John McCain, Tax Dodger

It’s only Newsweek, so it must be another liberal smear.

Except this time it’s true.

John McCain is a tax dodger:

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.

Four years of tax notices without a response?  What would happen to your average senior citizens who did not pay their taxes?

Ask them.  They’re out on the streets.  They’re everywhere.

This demonstrates a certain arrogance, a hubris with a particularly bad stench.  Ignore the tax bills.  Tax bills are for those with less than $100 million.

I want to know what penalties were assessed.  Were the taxes bought by tax scavengers?  Have the McCains lost property because of their negligence?

Or are there other rules for the fabulously well-to-do?