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. Except of course, for them. Since they’re rich and liberal, it’s totally okay if they don’t pay their fair share. MSNBC is the Official News Channel of the Obama White House. Therefore Obama will keep the IRS off his friends. That’s not ‘abuse of power’, it’s just normal business as usual.
Joy-Ann Reid, host of the new weekend morning program AM Joy, has yet to pay off a $4,948.15 tax warrant that drew a great deal of attention during 2015. The same is true for fellow MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants listed by the New York state government.
According to an article posted Tuesday by investigative journalist Evan Gahr of the Daily Caller website, they join former MSNBC hosts Touré Neblett and Melissa Harris-Perry as “huge tax delinquents” who have been “in the hock with the Empire State for thousands of dollars.”
Last year, New York filed a $4,948.15 tax warrant against Reid and her husband, Jason. The situation became complicated since 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.
For example, Reid has called taxes on the wealthy “a basic fairness argument” while also promoting “smart spending and smart tax increases” to create economic growth.[…]
On the other hand, Sharpton — “whose state and federal delinquencies are the stuff of legend“– has, according to records accessed Monday evening, “at least two open New York tax warrants for $600,000,” Gahr noted.
“One judgment, dated May 19, 2009, is for $103,156.06,” Gahr stated. “The other, from December 16, 2008, is for $492,612.41.”
However, Sharpton insisted to the New York Post in 2014 that he was paying down his debts. A New York Times article noted that his insistence conflicted with “information provided by state officials.” More