View Full Version : Democrat Senator has over $280,000 in back taxes on a private air plane

03-25-2011, 03:20 PM

Sen. Claire McCaskill is selling the personal plane that has caused her turbulence in recent weeks after POLITICO revealed she used taxpayer money to cover the cost of political travel.

The first-term Democrat said she was very happy she was able to convince her husband to "sell the damn plane."

McCaskill said she would be sending a check for $287,273 to St. Louis County Monday for the back taxes she owed between 2007 and 2010. She 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.

4 years of taxes on a plane is almost a quarter of a million dollars?

Also this is one of reasons why this country is in such bad shape all of the people running the country are rich even the one's that "fight for the poor". When you owe taxes that are multiple times what your average citizen is making a year it is time for you to get out.

03-25-2011, 05:00 PM
really?? thats the problem?? that the people running the country have made more money than those that settle for entry level jobs or income? Shame on them for being more successful or business savvy than the majority of other citizens