Tag Archives: Property Taxes

Zimmerman: Post Dispatch Silence Is Deafening

As the news broke on Stuart Zimmerman’s special tax assessment treatment by the Charlie Dooley administration and the questions started flowing to his son and County Assessor candidate Jake Zimmerman, I began to watch the Post Dispatch web site to see how they handled the story.

About half-way down the image, you can see that the PD was burning the midnight oil to get out the story on Zimmerman’s opponent L.K. “Chip” Wood being late on his business property taxes.

So, considering the Zimmerman story also started breaking on 3/24/11, we could assume that this story would also appear quickly!


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Maybe they needed a heads up on this story, so I contacted their Politics Reporter Jake Wagman.

Again, crickets:

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We’ll see if he replies.

No worries; I’m sure the Editorial Department’s endorsement (below) of Jake Zimmerman will not bleed over into the news department, and the father’s assessment story will appear soon.

“If there must be an elected assessor, it should be someone professional enough to understand the complications of the job and compassionate enough to care about people with problems. Also, his taxes should be current. We recommend Jake Zimmerman.”

Hopefully, the PD Editorial Department will let us know if they continue to recommend candidates who obviously engage in favoritism and nepotism.


Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Media, Taxes


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AirClaire: Better ‘Over Pay’

First, Claire couldn’t get away with billing you and your fellow taxpayers for jet-setting around Missouri and the nation.  Now, she can’t seem to get away with skipping out on the Property Taxes.

According to The Hill, AirClaire will back-pay $287,000 in Property Taxes to St. Louis County for the plane she co-owns with her rich husband, Joseph Shepard.

“On a conference call with reporters Monday, McCaskill announced she was sending the St. Louis County Department of Revenue a check for more than $287,000 to cover personal property taxes owed on the plane for 2007 to 2010.

“If in fact we have overpaid, that is fine,” she said.”

Claire, considering you can’t remember the rules or laws regarding Taxpayer Funded Travel or Property Ownership Taxes, I strongly suggest you OVER-PAY.  Then, next month’s revelation of your tax-related oversight will be paid in advance.

Word has it that she’s contacting Charlie Rangel on how avoid Congressional Censure and prosecution on Tax Evasion (wink).




Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Taxes


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