Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One way to attack a state's deficit

Here's a little windfall for Massachusetts. After a week of embarrassment over his maneuvering to avoid paying taxes on his yacht, Senator Kerry has agreed to pay the taxes that he would have had to pay if he'd been docking his yacht in Massachusetts instead of Rhode Island. So the state is going to get a half a million dollars.

Now if other states can find out ways that their local politicians are avoiding any taxes, they can embarrass them and get a bit of a bonus in these days of sparse revenues. Though we can't count on other politicians to both as rich, arrogant, and hypocritical as John Kerry.