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Kerry: Taxes for thee, but not for me

Jean-François Heinz-Kerry, who is rumored to have served in Vietnam, has spent his entire legislative career in pursuit of higher taxes on all Americans.  Well, apparently his tolerance for high taxes doesn’t extend to himself.  Details:

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Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau – for tax-skirting luxury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

He was actually for paying those taxes…before he wasn’t.

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July 23, 2010 - Posted by | hypocrisy, Kerry, Massachusetts, taxes

2 Comments »

  1. Kerry is such a creep! He must think the unreasonable tax hikes are only for us mere peasants. The sooner we can remove these arrogant clowns the better.

    Comment by SojournerLove | July 23, 2010

  2. Kerry is just a typical phony liberal. Mass. needs to get rid of him and Barnie Frank. What a pair.

    Comment by duxsix | July 27, 2010


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