Observer.com‘s Ken Silverstein exposed yet another liberal hypocrite, though I’m being a bit redundant here. Liberals wear the mantle of hypocrisy with pride. The hypocrite in question is HBO’s comedian John Oliver who used a tax dodge Trump made popular decades ago.
What makes the noteworthy is Oliver did this after endless moralizing against income inequality and after condemning evil tax dodgers. He dodge and continues to avoid taxes on his New York City mansion.
In 2015, Oliver even created a church-mocking charity called “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption”.
Oliver sermonized against the wealth gap and the rich people exploiting the poor in 2014:
[E]ven though Oliver paid $9.5 million for his penthouse, the city assessed its market value for tax purposes at just $1.3 million. However, only $515,000 of that amount was billable for property taxes. At a rate of 12.8 percent, Oliver normally would have paid $66,390.
However, property tax records show that, thanks to Trump and Roy Cohn, Oliver gets the very generous 421-a tax break on the penthouse. Hence, his property’s billable value after the exemption plunged by over $300,000, and he owed just $27,343 for 2017. That comes out to a property tax rate of roughly 0.25 percent, which would make Ronald Reagan and Ayn Rand dance in their graves from happiness.
He’s like all the rest of the phoniess in the Democrat-Socialist Party.