Remember our good friend Dan Goldman who, I believe, made his Not the Bee debut last week when he defended letting kids see porn on the internet because it would save our democracy from Putin?
Well, he's back in the news now, this time because of his charity which has some, shall we say, shady financial issues, like hiding tens of millions of dollars in offshore tax-haven accounts.
The Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation — which Goldman founded a decade ago with his two siblings in memory of their father to "promote equality" and eliminate barriers for the disadvantaged — had investments worth $6.1 million and $26.1 million, respectively, in two private funds based in the Cayman Islands by the U.S. firm BBR Partners LLC., as of December 2020, according to the group's most recent tax filings reviewed by Fox News Digital.
Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show the two funds, BBR Equity Long/Short Ltd. and BBR Absolute Return Ltd., are organized in the Cayman Islands.
Man, I'm sure that those charitable donations are doing a lot of good in the wealthy tax haven of the Cayman Islands where no one can touch them. I am certain that this is really helping with Goldman's mission of "equality."
He sure is "eliminating barriers for the disadvantaged" – if by "disadvantaged," you mean him, and if by "barriers" you mean taxes.
The Cayman Islands serve as a popular tax haven for wealthy Americans because the small island country has no personal income taxes, no capital gains taxes, no payroll taxes, no corporate taxes and doesn't withhold taxes on foreign entities, according to a December report from the Corporate Finance Institute. The scheme, which has faced scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers for years, ultimately allows investments from groups like Goldman's non-profit to avoid paying federal taxes that would otherwise be owed...
But while his foundation reported investments in funds organized in the Cayman Islands, Goldman has repeatedly called on the government to hike taxes for the wealthiest Americans since taking office earlier this year.
Yup. Goldman actually said this last week (can't make it up):
"At a time of record wealth inequality, the wealthiest among us must help to provide more access for others to pursue the American dream that they have benefited so much from."
As long as you aren't taxing HIS money from HIS charity that serves as a tax-free sludge fund for himself and his friends and family that is!
But those other rich people need to pay their fair share!
Oh look what he tweeted in January:
Goldman is personally rich, of course, an heir to the Levi Strauss fortune.
His estimated net worth is between $64 million and $253 million, Bloomberg reported last year – making him one of the wealthiest members of Congress and firmly in the top 1% of all Americans.
I'm so glad we have New York Democrats like Goldman to tell everyone else how to live their lives while he lives by his own rules.
If it weren't for double standards, the Democrats would have no standards at all.