See John Kerry’s new $7 million yacht. See John dodge Massachusetts sales tax.

Modest $7 mil boat

Taxes for thee, not me!!!

Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.

Isabel – Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage – was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine.

But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.

Hi Everyone! We're gonna screw you good!

Now why would Horseface, the people’s senator, do such a thing? Why, let us guess: Because R.I. repealed its yacht sales and use taxes back in 93, that’s why. And then there’s that pesky 6.25 Massachusetts sales tax thing, meant for common people not special people like John — not to mention the Annual Excise Tax on his little dinghy.

Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.

Oh! I see! It’s time for You to “Give Back” but it’s not John Kerry’s time at all. No sir.

And state Department of Revenue spokesguy Bob Bliss confirmed the senator “is under no obligation to pay the commonwealth sales tax.”

Of course not!  He’s a Senator. He only has to tell YOU peons what to do and pay, it doesn’t apply to Very Important Him.

The typical example of  what we have sitting their thieving, smarmy elitist asses in the Senate, why on earth would John Kerry want to start leading by example at this late date???


41 Responses

  1. Well of course the assholes would side with the senior Senator! Let any of the little people try that! I mean for real- the Commonwealth tries to force anybody who is in the State more than thirty days to become a citizen and register their vehicle and get a MA license.
    This part at the end got me too-
    “but he did confirm the boat was built in New Zealand. According to Internet reports, Kerry was seen in Whangarei last December inspecting his new high-seas plaything.”

    More outsourcing of jobs- thanks John! Anybody else think there might be a ship yard or two here in the States needing work?

  2. Well you know John, Buy America, Union Forever! He didn’t want it to cost $9 million, so he built it somewhere else. Just like Al Gore, who got a major grant to build his $100k “people’s car”, is building it overseas. Just like how China is building solar panels. It’s part of the Jobs program I guess.

    One thing about the far left, they sure do walk the talk, eh?. Except for these two guys. And all their friends.

  3. Some animals are more equal than others.

    It really sucks that the voters of MA don’t get in an uproar over this. All that tax money not being collected, those jobs going overseas. And they will continue to re-elect him until he drops dead in his Senate chair. Another one that will be rolled in to have his finger put on the button so an aide can push it.
    But then again- my old home state was dumb enough to elect axelrove’s o-prototype.

  4. Mom, that’s exactly what I was thinking – Don’t the New England coastal states have boat building facilities? Why of course they do.

  5. We had a festival here this weekend and most people walked back and forth to their cars for food and drinks. The food stands and merchandise vendors did little business. I’ve been going for 7 years and this was very obviously not the norm.

    They don’t allow entrance with food or drinks so there were many people in the parking lot on and off all day.

    Things are tough for the tax paying working class. Isn’t it a pity? Isn’t it a shame?

  6. Oh and I did splurge and buy a rack of ribs. And before anybody asks………. no I did not have sex.

    The ribs were falling off the bone and better than sex!

  7. Then you’re not doing it right Karen.

  8. There once was a yacht from Nantucket……

  9. And John Kerry knew how to fuck it….

  10. DE, it was a blues fest. Do you know how good they have to be to please all the southern performers? The music was better than sex too.

    Um, maybe you DO have a point. I ain’t got my mojo workin.

  11. UNbelievable!!! (and of course, “historic”)

    President Obama will break another barrier of sorts: He’ll become the first sitting U.S. President to appear on a daytime talk show.

    Producers of ABC’s ‘”The View” announced that the President’s interview will be taped Wednesday and broadcast Thursday.

    Topics include jobs, the economy, the Gulf Coast oil disaster — and how Obama’s family is adjusting to life in the White House, the producers said Monday.

    Read more:

  12. He is an embarrassment to the office.
    Next we’ll have him on national tv plugging the hole in the bathroom.
    In a historic first for a president…Barack Obama will take an enormous crap and plug the hole that BP couldn’t.

  13. Maybe he could go on Jersey Shore next or host a WWE cage match.

  14. This is all Reagans fault for going to the Daytona 500 decades ago.

  15. I wish The View was taped in Los Angeles, I’d go there in a heartbeat on Wednesday to protest. Protest what? HIM! It’s taped in New York City, maybe Uppity can get tickets to be in the audience, that would be a hoot!

  16. Just to get a perspective on how ridiculous this is, here is the View’s line up for this week:

    Monday, July 26, 2010
    It’s a day of Hot Topics! Plus, hear music from Disney Channel’s Imagination Movers. (TV-14)

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    America Ferrera talks about her movie The Dry Land. (TV-14)

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    E.D. Hill guest co-hosts! Then, see rapper 50 Cent and Rob Schneider. (TV-14)

    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    President Barack Obama discusses his administration’s accomplishments, jobs, the economy, the Gulf oil spill and family life inside the White House. (TV-14)

    Friday, July 30, 2010
    Snoop Dogg joins with his wife and daughter. Plus, we’ll show you summer hair tips! (TV-14)

  17. I quit watching that crappy bunch when they slobbered all over the fraud and basically told Hillary – get lost – I remember Whoopie was a Hillary fan and then she believed the racist shit broadcast loud and clear & fell all over the fraud – I believed her when she said she read & researched & wanted all the facts before making a decision. I was so pissed I sent an email to her – got a reply back from the producer (the guy who’s been with babs for years) said they were entitled to their opinions……………….fuck em – haven’t watched since & guess I haven’t missed anything – just another bunch of dimwits who are impressed with their own existence……………………. do they contribute anything to the world?????????????

  18. It’s just such an obvious attempt to appeal to the female demographic. He’s like an abuser who comes back with flowers….he’ll have that big okie dokie grin while the panelists of the View slobber all over him.

  19. “and how Obama’s family is adjusting to life in the White House, the producers said Monday.”

    Clearly, they are not. Why else the need for THREE VACATIONS and a side trip to Chicago in THREE WEEKS?

  20. That’s all they do FF is go on vacation. No wonder he wanted the job. Pie & ice cream 24/7.

  21. Well maybe when the first family is in Martha’s Vineyard next month they can go for a ride on John Kerry’s tax free yacht!

  22. imust, it’s not just Martha’s Vineyard next month. Apparently, Michelle & Sasha are going to Spain for 4 days as well and Barack might join them for his 49th birthday – maybe.,michelle-obama-vacation-spain.html

  23. Did you catch this HT?

    Michelle Obama has reserved about 30 rooms for herself and her daughter, their friends and bodyguards at a five-star hotel in Benahavis near Marbella, hotel sources said.

  24. Yeah, I did – Gee I wonder who’s paying?

  25. This will make news: Last question for Gibbs today: (didn’t see who asked but it sounded like that old man from I THINK CSM “What assurance has the President had from his SOS that she will not run in 2012?”

    Then some mumbling – then Gibbs said something like “He needs no assurances from his SOS”

    and then the old guy said “Does he believe she is not going to run?

    Gibbs, surely confused by this question after an hour replies with “No”


    We need to see it again

    but you heard it here first!

  26. FF- forgot to mention- love love love the new header! Love the sliding Uppity Woman! You having fun with that new toy?

  27. The View, Spain vacation at a resort with 30 rooms, the never-ending fund raising and campaign schedule, the weekend photo-op vacation in Florida to appear he gives a rat’s ass about the Gulf people, Martha’s Vineyard, golf, of course on the weekends and let’s not forget Wednesday party night and Friday date nights.

    He is a coronated figurehead. Sheese. This is America.

  28. FF, verrrrrrry interestinkkk. So, perhaps she villl run.


    Count me in. Clinton 2012! The You Bet Your ASS She Can Do It campaign.

  29. “He is a coronated figurehead.”

    no chit Karen.

    And THANKS MOM! I have not had too much time to play yet (DRAT!) but that was a test I had to put myself through – and it worked!

    Anyway – I have to teach early today so I can’t stick around. I hate this class. Perhaps if I had more time with these kids I could make a difference, but it is a short session in a different location and there is NO INTEREST in learning by these kids. The school system, the BAD Liberal Policies of 30 years and the PC School System has ruined a complete generation. The location where I go on the early days has been in lockdown twice this year from Gang Violence, and it is a most uncomfortable atmosphere. I am the new white bitch teacher.

  30. We had a similar debate here in California about yacht buyers, as well as RV and private plane buyers using a loophole to avoid paying taxes on their large purchases. There was actually a “how to” book on it which detailed taking possession 3 miles offshore and videotaping the purchase for tax purposes, and then docking the boat in Mexico for 90 days to avoid any tax. Here’s a snip from an article about it back in 04:
    The tax officials say buyers of planes and luxury RV’s are doing the same thing. To express their disgust with it all, Democrats read aloud from the buyer’s guide during budget talks in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office. “It is just beyond me how they can conceive of defending it,” Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) said of loophole supporters. “It is as flagrant as they get.” The book shows wealthy Californians how to harbor their new luxury yachts in Mexico for three months to avoid paying the California state sales tax. A sample passage: “You may want to use the savings to update the electronics, mechanics or cosmetics on your new boat….You will find much lower labor rates and fine quality results in te work you have performed while in Mexico.” Schwarzenegger has expressed interest in the idea of changing the law but remains neutral. He does not a yacht. A personal jet he partially owns is registered out of state. Other Republicans want to leave the loophole alone.

  31. People watch the View? I have never been much of a talk show fan – but from the clips I have seen it not a very pleasant place to spend any time – and it seem inhabited by idiots. Well then – MO and BO would feel right at home.

    Spain?And Imelda need 30 rooms? Just how many “friends” are going? Or does she need it for her shoes?

    I see this is while weeone #1 has been banished to camp – so not just extravagant but very odd timing.

    I think someone needs to pull the plug on Kerry’s allowance. If his silly wife won’t then one of Heinz sons should. That money was not intended for Mom to keep her gigolo (and a boring ugly dumb misogynistic one at that – really with that money could she not do better?). If John Heinz had not died when the boys were under age she would never have had access to the major $$$$.

    And yes, the peons must register their cars fast (and in most states pay additional taxes and fees even they were purchased years earlier in another state- save those receipts) while the rich can play musical ASSsets.

  32. Link for my above quote (I thought it would post automatically)

  33. Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap. I love it when people rake Kerry over the coals. Five stars for Uppity!!!!!

  34. Here’s the Hotel that Meeshoe and her entourage are staying in Spain.

  35. While I come here to read every day I don’t comment very often. I am simply too outraged with this creepy administration and creepy oilsoc and his creepy wife. And to think I used to think Dubya was the creepiest ever. How could anyone have voted for this fraud?

  36. imust- read your comment re: Arnold not having a yacht- but remember- he married into the Kennedy clan and am sure he has the use of any of their numerous yachts and dinghies any time he or his wife feel the urge.
    Arnold marrying into that family proves that both parties are the same.
    Like Uppity says- Death by fire or Death by drowning. Either way we are just as dead.

  37. FF commented @ 2:09 pm on this from Gibbsy:

  38. Uppity, I got this from a comment at Pumapac.
    Kerry blames his WIFE for the avoiding tax on his….oops, i mean HER yacht:

  39. Isn’t it just like a Regressive to blame his wife? Especially considering she paid for the yacht.

  40. Speaking of the BH, this cover graphic from the Boston Herald cracked me up that I found over at Not Your Sweetie: Atta Buoy!
    Tried to track it down on the Herald site but couldn’t find it. Don’t have time to go to a news cover site…

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