A-HA! MSNBC reveals the REAL reason liberals want to tax the rich

We always hear the mantra of the rich need to pay their fair share and that we need to tax the rich coming from the progressive socialist left. There was the class warfare rhetoric of 1 percent versus 99 percent — all nice populist chatter.

But now I know why the left wants to tax the rich more (even though the top 10-20 percent of wage earners in America pay some 70 percent of taxes).

It’s because the progressive socialist left doesn’t want to pay its share AT ALL.

As reported by 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.”

But it’s not just Toure “who can totally afford it” but can’t be bothered to pay, as the National Review writes:

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. 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.”

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.

Now let’s be honest, this would be ALL OVER the liberal progressive media if it were four Fox news hosts or contributors. And don’t give me the “racist” excuse — this is evidence of the blatant hypocrisy of the left.

Maybe now we can get Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to speak from the Senate floor and say that Toure, Reid, Harris-Perry, and Sharpton don’t pay THEIR taxes. Ok, wishful thinking!

After I ran for Congress in 2008 I had an audit done, for the time I was in Afghanistan. I think it was less than a $20 discrepancy found. Now, imagine, four prominent black conservatives not paying their taxes, good Lord, it would be the end of days! But this won’t get widespread coverage — just as it was with “Cold Cash” Jefferson or Jesse Jackson Jr.

Is there a blatant double standard? Damn right there is! But nah, it’ll never change. Honest objective journalism doesn’t exist on the left. And just so you know, “As to the current tax controversies of its hosts, MSNBC declined NR’s request for comment. We wanted to know whether the network thought that pushing for bigger taxes for the wealthy was hypocritical, given failure of MSNBC’s own high-paid hosts to meet their fundamental tax obligations. Silence from the network on that, and little else.”

That silence tells you all that you need to know about the liberal progressive socialist left.

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Jay Kmonk
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Disgusting people way out there on the Left. “Do as I say … not as I do”.

Raymond D. Sweet
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Journalism? Why don’t you start with a picture of the folks in the article? If someone owes the government $49K in taxes they are not poor. If you owe 4.1m in taxes you are not poor. Stop confusing things. Go get you some business.

Capt_Morgan
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The real shocker here is that Tourè is married! My gaydar was way off on that one.

Ben Abelly
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Beard.

Capt_Morgan
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More hypocrisy.

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Uncle Ruckus
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Never seen so many working stiffs work so hard to make sure the rich gets more while they get NOTHING!! Tell me exactly how many tax cuts have republicans passed that involves tax cuts for the working stiff?? Matter of fact…what exactly have republicans done in the last 6 years to help working stiffs???

David King
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Trolling a conservative blog doesn’t make you a working stiff. Just a stiff.

jon ray
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But ruckus works hard, walking outside to get his govt check.

Uncle Ruckus
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My military retirement check?? You’re damn right I do!!

Shoathree
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Love to answer that question but the last “6” years I wasn’t allowed access to Dirty Harry Reid’s desk to see how many he had sitting there. So “Uncle Ruckus” just one time get off your soap box and admit the truth,,,Harry Reid was the biggest cause of a dysfunctional Congress the last 6 years. Now that that P O S is gone maybe things will start working like it should. I dare you to have the (excuse the expression) balls to admit it one time and then feel free to get back up on your soap box and rile… Read more »
Uncle Ruckus
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Excuses…. Please list the bills that were designed to help the working stiff??

Skip Tindle
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You are on their don’t give a shit list! lol

Kathy McKinny
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not much considering that REID BLOCKED all bills that would have helped out the “workin’ man”. Funny how AS SOON as he was GONE, bills started flowing through the senate like a waterfall.

Uncle Ruckus
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Please list those bills that were designed to help the working stiff

FatLibertarianDude
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I wasn’t aware zombies worked. What has the left done to help the working poor? They have done the same thing the right has done…. NOTHING. The illusion is thinking that the right and the left are different parties.

jon ray
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Yeah at least liberaltarians have 2 platforms, cower to terrorists., because it’s not our business and make pot, legal

FatLibertarianDude
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You clearly have no understanding of the libertarian philosophy. Although it is likely a futile effort on my part to explain the philosophy, I will still try. The “platform” if it could be said one exists, it would be “maximum freedom, minimal government”. Are you a coward because you choose to leave your neighbor down the street alone to live his own life? Of course not. Libertarians don’t want to be involved in violence, war or any other conflict, but we are not pacifists. We have a simple belief that the use of force is only justified in the direct… Read more »
Snap N McGarrett
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Democrat is to Coca Cola as Republican is to Pepsi. And they all are selling crap that is bad for you.

jon ray
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You Ron Paulines, are funny.

Snap N McGarrett
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Yeah, that individual liberty thing is soooo overrated. However, I’m not big on Ron. I’m a pragmatic libertarian.

So, which brand of authoritarian government do you prefer, Democrat or Republican?

FatLibertarianDude
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Exactly

Uncle Ruckus
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Really??? OH ye of little FACTS

Duane Savage
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Here’s a fact.. it doesn’t make any difference what anyone else makes, it doesn’t affect me. If you get a raise, it doesn’t affect me. If someone makes a million dollars a minute, it doesn’t affect me. If someone dies and passes along a billion dollars to their children, it doesn’t affect me. If the neighbors get a new dishwasher, it doesn’t affect me. If someone in NY buys a new car, it doesn’t affect me. I don’t get all butthurt because someone else does better in life than I have done. I pretty much, just mind my on damn… Read more »
shande123
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Jealousy eats liberals alive and they have to retaliate. They still want to get back at the popular kids twenty years after high school . The kids that grew into conservatives, did not have that attitude.

Shoathree
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You said it. We owe ourselves to make sure we make it in our lives and succeed. So somebody has more than me; that doesn’t bother me because what I have I did on my own and I’m thankful for what I have everyday because I did it. Nobody handed it to me nor should they.

djshawman
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Yet, you’ve posted no facts either.

ZombieSpunk
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He doesn’t. He is the ultimate troll here.

ObamaFails
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One more reason liberals (especially rich liberals) want taxes raised is that it protects their status. If the top tax rate was 70%, as it was before Reagan reduced it first to 50% then 28%, think about how hard it would be to accumulate wealth. If someone made $1mm, they would keep just $300k. That makes the barrier to entry into the upper class that much harder to achieve. Rich liberals hate new money since it curtails their power.

mrgard
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Hypocrites all of them. If u dont agree with me politically then u pay a higher rate and pay all your taxes. I as a Progressive liberal will not be paying any of my taxes because I command people other than libs pay for me.

Tread7
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Demsheviks = Cancer

Lou9999
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We could probably balance the budget if we just get MSNBC employees to pay their taxes.

akatom3565
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The basis for all of this is they want to steal from others to give to those who are sheep and will vote for them to steal more. It is a parasitic relationship raised by the robinhood doctrine that appeals to those who want other peoples money but don’t want to take the time to steal it for themsleves!