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MOGOP: Did Russ Carnahan Break the Law?

April 30th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

 

Excerpt from MOPGOP release:

With the City of St. Louis facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Congressman Russ Carnahan has admitted that he has not paid St. Louis City personal property taxes on his unregistered 42-foot yacht. Carnahan moved the yacht from Missouri to Illinois, where yachts are exempt from personal property taxes. Now, new questions are arising about whether Carnahan broke the law when he signed his 2009 St. Louis City Personal Property Tax Return.

“Did Russ Carnahan break the law when he signed a legal document declaring that he was not avoiding Missouri personal property taxes—when he actually was? While Missourians struggle to stay afloat financially and are pinching pennies to make sure they can support their families and pay their fair share of taxes, Carnahan is skirting the law and not paying his fair share. Residents of the 3rd District are still awaiting a truthful explanation about his evasion of Missouri taxes.” — Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party.

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  • 1 Tom // Apr 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Democratic members of congress are not bound by the same laws as us common folk. Didn’t you hear? In January 2009 by presidential decree this took place, god you guys are behind the times.

  • 2 JJ // Apr 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Just typical of the whole Carnahan family and the liberal in general. Look at the whole Obama administration and Democratic party and all of them who have not paid their taxes, but continue to be employed instead of in jail. Time to do away with the families like the McCaskills and the Carnahans and the Kennedy’s and through all of them out of office. Real change is coming November 2, 2010.

  • 3 jerry trotter // Apr 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Missouri usually votes republican in most things. And that is sad, because there are many good men and women in the “other party.” changed does not necessarily have to mean, weed out all dems. in favor of republicans. I say it is a sad day when a qualified voter thinks he or she must vote one party or the other. we have a lot of good people in both parties. let us actually look at the views of all the people running for office.

  • 4 phil baker // Apr 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    The ‘boat story’ of Carnahan keeps getting mileage.

    Again (and this is about the ninth blog that I’ve embedded this comment on), boat owner registration is attached to the owner’s home address–whether the boat’s in IL (closest place to St Louis to put a sailboat) or in Siam. There’s no tax advantage or tax avoidance aspect of the slip selection for the boat.
    In MO, boats are like motorcycles–there’s a one-month tag issuance (April) for license plates on the trailer…and that’s the mechanism whereby the MO Dept of Revenue makes its’ money. He wasn’t out of the bounds of the law and what I write would be exactly the same if it was Mr Martin’s boat in the same, well, boat.

  • 5 Dale Warren // May 3, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Phil – I do think this is silly, though mostly on Carnahan’s part. The question isn’t “can Carnahan legally avoid taxes” – I think the answer is “no”. The issue is did Carnahan pay his taxes, a simple matter of fact. Carnahan could put Ed Martin’s riff on ice with a slip of paper.

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