It’s a darned shame that Obama already filled the job for his Secretary of the Treasury. Marc Anthony certainly couldn’t do any worse of a job that Timothy Geithner, and he has the key qualification of being a man who doesn’t bother to pay his own taxes while supporting a man who demands everybody else pay more taxes.
Obama’s Marc Anthony Ad is Another Embarrassment for the Campaign
By Tara Dodrill | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Thu, Jun 7, 2012.
COMMENTARY |Yet another celebrity advertisement for President Barack Obama was unveiled earlier this week.
While Marc Anthony may be an attractive and accomplished singer, he likely does not have much in common with the typical Latino voter. Anthony’s impassioned plea that Obama needs another term to continue “making progress” and that he “has our backs” during the video clip republished on The Blaze neglects to mention that Anthony himself has proven he cares little about the nation’s debt.
According to document excerpts published by the Washington Free Beacon, Anthony is a “tax-dodger” who owed more than $3 million back taxes.
Obama staffers should check into the backgrounds of the celebrities they use in campaign commercials. Although Anthony negotiated a settlement with the government on his back taxes in 2010, it reflects poorly on Obama’s character that he would befriend the scofflaw singer.
Financial statistics republished by the Washington Free Beacon note that Anthony made more than $15 million during a five-year period. Apparently Obama’s goal of forcing wealthy Americans to pay their fair share does not apply to his pals.
Reaching out to the Latino community would be far more successful if Obama actually mingled with citizens struggling to find jobs, pay mortgages and put food on the table for their children. The Anthony fundraiser will offer “just a few” tickets for $44, according to the Miami Herald. If Obama was truly concerned with the voices of Latinos, he would rent a stadium, charge $20 a ticket and communicate directly to his alleged core group of supporters. But instead, he opts for sipping champagne with wealthy celebrities who help comprise the one-percent. The president has the back of his cool Hollywood friends far more than he does members of the low and middle class who have been crippled by his far-left spending policies.
President Obama’s celebrity endorsements garner media attention, even if it is just to poke fun at their misguided scripts and ineffective delivery. It is doubtful that even the most politically illiterate voters will be swayed by the famous faces behind the recent round of Hollywood commercials. The Obama campaign can put all the star power they can muster behind the president, but the conversation around American dinner tables will still focus on the economy and the deficit. Those will be the deciding factors in November and not the well-rehearsed words by a tax-dodging crooner.
I came across the following to explore Marc Anthony’s tax depravity a little more:
December 30th, 2010, 15:56 GMT · By Elena Gorgan
Marc Anthony Owes $3.4 Million in Unpaid Taxes
Tax evasion recently landed actor Wesley Snipes in prison, and Nicolas Cage in hot water. Still, the IRS doesn’t discriminate between actor, singer or reality star. Marc Anthony owes $3.4 million in back taxes, it has emerged.
He and wife Jennifer Lopez make an estimated $61+ million each year but, somehow, Marc still managed to get himself into some trouble – in fact, his management got him in this nasty situation.
Radar Online reports that the singer and actor has not paid his taxes for years and it’s eventually catching up with him. Marc, on the other hand, insists his recent troubles are not his doing, but a result of bad management.
“The husband of superstar Jennifer Lopez has been slapped with demands for $1.8 million in unpaid taxes, Radar Online has exclusively learned,” the e-zine says.
Still, this is just a fraction of the amount Marc owes to the IRS, since the total debt is over $3 million.
“What’s more, it’s the second straight year that New York authorities have hit Marc Anthony with a million-dollar-plus lien on a slice of Long Island real estate that he owns,” Radar writes.
“The latest demand was filed on March 29, 2010 in Nassau County. Just three months earlier, a federal tax lien for $1.6 million was placed on the same property,” Radar reports.
As of now, it’s not known whether Anthony has paid the back taxes he owes. His rep was not immediately available for comment, as neither were his attorney and manager.
Anthony’s former wife J-Lo is reportedly disgusted with the way Marc handled money and when he racked up $3.4 million in liens last year and told friends: “I’m not bailing him out.”
You’re bailing him out if you vote for Obama, honey. Let’s just call it your tax dollors at work.
Yahoo News says that Marc Anthony is an embarrassment to the Obama campaign. The biggest embarrassment to the Obama campaign has always been and continues to remain Barack Obama.
But one thing is true: “the private sector’s doing fine” for liberal hypocrites like Marc Anthony.
P.S. When I was typing this up, for some reason I kept mistakenly typing “Marx” instead of “Mark” and had to correct myself. I think it was one of those Freudian slip things.