John Kerry – senator “skipper”

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Senator Skipper

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is a typical do-as-I-say limousine liberal – and he served in Vietnam, you know. This story (from the Boston Herald) details how this hypocritical multi-millionaire is beating his home state out of almost a half million in taxes on his new luxury yacht by harboring it in Rhode Island.

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.

Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau – for tax-skirting luxury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.

Here’s a guy who can afford the tax but sticks it to his constituents. So typical…

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6 Responses to “John Kerry – senator “skipper””

  1. […] of himself. Kerry, who was recently caught cheating his home state out of about $500K in taxes (story here), has rented the Boston Symphony for a combination celebration and campaign fundraiser. (story here […]

  2. The herald is the worst paper in N.E. It is akin to Fox news for its veracity. A pandering right wing rag not fit to bottom the cages of shit slinging baboons.

  3. […] “skipper” to pay up After being “swiftboated” by the Boston Herald (more here) for trying to avoid Massachusetts taxes on his new yacht, senator John “Skipper” Kerry […]

  4. Hi my name is Sen John Kerry, I am a man of the people, just not you people….

    If you could keep your yacht in Newport, i am sure you would…..

    Gee why should i have to pay Massachusetts sales tax none of the other state politicians do…….

  5. John Kerry ? senator ?skipper? « Da Mook…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

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