Taxes Are For Little People

You know, as wealthy as John and Cindy McCain are, you'd think they could hire a bookkeeper to handle this kind of stuff:
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.

Of course, McCain can't be bothered to pay taxes; he's got enough on his plate trying to mirror George W. Bush in every conceivable way.

Stuff like this always bothers me, especially when it's the wealthy that do it. I can understand how a lower-middle-class family can fall behind on their rent. After all, they're not ridiculously rich, and a bad month can sink 'em. But it that lower-middle-class family is a few weeks late paying rent, they get evicted. John and Cindy McCain are by any measure phenomenally wealthy, and they haven't paid taxes on at least one of their seven (!!) houses for four years. And that house will no doubt stay in their possession, because they're not just rich, they're connected, too.

Of course, conservatives would say it's just the lower classes' fault for not making more money, ignoring the fact that Cindy McCain earned her money by being the daughter of a rich guy, and John McCain earned his money by marrying Cindy. If you can explain to me why they deserve special considerations that a poor single parent with two kids doesn't, I'm all ears.

(Via Pam)

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