s skippy the bush kangaroo: apparently "taxes are for little people"

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

apparently "taxes are for little people"

wonder if bills are going to go unpaid if mcbush gets the presidential nod.
when you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. when you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying. it's a lesson cindy mccain learned the hard way when newsweek raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill on a la jolla, calif., property owned by a trust that she oversees. mrs. mccain is a beer heiress with an estimated $100 million fortune and, along with her husband, she owns at least seven properties, including condos in california and arizona.

san diego county officials, it turns out, have been sending out tax notices on the la jolla property, an oceanfront condo, for four years without receiving a response. county records show the bills, which were mailed to a phoenix address associated with mrs. mcmain's trust, were returned by the post office. according to a mccain campaign aide, who requested anonymity when discussing a private matter, an elderly aunt of mrs. mccain's lives in the condo, and the bank that manages the trust has not been receiving tax bills on the property. shortly after newsweek inquired about the matter, the mccain aide e-mailed a receipt dated friday, june 27, confirming payment by the trust to san diego county in the amount of $6,744.42. county officials say the trust still owes an additional $1,742 for this year, an amount that is overdue and will go into default july 1. told of the outstanding $1,742, the aide said: "the trust has paid all bills shown owing as of today and will pay all other bills due." - newsweek
imagine what would happen to you if you hadn't paid taxes for four years. another reminder of the two americas.
"today, under george w. bush, there are two americas, not one: one america that does the work, another that reaps the reward. one america that pays the taxes, another america that gets the tax breaks. one america - middle-class america - whose needs washington has long forgotten, another america - narrow-interest america - whose every wish is washington's command. one america that is struggling to get by, another america that can buy anything it wants, even a congress and a president." - john edwards
update - mccains report more than $100,000 in credit card debt - the hill

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 10:05 AM |


In my town they foreclose on your house if you don't pay your taxes -- and it doesn't take four years, either. The Arizona Helmsleys obviously believe that taxes are for the little people.
commented by Blogger Jill, 7:06 PM PDT  

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