The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

11 May 2012

MSNBC's Schultz Looking At Canadian Citizenship


Big Eddie Considering Canuckistan Citizenship

Almost out of the blue, citizenship has become a major political issue over the past week. Between former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's bizarre U-turn over her secondary Swiss nationality to a Facebook co-founder's tax-dodging American renunciation, it's clearly a hot potato.

For a truly baffling take, however, look no further than to MSNBC's Ed Schultz, who's been ripping the Minnesota congresswoman over the Swiss matter.

That might be considered reasonable to some, but he then threw radio listeners a curve by announcing his intent to apply for Canadian citizenship!

Here's what Big Eddie told his syndicated radio audience:

ED SCHULTZ (21:27): Holmy, this is the best story I've had in a long time because now the righties, because I eventually am going to get dual citizenship. I'm going to go down the road of being a Canadian. I'm going to do that, because I want to. It's not 'cause I don't dislike America. [yes, he actually said this]

It's just because they're in our hemisphere, we're in a global economy. Now let me tell you the real truth, they have health care, we don't! And I pay taxes up there and so what the hell! Why not be a Canadian too?

HOLM (PRODUCER): That's it, you're paying taxes in both places. So it's not like you're dodging taxes ...

SCHULTZ: That's right!

HOLM: ... by having a Canadian fishing lodge.

SCHULTZ: That's right.

Yes, this is the same guy who spends much of his time pushing a "pro-America" union agenda. Is he simply looking for an escape route once Obama's regime destroys the nation?


  • Anything we can do to hurry you along Ed, don't hesitate to ask...

    By Blogger turtle, at 11 May, 2012 15:50  

  • Does Ed even deserve a response to anything he ever says? Beyond "these" words here I say Nyet! Gooday.

    By Blogger killmenow, at 11 May, 2012 15:56  

  • Typical.
    Democrats crap in the nest.
    Complain about it.
    Move to another nest and repeat the process.

    By Anonymous PacRim Jim, at 11 May, 2012 15:57  

  • Schultz is a fool. Having a fishing lodge does not entitle him to Canadian citizenship. You need to actually live in Canada as your primary residence, first to get permanent residence, and then years later to get citizenship.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 May, 2012 15:57  

  • GOOD grief - what would we Canadians want with him. We've got a conservative government now that's working to roll back the kind of lefty policies the Ed seems to love.

    Keep him - he's your problem!

    By Blogger B Johnson, at 11 May, 2012 16:05  

  • What is Canadian law regarding granting citizenship to fat dickheads, anyway?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 May, 2012 17:31  

  • I would like to think that Canadian authorities would look into these comments, in particular about not really wanting to be Canadian. He wants to have options as a matter of conveinence, & I hope Canada rejects him if he does try this. I would also like to see them bust his chops over his fishing lodge in Manitoba, & keep him on his toes.

    By Anonymous danybhoy, at 11 May, 2012 18:21  

  • Don't let the door hit you in the rear, Ed. And don't forget to write.

    By Blogger RebeccaH, at 11 May, 2012 18:24  

  • Let's assume Ed pays his taxes - US and Canadian - like the good citizen he is. He will find that the Canadian taxes are higher than the US, but never mind because he can write those against his US taxes dollar for dollar. In short, he will write his US tax liability to zero.

    That's all fine and dandy, and that is the way the tax codes and tax treaties are written. But I don't want to hear one single word from him ever again about how Big Oil doesn't pay taxes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 May, 2012 23:00  

  • Would Ed give a good workout for the drunk tanks in Canada? Canadians pay for it, and it would be a shame to see it go to waste.

    By Anonymous Kerry Nation, at 12 May, 2012 15:05  

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