Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be in a little “money trouble” with the “gov’ment.” Ruh-roh!
Sayeth The Associated Press:
Big corporations give him money. Presidential candidates seek his endorsement. He has influential friends in Congress and the governor’s mansion. Thehas emerged over the past decade as perhaps the nation’s most prominent civil rights leader, a status that was demonstrated again this week when he led protests against police brutality that briefly shut down six of Manhattan’s major bridges and tunnels.
But he still carries baggage from his early days as a fire-breathing agitator: Government records obtained by The Associated Press indicate that Sharpton and his business entities owe nearly $1.5 million in overdue taxes and associated penalties.
Now the U.S. attorney is investigating his nonprofit group, a probe that an undeterred Sharpton brushes off as the kind of annoyance thatfigures have come to expect from the government.
“Whatever retaliation they do on me, we never stop,” he told the AP. “I think that that is why they try to intimidate us.”
Even the little people know, Uncle Sam is always going to get his. He might not get you now. Or next week. Or in a few years. But he will get you and he will want his money. As the good Rev. Jeremiah Wright (or Malcolm X) would say, Al Sharpton’s CHICKENS are coming home to ROOST!
Good luck with keeping the gov’ment off your back, Al! Stay black! Stay strong!