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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:21 PM
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'Air Claire' Scandal Turns:...McCaskill Ponies up 287K in Back Taxes.
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Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 05:42 PM by Stuart G
Source: Talking Points Memo

Well, this isn't the way to put a scandal to bed. As if the fact that she charged taxpayers for her flights around Missouri in a private plane she owns with her husband and several investors wasn't enough, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has revealed that she hasn't paid personal property taxes on the plane for four years.

And what's worse for McCaskill supporters, she suggested there might be more plane-related bad news to come.

The Senator told reporters today she's sending a check for $287,273 to St. Louis County, where the twin-engine plane she used to hop around Missouri is based. According to Politico, McCaskill also "said she had campaign lawyers looking into the flights to determine if any more in-kind contributions needed to be reported to be in compliance." That means there could me more news about the plane Republicans are already calling ClaireAir down the road.

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Wasn't she some sort of lawyer..or prosecutor??
Guess she doesn't know about paying taxes..kinda sad.
Oh, it looks like she was a "State Auditor"


short bio on her:

Before her election to the U.S. Senate, McCaskill was State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She previously served as Jackson County Prosecutor (19931998) and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives (19831988). She was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Missouri in the 2004 gubernatorial election. She is a native of Rolla and graduate of the University of Missouri.

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  -'Air Claire' Scandal Turns:...McCaskill Ponies up 287K in Back Taxes. Stuart G  Mar-21-11 05:21 PM   #0 
  - Sad, sad, sad  Iliyah   Mar-21-11 05:49 PM   #1 
  - I agre, if she is on our side..then  Stuart G   Mar-21-11 05:51 PM   #2 
  - I disagree with your assessment  Sherman A1   Mar-21-11 06:56 PM   #8 
     - I could not understand how blase she was about her remark  truedelphi   Mar-21-11 07:16 PM   #11 
  - She's a crook or an incompetent, one or the other.  Bluenorthwest   Mar-21-11 05:54 PM   #3 
  - who the hell has 287K to pony up for that shit? Must be nice to be her.  elehhhhna   Mar-21-11 06:21 PM   #6 
  - 300K is chump change for her....  IamK   Mar-21-11 09:06 PM   #19 
  - Yep. Pick one. And neither one's good. n/t  Moondog   Mar-21-11 08:17 PM   #14 
  - put her out of office.  onethatcares   Mar-21-11 06:09 PM   #4 
  - I lived in Kansas City  femrap   Mar-21-11 06:18 PM   #5 
  - She didn't have money when she was Jackson County prosecutor  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-21-11 09:27 PM   #21 
     - I'm sorry.....getting $$$$$$$$$$  femrap   Mar-21-11 09:34 PM   #24 
        - More likely from Medicare and Medicaid.  No Elephants   Mar-23-11 07:59 AM   #27 
  - She was the State Auditor  Sherman A1   Mar-21-11 06:51 PM   #7 
  - OMG Cracks appear in Saint Claire.  avaistheone1   Mar-23-11 10:47 AM   #32 
  - I could give a shit, as long as we keep the seat in the Democratic column.  ClarkUSA   Mar-21-11 07:08 PM   #9 
  - She is _NO_ Democrat.  Sonicwall   Mar-21-11 08:10 PM   #13 
  - I disagree. You do not get to change the facts via your subjective opinion.  ClarkUSA   Mar-21-11 08:18 PM   #15 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-11 08:37 PM   #17 
        - Personal attack  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-21-11 09:30 PM   #22 
  - First thing to do before running for office  julian09   Mar-21-11 08:23 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, The minimum wage hike which is now in the process  Sherman A1   Mar-22-11 04:00 AM   #25 
  - Equating tax and election law violations by a member of Congress, with 2 or 3 bjs?  No Elephants   Mar-23-11 08:03 AM   #28 
  - I stopped caring about her when she referred to the TSA sadists  truedelphi   Mar-21-11 07:11 PM   #10 
  - what is a tsa sadists. n/t.  okieinpain   Mar-23-11 05:11 PM   #33 
  - She needs a real progressive challenger.  Sonicwall   Mar-21-11 08:08 PM   #12 
  - Backwards Missourians outnumber sane progressives  TheDebbieDee   Mar-21-11 08:57 PM   #18 
  - Sadly true  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-21-11 09:31 PM   #23 
  - The DNC will back her and Party stars will campaign for her,just as with Lieberman and Lincoln.  No Elephants   Mar-23-11 08:14 AM   #31 
  - Know any Missourians willing to work 90 hours a week for the next 19 months  Telly Savalas   Mar-23-11 09:01 PM   #36 
  - Sounds like she qualifies for a job with Tim Geithner at the Treasury Dept  Rage for Order   Mar-21-11 09:11 PM   #20 
  - But dontcha know? Only the "little people" pay taxes!  VermeerLives   Mar-22-11 06:52 PM   #26 
  - shes above us  timo   Mar-23-11 08:07 AM   #29 
  - Good luck getting her re-elected.  No Elephants   Mar-23-11 08:07 AM   #30 
  - Claire McCaskill, the "paragon of virtue" that  Dawson Leery   Mar-23-11 05:40 PM   #34 
  - she'll be unelectable in the future so I hope she's enjoying the ride  cbdo2007   Mar-23-11 07:48 PM   #35 
  - there is really no scandal here beyond GOP hype..  Green_Lantern   Mar-28-11 02:03 PM   #37 

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