Skip to comments.Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance
Posted on 04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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: Thats less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney paid in prior years.
Of course, to be fair, it is possible that the altruistic (liberal) ideologue paid his fair share to charity organizations rather than the Federal Government And if you consider a meager 3 percent of someones income to be a substantial portion, youd be right. (In which case, you should say sorry to Mitt for calling him a greedy businessman.)
Heck, De Blasio even paid less in taxes than his fellow Democrat city leaders. The well-paid city-council member, Melissa Mark-Viverito, paid over 15 percent on her $128,000 income. And for all of the readers who are unfamiliar with the current tax code, such an income demands something closer to 28 percent, according to the IRS
This isnt to say that these champions of wealth redistribution are illegally sheltering income from the lefts favorite enforcement agency (the IRS). In fact, it seems that they managed these astoundingly low tax rates through the very types of loopholes that their friends in DC have written into law. With 74,000 pages of tax code, there are bound to be a few ways for a rich NYC mayor to avoid overpaying in taxes.
De Blasios anemic tax bill, however, does explain his stubborn crusade to soak New York Citys other wealthy families. After all, hes obviously figured out a way to avoid his own confiscatory redistributive agenda. For a Socialist-Democrat, he certainly understands the concept of personal property pretty well.
So, while Comrade De Blasio continues his campaign against horse-drawn carriages (I wonder what the average proprietor of a carriage paid in taxes), and wealth accumulation, hell continue to cling to every penny he earns through public service.
The double standard and clear display of socialist greed is nothing new. Remember Warren Buffet complaining about paying less in taxes than his secretary? Aside from being factually doubtful, the dilemma was squarely within his ability to rectify. After all, he could have chosen to pay his secretary with stock options (just like he pays himself). But, I the left thought that having DC raise her payroll taxes was a better political solution, even though it docked her take-home pay.
The truth is, the De Blasios of the world are far more interested in running your finances, than contributing to society out of their own pockets. Besides: Doesnt he deserve his $165,000 (not to mention his $52,000 from rental income) for advocating greater redistribution of other peoples wealth? I mean, cmon: At least hes fighting against everyone-else that makes as much as he does.
But lets not get too sarcastic. After all, he did pay over $4,000 to the city of New York Which his administration will, no doubt, use to shut down some over-performing schools in low-income neighborhoods.
Hooray for New York Socialism! The Soviet class system; in a convenient, stateside, enclave of elitism.
Socialism is not a Belief for true tyrants, it is Tool for controlling those who are not them...
Liberalism is an instant and foolproof indicator of a "lack of intellectual honesty."
A liberal must be either (a) intellectually honest, or (b) stupid.
Oh, can also be (c) both.
Oh, can also be (c) both.
Taxes are for the little people.
This explains his many many names he has used.
Bill de Blasio is but one.
NYC, you sure know how to pick ‘em. Are you liking your new Commissar?
so Wilhelm paid only an 8% tax rate?
further proof the GOP hates poor people
Democrats=socialists=control freaks=the ends justify the means=control you
Any method, any way, anything it takes to force you into what they feel is “justice”. That is all that matters.
It shows you that liberals are nothing but hypocrites.