Claire McCaskill: Another Example of How Democrats Can Get Away With Anything

-By Warner Todd Huston

Back in 2005 Clair McCaskill had a great campaign taunt for her opponent: he used state planes and state funds for
the political use of airplanes all on the taxpayer’s dime. That was bad, she told Missouri’s voters. Now McCakill is the Senator from the Show Me State and guess what? She’s been caught using taxpayer money to fund her own personal flights about the county.

Check out her 2006 political ad:

Notice her money quote: “And we have paid every dime of our taxes.”

It gets worse. McCaskill has had to admit that she never paid nearly $300,000 in taxes on her privately owned plane.

That isn’t all, over at BigGovernment are some documents that raise all sorts of tax questions for this woman who was once so concerned of the taxes and expenditures of other people.

Guy Benson of Townhall also has an amusing note to the current McCaskill saga.

One of the queries McCaskill failed to even acknowledge — “do you consider yourself a federal employee?” — is particularly stinging, given the Senator’s recent co-sponsorship of a bill that would make it easier to fire government workers for, er, failing to pay their taxes:

Click on over to Benson’s post. He has video and more tidbits there.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,,, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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