U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken, populist Democrat who thunders against Wall Street fat cats,and used to to joke about Mitt Romney’s low tax bill, incorporated a couple hedge funds in the Cayman Islands so investors could avoid taxes.
I’m the first person to admit that I can curse like a sailor if the situation warrants it, but I also am not a Congressman hiding money in offshore accounts while my wife and children have to go on food stamps and welfare.
This guy is truly a douchebag, make no mistake about that. More from the Alan Grayson Hour:
Florida Democratic congressman Alan Grayson went on a profanity-laced tirade in an interview with a reporter who dared to ask him why he kept his cash in offshore tax havens.
Grayson was a staunch critic of then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for holding money in off-shore accounts, and once demanded the IRS investigate every single Fortune 500 company to uncover their “offshore tax havens.” But in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith, he was confronted with evidence that his own corporations were incorporated in the Cayman Islands, a notorious tax haven.
Grayson was, needless to say, less than happy to be challenged on the point when contacted by Smith, calling it “some stupid, bullsh*t story… You want to write sh*t about it, and you can’t because not a single dollar of taxes has been avoided.”
“Are you f*cking kidding?” he continued. “I set up a fund that might solicit foreign investors… I have no present intention of soliciting foreign investors. Your perception issue is bullsh*t.”
What a gem. Notice he doesn’t deny doing it.
Known as something of an active volcano ever since he said in a 2010 floor speech that the Republican health care plan was to “die quickly”—is considering running for Senate next year. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has already settled on a candidate, Rep. Patrick Murphy, but Grayson believes that “our voters will crawl over hot coals to vote for me.”
Grayson also had this to yell at a reporter with Mother Jones: “R u some kind of sh*ttng robot?! U go around sh*tting on people?!”
I hope this sparkling example of chivalry in grace goes down in history as the slimeball that he is. How he ever got elected in the first place is still a mystery to me, but then again, some folks just like assholes.
H/T: Daily Caller
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, on Facebook, or email the author at [email protected]
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