I think it’s unseemly of the office of president of the United States to discuss fiscal policy with a tax cheat. But that’s exactly what President Obama did when he consulted with the Rev. Al Sharpton about the upcoming fiscal cliff two days ago.
This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations."
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Below are published reports dating from 2008 to 2012 of Al Sharpton’s tax evasions that Democrats let him get away with because Sharpton is part of the machinery that turns out the black vote.
According to the New York Post, Rev. Al Sharpton owes $2.6 million in federal taxes and $.9 million in state taxes. The enterprises that he runs, including the non-profit National Action Network, owe millions more. His income from NAN is $242,000. If you add his income from MSNBC, I'm sure it puts him into the top 1% of income earners. See more here Date Dec 12, 2011
When last we visited the financial monkey business taking place in race-hustling Rev. Al Sharpton’s non-profit “National Action Network” last September, an internal audit showed delinquent taxes, shoddy bookkeeping, and campaign finance law-skirting.
The hijinks continue unabated.
Yesterday, the NYPost reported a new tax tab for Sharpton and Co.:
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay.
Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to documents on file with the city.
Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002. But Sharpton’s spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said that he had paid back “well over seven figures” as part of agreements with the state and IRS and that the liens remained on the books as “a matter of bureaucracy.”
See more here Dated Feb 7, 2011
The Rev. Al Sharpton now has new personal tax problems in addition to the back taxes still owed since 2008 by his group, the National Action Network.
The IRS has filed a tax lien in the amount of $538,652 against Sharpton on Tuesday in the New York City Register's Office for taxes assessed in 2009.
Sharpton, 55, has moved his civil rights movement to Detroit during recent years. His efforts in Detroit have previously elicited complaints from Michigan Attorney General, Mike Cox, who expressed "disgust" by Sharpton's participation in the funeral of 7 year old, Aiyana Stanley-Jones.
See more here Dated Sept 30, 2010
U.S. attorney delves into unflappable civil rights leader's non-profit group
NEW YORK — Big corporations give him money. Presidential candidates seek his endorsement. He has influential friends in Congress and the governor's mansion.
The Rev. Al Sharpton has emerged over the past decade as perhaps the nation's most prominent civil rights leader, a status that was demonstrated again this week when he led protests against police brutality that briefly shut down six of Manhattan's major bridges and tunnels.
But he still carries baggage from his early days as a fire-breathing agitator: Government records obtained by The Associated Press indicate that Sharpton and his business entities owe nearly $1.5 million in overdue taxes and associated penalties.
Now the U.S. attorney is investigating his nonprofit group, an inquiry that an undeterred Sharpton brushes off as the kind of annoyance that civil rights figures have come to expect from the government.
"Whatever retaliation they do on me, we never stop," Sharpton said. "I think that that is why they try to intimidate us."
Big jumps in donations, income
Over the past year, Sharpton's lawyers and the staff of his nonprofit group, the National Action Network, have been negotiating with the federal government over the size of his debt, which they dispute. The group has also been trying to pay off tens of thousands of dollars it owes for failing to properly maintain workers compensation
See more here Dated May 9, 2008
The Rev. Al Sharpton supposedly is a civil rights leader and a man of the cloth. In reality he’s a connected thief, nothing more and defiantly nothing less.