DC Trawler

Pay Your Taxes, Melissa Harris-Perry

What is it with MSNBC hosts and the IRS? Melissa Harris-Perry just got done calling Americans a “plague” for the way we spend our money in other countries, and now it turns out she isn’t paying her fair share to her own.

Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem Journal:

The Internal Revenue Service has placed a tax lien on Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband, James Perry, for about $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a notice filed in Forsyth County Hall of Justice earlier this month…

In an email Wednesday, Harris-Perry said she was unaware of the tax lien but knew about the debt. She said she and her husband paid $21,721 of the debt when they filed their taxes Wednesday. The remaining debt, $48,581, covers a tax period ending Dec. 31, 2013, according to the notice.

Harris-Perry said she and her husband had been working to pay off the debt but had to deal with a series of personal crises that caused the couple to pay off the debt a lot slower than expected.

Yeah. You know who else has personal crises? Everybody. And yet, most people can get it together to pay their taxes on time.

What’s more, most people don’t go on national TV every week and strenuously advocate more and more big-government policies that are funded with … Oh, what are those things called? Taxes.

Utopia ain’t just gonna pay for itself, lady. Stop crying, stop being so greedy, and open up your checkbook.