Join Jim and Greg as they discuss how the campaign is about to pivot from speculating about Joe Biden’s choice of running mate to dreading that person becoming president if Biden wins in November. They also highlight Kentucky Democratic Senate hopeful Amy McGrath’s habit of forgetting to pay taxes. And they have more than a few questions as Russia claims to have the first coronavirus vaccine.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Like the Murder Turtle impersonation. We need a special Mitch Martini, just so you can practice.

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    • August 11, 2020, at 9:26 AM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    Yup, I dread the prospect of Pres. Kamala Harris!

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    • August 11, 2020, at 3:45 PM PDT
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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Normally when one buys a house with a mortgage, the mortgage company requires an escrow account for the property taxes. And then the mortgage company pays the taxes. Did she buy a house in Alexandria without a loan? If she could pay cash for a house, how can she not have the spare case to pay the taxes. Did she just forget several times to pay the taxes? Did she somehow have a mortgage without the property tax escrow?

    EDIT: After writing my comment, I did the research and found the original Washington Free Beacon article. It reports that she had 20% equity in the house, so the property tax escrow was not required. I did not know that was an option. But she still made the same error six times. When I make an error, I try not to make the same error twice. She should have gone for the escrow option.

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    • August 11, 2020, at 4:19 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    Well, even if you had $750,000 to buy a house, perhaps using money from an inheritance, that doesn’t mean you have a lot left. And I expect the property taxes in a place like Alexandria are significant. Maybe $15,000 a year or more.

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    • August 13, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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