From The National Review.
Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes more than $59,000 in taxes, according to public records reviewed by National Review. In September 2013, New York issued a state tax warrant to Neblett and his wife, Rita Nakouzi, for $46,862.68. Six months later, the state issued an additional warrant to the couple for $12,849.87.
In January 2014, Neblett tweeted, “Regressive taxation & tax-avoidance & union crushing & the financial corruption of legislation has fueled inequality more than hard work.” In 2012, he also criticized Republican politicians, saying they were “all afraid to vote for a modest tax increase of people who can totally afford it.”
So far Neblett and his wife have avoided taxes to the tune of $59,712.55.
MSNBC’s hosts and guests regularly call for higher taxes on the rich, condemning wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t pay their taxes or make use of loopholes. But recent reports, as well as records reviewed by National Review, show that at least four high-profile MSNBC on-air personalities have tax liens or warrants filed against them.
Last month, New York filed a $4,948.15 tax warrant against Joy-Ann Reid, who serves as managing editor of theGrio.com and until earlier this year hosted MSNBC’s The Reid Report, and her husband, Jason. Reid has called taxes on the wealthy “a basic fairness argument,” also arguing for “smart spending and smart tax increases” to create economic growth.
Last week, the Winston-Salem Journal reported that Melissa Harris-Perry, who hosts an MSNBC show named after herself, and her husband, James Perry, owed around $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a federal lien filed in April 2015. Harris-Perry told the newspaper that she and her husband had made a $21,721 payment toward that debt on Tax Day. “We actually do better as a country when we spread the wealth around,” Harris-Perry has said.
Harris-Perry’s net worth is $40 million, not including her husband. You’d think she’d have no problem forking over $70,000. Hey Harris-Perry: How in the fuck does it feel to be part of the ‘evil’ rich who avoid paying taxes?
She has also quoted Obama, calling income inequality “the fundamental threat to the American dream.” She called for Republican lawmakers to acknowledge that “the growing income disparity in America is, in fact, you know, a real thing,” adding that “they would have to decide if, ideologically, it’s an issue worth addressing, and if so, if it is the government’s problem to fix.”
If you want to give a fucking lecture on ‘income inequality’, start with Obama. Female staff in the White House are incredibly underrepresented and underpaid.
The ‘government’s problem to fix’? Well, like DemProg Jan Schakowsky said:
“You don’t deserve to keep all of it (your money) and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.”
The government keeps deciding to raise taxes and increase spending, in spite of our objections. It’s up to We the People to fix that shit.
Meanwhile, Al Sharpton’s tax problems have been the subject of extensive coverage by National Review and other publications. In November, the New York Times estimated that Sharpton and his entities owed as much as $4.5 million in taxes, penalties, and interest, a sum the MSNBC host disputes.
Rich democrats are some of the biggest goddamned hypocrites. They piss and moan about the wealthy ‘not paying their fair share’, but they avoid it themselves.
The DemProg politicians that the media tools are so fond of aren’t exactly poor either:
Despite popular stereotypes of Republicans as the party of the rich and Democrats as the party of the working class, the wealthiest member of the Senate (John Kerry of Massachusetts) and the wealthiest member of the House (Jane Harman of California) are both Democrats. Of the top six wealthiest senators, five are Democrats.
‘Social justice’ only applies to other peoples’ money.