Thurston Howell III John Kerry (D. Taxachusetts), is drawing flak for mooring his 76 foot sloop Isabel in Rhode Island rather than in Massachusetts. By keeping his ship in Rhode Island, Kerry is avoiding paying taxes to his home state of an estimated $437, 500 in sales tax and $70,000 a year in excise tax. Go to the Boston Herald here to read all about it.
You know, if I had the cash to blow on a yacht like that I think I would look into every legal way to avoid paying any more taxes on it than I had to. However, I would not have made a career of voting for virtually every tax hike introduced in Congress as John Kerry has.