Rich Progressives are always calling for higher taxes but when it comes down to their own taxes, rich progressives usually don’t pay them. The latest hypocrite is J. Shelby Bryan, who is the boyfriend of Vogue editor and hardcore Obamabot, Anna Wintour. He owes the IRS $1.2 million. To add insult to injury, Ms. Wintour is under consideration to be our UK Ambassador.
Mr Bryan, a former adviser to Bill Clinton who helped raise funds for Mr Obama’s re-election campaign, has owed the money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2006, according to court filings obtained by The Daily Telegraph from Texas.
Mr Bryan, who has been in a relationship with Ms Wintour since 1999, was also pursued for outstanding Texas property taxes, and has had energy companies he owns in the state chided by local authorities for falling behind on their financial filings.
The findings may threaten Ms Wintour’s confirmation as a US ambassador if nominated by Mr Obama. Her appointment would need to be approved by the US Senate, which has in the past objected to irregularities in the tax affairs of nominees and their partners.
Mr Bryan, 66, was said to have a fortune of $30 million when he left his second wife, Katherine, for Ms Wintour 13 years ago. He reportedly suffered a decline in personal wealth amid the financial crisis, however, and frequently stays at Ms Wintour’s $10 million townhouse in Manhattan.
Ms Wintour was one of Mr Obama’s leading fundraisers during his re-election campaign, bringing in $500,000 to the president’s coffers. At one $35,000-a-plate fundraising dinner in August, Mr Obama thanked “Anna and Shelby for being such extraordinary hosts”.
I will never understand why Republicans or Conservatives never point out the tax cheats like Mr. Bryan or Warren Buffet’s hypocrisy on taxes. The Democrats are the party of the rich and help their allies to not pay taxes. Instead of raising rates, we should have the IRS go after these tax cheats and not audit middle class people and small business owners. Anna Wintour and her boyfriend are part of the Neo-Fedual elite. The rules do not apply to them!
Maybe Obama will name Derick Jeter EPA director!