Sunday, June 29, 2008

default! (john mccain doesn't pay taxes)

Huffington Post has the scoop on a Newsweek story claiming that John McCain has defaulted on his taxes for a La Jolla, Calif. residence for the past four years.

Newsweek is set to publish a highly embarrassing report on Sen. John McCain, revealing that the McCains have failed to pay taxes on their beach-front condo in La Jolla, California, for the last four years and are currently in default, The Huffington Post has learned.

Under California law, once a residential property is in default for five years, it can be sold at a tax sale to recover the unpaid taxes for the taxpayers.

The McCains own at least seven homes through a variety of trusts and corporations controlled by Cindy McCain.

According to the Newsweek article, the McCains have frantically tried to pay the back taxes this weekend.
Shortly after NEWSWEEK inquired about the matter, the McCain aide e-mailed a receipt dated Friday, June 27, confirming payment by the trust to San Diego County in the amount of $6,744.42. County officials say the trust still owes an additional $1,742 for this year, an amount that is overdue and will go into default July 1. Told of the outstanding $1,742, the aide said: "The trust has paid all bills shown owing as of today and will pay all other bills due."
We could make a witty comment about fiscal conservatism, but we think this story speaks for itself.

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