Skip to comments.Ed Schultz: employee-stiffing, tax-dodging man of the people
Posted on 12/17/2013 3:56:06 AM PST by markomalley
MSNBC host Ed Schultz didnt pay for his workers health insurance despite advocating for single payer health care.
Schultz also supports higher taxes on the rich but structures his companies to avoid them and got in trouble over delinquent taxes for one of his companies.
And while the populist pundit opposes government bailouts for corporations, he supports them for the unions that give him money.
Schultz tacitly admitted that he doesnt pay his workers health insurance by using a third-person construction to describe their situation, even though he regularly attacks companies that dont offer their workers health insurance.
I have a North Dakota corporation thats based in Fargo. It`s called Ed Schultz Broadcasting, Schultz told his audience during the Ed Show on May 19, 2013. It`s been in business since 2004 when I started my national radio show. And I have employees who have insurance. I have some that don`t.
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In fact, Schultz owns two North Dakota companiesEd Schultz Broadcasting, LLC and E.A. Schultz Construction, LLC.
Schultz has also repeatedly called for higher taxes on the rich. On October 12, 2011, Schulz advised the Democratic Party to embrace the tax-and-spend liberal attack.
Youre damn right Im a tax-and-spend liberal. Its time to tax the top 1 percent and spend it on the working folk of America who need a job, who need a school, who need some health care all of this, Schultz announced. Im a tax-and-spend liberal. I want to tax those who have had all the breaks over the past 30 years and I want to make sure the working folk of America have a shot.
But while Schultz was calling for higher taxes on the rich, he wasnt paying them himself. In June 2011 Schultzs company E.A. Schultz Construction was hit with a tax lien for $5,100 from the State of South Dakota.
By headquartering the company in North Dakota, Schultz avoided the high corporate taxes he would have had to pay in his home state of Minnesota.
Schultz also uses his private planes to fly to New York (7.1% corporate income tax) during the week and to Minnesota (9.8% flat corporate income tax) where he lives on the weekends. (Related: Populist blowhard Ed Schultz secretly flies on his own fleet of private jets)
Schultz has also made a big deal out of government bailouts of corporations but not of bailouts that help unions, perhaps because hes a recipient of cash from those very unions. (Related: Labor Dept. documents: MSNBCs Ed Schultz on labor union payrolls since 2005)
Schultzs broadcasting company received $72,000 in member dues from the United Auto Workers union. The United Auto Workers gave Schultz the most money out of a list of unions provided recently by the conservative website Truth Revolt.
General Motors, which employs 74,000 of the UAWs 382,500 members, was bailed out in 2008 and 2009, at a total loss to the taxpayers of more than $10 billion. UAW members got considerably better treatment in the bailout than creditors or members of other unions.
Nevertheless, UAW is considering hiking membership dues by 25 percent, the first such hike since 1967, according to Reuters.
Union membership is declining at the same time dues are going up, from 1.5 million members in 1979 to 382,500 members in 2005. The union controls $1 billion in assets, much of that money from taxpayers, thanks to the preferred bankruptcy treatment the Obama administration gave to the UAW.
In typical bankruptcy proceedings, wages are brought down to more competitive levels, but in the taxpayer bailout UAW members were subsidized to the tune of $26.6 billion.
The cost of subsidizing UAW pay and benefits accounts for the entire net taxpayer losses$23 billionin the bailout, wrote economists James Sherk and Todd Zywicki in 2012. The entire loss to taxpayers from the auto bailout comes from the funds diverted to the UAW.
Despite this bailout, the UAW is contemplating increasing union dues. UAW leaders are considering increasing dues to the equivalent of 2.5 hours per month, up from two hours per month for hourly workers in the automotive industry as well as governmental, nursing, academic and other fields represented by the union, reported Reuters earlier this month.
Reuters continued. A veteran UAW-represented worker at either General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co., or Fiats U.S. unit Chrysler making $28.125 per hour pays union dues of $56.25 per month. That would rise to $70.32 per month. A recently hired worker making $15.78 per hour could see a rise to $39.45 per month from the current $31.56.
The Daily Caller contacted the UAW to find out why the union is spending member dues on politics and TV advertisements with Ed Schultz while considering hiking dues. A woman by the name of Sandra answered the phone and said she would call back. She didnt.
Pompous, hypocritical, redheaded windbag, but then who am I to judge. I’m not exactly perfect.
If GOD were to send a meteor crashing into mslsd headquarters when every employee was in that building... a vortex into hell would open and swallow the debris.
> Schultz tacitly admitted that he doesnt pay his workers
> health insurance by using a third-person construction to
> describe their situation,
Kent Hovind got 12 years in prison for the very same thing. He called his workers contractors and gave them 1099 forms. The IRS called them employes subject to withholding taxes.
Even murderers and rapists don’t get 12 years.
Hovind was really being punished for his views and teaching about the illegitimacy of the American Tax system, a far more serious crime in the eyes of the gummint than murder or rape.
Short bus Ed is a hypocrite.....who knew ?
Seriously, is ANYBODY surprised ?
CEW Inescapable Fact #1: No one is quite so greedy as a liberal who is “not in it for the money.”
You can BANK on that one ...
And so does Walmart(squirrel), McDonalds(squirrel), Microsoft(squirrel), etc. Eddie yelling squirrel you thinking people won't look at his operation. He's a union supported crook.
Isn’t Ed that dog shooting, wife beating, stupid, blow hard, fumble ball wanna’ be, ugly ass, pus-gutted, drunken, idiotic, hickey on O’bastard’s hemorrhoid ?
“...some animals are more equal than others.”
Liberals are only generous with other people’s money.
Pray America is Waking
You forgot one, he’s a huge Rush wannabe.
I heard from my friends in North Dakota while I lived there that Ed shot his hunting dog in a fit of pique while drunk in the field.
I’ve seen evidence of the restraining order his ex-wife Maureen had against him during the divorce. Later, the restraining order was lifted and his divorce records sealed about the same time as he went National with his radio show. I wonder, did he pay Maureen (and how much) for that sealing? What is in those sealed files that Ed doesn’t want seen?
“ED SHOT HIS DOG! ED SHOT HIS DOG” - A chant by NDSU Bison Fans when Ed was announcing football games.
They always have the same mantra:
DO AS I SAY——NOT AS I DO.
RULES 7 TAXES ARE FOR EVERYONE ELSE-—NOT ME.
They always have the same mantra:
DO AS I SAY——NOT AS I DO.
RULES & TAXES ARE FOR EVERYONE ELSE-—NOT ME.
I enjoy these stories, even if they tend to get lost before the average guy on the street sees them.
I remember when liberal Ohio Senator Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio moved to Florida right before dying to avoid the state death tax.