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#16    Lt_Ripley

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:17 PM

__Kratos__ on Jul 2 2008, 04:27 AM, said:

They didn't blame anybody. An aide was explaining it.

Mrs. McCain, San Diego County Would Like a Word

When you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. When you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying. It's a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill on a La Jolla, Calif., property owned by a trust that she oversees. Mrs. McCain is a beer heiress with an estimated $100 million fortune and, along with her husband, she owns at least seven properties, including condos in California and Arizona.

San Diego County officials, it turns out, have been sending out tax notices on the La Jolla property, an oceanfront condo, for four years without receiving a response. County records show the bills, which were mailed to a Phoenix address associated with Mrs. McCain's trust, were returned by the post office. According to a McCain campaign aide, who requested anonymity when discussing a private matter, an elderly aunt of Mrs. McCain's lives in the condo, and the bank that manages the trust has not been receiving tax bills on the property. 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."

Dan McAllister, treasurer- tax collector for San Diego County, said that about 3 percent of San Diego's approximately 1 million property owners default on their property taxes each year. The county assesses a 1.5 percent penalty for each month that goes by unpaid and puts houses up for sale after five years. "We do hear an awful lot of excuses for why people don't pay," McAllister said. "Under the law, the property owner is responsible for keeping the address current. We're only as good as the information we are given."

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As for the credit cards, they can obviously pay for it and they're still using them assuming.


here's the point --- it's not rocket science --- if you own property you know there is going to be taxes.   One year , ok I can see them missing it. But 4 ? lmao.  give me a break.  either they didn't know how to manage their property , are dolts or didn't care. take a pick.

I bet they wouldn't have forgotten to itemize when it comes to taking things off their taxes.

and if this had been Obama ? cons would have been all over it like flies on crap.

Edited by Lt_Ripley, 02 July 2008 - 07:18 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:32 PM

Lt_Ripley on Jul 2 2008, 07:17 PM, said:

One year , ok I can see them missing it. But 4 ? lmao.  give me a break.


$6,744.42 is FOUR years of property taxes?  Wow.  Either California is a lot different from Maryland or someone should check into the fact that they're only paying $1633 a year in property taxes.  What are they living in-- a shack?  I assumed $6744 was for one year.



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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:34 PM

Siara on Jul 2 2008, 03:32 PM, said:

$6,744.42 is FOUR years of property taxes?  Wow.  Either California is a lot different from Maryland or someone should check into the fact that they're only paying $1633 a year in property taxes.  What are they living in-- a shack?  I assumed $6744 was for one year.


lmao I was thinking the same thing. ours here in Detroit . a single family home , 3 bedrooms 1 and 1/2 baths . detached garage and all in need of work - 3000 a year.


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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:51 PM

Actually, that amount rings true for a 2BR condo in La Jolla, so says my sister who resided in La Jolla, in a similar 2BR condo (2200 Sq Ft/Affluent neighborhood). What doesn't ring true is the 4 years thing. On a personal note, I was 120 days behind on my property taxes--my wife and I were on our almost 6-month-long honeymoon--and the county solicitor had already sent us several threatening letters--each on different colored paper and in different colored envelopes: do they really think that 'pink' is more serious than 'yellow'?

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:28 PM

mklsgl on Jul 2 2008, 08:51 PM, said:

Actually, that amount rings true for a 2BR condo in La Jolla, so says my sister who resided in La Jolla, in a similar 2BR condo (2200 Sq Ft/Affluent neighborhood). What doesn't ring true is the 4 years thing. On a personal note, I was 120 days behind on my property taxes--my wife and I were on our almost 6-month-long honeymoon--and the county solicitor had already sent us several threatening letters--each on different colored paper and in different colored envelopes: do they really think that 'pink' is more serious than 'yellow'?

I've often wondered that. (Off topic slightly, perhaps, but.)  Whenever anyone was sentenced to detention at school, they'd be sent to the office to collect a Pink Slip. Why does pink sometimes have sinister connotations? Do valentines and fluffy bunnies and inflatable hearts have sinister connotations?  Well, yes, they do, don't they.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

mklsgl on Jul 2 2008, 03:51 PM, said:

Actually, that amount rings true for a 2BR condo in La Jolla, so says my sister who resided in La Jolla, in a similar 2BR condo (2200 Sq Ft/Affluent neighborhood). What doesn't ring true is the 4 years thing. On a personal note, I was 120 days behind on my property taxes--my wife and I were on our almost 6-month-long honeymoon--and the county solicitor had already sent us several threatening letters--each on different colored paper and in different colored envelopes: do they really think that 'pink' is more serious than 'yellow'?


yes , but after year 2 , they usually send people to the home. and the fact is .......... if you own property of any kind ....... your going to owe taxes.


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:20 AM

Lt_Ripley on Jul 2 2008, 02:17 PM, said:

here's the point --- it's not rocket science --- if you own property you know there is going to be taxes.   One year , ok I can see them missing it. But 4 ? lmao.  give me a break.  either they didn't know how to manage their property , are dolts or didn't care. take a pick.

I bet they wouldn't have forgotten to itemize when it comes to taking things off their taxes.

and if this had been Obama ? cons would have been all over it like flies on crap.


mellow.gif They have people that take care of their accounts.

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which were mailed to a Phoenix address associated with Mrs. McCain's trust, were returned by the post office.


Seems whoever was in charge didn't think to look into the properties if they didn't get any notice or anything.



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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:04 AM

__Kratos__ on Jul 2 2008, 09:20 PM, said:

mellow.gif They have people that take care of their accounts.
Seems whoever was in charge didn't think to look into the properties if they didn't get any notice or anything.


If by some miracle he were to become president, he would have "people" too. And we would continue to go right down the drain.




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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:17 AM

ninjadude on Jul 3 2008, 09:04 PM, said:

If by some miracle he were to become president, he would have "people" too. And we would continue to go right down the drain.


And Obama doesn't have people either? Muslim headscarfs comes straight to mind.


Since you're so upset over less then 7k, I would expect you would be furious with over 100k savings that Obama got 'discounted' for:

Obama got discount on home loan

Plus the 300k he saved by not having to pay full price and of course their family friends, who was later convicted of 16 counts schemes, that sold them the lot next to it to expand their yard despite having to pay full price for his lot.

Edited by __Kratos__, 04 July 2008 - 02:18 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:30 PM


Do you have some problem with muslim head scarfs?

What's wrong with getting a discount? That's a far cry from failing to pay your taxes.

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