Greed in the name of equality.

Liberal Hypocrisy: Greed

U2 and its frontman Bono, known for their global poverty-fighting efforts, were accused of dodging taxes in Ireland by activists who crashed their performance at England's Glastonbury festival.

This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. Go To Site

As I found in my 2006 book Who Really Cares, the average conservative household contributes significantly more to charity than does the average liberal household despite earning less income. According to the 1996 General Social Survey, those who strongly agreed that “the government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality” gave away $140 on average to charity. Among those who strongly disagreed, the average gift was $1,637. -Arthur C. Brooks Go To Site

The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman. The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Go To Site




Michael Moore: The 1%.

Michael Moore Vs. The Wealthy

Mind a little blown. Post "Capitalism" party at a sick, sick Esquire loft in Soho. SO over-the-top capitalistic. Michael Moore just got here.

What exactly does Michael Moore need with $50 million and nine houses? We'll never know, but we can hazard a guess, thanks some details from the documentarian's pending divorce. Go To Site

Idealism is not the point, nor has it been for ages. Leftism has devolved into a kind of scam run not only on others but also on the self. Leftists are brilliant at convincing themselves of their own altruism and then broadcasting it to the public, thus providing cover for the most conventionally greedy and selfish behaviors. We see that in our society all the time: the quondam Marxists of Hollywood, the media, and the academy blathering on about economic equality while living lives the Medici could not have dreamed of. -Roger L. Simon Go To Site

Hypocrisy, Liberal

Filmmaker Michael Moore has made a career out of trashing corporations and said he doesn't own any stocks due to moral principle. How then did author Peter Schweizer uncover IRS documents showing that Moore's very own foundation has bought stocks in some of America's largest corporations – including Halliburton, other defense contractors and some of the same companies he has attacked?

Hypocrisy, Liberal

The fact is that Moore is so wealthy that he does not need to worry about his income. According to public tax records, Moore owns a massive vacation home on Torch Lake, Michigan–one of the most elite communities in the United States–in addition to his posh Manhattan residence.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Oops

And now he wants to beat up the Weinsteins for another couple of million dollars,” an insider complains to me tonight. “He redefines the term greedy for someone in this business who claims to be a Mr. Poverty indie documentary filmmaker.” rWmHXwD6NJf6

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Oops

Michael Moore was the guest tonight for the live "Piers Morgan Tonight" town hall, with a full studio audience. The discussion of the 99% led to a discussion of the 1% – and whether Moore was part of it. "How could I be in the 1%?" he told Piers Morgan, refuting the claim. "I do really well, but what's the point though?" Moore continued: "Even though I do well, I don't associate myself with those who do well. I am devoting my life to those who have less."

Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Greed

Michael Moore claims movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and brother Robert cheated him out of millions of dollars in profits for the movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11," by secretly diverting profits ... even using Michael's money to fly one of the Weinstein bros. to Europe by private jet.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Financial

Mind a little blown. Post "Capitalism" party at a sick, sick Esquire loft in Soho. SO over-the-top capitalistic. Michael Moore just got here.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Greed

Moore and Glynn own nine properties in Michigan and New York, including a Manhattan condo that once was three apartments. CelebrityNetWorth.com pegs their wealth at $50 million.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Financial, Greed, Hollywood

Documentary film director Michael Moore, who has become a millionaire thanks to the profits from his movies, told CNSNews.com that “capitalism did nothing” for him.




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The Greed of the Democrats

The woman named "Democrat of The Year" this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman.

Hillary Clinton charged a kids’ charity $200,000 to speak — and she pocketed every dime. Clinton reportedly charged the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach $200,000 for a speech earlier this year, according to new speaking disclosures made available on the Clinton Foundation website. -Patrick Howley
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And of course, there was the matter of Clinton's $300,000 speaking fee. When officials asked for a price reduction on behalf of the public university, Clinton's representatives didn't budge, saying $300,000 was already the "special university rate." -Jake Miller Go To Site

President Obama blasted Republicans as the party of “billionaires” on Tuesday while mingling with high-rollers at the $26 million estate of Rich Richman — yes, that’s his real name — in Greenwich, Conn. -Richard Johnson
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Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Greed, Corruption, Convict

Former Mayor C. Ray Nagin of New Orleans was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting payoffs for city contracts, becoming the first mayor in the city’s history to be charged and convicted of corruption. The jury, deliberated for about six and a half hours in total before finding Mr. Nagin, 57, the Democratic mayor for two terms and the face of the city’s leadership during the Hurricane Katrina disaster, guilty in 20 of the 21 counts against him. In all, prosecutors said Mr. Nagin received more than half a million dollars in illicit benefits, while the contractors found themselves with millions of dollars’ worth of city work.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Government, Degeneracy, Financial, Greed, Corruption, Debt, Convict

Mink capes, Bruce Lee autographs and assorted Michael Jackson memorabilia belonging to Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sold to the highest bidder to help ensure the former congressman pays his debt to society in full. The U.S. Marshals Service said it will start selling 13 items in an online auction Tuesday with proceeds going to help repay $750,000 in campaign funds that the Chicago Democrat illegally spent.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Election, Greed, Corruption

Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson, Jr., was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He will also face 36 months of probation, 500 hours of community service and continued mental health care.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Government, Greed, Justice, Corruption

Albany: Almost a quarter of the state Senate's Democratic conference was in the FBI's cross hairs last year, according to a court filing unsealed Wednesday. Last summer, federal investigators asked state Sen. Shirley Huntley to invite six Democratic colleagues to her Queens home and record their conversations... Prosecutors have already indicted two of the taped senators, John Sampson of Brooklyn and Malcolm Smith of Queens, but the memo listed four more colleagues: Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery of Brooklyn, Jose Peralta of Queens and Ruth Hassell-Thompson of Mount Vernon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the situation "complicated, but basically all bad." "I'm just happy that all of this is coming to light, and we're working out the bad apples," said Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens. "Let everybody wear a wire. It really is the tip of the iceberg — whether it's taking a bribe or pushing a bill for a campaign contribution, it's all unethical."

When it comes to interns in the Senate, it seems that traditional beliefs about labor and economic opportunity are suddenly switched. Despite frequently proposing and voting in favor of legislation that opens the workplace door to all Americans, Democrats ignore the same values when it comes to their interns... Until they align their actions with their stated political goals, Democrats will have to confront the better, if confusing, behavior of their Republican colleagues. -Stephen Lurie, The Atlantic Go To Site

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Financial, Fraud, Greed, Corruption, Convict

Former U.S. representative Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to using campaign money to buy more than $750,000 worth of luxury items, collectibles and clothes - marking the fall of a man once heralded as one of Illinois' most promising politicians. Jackson's wife, Sandi, a former Chicago alderman, also pleaded guilty Wednesday to a separate felony charge of filing false tax returns over six years. The former Democratic congressman, who represented a district that included parts of Chicago's South Side and south suburbs, was first elected to office in 1995, replacing Democrat Mel Reynolds, who resigned after being convicted of statutory rape.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Government, Greed, Convict

Under the terms of the deal Jackson signed, he pleads guilty and his fate – as to jail time – would be in the hands of a federal judge, not yet assigned. He would repay the government hundreds of thousands of dollars – for items like the $40,000 Rolex watch, travel expenses for a woman he described as a “social acquaintance” and furniture purchased for his home.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Financial, Greed, Law

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who has made fighting for workers a focus of her Senate campaign, was a hired legal gun for a steel conglomerate trying to dodge paying health and pension benefits to thousands of retired coal miners, records show. Warren represented LTV Steel in 1995, when she was a Harvard Law professor, aiding the bankrupt company’s bid to overturn a court ruling forcing it to pay its former employees and dependents $140 million in retirement benefits. Warren was one of two LTV lawyers who wrote a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the appellate court decision siding with the coal miners, documents obtained by the Herald show.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Government, Financial, Fraud, Greed, Corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. The charges are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen. The counts include wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.

"Today my brother lives on his Social Security. That's about $1,100 a month. $13,200 a year."... Elizabeth Warren's net worth is $14.5 million. -Multimillionaire Elizabeth Warren Stiffs Her Poor Brother, Asks Taxpayers To Help Him Instead, Rush Limbaugh Go To Site

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Tax, Crime, Financial, Greed, Corruption

A jury has convicted an influential Chicago Democrat of tax evasion for not declaring campaign cash he spent on gambling as income. The federal jury returned with the verdict on Thursday afternoon, about two hours after they started their deliberations in the federal tax trial of 78-year-old Cook County Commissioner William Beavers. In her closing, prosecutor Carrie Hamilton told jurors the Chicago Democrat dipped into his campaign coffers for gambling money and then failed to declare it as income.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Greed, Jobs

Ten years ago, McAuliffe turned a $100K stock buy into $18M thanks to his relationship with the CEO of Internet firm Global Crossing. Shortly thereafter the company went bankrupt, the stock price collapsed and 10,000 employees lost their jobs. This was not the only questionable deal he was associated with. But it was part of a pattern in his business life of using insider connections that made him very wealthy.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Tax, Funny, Brilliance, Greed

Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1.

Democrat, Liberal, Financial, Greed, Corruption

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows. In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Financial, Racism, Narrative, Greed, Jobs, Diversity

African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar. And a recent study by PowerPAC+, funded by a major Democratic donor, revealed that less than 2 percent of spending by Democratic campaign committees during the past two election cycles went to firms owned by minorities.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Government, Financial, Fraud, Greed, Corruption, Convict

Corrine Brown, a former longtime United States representative from Florida, was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for operating a fraudulent charity that she used for more than $300,000 in personal expenses, including tickets for N.F.L. games and a Beyoncé concert.

  A federal judge handed down the sentence in a Jacksonville, Fla., courtroom, excoriating Ms. Brown, 71, for abusing her powerful position in the House of Representatives for “entitlement and greed” to support a lavish lifestyle. Ms. Brown, a Democrat who represented parts of Jacksonville and northern Florida for nearly a quarter-century, must surrender to the authorities next month.

  “Brazen barely describes it,” the judge, Timothy J. Corrigan of United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, said of Ms. Brown’s sham charity.




Power to which people??

Union Management Living It Up

Their union, its staffers and political cronies have been living large off their union dues...

The biggest myth about labor unions is that unions are for the workers. Unions are for unions, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians. — Thomas Sowell Go To Site

In fact, other than union bosses themselves, it can be easily argued that the office workers at SoCal ports are the union movement’s crème de la crème. As the office workers’ union has, so far, rejected an offer bringing their total compensation to nearly $200,000–they have become the highest paid office workers in the nation and they have a no layoff provision in their contract. They are the 1% among unionized workers. Go To Site

Earlier this year, the United Auto Workers decided to sell its money-losing 1,000-acre resort and golf course. Now, while GM files for its IPO, new UAW leadership is pulling the resort off the market. Here's a look inside. Go To Site

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Union, Character, Greed

While city public-school teachers have gone without a new contract or regular pay raises for three straight years, their union, its staffers and political cronies have been living large off their union dues, a Post review found. Included in the United Federation of Teachers’ $166.5 million in spending last year was a hefty $33.4 million in salary for union staffers — a slight increase from the year prior. More than 90 staffers earned six-figure salaries between July 2011 and June 2012, the records show — including President Michael Mulgrew, who took home $275,000... The union also spent more than $1 million for one company, Lackmann Culinary Services, to cater food for its various meetings and events.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Union, Character, Financial, Oops, Greed

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – $293,750. National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel – $460,060 Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry – $290,334. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees President Gerald McEntee – $512,489. International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa , Jr. – $372,489. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten – $493,859.

Hypocrisy, Union, Education, Greed

As nearly 5,000 city teachers face the ax, their union shells out millions of dollars on feasting, boozing and partying, the Daily News has learned.

Free-spending United Federation of Teachers brass last year spent nearly $1.4 million for the UFT's 50th anniversary gala at the Hilton - complete with a movie, a book and a paperweight.

Hypocrisy, Union, Greed

Earlier this year, the United Auto Workers decided to sell its money-losing 1,000-acre resort and golf course. Now, while GM files for its IPO, new UAW leadership is pulling the resort off the market. Here's a look inside.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Union, Character, Funny, Oops, Education, Demagoguery, Greed

Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union president now considering whether to run for mayor, has frequently railed against the influence of the wealthy. “Why do people of wealth and privilege try to convince the world they have neither?” she said on Twitter last year. “Be honest that you don’t have a clue about poverty.”...

But she makes more than $200,000 a year and has an ownership interest in three homes, records show. That includes vacation homes in Hawaii and in the upscale “Harbor Country” area of southwestern Michigan...




The New York Times

The New York Times

Salary: Unpaid

I wandered down to the New York Times building in Manhattan this afternoon to watch the walkout, and I spoke to a union representative. I asked him whether he was concerned by the gap between the Times’s treatment of its unionized staff, and the pro-union rhetoric of the paper’s editorial board. He told me, “We have a problem with that. We’ve realized that what we’ve said in the New York Times editorial pages is not what is being followed…they fly in the face of their own editorial board…it’s just money.” Go To Site

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Financial, Greed, Jobs

The New York Times invites ambitious, motivated graduate students in journalism to apply for semester-long internships on one of our news desks... Salary: Unpaid




Cough It Up, Little Person.

Liberals Hammering The Little People

Workers were forced to work 100 hour weeks in a factory with conditions "comparable to those of third world countries"

Liberals are really pushing raising the minimum wage for 2014... It seems that 96% of Democrats who support such measures don't pay their interns. The abstract of the EPI study noted that "the same Members of Congress who are supporting a 40% wage hike on private sector employers are simultaneously failing to provide any wages to their own employee interns." Go To Site

Mother Jones is an extremely left-wing magazine. It is pro-socialism, pro-unions, and big on paying the minimum wage. Well, maybe big on other people paying the minimum wage because a recent expose found that Mother Jones pays its employees so poorly that executives urge them to sign up for food stamps so they can, you know, eat. -Warner Todd Huston Go To Site

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Tolerance

Lawmakers in the Aloha State want to wave goodbye to their growing homeless population -- by buying them a one-way ticket off the island. Hawaii's controversial three-year “Return to Home” pilot program launches later this year and is being billed as a way to help the state’s 17,000 homeless residents, while reducing the financial burden the state has in caring for them.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Oops, Greed, Jobs

Despite consistently beating the drum for an increased minimum wage, President Obama’s highly organized grassroots organization is offering jobs that don’t pay at all. "OFA is now accepting applications for full-time and part-time HQ Interns for the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 HQ Internship Programs in Chicago, IL," reads the job posting listed at Organizing for Action’s site, BarackObama.com... "No one who works full time in America should have to live in poverty," reads another OFA advertisement

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Oops, Greed, Jobs

A $95 sweatshirt currently being sold in President Obama’s campaign store is the work of Alexander Wang, a designer who’s facing a class action suit in federal court for allegedly running a sweatshop where garment workers were forced to work 100 hour weeks in a factory with conditions “comparable to those of third world countries” while being subjected to racial discrimination, verbal abuse and threats. C.K. Lee, the lead attorney representating the workers who are suing Mr. Wang told The Politicker he thinks the presence of the sweatshirt is “inappropriate.”

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Oops, Protest, Greed

The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters. For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Financial, Oops, Greed, Regulation, Jobs

Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $8.75 an hour, $1.50 higher than the federal minimum wage. The action is part of a nation-wide effort by Democrats to make a minimum wage increase central to their platform for the midterm elections. The increase didn't effect all workers, though. Democrats exempted many of their own staff from the wage hike. In fact, the Democrat's minimum wage hike carves out exemptions for 19 different classes of employees. The wage hike doesn't apply to handicapped workers, seniors, state fire fighters, movie ushers, newspaper deliverymen, summer camp workers, college students, etc.

2013 US Charitable Giving Per County

THIS hurts the liberal narrative.

When it comes to charitable giving in the United States, it's not the wealthy northeast and West Coast communities that contribute at the highest rates. It's the southern states, Utah and parts of Idaho.

Forty-eight of the 50 counties whose residents gave the highest proportion of their income to charity in 2013 were located in those areas, according to recently released IRS figures detailing itemized tax returns.

Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Character, Financial, Greed

This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings.

  The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad.

  Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. -Nicholas Kristof

Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Warming, Tax, Character, Financial, Fraud, Science, Oops, Greed, Justice

Climate scientist Daniel Alongi has been indicted by the Australian government on charges of defrauding taxpayers out of $556,000 in false expenses since 2008. Alongi has already admitted to creating false invoices, credit card statements, and e-mails to cover his misappropriation of funds.

Hypocrisy, Liberal

Top sources close to the deal reveal Huffington will bank $18 million, after all is said and done, in addition to a lucrative new salary base of $4 million a year. "She is ecstatic," explains a close friend. "It's been a life of hard work."

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Greed

Kucinich is seeking $150,000 in damages, plus interest and costs, from Restaurant Associates, which manages the cafeteria, and three other businesses that stock and help run the operation.

Former Democratic Senator and Governor, Jon Corzine, as CEO of derivatives broker, MF Global says he doesn’t know what happened to the 1.2 billion dollars in missing client funds. Despite that liberals, through the Occupy Wall Street protests are currently apoplectic with the Wall Street one percenters supposedly stealing money from the 99%, apparently have no problem with this one percenter seemingly caught in the act. -Jim Autio, Deprogramming Liberalism Go To Site

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Greed

Jay-Z is releasing a new line of T-shirts in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday via his Rocawear clothing label, but he doesn't plan to share any of the profits with the protesters.

Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Union, Greed

There is a strike, boycott and electronic picket line targeting the Huffington Post. That strike has been called by two legitimate unions: the Newspaper Guild (an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America) and the National Writers Union, Local 1981 of the United Auto Workers. The two unions, and hundreds of bloggers throughout the country, are trying to get a share of the riches pocketed by the owners of the Huffington Post via its sale to AOL, and, as important, set a standard for fair treatment in the future…

Anti-Capitalists And Their iPhones

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Funny, Greed

The College Republicans at the University of California-Merced ask fellow students, who support raising taxes on the rich, if they would be willing to redistribute their GPAs. They don’t think it’s a good idea because they earned their grades.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Greed

In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality... According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month...

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Character, Financial, Greed, Convict

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items... Earlier in the day, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaking by phone shortly after picking up his 50-year-old son, described his release from the minimum security federal prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base as a "joyous reunion."

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Degeneracy, Financial, Fraud, Oops, Greed, Corruption

A religious leader and big-time fundraiser for Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been charged with welfare fraud for getting around $30,000 in food stamps. Yitzchok “Isaac” Sofer, a Hasidic religious leader, hosted a fundraiser for de Blasio’s 2013 mayoral campaign at the same time he was receiving food stamps illegally... Sofer was released on $250,000 bail after being arraigned Thursday, according to the New York Post.