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  • What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery

    05/24/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    **SNIP** Much like Clinton’s speech to Salesforce, the former secretary of state’s speech isn’t available online nor would ISRI give video upon request. The speech of ISRI’s 2015 convention speaker, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, appears on the company’s YouTube page, but Bill Clinton’s 2009 speech to the same group does not. But such is the case for almost all of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches from 2014 — though most were given to massive audiences, almost none are available in their entirety online. What’s clear is that most, if not all, of the companies and organizations that hired Hillary...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson erupts after his own off-shore funds was exposed by a Florida newspaper

    05/14/2015 3:40:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    There have been few progressives as angry about off-shore investment accounts as Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). In 2011, not coincidentally while Mitt Romney readied his presidential campaign, Grayson wrote at the Huffington Post that Barack Obama should order “the IRS to audit every one of the Fortune 500″ corporations. Grayson wanted to stop them from “evading taxes through transfer pricing and offshore tax havens.”Grayson may have known more about that than first thought. Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times found out that Grayson himself had incorporated two funds in the Caymans later that same year, the same kind...
  • Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharpton’s six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Soros Uses His Foundations to Dodge Taxes

    05/02/2015 4:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Obama Inc. targets conservative groups, it isn’t going to annoy the guy who bought its boss his spot in the White House. Soros’ wealth increased tremendously during Obama’s time in office. And much of it came from dodging taxes. You know, the taxes he insists that middle class peons and small business owners need to be socked with. George Soros likes to say the rich should pay more taxes. A substantial part of his wealth, though, comes from delaying them. While building a record as one of the world’s greatest investors, the 84-year-old billionaire used a loophole that allowed...
  • George Soros May Face a Monster Tax Bill [liberal hypocrisy at its finest] [link only]

    04/30/2015 2:27:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] | April 30, 2015 | Miles Weiss
    link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-30/george-soros-s-tax-bill
  • Billionaire Hypocrisy: George Soros May Owe $7 Billion In Taxes

    04/30/2015 11:20:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    “You support President Obama’s proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy?” That was the question put to George Soros on CNN some three years ago. Here was his answer: “Yes, very much… the super bubble really resulted in creating a great increase in inequality, and now we have the after effect where you have slow growth, but if you could have better distribution of income, then the average American would actually be better off.” There’s no question that “everyday Americans” (as a reminder, those are the people Hillary Clinton wants to help by running for president… well, those people...
  • Hillary’s hypocrisy on the death tax: I support this tax. I just don’t feel like paying it.

    04/18/2015 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this week we took a look at the GOP efforts to repeal the death tax, including some of the political pitfalls involved as well as reasons why it’s still a hill worth fighting on. In a rare moment of taking a position on a policy issue, Hillary Clinton has chimed in on the so called estate tax several times over the years. She has referred to it as a “wealth tax”, which works out quite well for her this year if she’s trying to angle her way into a more Elizabeth Warren style position on the subject. So...
  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/17/2015 9:25:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/17/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Apple's market capitalization of $730 billion may now be more than double that of Exxon Mobil, but when it comes to taxes paid to the US government, it's no contest: the company with record profitability that so many progressive hipsters adore and for whose products they line up with annual regularity is billions of dollars below its "fair" contribution to the US Treasury. Ironically, it is eclipsed by that other company that so many progressives love to hate: Exxon Mobil, which paid $4 billion more in tax than Apple, yet whose valuation has been cut by 15% over the past...
  • How Many Laws Did Apple Break?

    02/09/2015 8:16:36 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    MondayNote ^ | February 8, 2015 | by Jean-Louis Gassée
    Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws. Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 Fiscal Year. The figures are astonishing: iPhones: Apple sold 74.5M, + 57% over last year’s same quarter. iPhone revenue was $51.2B, + 57%. That’s enough iPhones for 1% of the world population, 9.4 iPhones for every second of the past quarter. I hope to see some day a documentary movie on the supply chain heroics leading (parts manufacturing, assembly, transportation logistics) required to achieve...
  • Every for profit business started by Al Sharpton was hit for not paying taxes

    02/05/2015 7:36:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This news was actually uncovered by National Review a few days ago, but things have been rather busy so we didn’t get around to it until now. The tax problems which Al Sharpton has run into with his National Action Network are well known and frequently documented. While the non-profit is more than a million dollars in debt to the tax man, Sharpton continues to tap it for a more than one quarter million dollar salary. But as Jillian Kay Melchior discovered with a bit more digging, Sharpton has also started up and abandoned a variety of for profit...
  • Obama to propose 'grand bargain' on corporate tax rate, infrastructure

    07/30/2013 7:23:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Roooooooters ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama will propose a "grand bargain for middle-class jobs" on Tuesday that would cut the U.S. corporate tax rate and use billions in revenues generated by a business tax overhaul to fund projects aimed at creating jobs. His goal, to be outlined in a speech at an Amazon.com Inc facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is to break through congressional gridlock by trying to find a formula that satisfies both Republicans and Democrats. Efforts to reach a bipartisan "grand bargain" on deficit reduction have been at an impasse for months. Senior administration officials say Obama is not giving up on...
  • McCain Finds Rand Paul's Defense of Apple 'Offensive'

    05/22/2013 1:38:51 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 106 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were subject to a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple," Paul said. Paul went on to accuse the committee of "bullying" one of America's greatest companies, prompting Sen. John McCain to quickly defend the inquiry and say that Paul's remarks were "frankly, offensive."
  • Class Warfare Is Being Used To Divide America - And It Is Working

    05/02/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/01/2012 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when America desperately needs to come together, we are becoming more divided than ever. The mainstream media and most of our politicians love to pit us against one another in dozens of different ways, and right now class warfare has become one of their favorite tools for getting us to hate one another. If you are struggling in this economy, you are being told that "the wealthy" are the cause of your problems. If you have money, you are being told that the poor hate you and want to tax you into oblivion. Class warfare has already...
  • Apple, the tax-dodger? We certainly hope so. You should too.

    04/30/2012 1:46:10 PM PDT · by freedombiz · 12 replies
    ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | 4-30-12 | Mark Landsbaum
    The New York Times reported Apple “paid cash taxes of $3.3 billion around the world on its reported profits of $34.2 billion last year, a tax rate of 9.8%.” Further more, Apple’s federal tax bill likely would have been $2.4 billion higher last year without these moves, says the Times. The fact remains Apple paid less tax than it would have otherwise had it not moved operations to low- or no-tax jurisdictions. Good for Apple. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had the same flexibility?
  • Sheriff Clarke: How Is Al Sharpton Not In Jail?

    04/12/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared on Thursday,“I’m trying to figure out why Al Sharpton isn’t in federal prison for tax evasion.” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared on Thursday,“I’m trying to figure out why Al Sharpton isn’t in federal prison for tax evasion.”
  • Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery, Jim Crow [VIDEO]

    04/01/2015 3:32:13 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | No Attribution
    n the opening segment of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” host and notorious tax-evader Al Sharpton compared the newly-enacted Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Jim Crow and slavery. “This is a key moment for the country,” he said. “Too often in our history, we’ve seen religion used to justify attacks on other people’s rights, from slavery, to Jim Crow, to women’s right to vote.”
  • Kerry seeks to smooth differences with France over Iran talks (France takes harder line again)

    03/07/2015 12:07:28 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 43 minutes ago | Jo Biddle and Michel Sailhan
    Paris (AFP) - Top US diplomat John Kerry on Saturday sought to smooth differences with France over nuclear talks with Iran, agreeing with the French that there were still gaps to overcome in the "critical weeks" ahead. The US secretary of state said it was up to Iran to prove its peaceful intentions to the world if it wants a deal on its nuclear programme ahead of the looming March 31 deadline. He was speaking to reporters after a 20-minute meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris where they tried to iron out their differing views on the...
  • Al Sharpton: Accidental Anti-Tax Crusader (Cough Cough, Ahem)

    02/06/2015 1:21:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Al Capone, America’s “favorite” gangster, went to prison because he failed to pay $215,000 in taxes from his gambling profits. Al Sharpton, on the other hand, is still romping around screaming about racism despite the fact that he owes roughly $4 million to Federal and State revenuers. I guess the IRS is just too busy harassing conservatives to care about some uppity liberal who’s a few million dollars behind on his taxes.The gaffable (is that a word?) Al Sharpton personally faces Federal tax liens for more than $3 million in back taxes. He has over $770,000 in state tax liens. Two...
  • People Jailed for Owing Less Taxes Than Al Sharpton

    02/05/2015 10:37:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    Serial tax avoidance appears to be a hallmark of Al Sharpton’s operations. But there’s a warning here: Others have gone to prison for lesser amounts. The list includes rock legend Chuck Berry, Grammy winner Lauryn Hill, Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers, Survivor reality star Richard Hatch, hotel queen Leona Helmsely, and baseball’s Pete Rose. According to a New York Times’ review of government records last fall, the MSNBC host and civil rights activist personally faces federal tax liens for more than $3 million in back taxes owed, and state tax liens of $777,657. So in total, Sharpton reportedly owes...
  • Apple just took out a $6.5 billion loan even though it's sitting on $178 billion in cash

    02/02/2015 9:23:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Why would Apple — a company with $178 billion in cash — need a loan? In short: taxes. The vast majority of Apple's cash hoard is held offshore. Apple can defer taxes on that cash until it decides to bring it back to the U.S. Apple doesn't want to bring the money home, though. It could pay up to 35% of whatever it brings back to Uncle Sam, which could easily be a multi-billion dollar tax bill. Apple wants a tax repatriation holiday, like the one recently proposed by Senators Barbara Boxer and Rand Paul. But the prospects for the Boxer-Paul plan aren't...
  • Rep. Michael Grimm to resign after admitting to tax evasion

    12/29/2014 7:11:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2014 | Chad Pergram, Melanie Schuman, Mike Emanuel and The Associated Press Chad Pergram, Melanie Schuman,
    U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm plans to resign, Fox News confirmed Monday, one week after the Staten Island congressman admitted to federal tax evasion. Grimm, who was re-elected to a third term representing New York's 13th district in November, is expected to resign sometime this week. Grimm, a Republican, pleaded guilty on Dec. 23 in federal court in Brooklyn to one count of aiding in the filing of a tax return
  • Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance

    04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/17/2014 | Mike Schauss
    Suffering from a clear lack of intellectual honesty, the morally bankrupt progressive socialist mayor of New York City seems to have a knack for tax avoidance. (And remember: despite what Harry Reid would have you believe, tax avoidance is not a crime.) According to public records, Bill “punish the rich” de Blasio paid a mere 8 percent of his income in federal taxes. Just to put that in context for any liberal that has accidently stumbled across this paragraph: That’s less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney paid in prior years. Of course, to be fair, it is possible...
  • [Israel Law Ctr] Shurat Hadin charges US Presbyterian Church with having ties to Hezbollah

    12/04/2014 6:33:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2014 05:20 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization. […] Shurat Hadin said it provided the IRS with “documentary and video evidence showing PCUSA delegates meeting with the US-designated terrorist group Hezbollah, publishing anti-Semitic materials, enacting a racist policy to divest from American companies doing business with Israel, lobbying the US Congress, and distributing political advocacy materials in violation of its tax-exempt status as a religious organization.” The PCUSA declined to provide an...
  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Had Mixed Reaction to Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

    12/04/2014 12:20:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 4, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, took part in a 2007 panel discussion at Duke Law School prompted by the Duke lacrosse rape case. Lynch's comments provide insight into her mindset and raise unsettling questions about her commitment to equal justice and the rights of the accused. The event took place on September 28, 2007. The wounds were still raw for members of the Duke lacrosse team, their families, and in a sense, the entire nation. That same month, Michael Nifong, the former District Attorney who had knowingly pursued...
  • “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re

    12/04/2014 11:42:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | December 2, 2014 | Anne Lamott, "Small Victories"
    [full title] “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re backed by what they think is Scripture” Forgiveness has become a pursuit more important to me than almost anything. Because as I said in an old book, it’s not my strong suit. I always joke that I wasn’t one of those Christians who was heavily into forgiveness – that I was the other kind; that I was reform. But it’s so awful to be a person who doesn’t forgive; in my experience the willingness to change down deep always comes from the...
  • Thank-you for hitting it right on the nail!

    11/25/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Years of massive corruption by the man known for stirring up race relations and making them worse are finally being exposed. While flying around the country first class, dressed in lavish suits, and most recently stirring the pot in Ferguson, Mo., Al Sharpton has avoided paying millions in taxes - that would have landed the rest of us in prison. The situation is so egregious that even the left-wing New York Times finally wrote a long article last week exposing Sharpton’s tax evasion as well as graft and crime going all the way back to his teenage years. The Times found there...
  • Al Sharpton: I have tax problems because people hate Obama or Trayvon Martin or something like that

    11/19/2014 8:12:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | JEFF DUNETZ
    Professional racial agitator Al Sharpton responded to Tuesday’s NY Times piece revealing that both Sharpton and his charity National Action Network was increasingly delinquent in paying taxes to NY State and vendors who performed services. According to the MSNBC host and architect of racial discord, the progressive NY Times published the story because of politically motivated hostility toward Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama: I think it’s political, he said. A lot of people don’t like the fact that President Obama’s the president. A lot of people do not like the fact that Bill de Blasio won for mayor....
  • Asking How Sharpton Pays for Those Suits; Case Offers Glimpse of His Finances (FLASHBACK!!)

    11/19/2014 4:15:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/2000 | ALAN FEUER
    --SNIP-- The finances of the Rev. Al Sharpton have a somewhat troubled history. He was indicted on charges of income tax fraud and stealing from charitable donors in 1989, but was eventually acquitted at a trial. In 1993, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to file a tax return for 1986. His eponymous promotional company has no official documents on record with the state. As recently as two years ago, he drew no salary, but he still manages to send his daughters to an expensive and respected private school. Mr. Sharpton has always been studiously circumspect when...
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

    11/19/2014 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/19/14 | Ashley Killough
    Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday. His tax liabilities come despite making a hefty salary, and he and his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network, have been missing payments to hotels, landlords and travel agencies, the report says.
  • Questions About Sharpton’s Finances Accompany His Rise in Influence

    11/18/2014 9:27:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to exclaim their admiration for him. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon. President Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s “dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.” Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair. It was...
  • If you're of the right, er, persuasion, you can skip paying taxes & still be Obama's "go-to guy"

    11/19/2014 11:12:12 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-18-14 | DrJohn
    The "Reverend" Al Shapton enjoys nearly unfettered access to President Barack Obama: Yeah. I supported President Obama when he was running, and to be honest, he felt that it was something he didn’t expect because I lived and led a[n] organization in the home state of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. So, I had more to lose. All I ever said that I wanted from him was access. I’ve not asked for a patronage job for a friend of mine. I don’t get government money. Just access: “We want to talk to you about education. We want to deal with you...
  • MSNBC’s Sharpton Invited to White House to Discuss How to Work with GOP — No, Really

    11/08/2014 1:25:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Concha
    There’s obvious and then there’s painfully obvious. And in the case of Al Sharpton declaring that Tuesday’s resounding defeat for his party was not the fault of an unpopular president nor inept candidates, but of Hillary and Bill Clinton, it’s painfully obvious where the activist/host/liaison is getting his marching orders are coming from: Valerie Jarrett. As he’s enjoyed mentioning in the past, Sharpton has a direct line to the White House. He’s visited numerous times, trades daily emails with Ms. Jarrett. So when the Democrats went down in flames three days ago, guess who President Obama met with the next...
  • Obama to Ferguson Rioters: Stay on Course

    11/18/2014 10:05:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If a segment of the nation continues to swoon over President Barack Obama, Race War will only be the beginning of our woes. Obama to Ferguson Rioters: “Stay on Course.” July 1, 2008, I said on Political Pistachio Radio that if Barack Obama is elected President, “The racial divide will deepen.” Willie Lawson replied, “the racial divide will be bigger than we’ve ever seen.” The first black President of the United States is inciting violence through racial divide. He visited with the leaders of the Ferguson riots, and told them to “Stay on course.” Rather than bring racial unity to...
  • Obama Met With Ferguson Activists – Said He’s Concerned They “Stay on Course”

    11/16/2014 7:12:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean? And why is the president meeting with the violent Mike Brown protesters before a verdict is reached in the court case? The Ferguson protesters have looted over 100 businesses in the St. Louis area. The New York Times hid this in the 21st paragraph of their report: But leaders here say that is the nature of a movement that has taken place, in...
  • Obama met with Ferguson activists after 2014 midterm elections, concerned protests 'stay on course'

    11/17/2014 7:26:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 11/17/2014 | Joe Newby
    On Sunday, the New York Times revealed that President Obama met with national leaders of the Ferguson protest movement on November 5 -- the day after Republicans shellacked Democrats in the midterm elections. According to MSNBC activist Al Sharpton, Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating." The revelation comes 21 paragraphs into a story about what tactics the protesters might use in the event a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. One group, for example, said it...
  • Obama Met With Ferguson Activists -- Said He's Concerned They "Stay on Course"

    11/17/2014 5:00:16 AM PST · by akalinin · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:38 PM
    President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean?
  • Sharpton Calls for Federal Prosecution in Ferguson

    10/31/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
    With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. "The grand jury is tainted. The confidence of the family has been shattered," Sharpton said after meeting briefly with Brown's parents and local activists at a breakfast rally before returning to New York. "We should turn this over to the federal government." Jackson, meanwhile, criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change"...
  • Did Al Sharpton Just Pick The Next Attorney General?

    11/07/2014 7:12:43 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2014 | Patrick Howley
    An MSNBC host may have just chosen the next attorney general of the United States. President Obama is expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as attorney general of the United States, just two days after Obama’s post-election meeting with Al Sharpton and weeks after Lynch’s own meeting with Sharpton. Lynch met with Sharpton and Esaw Garner, the wife of a New York City brutality victim, in Lynch’s Brooklyn office on August 21, 2014.
  • Al Sharpton Approves Obama Request To Nominate Lynch For New Attorney General

    11/09/2014 5:43:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Business 2 Community ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Andrew Lopata
    Earlier this week the current President of The United States saw fit to invite the Reverand Al Sharpton to a sit-down in the Oval Office only hours after getting hammered in mid-term elections. The MSNBC commentator confirmed that he was working with the President on Eric Holder’s replacement and met with Lynch to discuss her thoughts on Eric Garner who died at the hands of a New York police officer who is now the subject of a police brutality investigation. The Reverend was quoted discussing his work with the President recently “We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White...
  • Al Sharpton on 'High Alert' About Ferguson Decision

    11/19/2014 10:36:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    Al Sharpton said today that he is "on high alert" for the grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Sharpton said that his civil rights group have been planning for "vigils and non-violent demonstrations" when the Ferguson grand jury hands down its ruling. "I have pledged to the mother and father of Michael Brown that I will be there with them when the decision is announced," Sharpton said at a press conference today.
  • Identity Politics Crashes At City Hall

    11/18/2014 2:20:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Myron Magnet
    The trouble with thinking that the personal is political, as late-1960s feminists taught American radicals to say, is that it is not merely wrong but also dangerous, as yesterday’s sad and sordid departure of Rachel Noerdlinger from her $170,000-a-year job as chief of staff to New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife demonstrated. This fundamental tenet of identity politics, a shorthand way of saying that your personal unhappiness stems from larger political forces—anything from the suffocating nuclear family, the institutionalized oppression of women, or the supposedly ineradicable racism of American society—and that only vast political change can solve your individual...
  • Run by Al Sharpton, Comrade de Blasio’s New York is a gift to Republicans that will keep on giving

    11/18/2014 8:49:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the dust from the wreckage Barack Obama has turned the Democrat Party into begins to settle, the left will start to look for a candidate to “save America” in 2016. As has been expressed on this page several times, the messes of New York City’s Working Families Party/Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton have made will be a heavy load for the Jackass Party’s standard bearer. Comrade de Blasio, who was elected with virtually no White support, was swept into office by greedy minorities who think that seeing the earned wealth of other people is the same...
  • As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Tax Bills

    11/18/2014 6:27:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    --snip-- Obscured in his ascent, however, has been his troubling financial past, which continues to shadow his present. Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills. Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.
  • Uh oh: New York Times creates big trouble for tax-dodging Obama ally Al Sharpton

    11/19/2014 7:09:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, The New York Times took its readers inside the city’s exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant where Al Sharpton celebrated his 60th birthday party at what was dubbed his “party for a cause.”“Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon,” the profile of New York City-based activist and MSNBC began. “President [Barack] Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s ‘dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.’ Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair.”It is a spectacular raise for an agitator who began his career inciting race...
  • Kerry says he’s ‘driving toward finish’ on Iran nuke deal (Says election changes nothing)

    11/06/2014 9:33:03 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 5, 2014, 10:56 pm
    US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed Wednesday he was “driving toward the finish” to secure what would be a historic deal with Iran over its nuclear program as a November 24 deadline looms. “We are not contemplating an extension,” stressed Kerry, ahead of what are likely to be crunch talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Muscat on November 9-10. “We are driving towards the finish with the view we are to trying to get it done,” he said. Kerry dismissed questions about whether the GOP’s command of Congress...
  • Foreign banks to report on Americans trying to evade taxes as US FACTA starts July 1

    07/02/2014 7:15:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that allows banks worldwide to reveal information about their depositors, takes into effect on July 1. Under the new act all foreign banks are required to reports all offshore accounts of the US citizens. Banking centers like Switzerland and Luxembourg that agreed to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will have to begin turning over account names and other data to US financial authorities so that they can tax unreported income. According to the Internal Revenue Service, US citizens will have fewer options to stash their cash offshore away from the...
  • Fed Up With War, Some Won't Pay Taxes (Flash Back)

    05/18/2014 9:26:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 07/04/2007 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    --snip-- 8,000 to 10,000 Americans refuse to pay some or all of their federal taxes over war objections. Internal Revenue Service officials say they don't have figures for that specific category, but earlier this year reported an overall noncompliance rate of 16.3 percent and estimated the annual tax gap at about $345 billion. Peace activists are considering a mass tax resistance campaign next April to step up pressure to end the war in Iraq, Benn said.
  • AP Enterprise: US to unleash IRS on Russian banks

    05/05/2014 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 2:37 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    As the United States attempts to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, the Treasury Department is deploying an economic weapon that could prove more costly than sanctions: the Internal Revenue Service. This summer, the U.S. plans to start using a new law that will make it more expensive for Russian banks to do business in America. […] Long before the Ukraine crisis, Congress approved the law in 2010 to curb tax evasion that relies on overseas accounts. Now, beginning in July, U.S. banks will be required to start withholding a 30 percent tax on certain payments to financial institutions...
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • EU nations agree on rules to fight tax evasion (tax avoidance actually)

    03/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2014 8:31 PM EDT | Raf Casert
    European Union nations on Thursday agreed on a sweeping policy to fight tax evasion after tiny Luxembourg dropped its reservations to new rules which render its secretive banking culture more transparent. Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel confirmed at Thursday’s summit of EU leaders “the willingness of the government to take that road,” a key step to scrap the banking secrecy for foreigners. […] The legislation proposes an EU-wide automatic exchange of data on bank deposits to allow governments to identify and pursue tax evaders with foreign accounts on home soil. Van Rompuy said it would “close down loopholes, promote automatic...