What is it with Democrats and not paying taxes? Claire McCaskill has never struck me as the sharpest knife in the Democrat drawer, from her lackluster appearances on the Sunday morning shows, but here, she shows the same tin ear most Democrat politicians do when it comes to meeting their civic obligations.
In a conference call with reporters, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill just disclosed that she failed to pay $287,000 in property taxes related to her co-ownership of a private aircraft. This scandal comes quickly on the heels of recent revelations that McCaskill improperly billed taxpayers for use of the same private aircraft, for which McCaskill reimbursed the Treasury $88,000
Tom Daschle gets chauffeured around in a limo and “forgets” to pay his fair share of taxes for the privilege. Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner “forgets” to pay his taxes. Claire McCaskill flies around in her own private plane and “forgets” to pay taxes on it (and inappropriately bills some of the expenses to the taxpayer to boot!).
Maybe she’s angling for a cabinet position in the Obama administration?