Surprise: Lib ‘Boyfriend’ of Top Fundraiser for ‘Rich Need to Pay Their Fair Share’ President Owes $1.2 Million in Back Taxes

When Anna Wintour said “don’t be late,” she wasn’t referring to her boyfriend’s tax payments.

The Vogue editor and possible US Ambassador to the UK held some high dollar fundraisers for Barack Obama prior to last November’s election. A good part of Obama’s platform was how the rich need to “pay their fair share,” and obviously Wintour agreed with that sentiment as evidenced by her strong support for Obama’s campaign.

If Wintour wants people to pay their fair share, she can start by lecturing her “boyfriend”:

J. Shelby Bryan, the long-term boyfriend of Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor in contention to be Barack Obama’s next ambassador to Britain, owes the US government more than $1.2 million (£760,000) in taxes.

Mr Bryan, a former adviser to Bill Clinton who helped raise funds for Mr Obama’s re-election campaign, has owed the money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2006, according to court filings obtained by The Daily Telegraph from Texas.

Mr Bryan, who has been in a relationship with Ms Wintour since 1999, was also pursued for outstanding Texas property taxes, and has had energy companies he owns in the state chided by local authorities for falling behind on their financial filings.

The findings may threaten Ms Wintour’s confirmation as a US ambassador if nominated by Mr Obama.

As usual, the rules as written by rich libs apply to everybody… except rich libs.

But maybe Bryan has just been too distracted to focus on paying taxes. I mean, could you blame him?

Author: Doug Powers

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