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  • Foreign banks to report on Americans trying to evade taxes as US FACTA starts July 1

    07/02/2014 7:15:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that allows banks worldwide to reveal information about their depositors, takes into effect on July 1. Under the new act all foreign banks are required to reports all offshore accounts of the US citizens. Banking centers like Switzerland and Luxembourg that agreed to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will have to begin turning over account names and other data to US financial authorities so that they can tax unreported income. According to the Internal Revenue Service, US citizens will have fewer options to stash their cash offshore away from the...
  • Fed Up With War, Some Won't Pay Taxes (Flash Back)

    05/18/2014 9:26:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 07/04/2007 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    --snip-- 8,000 to 10,000 Americans refuse to pay some or all of their federal taxes over war objections. Internal Revenue Service officials say they don't have figures for that specific category, but earlier this year reported an overall noncompliance rate of 16.3 percent and estimated the annual tax gap at about $345 billion. Peace activists are considering a mass tax resistance campaign next April to step up pressure to end the war in Iraq, Benn said.
  • AP Enterprise: US to unleash IRS on Russian banks

    05/05/2014 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 2:37 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    As the United States attempts to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, the Treasury Department is deploying an economic weapon that could prove more costly than sanctions: the Internal Revenue Service. This summer, the U.S. plans to start using a new law that will make it more expensive for Russian banks to do business in America. […] Long before the Ukraine crisis, Congress approved the law in 2010 to curb tax evasion that relies on overseas accounts. Now, beginning in July, U.S. banks will be required to start withholding a 30 percent tax on certain payments to financial institutions...
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • EU nations agree on rules to fight tax evasion (tax avoidance actually)

    03/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2014 8:31 PM EDT | Raf Casert
    European Union nations on Thursday agreed on a sweeping policy to fight tax evasion after tiny Luxembourg dropped its reservations to new rules which render its secretive banking culture more transparent. Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel confirmed at Thursday’s summit of EU leaders “the willingness of the government to take that road,” a key step to scrap the banking secrecy for foreigners. […] The legislation proposes an EU-wide automatic exchange of data on bank deposits to allow governments to identify and pursue tax evaders with foreign accounts on home soil. Van Rompuy said it would “close down loopholes, promote automatic...
  • Charlie Rangel: The Tea Party “Cult” is Suffering from an “Illness”

    01/01/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) recently expressed his puzzlement over the conservative wing of the Republican Party. In between incoherent ramblings and fragmented sentences, the congressman explained that the tea party is a “cult” group that suffers from an apparent “illness”. “Politics is (sic) changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people,” said the man who recently allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to a New York library named in his honor. (Maybe he’s speaking out of jealousy?) “When a handful of people [I assume he is referring to the tea party...
  • Rangel predicts 'rough' reelection fight ("it’s like shooting crap")

    01/01/2014 12:44:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) predicted he’ll face a “rough’ fight for reelection this cycle, but said he believes ObamaCare will be a boon to his campaign. “It’s going to be a rough one, but, you know, it’s like shooting crap. Either you win or you lose; you just can’t stay even with the first shot,” Rangel said on MSNBC on Tuesday. The long-serving Democrat had been considered a retirement risk, but announced earlier this month he plans to run for reelection. He’s likely to face a contentious primary fight from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, whom supporters believe is well-poised to...
  • Milton Friedman, Bad Laws and Tax Evasion

    11/08/2013 6:44:22 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    In the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, entitled "Incentives for Immoral Behavior", the American economist Professor Milton Friedman explains how there are fundamentally two types of law: those that are regarded as moral and just by the vast majority of people, and those which are not. The former group of laws are generally obeyed because they speak to the inner moral sense of the population, the latter have a high rate of violations. Obviously, the greater the number of laws and regulations, the higher the number of them that will be...
  • Rep. Rangel: ‘No Question’ Members of Congress Are Entitled to Obamacare Subsidies

    10/24/2013 7:05:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 24, 2013 - 5:13 PM | James Beattie, Ali Meyer
    Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) says that there is “no question” that members of Congress who are paid $174,000 a year are entitled to taxpayer-funded subsidies when they purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. … Under Obamacare, only people whose income is below 400 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for a federal subsidy to buy health insurance on the government exchanges. However, a recent rule made by the Office of Personnel Management allows members of Congress and their staffs to keep the taxpayer-funded “employer contribution” they currently receive under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)...
  • [NYC mayoral candidate] De Blasio has not disclosed years of rent income (possible tax evasion?)

    10/21/2013 11:09:08 PM PDT · by nycroads · 11 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | October 21, 2013 | Chris Bragg
    Updated: October 21, 2013 11:53 p.m. Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio did not inform the city Conflicts of Interest Board of the tens of thousands of dollars in rental income he received in recent years, Crain's has learned. City law states that elected officials must disclose income from real estate rents, but forms Mr. de Blasio has filed annually dating back to his days as a City Council member show none since at least 2007 for a rental property he and his wife own in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Busted Again: Charlie Rangel Fails to Report $200k in Political Donations

    09/15/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 15, 2013 | Rachel Pulaski
    Tax cheat and crook Charlie Rangel is back in the news again for not disclosing funds. In 2010, Rangel lost his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee because of an investigation into 2 corporate-funded trips to the Caribbean. Later that year, the House of Representatives formally censured him after he was found guilty of 11 ethics violations. Violations included failure to disclose over $600,000 in assets on a financial disclosure report as well as short changing the IRS for 17 years on rental income from his villa in the Dominican Republic. He also raided his PAC for $393,000 to...
  • Ex-French ambassador arrested with €350,000 cash

    08/31/2013 12:20:52 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | August 31, 2013 | Staff
    Former French ambassador Boris Boillon (pictured) was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, it emerged on Friday, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels with more than 350,000 euros in cash. Former French ambassador Boris Boillon was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels carrying more than 350,000 euros in cash, it emerged on Friday. It seems like a spectacular fall from grace for a man who enjoyed such an illustrious political career. Fluent in Arabic, he served as his country’s ambassador...
  • Problems With the Truth: Confessions of a 22-Year Rick Santorum Observer

    04/05/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jerry Bowyer
    I’ve known Rick Santorum for 22 years, having first met him in 1990 before he’d won his first campaign for Congress. I interviewed him on WORD-FM, an evangelical Christian radio station where I was a frequent guest host (and eventually a full-time host) early in his campaign. If I was not the first media personality to interview Rick, I was one of the first. I had Rick as a guest at the request of my friend, Mark Rogers, who was running Rick’s campaign. Over the years I interviewed Rick at least a dozen times and debated him several times as...
  • Turkish Airlines Investigated for Tax Fraud in Israel

    07/29/2013 7:57:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2013, 5:43 AM | Elad Benari
    Turkish Airlines’ Israeli office is currently being investigated for alleged tax evasion amounting to over 1.5 million shekels ($418,000), the Justice Ministry said Monday, according to the Israel Hayom daily. The newspaper quoted a statement published by the Ministry which said that the Tel Aviv District Prosecution’s Taxes and Economics Department is considering pressing criminal charges against the company as well as the head of its local office, Fatih Dogan, for failing to meet Israel’s Tax Authority guidelines for foreign companies operating in Israel. … The Tel Aviv District Prosecution believes that between 2006 and 2010 the airline filed false...
  • Al Sharpton, seeking justice for Trayvon Martin, stiffed the FEC (and owes IRS close to $1m)

    07/17/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 17, 2013 | LUKE ROSIAK
    "...Sharpton's National Action Network nonprofit, which is organizing the Martin protest marches, has repeatedly failed to pay taxes. The group currently owes $871,688 for unpaid "payroll taxes and related interest & penalties," according to its latest available Internal Revenue Service disclosure. The group claims to receive more than $3 million in contributions yearly. In 2008, Sharpton aides told the Associated Press that he had begun drawing only a "token" salary from his nonprofit to ease the burden on its finances, and in consideration of his substantial earnings from TV appearances. But IRS filings in the years since show he...
  • Governor Palin: Must I Repeat? Quit Making Things Up!

    07/05/2013 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Bratch · 106 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 5, 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Governor Palin wrote the following in response to the latest scandal coming from the Obama administration’s State Deptartment.Via Facebook: Outrageous. Once again the cover-up is worse than the “crime.” Secretary of State John Kerry WAS on his boat while Egypt fell into turmoil resulting in an overthrow of its new government ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood that the Obama Administration had so recently supported and may still support. (That, however, we do not know because President Obama’s absolutely dithering foreign policies, his "leading from behind," and his benign statements on the Muslim Brotherhood make no sense to sensible people.)The State...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry fiddles with his rigging while Egypt burns

    07/05/2013 6:17:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/5/13 | MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN
    Secretary of State John Kerry spent time lounging around on his yacht Wednesday while the Egyptian military was deposing their country's democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, according to various reports. When Kerry was first spotted on his yatch, called "Isabel," near his vacation home in Nantucket, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki called the report "completely inaccurate" saying that the Secretary of State had been "working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt," according to CBS News. Psaki even went so far as to deny that Kerry was even on the boat.
  • John Kerry and Water Sports: An Unfortunate History

    07/05/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 5 2013, 1:58 PM ET | David A. Graham
    ... The setting is what makes it so eyeroll-worthy. If Kerry had been seen at a barbecue, no one would bat an eye. But on board a $7 million yacht? It just doesn't seem like he's working hard. The incident fits a pattern for Kerry: a strange penchant for foppish gaffes involving water sports. First, of course, there was the epic television ad that George W. Bush ran against Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. Using footage of Kerry windsurfing and comparing his zig-zagging to a supposed propensity to change his positions... Then fast-forward to 2010, when then-Senator Kerry admitted...
  • The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat..

    07/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 05, 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    <p>Complete Title: "The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat while Egypt plunges into chaos - after his spokesman denied he been sailing in Nantucket"</p> <p>John Kerry's spokesman has admitted that the Secretary of State did go sailing off Nantucket as the Egyptian President was ousted from power, after pictures emerged of him out on the water on July 4.</p>
  • Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade

    08/07/2011 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 07, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade By Ben Wolfgang-The Washington Times1 Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis. The Obama administration’s debt-ceiling proposal, which included more spending cuts than the...
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/25/2010 2:20:32 AM PDT · by billorites · 75 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    It’s the electorate, stupid! A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up...
  • John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam [Schadenfreude!!]

    09/15/2010 10:05:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 16, 2010 | Hillary Chabot and Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation. “I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP...
  • Senator Defends Tax Dodge

    07/24/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 23 July 2010 | John Semmens
    Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) rebuffed critics’ complaints that he has dodged taxes he could easily afford to pay on his new $7 million yacht. By berthing the vessel in Rhode Island instead of his home state, Kerry avoided over $400,000 in sales taxes and an annual excise tax of $70,000. Inasmuch as Kerry has taken the position, as do most Democrats, that the rich do not pay enough taxes—in fact, Vice-President Joe Biden has characterized efforts to avoid or minimize one’s tax burden as “unpatriotic”—his actions strike many as hypocritical. “Not so,” says Kerry. “As a decorated Vietnam War veteran...
  • You're Right, Sen. Kerry: It's All Our Fault

    08/09/2011 4:59:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 9, 2011 | Michael Graham
    “This is the Tea Party downgrade.” — Sen. John Kerry Dear Sen. Kerry, On behalf of the Tea Party movement, please allow me to apologize. We had no idea. Who knew that spending two years lobbying against more debt and more spending would cause a credit downgrade? It never occurred to us that opposing massive new entitlement programs like Obamacare would make us responsible for the tidal wave of future debt that brought down our AAA credit rating. If only we’d gone to Harvard. See, when we citizen simpletons waved signs like “You Can’t Spend Your Way Out Of Debt,”...
  • Kerry's Campaign Mortgage Questioned

    02/23/2004 2:53:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 437+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/23/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    WRKO Boston talk radio host Howie Carr is questioning whether Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry was given special treatment when he obtained a $6.4 million mortgage last December on the Beacon Hill townhouse he owns jointly with his wife to rescue his then-financially-strapped campaign. "I don't think that the bank should have given Kerry that big of a mortgage under the usual regulations," Carr told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg on Sunday. "When you figure up the payments and the interest rate on the note, it's going to cost him $350,000 a year to pay off the note," the Boston...
  • Kerry Won't Release Tax Info on Teresa's Treasure

    04/14/2004 9:59:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 988+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/14/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry vacations in multimillion-dollar mansions, owns a $700,000 yacht, rides exotic Italian motorcycles and helps finance it all with a millions in annual income from family investments in Heinz Foods. But Kerry's campaign won't release one iota of tax information on the jackpot that keeps him living in style, because he files his tax return separately from his wife, ketchup heiress Teresa "Don't Call Me Mrs. Kerry" Heinz. Of course, none of this bothers the partisan press, which blithely reported on Mr. Kerry's tax filing yesterday without noting that the bulk of his income comes...
  • Debt ceiling debate turns to yacht class

    07/07/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Jul 2011 | SCOTT WONG
    Democrats turned to a tried-and-true strategy this week in the fight over the debt ceiling, casting Republicans as the guardians of yacht owners, hedge fund managers and Big Oil. After a week of speeches laced with populist rhetoric and shortly after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a vote on a resolution written as a lose-lose for Republicans, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded that his party is open to talking about loopholes, a shift from his previous hard line. “Voters don’t have a favorable view of millionaires. This is something the president and other Democrats are using to project...
  • Gas Guzzling Kerry Blasts Bush on Environment

    04/21/2004 8:45:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 516+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/21/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his mega-rich wife Teresa Heinz own a gas guzzling private jet, an energy-eating power yacht, have five mansions that consume thousands of gallons of oil to heat and cool - and keep a fleet of SUVs running night-and-day outside their Beacon Hill mansion. But that didn't stop Sen. Kerry from blasting President Bush's environmental record yesterday. "Being responsible about the environment is not some goo-goo, do-gooder, silly notion that you embrace once a year on Earth Day," railed Kerry to a Florida crowd. "It's important to life itself." Really? It doesn't seem particularly...
  • Kerry’s Absurdities

    08/09/2011 5:12:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 8th, 2011 | Tait Trussell
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) thinks the ideas of the Tea Party are “absurd.” The media should not be covering the Tea Party philosophy of reduced spending and debt and a balanced budget. In 1997, Kerry himself sponsored an amendment to balance the then-current budget. He didn’t think that was absurd. What is absurd is that no one is more to blame for the government’s long-time spending binge than Senator John Kerry himself. As the nation’s credit rating is downgraded, and our federal debt exceeds the entire output of the U.S. economy, Kerry on Meet the Press Aug. 7 called for...
  • Kerry Say 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He

    04/22/2004 5:26:12 PM PDT · by blam · 199 replies · 421+ views
    Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He Friday April 23, 2004 12:46 AM PITTSBURGH (AP) - Does John Kerry, who supports higher automobile fuel economy standards, own a gas-guzzling SUV? He does, but says it belongs to the family, not to him. During a conference call Thursday with reporters to discuss his upcoming jobs tour through West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, the Democratic presidential candidate was asked whether he owned a Chevrolet Suburban. ``I don't own an SUV,'' said Kerry, who supports increasing existing fuel economy standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015 in order to reduce...
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/25/2010 8:00:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/10 | Hillary Chabot
    A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing...
  • John Kerry: NYC Gone by 2036 (Boston and New York Are Being Destroyed by Bush!)

    03/17/2006 10:34:52 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 163 replies · 3,458+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/17/06
    Failed presidential candidate John Kerry offered a startling prediction Friday morning: If the U.S. doesn't change its global warming ways, New York City and Boston will be destroyed by flooding by 2036. "I can say to an absolute certainty," Kerry told radio host Don Imus, "that if things stay exactly as they are today absent some unpredictable change in what's going on, within the next 30 years the Arctic ice sheet is gone. "Not maybe, not if - the Arctic ice sheet is gone," the Massachusetts Democrat insisted, before offering his hair-raising prediction. "Already you have the Greenland ice sheet...
  • The yacht vs. the pickup truck

    08/01/2010 9:20:34 AM PDT · by jpl · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Boston.com ^ | Sunday August 1, 2010 | Joan Vennochi
    DEMOCRAT JOHN Kerry sets sail in a $7 million yacht built in New Zealan d. Republican Scott Brown hits the campaign trail in a GMC pickup truck with 200,000 miles on it. From Newport, R.I., — where Kerry’s “Isabel’’ was berthed before heading to Nantucket — to Rhinebeck, N.Y. — where Chelsea Clinton will marry in a mansion modeled after Versailles — today’s Democrats are looking more like Louis XVI than Tip O’Neill.
  • John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam

    09/16/2010 6:26:38 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Thursday September 16, 2010 | Hillary Chabot and Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation. “I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP...
  • Apparently Democrats Think Avoiding Taxes Legally Is Now a Crime...

    05/22/2013 11:07:40 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Apple made business decisions that saved it billions in taxes. What was so illegal about doing such a thing? Nothing, absolutely nothing, but don't tell that to the Democrats...
  • Liberals on the run from voluntary tax

    04/06/2011 6:39:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    Moonbats are cheap. And they prove it again every year at this time when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gives them the chance to personally raise their own income taxes. Your average liberal would give an illegal alien the shirt off your back. Not his back, but your back. Just ask them. They sit in Starbucks and angrily blog about how AmeriKKKans who work don’t pay their “fair share.”
  • Vanity -Teresa Heinz-Kerry Taxes - Not As Important As Where The Assets Are

    10/16/2004 3:41:54 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 35 replies · 1,413+ views
    Vanity | 10/16/04 | Lee Roggenburg
    After releasing a partial return of the family taxes, we were told that Teresa Heinz-Kerry's tax return indicated a paid rate of about 12% of income.
  • John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters

    09/26/2010 7:23:26 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/25/10 | Hillary Chabot
    A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday. Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing...
  • John Kerry Says News Media has Responsibility NOT to Cover the Tea Party

    08/05/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 58 replies
    Self | 08/05/11 | Self
    Just reported on Rush...no article to go with it yet. Yes, we need to save the media's precious air time for the latest Obama demagogue and dishonesty fest. Kerry apparently thinks its his job to direct what the media covers. Apparently he thinks North Korea has it right, where dissent is a treasonable offense and of course never covered in the state run media. It's obvious the Tea Party has won because they've turned these Democrats from looney to absolutely deranged. From their unamerican and unconscienable calling of Tea Partiers "terrorists" to now demanding the media not cover them, as...
  • Unpaid taxes: IRS report says $450 billion owed

    01/06/2012 5:19:38 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Unpaid taxes: IRS report says $450 billion owed WASHINGTON (AP) — People and businesses underpaid their taxes by an estimated 17 percent in the most recent year studied, meaning they failed to send the government $450 billion it was owed, according to an Internal Revenue Service report released Friday. The study covered 2006, the most recent for which the IRS said it had data available. The amount of underpaid taxes far exceeded the size of the entire federal budget deficit at the time. After IRS audits and other enforcement efforts, non-compliance shrank to 14 percent, leaving the final amount of...
  • Rich will deflect Kerry taxes, Bush says (i.e., that's what Teresa and Johnnie Edwards do!)

    08/01/2004 1:52:21 AM PDT · by ambrose · 64 replies · 1,924+ views
    The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com Rich will deflect Kerry taxes, Bush saysBy Bill SammonTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished August 1, 2004 CANTON, Ohio -- President Bush yesterday said Sen. John Kerry would fail in his attempt to raise taxes on rich Americans because their accountants would deflect the tax burden onto the middle class.     "He said he's only going to raise the tax on the so-called rich," Mr. Bush told thousands of supporters in Stark County, a crucial Ohio swing district, "but you know how the rich [are]: They've got accountants.     "That means you pay," he added. "That means your small business...
  • KERRYS PAID JUST 12% IN FEDERAL INCOME TAXES IN 2003

    09/10/2004 12:19:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 3,159+ views
    AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER BUTLER
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - John Kerry has repeatedly called for increasing taxes on the "wealthy" so the affluent "pay their fair share" for the "common good." Ironically, John and Theresa Heinz Kerry, who comprise one the richest families in the world, pay relatively little income tax. Last year, John Kerry and his wife paid just 12% of their combined income in income taxes, despite their assertion that the rich should contribute increased amounts to government coffers. In contrast, President and Mrs. Bush, who had a substantially lower income than the Kerry's, paid over 28% in taxes. "John Kerry wants other Americans...
  • One Look At This Chart, And You'll Instantly Get Why We Can't Fix The Tax Code

    11/22/2012 10:52:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2012 | Joe Wiesenthal
    Hey, let's just simplify the tax code and eliminate loopholes.It's hard to think of any statement that on its surface sounds less controversial. Eliminating loopholes means more revenue. Everyone likes simplification. Efficiency!So why doesn't it happen?This fantastic chart from Credit Suisse's Neal Soss is the answer. It shows the top 20 biggest "Tax Expenditures" which cost the government over $900 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. Credit SuisseSo you want to simplify the tax code, what are you going to get rid of?Are you going to eliminate the incentive to provide employers health insurance? Are you going to get rid...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 9-26-10 (Kerry Blames Stupid Voters For Democrat Problems)

    09/26/2010 6:07:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 26, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies seem to mostly agree with John F. Kerry's OBSERVATION that stupid voters are to blame for the current problems of the Democrats. Ummm... Who's stupid here, John? This is a guy who had a grandmother that spoke with a Yiddish accent yet supposedly he never once displayed the least bit of curiosity as to how he had a name like "Kerry." Or maybe it was explained to him that Granny's lapses into a vaguely Germanic foreign tongue were merely a ancient form of Gaelic as spoken in the section of Ireland known as County Kohn. Of course,...
  • John Kerry Says Voter Anger at Washington Is Hypocritical

    05/26/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 95 replies · 2,120+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | May 26, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    Times are tough, especially among those still looking for good jobs, but Sen. John Kerry doesn't think Washington's to blame. In fact the former Democratic presidential candidate, concerned with the anger voters are aiming at Washington, says that his party and President Obama are doing a ship-shape job. [See which industries contribute to Kerry campaign.] "We've come back," he says of the nation, Wall Street, and the economy. "This is an amazing resurgence." Kerry talked about the voter anger during a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor called to give him time to pitch his expansive climate and energy...
  • '46% in U.S. don't pay taxes' only half the story

    08/08/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/8/11 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    For some California Tea Party conservatives, it has become a favorite statistic: Nearly half of Americans - 46 percent - don't pay taxes. The number is used to back up their claim that if that many people don't pay taxes, why should the wealthiest individuals pay more? It is accurate in a sense - 46 percent of U.S. households aren't expected to pay federal income taxes this year. "But most of those people do pay federal taxes" of some sort, such as payroll taxes, said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center, a center-left Washington think tank,...
  • The Impressive Resume of John Kerry

    10/20/2004 6:41:59 PM PDT · by hardworking · 7 replies · 888+ views
    John Kerry Background Check | 10/20/04 | On Behalf of John Kerry
    JOB APPLICATION NAME: John Kerry RESIDENCE: 7 mansions, including one in Washington DC, worth multi-millions. I served in Vietnam (four months). EXPERIENCE: Law Enforcement. In my career as a U.S. Senator, I've voted to cut every law enforcement, CIA, and Defense bill. I ordered the city of Boston to remove a fire hydrant in front of my mansion, thereby endangering my neighbors in the event of fire. I served in Vietnam (four months). MILITARY: I served in Vietnam (four months). I used three minor injuries to get an early discharge from the military and service in Vietnam (as documented by...
  • Happy days here again for Kerry and Patches (net worth increases more than $20 million last year)

    08/31/2010 11:28:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/01/10 | Donna Goodison
    Happy days here again for Kerry and PatchesBy Donna Goodison Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - Updated 4 hours ago Sen. John Kerry is still King of the Hill. The Massachusetts Democrat’s net worth increased by more than $20 million last year to at least $188.6 million, extending his reign as the richest member of Congress. Outgoing Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, meanwhile, ranked among the richest members of Congress for the first time - thanks to an inheritance from his father, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, according to The Hill. **SNIP** “Voters have had enough with the millionaires club, and...
  • Pics of John Kerry's powerboat Scaramouche

    08/10/2005 2:31:20 PM PDT · by Panerai · 114 replies · 5,962+ views
    Liveshot.cc ^ | 08/10/2005 | Howie Carr
  • John Kerry: Not "Fair" To Stop Blaming Bush And Now Blame Obama

    08/02/2010 7:52:37 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 57 replies · 10+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 2, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I think what's happened is Fareed, in the last six months I think there was an article even in the paper this week about people no longer blaming Bush. They're beginning to target this White House. That's a natural course of events as you go through any administration, but I don't think it is fair to the President," Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said on CNN. "The story hasn't been sufficiently told," Kerry added.