“No excuses” — how noble of you, Ed. Yet absent from both segments was any mention of General Electric, parent company of MSNBC — in other words, your boss — paying no federal taxes in 2010. And by the way, $4.8 billion in taxes on $10.4 billion in profit is a tax rate of 46 percent — 11 points higher than the corporate tax rate of 35 percent. Which I’m sure is all the basis you need for yet another harangue against the wealthy as tax scofflaws.
One other thing, Ed (a frequent NewsBusters reader) — it’s David Cay Johnston, not Johnson. Given how frequently he’s a guest on your show, you should also know that by now.