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Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes [ Claire McCaskill, D-Mo ]
Fox news ^ | March 21 2011 | Trish Turner

Posted on 03/21/2011 10:39:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Any way you slice it, $287, 273 is a lot of money, especially in this economy. For one-term Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., up for re-election in 2012, that's the amount of personal property taxes she failed to pay since 2007 on a plane she and her husband, a millionaire businessman, partially owned.

"I have discovered that the...personal property taxes on the plane have not been paid," McCaskill told a small number of reporters on a conference call Monday. "There should have been a reporting to the county of the existence of this airplane...There are people I could blame for this, but I know better. As (a former) auditor, I know I should have checked for myself. I take full responsibility for the mistake." Audio of the call was sent to Fox by a McCaskill aide and can be found here.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskill; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; democrats; demsdontpaytaxes; demswontpaytaxes; fraud; jimmyqaeda2; liberals; mccaskill; not4claire2pay4jet; progressives; taxcheatparty; taxes

1 posted on 03/21/2011 10:39:31 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Too busy helping to destroy our economy!


2 posted on 03/21/2011 10:45:51 PM PDT by DISCO
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To: NoLibZone
Let's get this Tax and Spend hypocrite out of office now.


3 posted on 03/21/2011 10:46:04 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NoLibZone

Another liberal who believes that taxes are for everybody else but them. When caught owing hundred of thousands of dollars these hacks always seem to plead ignorance, even thou they were the ones who wrote the laws in the first place.


4 posted on 03/21/2011 10:49:32 PM PDT by gusty
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To: NoLibZone
"I have discovered that the...personal property taxes on the plane have not been paid," McCaskill told a small number of reporters on a conference call Monday. "There should have been a reporting to the county of the existence of this airplane...There are people I could blame for this, but I know better. As (a former) auditor, I know I should have checked for myself. I take full responsibility for the mistake." Audio of the call was sent to Fox by a McCaskill aide and can be found here.

Ah, the wonder of being a Democrat elected to high office. Every crime committed is always an illuminating, remarkable "discovery." She is right about one thing: she was caught holding the bag, so the shinola will be rolling downhill shortly.

5 posted on 03/21/2011 10:52:43 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: NoLibZone

6 posted on 03/21/2011 10:55:43 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: NoLibZone

Yeah, we hate her, too.


7 posted on 03/21/2011 11:03:52 PM PDT by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: BradyLS
Of course it's a surprise to her ... although it came up in 2006 when she was accused of registering her plane(s) in Delaware ... which she said was because
(a) her and hubby had several partners and
(b) no sales or property taxes there.
Absolutely NOT dodging taxes < /sarc >

more background at Missourians for Conservative Values
unapologetic MO blog link

8 posted on 03/21/2011 11:18:19 PM PDT by Optimist
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e9_S59KgT8&feature=related

Federal Drug Investigation of Claire - she sounds like a Clinton


9 posted on 03/21/2011 11:48:26 PM PDT by grdaal
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To: gusty

“There are a number of people I could blame.” I believe she is thinking of a number equal to the population of her district. She and her husband are plain old hustlers.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 1:14:38 AM PDT by healy61
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To: healy61

“I have discovered that the...personal property taxes on the plane have not been paid,” McCaskill told a small number of reporters on a conference call Monday. “There should have been a reporting to the county of the existence of this airplane...There are people I could blame for this, but I know better. As (a former) auditor, I know I should have checked for myself. I take full responsibility for the mistake.”

Translation: “Damn, I got caught”


11 posted on 03/22/2011 2:48:27 AM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh common people! It was just a mistake! Reelect Claire!


12 posted on 03/22/2011 3:47:26 AM PDT by Defend Liberty
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To: NoLibZone
There are people I could blame for this, but I know better.

That really deserves a place in the weasel hall of fame--I'm not blaming anyone, but I COULD!

13 posted on 03/22/2011 4:15:19 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Left FR in 2011, and I ain't comin' back! :P)
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To: NoLibZone

“Washington should stop taking care of millionaires & start taking care of the middle class....to continue to protect the very wealthiest slice of America at the expense of our children, who are going to have to pay the bill, is immoral.“

-Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million.

http://www.ontheissues.org/Economic/Claire_McCaskill_Tax_Reform.htm

It’s easy to be for higher taxes when you have no intention of paying them.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 4:20:19 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Left FR in 2011, and I ain't comin' back! :P)
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To: NoLibZone
There are people I could blame for this, but I know better.

Do you think she knows what Personal Property means?

15 posted on 03/22/2011 4:23:51 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: NoLibZone

We should give her a break—it’s not like she’s familiar with taxes and such stuff.

from Wikipedia:

In 1998 McCaskill was elected to the position of STATE AUDITOR...


16 posted on 03/22/2011 4:24:44 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Left FR in 2011, and I ain't comin' back! :P)
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To: NoLibZone

Yes folks these are the people we elect and we get what we deserve. In a mater of a week or two this will get off the headlines like Kerry’s boat and Charlie Rangel. DC needs an enema, too many come out far more wealthier than when they went in, surely that tells you something.


17 posted on 03/22/2011 4:31:21 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: NoLibZone

All the “elites” know that “taxes are for the ‘little people’.” Just ask them...


18 posted on 03/22/2011 4:59:29 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: NoLibZone

Aw come on folks, she’s a RAT through and through and is absolved of her sins by the MSM. Just take a look at the top paid Obama employees and many don’t pay taxes or owe the IRS. For example nothing happened to Geithner (Sec’y. of the Treasury) or Rangel.


19 posted on 03/22/2011 5:13:09 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: NoLibZone

She’s done. Michael J. Fox can’t come to shake and save her this time.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 5:18:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: gusty

$87,000 my ass....flight time for crew and fuel on an eight seat jet is over $2500 per hour! My calcs put her reimbursement at a minimum for those 87 flights at $217,500 if all the flight’s were one hour which is highly unlikely....more likely figure an average of 3.0 hrs per flight for a total of $650,000 or more! If anyone knows the tail number I can tell you exactly what the costs are....


21 posted on 03/22/2011 6:06:28 AM PDT by databoss
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To: databoss

Bump


22 posted on 03/22/2011 7:38:53 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: NoLibZone

When this first came out, it was $87, 273 in unpaid taxes.

Now, it’s $287,273.

How did that happen?


23 posted on 03/22/2011 10:37:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: databoss

The personal property tax on an airplane is based on it’s purchase price, not how much income it generates.


24 posted on 03/22/2011 10:40:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: UCANSEE2

And the pp tax relates to my post how? They are separate issues taxes and amount she owed for flying on the plane....


25 posted on 03/22/2011 11:22:40 AM PDT by databoss
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To: databoss

I’m confused....the article clearly references “personal property tax”.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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The article I read said she had reimbursed the government $89,000 that she erroneously charged the taxpayers for flights she took on the jet for her campaign. My post was meant to question that figure. It costs more than $1000 an hour to fly an eight place jet, so I guess in some respects she was “saving” taxpayers alot per but the thing all stinks for me. Once you fudge numbers in one spot you fudge them all over...


27 posted on 03/22/2011 12:05:42 PM PDT by databoss
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To: databoss

Your post 21 was a response to post 4, where that poster referred to TAXES.

Do you see why I thought that you were mixing up taxes and flight cost?

To be a little more clear, (or less), The original claim was that she hadn’t paid $87,000 in PP Tax. Now it’s $300,000?

And you are quoting 300,000 and higher for flight costs.
So, I would like to know, which one of the ‘costs’ or UNPAID items are we discussing? The story is about UNPAID TAXES.

If she OWNS the plane (co-owns), why would she even be charging the government for the costs?


28 posted on 03/24/2011 7:48:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: UCANSEE2

You need to carefully READ and COMPREHEND the entire article. The $300k was for clearly cited for back taxes. The $89k was money she erroneously charged the taxpayers to cover flights costs of 89 flights she took on her hubbies jet which she supposedly has reimbursed to the taxpayers . The point of my posts was that flights costs for an eight seat jet are no where near $1000 per flight hour and that something smells with the math in the story.


29 posted on 03/24/2011 8:38:36 AM PDT by databoss
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To: databoss
The $89k was money she erroneously charged the taxpayers to cover flights costs of 89 flights she took on her hubbies jet which she supposedly has reimbursed to the taxpayers . The point of my posts was that flights costs for an eight seat jet are no where near $1000 per flight hour and that something smells with the math in the story.

I have heard of a bunch of other cases where politicians hitch rides on private jets and "reimburse" the owner $1000 per flight. Apparently there is a law that says that congresspersons must reimburse the owners of private planes, but somehow limits the reimbursement to $1000. (I don't know the details of how much of this comes from a congressional travel allowance.) So the plane owner gets to bribe the politician with a discounted flight on a private jet and the politician saves time and money. The difference in this case is that McCaskill was making the payment to her own family.

30 posted on 03/24/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: databoss
You need to carefully READ and COMPREHEND the entire article.

I did. I also read all the other articles on this subject. The first one referred to $87,000 in UNPAID PROPERTY TAXES. It seems to me the media may be mixing up the figures as well.

and that something smells with the math in the story.

I think we completely agree on that.

31 posted on 03/24/2011 9:21:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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