Fire-tongued Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) incorporated two hedge funds in the Cayman Islands so potential investors could avoid taxes, The Tampa Bay Times reported last week, in spite of Grayson's fierce anti-Wall Street, anti-corporate rhetoric.
In fact, he once poked fun at Mitt Romney's low tax bill:
Grayson Fund Ltd. and Grayson Master Fund were incorporated in 2011 in the Cayman Islands, a well known tax Haven that Romney used as well, records show. That was the same year he wrote in the Huffington Post that the IRS should audit every Fortune 500 company because so many appear to be "evading taxes through transfer pricing and offshore tax havens."
Grayson said he made the move for foreign investors to potentially invest in his hedge funds by limiting their tax liabilities, before transitioning to more vulgar language, calling the reporter a "shitting robot":
"When I set up my investment funds I set it up like everyone else," Grayson said, complaining about the Tampa Bay Times looking for "some stupid, bull—- story. … You want to write sh– about it, and you can't because not a single dollar of taxes has been avoided," he snapped.
Grayson's financial disclosure statements indicate he has between $5-million and $25-million invested in the Grayson fund, and he lists no income from it.
Asked whether it was appropriate for a member of congress and potential U.S. Senator to set up an investment fund with an eye toward soliciting foreign investments in the future, Grayson scoffed.
"Are you f——- kidding? I set up a fund that might solicit foreign investors….I have no present intention of soliciting foreign investors," he said. "Your perception issue is bull—-."
"This is even worse than Grayson's girlfriend might run for congress 18 months from now," referring to a recent Politico story attributed to no named sources. "This is a whole nother level of bull—-….Are are you some kind of sh—–g robot? You go around sh—-g on on people?"
Grayson is known for directly comparing the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan in a fundraising email and suggesting the Republican health care plan was for sick people to "die quickly," as well as wearing terrible suits. He is considering a run for Marco Rubio's Senate seat in 2016.
We're re-posting this SuperCut of some of his most violent language against Republicans to remind you that Grayson is just the worst.
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