HYPOCRITE: Billionaire Progressive George Soros May Finally Participate in Shared Sacrifice and Pay His Outstanding $6.7 Billion Tax Bill
DON’T YOU LOVE IT WHEN PROGRESSIVE HYPOCRITES TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR SHARED SACRIFICE, BUT THEY DO JUST THE OPPOSITE …
Remember the cry from Warren Buffet in stop coddling of the super-rich? George Soros, the “Godfather of the Left” and the world’s 27th wealthiest person, has according to Breitbart, allegedly used tax deferral to prevent paying any taxes on $13.3 billion profit. However, according to an Irish regulatory filing by Soros, he will soon be enjoying the shared sacrifice of paying a 50 percent tax that will wipe-out a quarter of his net worth. This means that he will finally be paying his “fair share” and participate in what progressives say we must do, participate in “shared sacrifice”. Kind of makes you wonder why the IRS and their Hench-men harass the little people, but folks like Soros and his ilk walk scot-free.
Come on George, if its good for everyone else and you claim all must pay their fair share, how come you have tried to avoid paying yours?
No little people, I get to play by a different set of rules because they let me and I can
Congress closed a lucrative loophole in 2008 used by U.S. hedge fund managers to avoid paying income taxes for fees and profits. Congress gave these corporate elites until 2017 to pay accumulated taxes on all pre-2009 deferred income.
Warren Buffett in August 2011 called on the U.S. government to “stop coddling the super-rich.” Buffett pointed out he pays less of his income in taxes than his secretary does. He added that the rich should pay higher taxes for the sake of “shared sacrifice,” and suggested that most of his wealthy friends “wouldn’t mind being told to pay more.”
When the liberal website Salon launched the Patriotic Billionaire Challenge to ask the 400 richest Americans if they approved of “The Buffett Rule” to raise taxes, only Georges Soros and 6 of the other uber-wealthy responded positively.
But just before Congress had closed the “hedge fund loophole” in 2008, Soros transferred assets to Ireland—a country that was seen as a refuge from paying taxes under the new U.S. law. The recent Irish regulatory filings, according to Bloomberg show for the first time the “extent Soros’s almost $30 billion fortune—he ranks 23rd on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index—came from finding ways to delay taxes and reinvesting the money in his fund.”
As a New York-based money manager, Soros would be subject to a federal rate of 39.6 percent; combined state and city levies totaling 12 percent; and an additional 3.8 percent tax on investment income to pay for Obamacare, according to Andrew Needham, a tax partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
When has the government and the IRS allowed “We the People” to wait 10 years to may back taxes owed?
George Soros, a self-made billionaire investor who has made calls in the past for higher taxes on wealthy Americans, may soon be getting his wish. According to Bloomberg, years of deferred income could leave him owing $6.7 billion in taxes.
It appears that Soros has put to use a loophole that has allowed him to defer taxes on fees paid by his clients and reinvest them in his fund. Irish regulatory filings reveal that the investor, through his firm Soros Fund Management, has amassed $13.3 billion using this mechanism.
How? In 2008, George W. Bush signed U.S. legislation closing a loophole that allowed hedge fund managers to set up parallel offshore funds as a way to defer taxes. The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation estimated in 2008 that the new rules would generate roughly $25 billion in revenue, including $8 billion in 2017 — the deadline for managers to pay accumulated taxes.
Just before all of this took place, Soros incorporated a new company in Ireland called Quantum Endowment Ireland. His Quantum Endowment transferred delayed fees and certain other assets to the new company.
Quantum Endowment Ireland is subject to a 25% corporate tax, in theory; however, its status as an Irish Section 110 company allows it to issue profit participation note and pay out earnings as distributions to note holders. In other words, it hasn’t had to pay much.
Fox News Reporter Leland Vittert Confronts Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as Al Sharpton Prevents Freedom of Speech
I KNOW HE WORKS FOR MSNBC, BUT ISN’T AL SHARPTON A MEMBER OF THE MEDIA … WHAT’S UP WITH THIS PREVENTING THE MEDIA FROM TALKING TO A PUBLIC OFFICIAL?
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake owes everyone an explanation as to her disastrous handling of the Baltimore riots. However, AL Sharpton does not seem to think so. Instead, he is protecting her backside. Talk about hypocrisy and double standard. Watch the video below and see Al Sharpton, a member of the MSM who receives a paycheck from MSNBC, actually prevents a member of the media from asking questions of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. the so-called Reverand Al Sharpton is running cover and playing body guard to embattled Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. HUH? Fox News reporter Leland Vittert is shoved out of the way as he tried to do what the media’s job is to do and that bis ask public officials questions and hold them accountable to the people. The Fox News reporter tried to get clarification from the Baltimore Mayor as to whether she gave the police the order to stand down and “Let Them Loot, It’s Only Property”.
Make up your mind Al, either you are a civil rights activist or a member of the media, you can’t be both. As for MSNBC, there should be no question, he should be let go immediately as t is obvious that Sharpton has no objectivity and does not even pretend to.
Who thinks Al Sharpton would be treating a white Mayor this way of a city where a black man was killed in police custody?
Fox News reporter Leland Vittert was shoved out of the way when he confronted Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as she was walking with Al Sharpton on Thursday.
The reporter received no answers to his questions about the report or riots.
“We can’t we ask questions?” Vittert asked. “We can’t ask questions of a public official?”
As Rawlings-Blake walked silently, Sharpton is seen on video telling Vittert that he will “have the opportunity” to ask questions at an upcoming press conference.
Vittert is later literally shoved out of the way and the tense confrontation ended shortly after.
HAPPY EARTH DAY From Barack Obama as He Uses 9,000 Gallons Of Jet Fuel for Air Force One’s Trip To Everglades for Speech No One Shows Up At
What is wrong with this picture, actually both pictures.
HYPOCRISY ALERT … Yesterday, Barack Obama traveled to the Florida Everglades to provide a speech on global warming and the supposed impact on the environment on Earth Day. However, there was a slight problem that added a bit of irony and a interesting bit of hypocrisy … Obama’s trip on Air Force One to the Florida Everglades to promote environmentalism used 9000 gallons of jet fuel. Nice carbon footprint Barack. As reported at the Washington Free Beacon, Barack Obama’s Earth Day trip to Southern Florida will emit roughly five times as much carbon dioxide as the average American does in a full year. But of course, conservation and doing without is only for the common folk, not Barack Obama. How typical of the LEFT to tell others what they should be doing and then doing just the opposite themselves.
WH spox Josh Earnest spins his way out of a question on Obama’s global warming hypocrisy … Answer, because he is Obama and your not
Transcript via Rabble Writer:
MR. KNOLLER: On the Everglades trip, does the President risk undermining his message when he flies to the Everglades on a 747 hundreds of miles to make a statement about climate change? (Laughter.)
PEANUT GALLERY: He could drive. (Laughter.)
MR. EARNEST: It’s a provocative question.
UNIDENTIFIED: Take a van.
MR. EARNEST: But, no, he doesn’t. The President believes that there are important changes that we can make to reduce carbon pollution in this country, and we can do it in a way that will be good for our economy. That is precisely the case that the President will be making at the Everglades. And he’s looking forward to the trip.
MR. KNOLLER: Does he try to minimize the carbon footprint that he leaves whenever he goes anywhere?
MR. EARNEST: Well, obviously, the Department of Defense and the Presidential Airlift Group at the United States Air Force is responsible for the President’s transportation. So you can talk to them about any steps that they may have taken. I can say as a general matter that the Department of Defense has acknowledged that climate change does pose a national security threat to the United States. And there are a lot of practices that the Department of Defense has taken to try to reduce their carbon footprint. I don’t know how that intersects with the use of Air Force One, but you could check with the Air Force on that.
With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida’s Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation’s environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.
Obama’s trip to the Everglades on Wednesday, timed to coincide with Earth Day, marks an attempt to connect the dots between theoretical arguments about carbon emissions and real-life implications. With his climate change agenda under attack in Washington and courthouses across the U.S., Obama has sought this week to force Americans to envision a world in which cherished natural wonders fall victim to pollution.
According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Everglades will cover 1,836 miles roundtrip and consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One.
If one actually believes this dribble of global emissions of carbon dioxide cause global warming, how does one explain their actions of causing more harm than good?
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, burning that much jet fuel will produce more than 88,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide. That is about five times as much as the 17,600 kg that the average American emits annually, according to United Nations data.
Jet fuel “produces, in addition to carbon dioxide, NOx, sulphates, and particulate matter, all of which amplify the impact of aviation on global warming,” according to the Flying Clean Alliance, a group that advocates restrictions on aviation-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Now let’s figure out the amount of jet fuel used, the amount of carbon emissions spewed into the atmosphere and the number of people that actually attended Obama’s Earth Day speech. WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE? Seriously, where are any of the people? How does anyone justify this trip to speak in front of 25 people? There may have been more alligators in attendance.
Another Liberal Hypocrite … Former SNL Cast Member & Actor Dan Aykroyd Says “America is Flat-Out Gun Crazy” … Coming from Someone Who Played a Hitman in Movies
Hmm, so it’s okay for Dan Aykroyd to own and fire a fire arm, but its those other people that should not be allowed to.
Why can’t liberal actors just shut up and act? No one really cares what their political or social opinions are. Being that Dan Aykroyd is from Canada, he probably needs to pretty much shut up when it comes to making comments that “America is Flat-Out Gun Crazy”. During an interview with the HUFFPO, Dan Aykroyd then offered some less-lethal alternatives to guns like taser, sound system that you can use to disable someone, high-frequency generators and nets that you can fire and it completely closes over the top part of the body. All I can say is …
Jane Dan, you ignorant slut. What’s the matter, you forgot about the use of unlicensed nuclear accelerators (VIDEO)? Seeing that Dan Aykroyd appears to be US Constitutionally challenged we will just remind him that The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
In short he said, “America’s flat-out gun crazy. That’s it, man.”
While he quickly added that “of course, it’s guns in the wrong hands,” Aykroyd then offered some “less-lethal alternatives.”
“There’s a Taser, there’s a sound system that you can use to disable someone, there’s a high-frequency generator that you can use, there’s a net that you can fire and it completely closes over the top part of the body,” he said. “So why aren’t we looking into these alternatives?”
Aykroyd, who’s from Canada, said that in his country “at a certain point, you just let the guy go.” He added that “usually chases are called off once you get to 50 miles an hour up in a street there in Canada. You back off. You don’t chase them anymore.”
LIBERAL HYPOCRITE DOUBLE STANDARD …
Hmm, it would appear that Dan Aykroyd had no issue of participating and getting paid for being a hit man in the movie ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’ and partaking in thus “gun crazy” shooting scene. But of course, that’s different.
Hillary Clinton Officially Announces Her 2016 Presidential Run … Because Everyday Americans Need a Democrat Champion Who Makes Between $5.2 and $25.5 Million
HILLARY CLINTON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THAT SHE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016 …
How comical, today Hillary Clinton officially announced that she was running for president in 2016 claiming and that everyday Americans need a champion because the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Um, you mean stacked in favor of people like you Hillary? Are you kidding me that an individual who makes $225,000 per speech is going to claim that she is one of the people and run a populist, REALLY? Who is the Democrat party kidding? Talk about your hypocrisy. So all you Democrats think Hillary Clinton is the champion of the middle class, eh? Drink some more Kool-aid. Sorry folks, but if Hillary was a Republican you would be calling her one of the out of touch and privileged one percenters.
‘I’m running for president,’ she says.
‘Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.’
That message is a daring one, given Clinton’s wealth. When she left the U.S. State Department in 2013, her financial disclosure report showed that her combined net worth with her husband was between $5.2 and $25.5 million. Millions more rolled in when she published her memoirs.
She famously claimed last year that she and former president Bill Clinton were ‘dead broke’ when they left the White House in 2001 – when they moved into a palatial home in a tree-lined New York City suburb.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended the suspense on Sunday afternoon, announcing that she will seek the White House in 2016.
“I’m running for president,” said Clinton, a Democrat who would become the nation’s first female commander-in-chief, in a Web video.
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” she continued. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. You can do more than just get by. You can get ahead, and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
Clinton said she is “hitting the road to earn your vote” and her first stops will be in Iowa, the state where she came in third in the caucuses in 2008. She’ll then head to New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Clinton plans to spend the next six to eight weeks in a “ramp up” phase, reaching out to voters in early voting states and building up grassroots support nationwide, her campaign said. In May, once supporters are organized and able to host watch parties, Clinton “will hold her first rally and deliver the speech to kick off her campaign.”
While Clinton was the center of attention on Sunday, her team made conscious efforts to put voters and key supporters first. The web video runs more than 90 seconds before Clinton makes her first appearance. The video was filmed across the country, including in Iowa and New Hampshire, and features a diverse mix of Americans, including a young mother, a college student, Spanish-speakers, and male and female same-sex couples.
Don’t let anyone kid you America, it’s always about the Clinton’s.
In striking contrast to her 2008 presidential bid, Clinton’s campaign took great effort to take the focus off her. In her two-minute announcement video, Clinton doesn’t even appear until the 1:35 mark.
Instead, the video captured messages central to her campaign by featuring regular Americans starting new phases of life: a mother going back to work after years spent raising her kids; a young woman applying for her first job after college; two Spanish-speaking brothers starting their own business together; two men getting married.
The announcement marks an end to the first, awkward phase of Clinton’s roll-out — a non-campaign that has frustrated Democrats who were anxious for her to turn the ignition switch on a presidential run that the party is deeply invested in.
Saturday Night Live Mocks NCAA Basketball Final and the Student Athlete Hypocrisy … “It’s like I tell all my players, college is the most important year of your life.”
CLASSIC SARCASM FROM SNL ON NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL.
Saturday Night Live nailed last night’s cold opening … as SNL not only mocks NCAA college basketball and the notion of the student athlete, but gets it 100% correct. Just minutes after the second game of the NCAA Final 4 ended that saw the previously undefeated University of Kentucky Wildcats fall to the Wisconsin Badgers, 71-64, SNL began their cold open with a complete mockery of the NCAA’s so-called “student-athlete”. The best line of the skit was when Taran Killam, playing Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said, “It’s like I tell all my players: college is the most important year of your life.” The premise of the sarcastic skit was that Duke was holding out freshman center Jahlil Okafor from Monday night’s NCAA College basketball game, not because he was hurt, sick or tore an ACL, but because he has a big Biology test on Tuesday to study for. Ha, ha, ha … that is just too funny.
When asked whether Mike Krzyzewski/Taran Killa was relly going to hold Okafor out of the Championship game because of a Biology exam he said, “Of course I am, guys these are student-athletes [emphasis on student]. Students! If they only came to college to play basketball, then we all would look pretty silly”.
The only thing that would have made this funnier and even more truthful was if they used Kentucky head coach John “one and done” Calipari instead of Mike Krzyzewski, but UK lost, so that ended that.
Liberal Comedian Bill Maher Rips Deeply Stupid PC Liberals Like Media Matters … “Hey Media Matters Can I say One Thing to You, Shut the F*ck Up”
WOW, Uber-lib Bill Maher tells Media Matters to STFU …
What has happened lately to Bill Maher and his “fair & balanced” approach when it comes to criticizing liberals? During his most recent episode of HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ … the far Left liberal comedian ripped into “deeply stupid” PC liberals who cant take a joke and even went so far as to tell the far-LEFT Media Matters to “shut the f*ck up”. Go figure. Of course Maher’s idea of fair and balanced is mocking liberals 20% of the time on his show and conservatives 80%, up from 5% and 95%.
Maher said just like conservatives, liberals have crazies of their own they need to rein in. He brought up the controversy over the Economist cover on Latinos and how Media Matters covered it. The liberal media watchdog called it “a tired trope often used to confine the Hispanic community to oversimplified representation in the media.”
Maher reacted by telling Media Matters to “shut the f*ck up.”
He remarked, “How deeply stupid has the far-left become,” and said liberals just need to stop freaking out about every single little thing that doesn’t 100 percent conform to their worldview.
(VIDEO WARNING: Strong language)
Comedian Bill Maher went on a fiery diatribe against “deeply stupid” politically correct wing of liberalism on his show Friday, at one point telling far-left Media Matters to “shut the f*** up” with its fake outrage. Maher is very liberal himself and his comedic attacks are mostly aimed at Republicans and conservatives, but every now and then he goes after the left .
“Yes, we joke about everybody here. And that’s something a lot of liberals have forgotten how to do,” he added. “For folks who take such pride in their love of diversity, liberals increasingly seem to tolerate none in their own ranks. I don’t necessarily agree with Dolce and Gabbana, but what is the point of attacking people who are 95 percent on your side?”
He went on to mock celebrities like Courtney Love and Elton John who boycotted the brand over the comments.
But far-left Media Matters, a progressive media “watchdog,” got the brunt of Maher’s wrath for feigning outrage at an Economist cover that featured an American flag made of red peppers. Maher said the site claimed the cover “the sort of stereotype that ignores Latinos as a multifaceted community and relegates them to chili pepper consuming constituents.”
“Media Matters, can I say one thing to you? Shut the f*** up,” Maher said.
HYPOCRITE ALERT: Remeber When Hillary Clinton Complained About GWB Shredding the US Constitution Regarding Secret White House Email Accounts?
HILLARY CLINTON DOUBLE STANDARD – HYPOCRITE ALERT …
Will “You Got Email-gate” sink Hillary Clinton and her 2016 presidential run? Do we really need this as our next President? We already knew that Hillary Clinton entered the 2016 presidential race with a mountain of baggage that would put an average person broke checking in for a flight at the airport, but now this. Not only does scandal seem to follow Hillary, but so does her previous comments she made. Low and behold we have one of Hillary Clinton, the so-called next Democrat presidential nominee making comments in 2005 saying that the Bush White House shredded the US Constitution by doing what of course … using private email accounts. You just can’t make this stuff up, as much as the liberal MSM wishes it was made up.
If a private email account is shredding the Constitution, what is owning their own private server?
President Barack Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Confronted Over Unequal Pay for Women in the Obama White House (VIDEO)
WAR ON WOMEN … OBAMA WHITE HOUSE EDITION.
Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett confronted on ‘The Morning Joe’ over the issue as to why women in the Obama White House received unequal pay from men. Last night during his SOTU, Barack Obama claimed he wanted equak pay for men and women for the same job. Jarrett must have been taken aback by such a probing question from MSNBC, so she did what Obama minions do when asked a question they don’t like, LIE. Jarrett defended the White House’s pay policies Wednesday morning. However, the truth is women are not, salary data released by the White House last year showed that the average female employee earns about $78,400 while the average male employee earns about $88,600, a 13% gap. Basic math will tell you that Valerie Jarrett earns 4 Pinocchio’s for this one. But what would you expect from these hypocritical liars.
Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages. That’s why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It’s 2015. It’s time. We still need to make sure employees get the overtime they’ve earned.
I also think it’s just a fact that laws exist on the books today, and if a woman is being discriminated against because of her gender, she should use the full extent of that law. I am struck by the fact the president hasn’t really led in this regard. He’s not paying women equally by his own measures in his own White House. And I am also struck by the fact that the single greatest impediment to equal pay for equal work is this seniority system, which pays not on merit, not on performance, but on time and grade. And who is it who supports the seniority system? Unions, government bureaucracies, the vast majority of constituencies that the Democratic party represents and who support the Democratic party. So why wouldn’t the White House take on the seniority system and say let’s pay women by merit and by their results? Because based on my own experience, in those scenarios, women will be paid equally.”
Jarrett responded with a whopper: “Let’s unpack your question a little bit. So, first of all the first question and last question, let’s weave them together: in the White House women do earn equal pay for equal work.”
And on Queue … House Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Blames George W. Bush for Obama’s VA “Cooking the Books” Scandal
WOW, seriously … When will Democrats stop blaming GWB and look in the mirror?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed the current VA Scandal taking place during the Obama presidency on former President George W. Bush at her latest press conference as she stated, “Maybe when we go into war, we should be thinking about its consequences and its ramifications.” Really, is this all Democrats have to any scandal or anything bad that happens to blame Bush? This is a bit old 6 years into an Obama presidency. It is sickening that Veterans issues are being politicized. I would dare say that there have been issues, troubles and scandals with the VA in one form or another during the Obama, GWB, Clinton, GHWB, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ, etc. presidencies.I can remember hearing about terrible hospital conditions within the VA from days long before GWB was even a governor in Texas. However, in the sick, divisive and partisan mind of Nancy Pelosi and the current band of liberal Democrats … It’s blame GWB time again. I guess they could not blame the Koch brothers for this one. Now the Dems have a new scandal to defend themselves from in the 2014 midterm elections … I know, let’s just blame Bush. Just how many times will they dip into this well of unaccountability?
At some point Democrats and Obama have to take accountability and have to be held accountable for their actions and inaction. Everyone inherits issues from some one and it is up to you to make things better, not just blame some one else because you failed. It is difficult to believe that Obama has done anything with regards to the VA “cooking the waiting list books” scandal when he could not even admit he knew about it. At what point does everything that comes out of the Obama White House just be taken as a lie? NO ONE CARES WHO FAULT IT IS … FIX IT!!!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.
Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. “He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans,” she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. “And so, I know that he is upset about it.”
The Democratic leader never mentioned Bush by name, but she alluded to him early and often in the press briefing.
“Maybe when we go into war, we should be thinking about its consequences and its ramifications,” Pelosi said while discussing the scandal. “You would think that would be a given, but maybe it wasn’t. And so, we go in a war in Afghanistan, leave Afghanistan for Iraq with unfinished business in Afghanistan. Ten years later, we have all of these additional veterans. In the past five years, two million more veterans needing benefits from the VA. That’s a huge, huge increase.”
This scandal that is currently taking place with the VA cooking the books was known to Barack Obama back in November 2008. So why is he acting like this is some surprise out of left field? Obama, through his mouth piece Jay Carney made the media and public to believe BO just learned of the scandal when it was reported in the news recently. LAIRS!!! They knew about this problem and Vets still died. Um, that is Bush’s fault how?
EXIT QUESTION: The Obama Administration and Democrats during his presidency have done nothing but blame GWB for pretty much everything. Guess what, Americans will be blaming Obama and the Obama Democrats for the next two decades over the damage that he has brought on the people of the United States.
Posted May 24, 2014 by Scared Monkeys
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