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Limbaugh Elaborates on NY Tax 'Tipping Point' Departure; Claims Auditors Wanted to Search His . . .
NewsBusters ^ | April 8, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/09/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT by hripka

It's been all over the news - Rush Limbaugh packing up camp and abandoning his operations in New York City. It's been the subject of a Jon Stewart "The Daily Show" tirade [0] and even drew the attention of New York Gov. David Paterson [0].

Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Channel's April 8 "Your World with Neil Cavuto" [1] and explained why he was leaving and how he felt about those that were glad he was leaving.

"Well, if they're glad I'm leaving, Neil, then I assume that the governor of New York, the unelected governor - has no interest in the tax revenue he collects from me, in which case I would ask him to call off his audit dogs," Limbaugh said. "You know, one thing that hasn't been reported in this and I've mentioned it each time I've talked about stopping doing business in New York is I left New York as a resident in 1997. I moved down here to Florida, and I have been audited every year. This has been going on since '97. This is 12 years that I have been audited. The most recent audit is for the last three years. It's been going on since October."

Limbaugh told Cavuto he'd lead the modern-day "Atlas Shrugged" exodus out of the New York, but didn't think everyone would follow. He said some would stay behind.

"I've joked and I said, ‘Look if he wants to drive people out of there, I'll lead the way.' I'm sure that there are people in New York who will stay and put up with this," Limbaugh said. "I mean, liberals are liberals first, and they will be convinced that they're doing the Lord's work here by having more taxes confiscated. If there was some value for it that one could see, but look at the out of control budgets this state has, the out-of-control spending, and the ‘spending cuts' are always mythical. I've never seen a budget get smaller at a state or federal government level. You might have individual bureaucracies that get cut, but overall, budgets never go down."

He told viewers he was a victim of his public persona and that his tax dollars are being wasted by the state and local governments.

"The only reason I'm a poster child for it is because I'm hated, envied, and despised by people that live there in the media and so forth," Limbaugh added. "I'm a convenient target, and this is another way for people to have fun. I think it's more serious than that. I left New York in '97 specifically to escape the onerous income taxes I was paying then. It's not a question, like I said, of, ‘I can afford it,' or it's something that I don't need. It's stupid! It's stupid to waste money - and taxes in a profligate and wasteful state like New York are wasted. They do not accomplish anything. You know, really, Neil, if you look at the structure of New York City, with all the high-rise condominiums and apartments and co-ops, those streets ought to be paved with gold just from the property taxes collected from one building."

The auditors, Limbaugh claimed, even went as far as requested to go to Limbaugh's residences to determine which one he lived with their aggressive tactics.

"And they claimed I owed them x-number of millions," Limbaugh said. "They even wanted to come, Neil, to both my residences, New York and Florida, to see which one was really more lived in, which one had all the pictures. I mean, the hassle these audits has just reached a point."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
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1 posted on 04/09/2009 12:23:47 PM PDT by hripka
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To: hripka

Title was shortened to fit FR’s 100-character limit.


2 posted on 04/09/2009 12:24:27 PM PDT by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: hripka

Did any of these auditors visit with Bobby The Weasel Wexler to ascertain where the heck he was living?


3 posted on 04/09/2009 12:32:38 PM PDT by mancini
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To: hripka

I HATE NY!


4 posted on 04/09/2009 12:33:05 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (As 0bama punishes us, we are punishing his supporters ten fold.)
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To: mancini

No, he’s a Democrat. They assume he’s always telling the truth.


5 posted on 04/09/2009 12:34:53 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: hripka

Having the guts to speak out about liberal fascism one becomes the target of harrassment, intimidation, and theft of personal funds. This is the game they play while we stand by in meek retreat. Rush continues to carry the brighest torch for freedom and rights of the smallest minority on the planet, “the individual.”


6 posted on 04/09/2009 12:35:33 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: hripka

“This is 12 years that I have been audited. The most recent audit is for the last three years. It’s been going on since October.”

12 years? Good grief. Sell the friggin’ NY apartment ASAP. Get out while you can Rush.


7 posted on 04/09/2009 12:35:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: hripka

I wonder what would have happened if they had applied the same “lived in” standard to HRC’s New York and Washington, DC, residences. Would she have been eligible to be one of New York’s Senators?


8 posted on 04/09/2009 12:36:38 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Liberty Valance
12 years?

Yeah, I thought he smarter than that.

9 posted on 04/09/2009 12:39:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (“Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I’m showing my patriotism through dissent”.)
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To: Niteranger68
I HATE NY!

From what I hear, Califorinia is even worse. They try to "Source Tax" the portion of your retirement income that was earned while you lived in their state....long after you've moved away. I dodged the bullet on that one because I always lived on base (that means it was a Federal reservation, not property of the state) while stationed there.

10 posted on 04/09/2009 12:39:53 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Liberty Valance

This is clearly Gov’t intimidation for political reasons. Rush should sue their pants off.
Liberal Facism at it’s worst.


11 posted on 04/09/2009 12:39:53 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: Liberty Valance

It’s not just his apartment. He’s got to move his radio station and employees.


12 posted on 04/09/2009 12:45:41 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: Retired COB
From what I hear, Califorinia is even worse. They try to "Source Tax" the portion of your retirement income that was earned while you lived in their state....long after you've moved away. I dodged the bullet on that one because I always lived on base (that means it was a Federal reservation, not property of the state) while stationed there.

I don't disagree one bit. NY, CA, MN, NJ, MA, WA, IL....wouldn't live in any of them. Wonderful geography...marginal population...abysmal leadership.

13 posted on 04/09/2009 12:45:53 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (As 0bama punishes us, we are punishing his supporters ten fold.)
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To: hripka

Before someone thinks that it is just the Spitzer/Patterson regime, GOP George Pataki was governor up to 2007. New York’s combined government just spends like it is going out of style. Personally, if I had been Rush, I would have exited at the time of the 3rd consecutive audit as an oppressive business environment.


14 posted on 04/09/2009 12:47:56 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: hripka

I’m glad Rush is otta there. He deserves better than New York.


15 posted on 04/09/2009 12:50:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Quisling:politicians who favor the interests of other nations or cultures over their own.Wikipedia)
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To: hripka

Glad Rush realized what a hole in the ground New York really is.


16 posted on 04/09/2009 12:54:49 PM PDT by Old Mountain man (Blessed be the Peacemaker.)
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To: WayneS

How about Our KENYAN Teleprompter Protegy! Did they audit ZERO’S Birth Certificate or Zero’S MUSLIM Faith? They sure didn’t audit ZERO’S Friends like Rezko, Wright, Ayers, Emanuel, Turbotax Tim, ad infinitum:-)


17 posted on 04/09/2009 12:58:01 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: True Republican Patriot

we need a “Escaped from NY State: Free Citizen List” of those who are free of NY.


18 posted on 04/09/2009 1:01:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: hripka

The most astonishing thing he said was that the NY revenue agents demand that he account for his whereabouts every day with multiple documentation. That should turn the stomachs of EVERY American.


19 posted on 04/09/2009 1:01:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: hripka
Anyone have an English translation of this sentence?

The auditors, Limbaugh claimed, even went as far as requested to go to Limbaugh's residences to determine which one he lived with their aggressive tactics.

20 posted on 04/09/2009 1:01:21 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: brytlea
No, he’s a Democrat. They assume he’s always telling the truth.

I know the worship gets a little thick sometimes but he DOES put on a pretty good radio show.

I don't think he's strictly a democrat either.

21 posted on 04/09/2009 1:01:37 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: DManA

It’s as bad as being in probation.


22 posted on 04/09/2009 1:02:06 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Retired COB
From what I hear, Califorinia is even worse. They try to "Source Tax" the portion of your retirement income that was earned while you lived in their state.

This has been going on for a very long time and not just in California. Currently, FEDERAL LAW (TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 4 > § 114) forbids income tax on a non-domiciled taxpayer. What happens in the future is more problematical because the states with the greatest tax deficits also have very large Congressional Delegations. A cabal of the desperate is not an unthinkable movement.

23 posted on 04/09/2009 1:04:10 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: humblegunner

Robert Wexler has a radio show? That’s one I’ll make a point to miss!


24 posted on 04/09/2009 1:05:20 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Old Mountain man

The reason the wind always blows in New Jersey is because New York really sucks!!!


25 posted on 04/09/2009 1:07:29 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: PackerBoy
The auditors, Limbaugh claimed, even went as far as requested to go to Limbaugh's residences to determine which one he lived with their aggressive tactics.

PROBABLY should read like this:

The auditors with their aggressive tactics, Limbaugh claimed, even went as far as requesting to go to Limbaugh's residences to determine which one he lived in.

They were probably trying to determine residency.

26 posted on 04/09/2009 1:07:39 PM PDT by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: geezerwheezer

Doesn’t it, though!


27 posted on 04/09/2009 1:08:53 PM PDT by Old Mountain man (Blessed be the Peacemaker.)
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To: brytlea
Robert Wexler has a radio show? That’s one I’ll make a point to miss!

Oh, I thought you were talking about Limbaugh!

28 posted on 04/09/2009 1:10:09 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Niteranger68
No. It's "I H8 NY"
29 posted on 04/09/2009 1:10:32 PM PDT by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL no!


30 posted on 04/09/2009 1:20:22 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: WayneS

I think that was one of the many reasons E Dole lost in NC. She “visited” us so rarely. Then she went on the radio in Raleigh and proclaimed that she had visited every county while campaigning. Horsefeathers! Our county GOP had begged her for years to come her to help us raise some money, but she had declined. She did have the audacity to ask that we donate some of the little we had to keep her in DC though. lol
I soincerely think in addition to Obama’s coat tails, Hagans win was a rejection of Dole who seemed to think she owned the seat and didn’t need to come home.

I wish voters in other states would hold their reps to the fire for how little time they spend in their supposed home states. Hillary would be a great place to start.


31 posted on 04/09/2009 1:47:43 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: DManA

When I was a trucker, I had to fill out a daily Log book. I could only barely account like that.

Next, Rush should run the numbers and state how much NY has taken from him during his stay here.

I think NY is looking for Rush to open his checkbook and say “HOW MUCH to make you ba*****s GO AWAY!” Like he had to do against that FLA AG.


32 posted on 04/09/2009 2:19:04 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I GIVE UP .... HEIL Obama!!)
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To: gwilhelm56
Next, Rush should run the numbers and state how much NY has taken from him during his stay here.

So true! He loves to brag about his wealth.

He figures he is MUCH superior to you and I.

33 posted on 04/09/2009 2:22:30 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

.....He figures he is MUCH superior to you and I. ...

He is. Believe it


34 posted on 04/09/2009 2:27:28 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco d’Anconia)
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To: hripka
Though I have nowhere near the income of Rush, I made an important decision when I bought my house and where I work, in that there was no way I would ever pay income or property taxes to Kansas City, MO. I had too many differences with the city's policies, and to this day, I try to never buy anything in Kansas City, MO. I don't even want to pay sales tax there.

I'm proud to say that I try to avoid paying taxes in a place that spends it in ways I don't approve.

Way to go Rush!

Mark

35 posted on 04/09/2009 2:28:33 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Liberty Valance
"You know, one thing that hasn't been reported in this and I've mentioned it each time I've talked about stopping doing business in New York is I left New York as a resident in 1997. I moved down here to Florida, and I have been audited every year. This has been going on since '97. This is 12 years that I have been audited. The most recent audit is for the last three years. It's been going on since October."

Rush moved out a long time ago...he's stating now he will not be doing BUSINESS in NY anymore because of the taxes...

36 posted on 04/09/2009 2:28:39 PM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: bert
He is. Believe it

Superior to you perhaps. Speak for yourself.


37 posted on 04/09/2009 2:31:38 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

**So true! He loves to brag about his wealth.**

WHICH RUSH have you been listening too????????
Over the 20 years I’ve been listening to Mr. Limbaugh, I probably heard him talk about his INCOME or Taxes in DOLLAR TERMS ... MAYBE 5 times.. and those were always to piss off a LLORT who called in to WHINE about HOw much rush makes.
As for the rest:

You’re words and Deeds are of NO Acquaintance.. so BEGONE, LLORT!


38 posted on 04/09/2009 2:33:09 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I GIVE UP .... HEIL Obama!!)
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To: humblegunner

**Speak for yourself.**

Ahh , yes, I remember you now... Rush’s Bowel movements are superior to you, humblelessbummer

Begone LLORT.


39 posted on 04/09/2009 2:35:38 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I GIVE UP .... HEIL Obama!!)
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To: Retired COB

From what I hear, Califorinia is even worse. They try to “Source Tax” the portion of your retirement income that was earned while you lived in their state....long after you’ve moved away. I dodged the bullet on that one because I always lived on base (that means it was a Federal reservation, not property of the state) while stationed there.”

I have a couple of friends who earned their pensions inside Kalifornia and were being taxed when they moved to Missouri- actually double taxed—by both states.
It is my understanding that a class action lawsuit on behalf of pensioners who no longer lived in Kalifornia was brought many years ago and Kalifornia lost—the basis was “taxation without representation” because none of these people coupld vote in Kalifornia any longer.

I think they are not being taxed any longer by Kalifornia, but I can call them and get that clarified.


40 posted on 04/09/2009 2:38:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: PackerBoy

“he lived with their aggressive tactics”

Is that one of them there dangling oxymorons or something? /s


41 posted on 04/09/2009 2:43:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Niteranger68
"I don't disagree one bit. NY, CA, MN, NJ, MA, WA, IL....wouldn't live in any of them. Wonderful geography...marginal population...abysmal leadership. "

Well....I'd add MD and CT to the list...but then there are probably plenty of others that fit the description.

42 posted on 04/09/2009 3:12:47 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Liberty Valance
12 years? Good grief. Sell the friggin’ NY apartment ASAP. Get out while you can Rush.

For such a conservative he sure does like to live in liberal places.

43 posted on 04/09/2009 3:20:02 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: hripka

Frankly, if I were Limbaugh, had his money and flexibility, I wouldn’t be living in any tax province ... I’d buy my own island and leave.


44 posted on 04/09/2009 4:02:21 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: Doohickey
No. It's "I H8 NY"

Ah...nice!

45 posted on 04/09/2009 4:32:28 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (As 0bama punishes us, we are punishing his supporters ten fold.)
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To: humblegunner
@humblegunner
Posting a comment IS speaking for yourself, guy. I'd also like to make special note of the Muslim prayer that your graphic is doing. Nothing is coincidental, and you my friend are a shallow troll. Rot in hell.
46 posted on 04/09/2009 5:52:50 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: hripka

Funny, I live in Texas and have never been audited by the state over my income tax. Then again, we don’t have an income tax...so they don’t care.


47 posted on 04/09/2009 7:55:04 PM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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Dear humblegunner:
Go to hell you liberal bastard.

Eat shit and die!

Sincerely,

American_ranger


48 posted on 04/09/2009 8:00:44 PM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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