Glenn Beck’s Tax Problems

Glenn Beck has already been exposed as one of the most dishonest pundits now working. He also turns out to be quite hypocritical. He has devoted a lot of time attacking Democrats for tax problems, as described by Politico:

No one has been less forgiving than Glenn Beck when it comes to Democrats with tax problems. Not just the well-known ones like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner but also less serious ones such as Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, whose husband only recently paid off $6,400 in tax liens on his auto repair business, and Nancy Killefer, who withdrew her nomination to be White House chief performance officer, citing a $946.69 tax lien on her Washington home.

Their tax issues are just one indicator of “a culture of corruption among some of the left,” Beck declared just last month in a segment on his hugely popular Fox News television show, in which he branded Geithner, Killefer, Solis and a handful of other Obama nominees “tax cheats,” whom he wouldn’t trust “with my children, let alone my children’s future.”

Mocking the excuses offered by the nominees, Beck sarcastically intoned: “Oh, the tax thing, it was an accident. It was my husband’s fault. I didn’t do it, he did it. I didn’t mean to do it. I was just working hard for the people.”

After all this mocking of excuses, it turns out that he did it too:

As Beck evolved from a medium-market local radio personality to a one-man media empire with top-rated radio and television shows, best-selling books, a monthly magazine and a traveling one-man comedy tour, his production company, Mercury Radio Arts, has at times struggled to keep up with the heightened tax and filing demands accompanying his success.

Mercury, a private corporation that lists Beck as chief executive officer and his wife, Tania Beck, alternately as vice president or secretary, since 2007 has fallen behind on its New York City business income taxes and has been cited for filing errors related to its obligations under Texas franchise tax and New York state workers’ compensation insurance rules.

Beck certainly fits in with others on the right wing, such as drug abuser Rush Limbaugh who attacks others with drug problems, and all those Republicans who have spoken out about family values before getting caught having affairs.

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    irs tax problems cpa says:

    I am sure this was not how Glenn envisioned ringing in the new year.  I don’t think he will mention this issue on his program. Glenn Beck is now in the same club as Tom Daschle, Timmy G, and Solis.  

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    Anonymous says:

    The difference between Beck and the Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis  and Nancy Killefer  or anyother elected official Repulican or Democrate  is that Beck is not running or holding a position in the White House.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    That’s a pretty lame rationalization.

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    NatetheGrate says:

    Actually, Ron, it’s more than a rationalization — it’s the entire point. We rightly hold public servants to a higher standard of conduct than ordinary citizens — even, in the case of Beck, extra-ordinary ones. Being a jerk is no crime, although sometimes we’d all like to make it one!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Beck’s attacks on “tax cheats” as noted above refer to the character of the individuals beyond whether they are public servants. While government officials are held to a higher standard than others, this principle does not apply in response to Beck’s attacks which go beyond such issues.

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    bill lemke says:

    glen is enjoying the wave of a rock star.  i feel capable folks will keep a good tax payer.

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    sap says:

    I dont think anyone hold politicians to a higher standard anymore….I certainly don’t..

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    Leah says:

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