Massachusetts US Senator John Kerry, Taxes for Thee, not for Me.
The senior Senator from the Bay State is being question by Fox News Boston as to why he avoided paying taxes in Massachusetts on his $7 million yacht by docking it in Rhode Island where there is no Sails, sales tax on boats.
Kerry was heard to say following the interview, don’t they know who I am!
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
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.
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.
A spokesman for the senator says Kerry never intended to evade taxes and kept the boat in Rhode Island for maintenance reasons.
Oh, of course the intent was never to evade the taxes. Listen to Kerry get all righteous when questioned about the sales tax on his $7 million boat. This coming from a man who says that evil business avoids taxes and expenses by taking jobs over seas. Hypocrite, what is the difference? Not only did Kerry knowingly dock his boat in a state where he would have to pay no taxes to his home state of Massachusetts, he also had his boat built over seas taking jobs away from Americans.
Kerry wants rich people to pay more, except himself. Think about this folks, a Democrat who rails that rich people make too much money and should be taxed more is dodging his own tax burden by using a tax shelter. Kerry claims that he pays his fair share of taxes, really? If Kerry is going to tell others who make $250,000 a year to pay more taxes who could never afford a $7 million sailboat, then why isn’t he?
But it’s different for people like John Kerry and Democrats of wealth. They tell you what to do with your money, not their own.