Kansas Tea Party Rep. to Al Sharpton: What's your income?

Jan 26, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

While trying to corner Rep. Tim Huelskamp on the subject of income equality, MSNBC host Al Sharpton got into a fiery debate that ended with the Kansas Republican asking Sharpton to disclose his income.

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Tom

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Like it os not, Sharpton's income is not an issue. He's not running for office but he readily admits to being in the top few percent who should see an increase in taxes.
Joe Blow

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Like most diehard liberal idiots, Sharpton most likely has all his money in a trust and pays nothing in taxes.
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Al Sharpton is a actor. His job is to act outrageous and elict a response designed to inflame public opinion. He tried to do that here unsuccessfully and had the tables turned on him. He isn't used to that. He stammers and hem haws. Him and more like him need to be put under the same microscope that they wish to put others under. That would be an interesting comparison. How about it Al? Got the balls for complete disclosure? Mr. President? Ms. Pelosi? Mr. Romney? Anyone....."crickets chirping".
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Al Sharpton is a private citizen who does not take public money. Like others posting on this subject his IRS bill is his own business. Didn't know Kansas was full of ignorant racists like South Carolina. But after hearing about Kansas Speaker Mike O'neal I know it's a fact you're ignorant racist. OBAMA 2012
John

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A B Man wrote:
Al Sharpton is a private citizen who does not take public money. Like others posting on this subject his IRS bill is his own business. Didn't know Kansas was full of ignorant racists like South Carolina. But after hearing about Kansas Speaker Mike O'neal I know it's a fact you're ignorant racist. OBAMA 2012
I am not a racist. I truly believe that everyone is endowed by our creator with the ability to rise above adversity.
You sir on the other hand are a reverse racist. You believe that anyone who doesn't believe as you do must be against you. You have my pity as well as my observation that you have been polluted by those individuals, like Mr. Sharpton, who would have you believe that you are one of them and that he has your back. He couldn't nor wouldn't give two rat craps about whether you live or die. Best learn how to swim mister. Form your own opinions and draw your own conclusions. Just because a "famous" person says it's so doesn't make it so.
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A B Man wrote:
Al Sharpton is a private citizen who does not take public money. Like others posting on this subject his IRS bill is his own business. Didn't know Kansas was full of ignorant racists like South Carolina. But after hearing about Kansas Speaker Mike O'neal I know it's a fact you're ignorant racist. OBAMA 2012
ignorant people like you and al like to play the race card when they cant or wont answer a question that puts the light on them!if oneal was racist for putting the heat back on al then you are a limp brained racist yourself!put the race card back in the deck and if it doesent fit then stick it up your ass!this ploy wont work any more as you libs have worn it out!
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John wrote:
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I am not a racist. I truly believe that everyone is endowed by our creator with the ability to rise above adversity.
You sir on the other hand are a reverse racist. You believe that anyone who doesn't believe as you do must be against you. You have my pity as well as my observation that you have been polluted by those individuals, like Mr. Sharpton, who would have you believe that you are one of them and that he has your back. He couldn't nor wouldn't give two rat craps about whether you live or die. Best learn how to swim mister. Form your own opinions and draw your own conclusions. Just because a "famous" person says it's so doesn't make it so.
He said nothing about believing something because of anyone else. He simply told you what he believes himself. And I agree with him.
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alan wrote:
<quoted text>ignorant people like you and al like to play the race card when they cant or wont answer a question that puts the light on them!if oneal was racist for putting the heat back on al then you are a limp brained racist yourself!put the race card back in the deck and if it doesent fit then stick it up your ass!this ploy wont work any more as you libs have worn it out!
Get it through, if you can, to your thick skull. Al Sharpton's income has nothing to do with any of the issues being discussed.
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Get it through, if you can, to your thick skull. Al Sharpton's income has nothing to do with any of the issues being discussed.
Sharpton's income has much to do with the issues being discussed.

Sharpton derives his income from swindling gullible people into donating to his causes. He is just another common poverty pimp.

If sharpton is going to be in the position to question the morality of how much anyone else makes, he must also be prepared to disclose his own income to scrutiny if he hopes to have any credibility at all.
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Independent Voter wrote:
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Sharpton's income has much to do with the issues being discussed.
Sharpton derives his income from swindling gullible people into donating to his causes. He is just another common poverty pimp.
If sharpton is going to be in the position to question the morality of how much anyone else makes, he must also be prepared to disclose his own income to scrutiny if he hopes to have any credibility at all.
That's what I'm saying.
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Independent Voter wrote:
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Sharpton's income has much to do with the issues being discussed.
Sharpton derives his income from swindling gullible people into donating to his causes. He is just another common poverty pimp.
If sharpton is going to be in the position to question the morality of how much anyone else makes, he must also be prepared to disclose his own income to scrutiny if he hopes to have any credibility at all.
Al Sharpton doesn't derive any income from "swindling". He also is not questioning the "morality" of anyone's income. That is a political issue and Al Sharpton is not running for political office. Try being logical.
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Common sense should prevail. Doesn't anyone on Topix have any common sense anymore? There is nothing to be gained or learned by whatever Al Sharpton's salary is. So you find that out. So what? It dead ends because it is irrelevant.
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Common sense should prevail. Doesn't anyone on Topix have any common sense anymore? There is nothing to be gained or learned by whatever Al Sharpton's salary is. So you find that out. So what? It dead ends because it is irrelevant.
What these folks are saying is that Al Sharpton is the pot trying to call the kettle black. If he wants income figures from those he's chosen to be his enemies, he should have the courtesy to provide his as well. By not stepping forward first, he becomes a hypocrite.
A New Day

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xtp wrote:
Common sense should prevail. Doesn't anyone on Topix have any common sense anymore? There is nothing to be gained or learned by whatever Al Sharpton's salary is. So you find that out. So what? It dead ends because it is irrelevant.
Welcome to Kansas Topix !

Common sense typically goes out the window on the 2nd or 3rd post, regardless of the subject. From there it spirals into name calling, race baiting, President Obama bashing, and on and on and on.

But thanks for trying. It's a good sign.
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A New Day wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to Kansas Topix !
Common sense typically goes out the window on the 2nd or 3rd post, regardless of the subject. From there it spirals into name calling, race baiting, President Obama bashing, and on and on and on.
But thanks for trying. It's a good sign.
A sign huh. You and your friend are two classic Progressives who are incapable of see the true nature of Obama.
Bringing his race into the scheme of things is a Liberal ploy used to high-jack and reduce the validity of a person's views.
On and on are the senseless diatribes we continually must experience from you.
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earlpittsamurican wrote:
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What these folks are saying is that Al Sharpton is the pot trying to call the kettle black. If he wants income figures from those he's chosen to be his enemies, he should have the courtesy to provide his as well. By not stepping forward first, he becomes a hypocrite.
If I interview someone to do remodeling work for me, I am entitled to ask them for their remodeling experience. If they ask me for my remodeling experience, that doesn't make sense and I probably wouldn't hire them. Nothing hypocritical about that.
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Biased Liberalism wrote:
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A sign huh. You and your friend are two classic Progressives who are incapable of see the true nature of Obama.
Bringing his race into the scheme of things is a Liberal ploy used to high-jack and reduce the validity of a person's views.
On and on are the senseless diatribes we continually must experience from you.
What we are capable of seeing is that this conversation has nothing to do with Obama. You're off in another world.
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Al Sharpton, race pimp.
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Al Sharpton, race pimp.
How come we never heard of this wretched prick before Odumbo took office? Could it be that Sharpton just ain't that important in the scheme of things?
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CBOW wrote:
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How come we never heard of this wretched prick before Odumbo took office? Could it be that Sharpton just ain't that important in the scheme of things?
You mean how come you never heard of him???? Maybe because you don't keep up with events and news? At any rate, he is only as important as all the other pundits out there.

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