Tax-Hikers On Left Want To Dodge Taxes They Force On Others

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    Tax-Hikers On Left Want To Dodge Taxes They Force On Others​


    By Larry Elder
    12/07/2012

    Ah, the hypocrisy of tax-hikers who do everything they can to avoid the taxes they wish to impose on others.

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass: He tried to avoid $500K in his home state's sales and excise taxes by docking his newly purchased $7 million 76-foot yacht in Rhode Island.

    Massachusetts lowered its state income tax in 2001. Given the presumably large number of rich people who pine to pay more taxes, the state allowed tax filers to check a box and voluntarily pay the old, higher rate.

    In a liberal state of over 3 million tax filers, how many volunteered to pay the higher rate in 2004? A tiny fraction of 1% — 930 taxpayers.

    Among those who refused to pay the higher rate? Sen. Kerry and Rep. Barney Frank. In Frank's case, he refused to pay the higher rate because, he says, "I don't trust the legislative leadership and Gov. (Mitt) Romney to make the right decisions." Instead, Frank said, "I'll donate the money myself."

    John Edwards, former senator and presidential candidate: His wife, Elizabeth, once called him a person of "character" because Edwards voted against his own economic "interests" by voting for higher taxes. Well, OK, but like billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who urges higher taxes, Edwards is less than keen on paying them. As a lawyer winning major jury awards, John set up a subchapter S corporation to pay himself through dividends — and thus avoid $600K in Medicare payroll taxes.

    Joseph Kennedy, family patriarch: The late Ted Kennedy and his family shield their money through a series of complicated family trusts first begun by father Joe Kennedy. The trusts transfer wealth from generation to generation while avoiding estate taxes.

    Howard Metzenbaum, late Ohio senator: A liberal's liberal, Metzenbaum enjoyed a lifetime rating from Americans for Democratic Action of 95 (100 being perfect) and a zero from the American Conservative Union. He never met a tax hike he didn't like. He moved to Florida when he retired from the Senate. Why Florida? No state estate or personal income taxes.

    Al Sharpton, "civil rights" leader and MSNBC host: Though he supports increasing taxes on the rich, Sharpton, it seems, fails to do his part as a member of the 1%. As of last year, according to the New York Post, Sharpton owed $3.5 million in state and federal income taxes. His nonprofit, the National Action Network, as of 2011 owes nearly $900K in unpaid federal payroll taxes.


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    Yeah...Jay Rockefeller has jillions of dollars in "blind trust"...Buffett owes millions in back taxes....Bloomberg has bazillions scattered throughout the globe.

    But that (D) by their names makes them immune.
     
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    A lot of Democrats do it.
    They just make it seem like it's evil when republicans do it.

    What a bunch of ass clowns.
    And they have the media in their pocket so they have the press on their side.
    The sad thing is that the majority of people that vote Democrat don't have a clue.
    And what's worse they don't care.

    They are told that republicans are rich and evil and Obama is gonna fix that.

    So they go out and vote for him....

    What a joke.
     
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    Taking advantage of legal regulations is not dodging taxes.
     
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    Just when you're a democrat. When a Republican does it it's called cheating.
     
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    As long as you don't have one of these... (R).
     
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    Obama's pick for financial advice...a tax cheat...Little Timmy Geitner.
     
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    Also known as Turbo Tax Timmy. The dumbass can't use simple tax software, but the fuckstick passing himself off as President thinks he'd make a great Treasury Secretary.
     

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