John McCain 'fails to pay taxes'
When you're getting on in years it's easy to forget things - like paying your taxes - easily done.
John McCain and his wife failed to pay house taxes and owe more than $225,000 on credit cards, it has been revealed.
Newsweek, which discovered that Senator McCain and his wife Cindy, a beer heiress worth an estimated $100 million, owed $6,744.42 in delinquent property taxes on a California home, commented acidly: "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."
After the magazine told the McCain campaign about the tax debt most of it was paid off immediately and an aide said that an elderly aunt of Mrs McCain, who lives at the San Diego property, appeared to have ignored the bills.