator had used the plane for political purposes paying for the travel with taxpayer money from her Senate office, a "mistake," the senator said, for which she reimbursed the government nearly $89,000...

    "In the past two weeks, we have learned that Claire McCaskill billed taxpayers for political travel and failed to pay nearly $300,000 in personal property taxes on her plane. Over the last four years, cash-strapped school districts and the children in these schools have been deprived of these much-need funds," Missouri Republican Party chairman David Cole blasted in a statement from his office...

    McCaskill recently co-sponsored a bill in the Senate that would send pink slips to federal employees who are found to have unpaid taxes...

    Still, the controversy has proved too much for the senator, who, according to her office, has no plans for public events this week while the Senate is on recess. An audibly exasperated McCaskill told reporters, "I have convinced my husband to sell the damned plane. He has hired a broker, and I never intend to step foot on that plane ever again."
    It's could be that this is just a case of a mistake on their taxes, which is possible for someone that's wealthy. There's alot of crap to account for. In the end she paid what she was supposed to and if the Dem's were half as dirty as conservatives in here are trying to make them out to be then this would have never happened. She'd call in some favors and never pay back the tax.

    With that said I think that while you're a senator it wouldn't be a bad idea to have an accountant for every ten of them to ensure that this kind of crap goes on. If this happens once or twice then I could count them all as mistakes but after it happens this many times at least a few of them had to be an actual effort to evade taxes. Disturbing to say the least.
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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Tax issues aren't exclusive to Dems.

    Two ads target Ohio Republican on unpaid taxes - The Hill's Ballot Box

    Ohio Republican Jim Renacci's ... got entangled in a complicated dispute with the state of Ohio over whether his network of businesses, which includes nursing homes and an auto dealership, made a profit in 2000.

    Renacci, who's running against freshman Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio), declared a loss on his taxes. But after getting audited, he and his wife ended up settling with the state for more than $1.3 million in back taxes, interest and penalties, court records show.
    Hart's tax woes add up to $700K - Spokesman.com - July 15, 2010

    BOISE - Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s tax problems appear to be worse than previously disclosed.

    When federal tax liens filed against Hart’s various business entities are combined with the hundreds of thousands in liens the IRS has filed against him personally in his ongoing fight over back income taxes, the third-term Idaho lawmaker faces a total of more than $644,000 in outstanding federal tax liens. A state income tax judgment against him that he’s attempting to appeal pushes that total up to nearly $700,000.
    AMERICAblog News: Roy Blunt (R-MO): Congressman, GOP leader, Senate Candidate and Tax Cheat

    Typical Republican. Rails against taxes, then tries to cheat the District of Columbia on his property taxes. But, Blunt and his lobbyist wife got busted. Roll Call (sub. req.) broke the story:

    The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue will charge Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and his spouse $5,600 in back property taxes for their Georgetown home, following a nearly two-month review of the property’s tax status.

    The Missouri lawmaker and his wife, Abigail Perlman Blunt, own a three-bedroom Georgetown home, valued at $1.62 million in tax assessment records.

    According to public tax records, the Blunts’ home had received the homestead tax deduction as recently as April, a benefit intended for full-time city residents that can shave hundreds of dollars off annual tax bills — and significantly more in the long term by limiting assessment increases.

    Public records show that the city has recalculated taxes dating to 2005. The city does not list interest or penalties on the unpaid taxes.
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    Randy "Duke" Cunningham - a 64-year-old decorated Vietnam War pilot - pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion.

    Cunningham accepted cash and gifts including a Rolls-Royce, a yacht and $40,000 Persian rugs in return for doing favours and awarding contracts

    Cunningham's punishment - eight years and four months in jail - is one of the longest sentences ever meted out to a congressman.

    He also was ordered to pay $1.8m to cover unpaid taxes.
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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    How nice of you to "justify" Claire's illegitmacy.


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    Re: Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    must be nice to be a lowly paid public servant, who for some reason is only worth $15.5 million. [b]where do these politicians keep finding all this money?[b]
    Oh, it comes from all over the place, mainly from corporations

    Click here to see Boehner's top 5 campaign contributors and here to see Mitch McConnell's top 5 campaign contributors. Also, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi
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