Via V. Saxena:
I got some very exciting news to report today, folks. It turns out that internationally recognized race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71-percent raise last year, thus catapulting his salary from $241,545 in 2013 to $412,644 in 2014.
Yayyyy … (sarcasm alert)
The New York Post explained that this raise resulted as per the additional $2 million more that Sharpton’s phony-bologna “civil rights” group, the National Action Network, collected last year courtesy of Sharpie’s newfound besties, President Barack Obama and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio:
De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner.
Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five of his Cabinet members.
In total, NAN collected a whopping $6.9 million in donations, thanks to Sharpton’s relationships with Obama and de Blasio. And I guess this “newfound air of legitimacy” convinced Sharpton that he himself deserves more money for all his anti-cop shenanigans and “social justice” buffoonery.
The irony of course is that in the minds of liberal numskulls like Obama, Blasio and Sharpton, CEOs who drive their businesses — all of which provide TANGIBLE goods — to success ought to “redistribute” their pay to the poor masses.
But I guess this rule does not apply to Sharpton, whose efforts toward furthering the racial divide in America make him deserving of special treatment, apparently.
One question remains: Will Sharpton use his fancy new salary to pay off his outstanding tax liens of $3.4 million?
My guess would be no …