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Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still arenít paying their fair share
Washington Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | 7:27 pm | Modified: January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 01/03/2013 12:36:28 PM PST by Hoodat

President Obama cut a video, distributed by his reelection, to reiterate his belief that the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes and to outline a second-term agenda ranging from environmental policy to gun control.

Obama started by celebrating the tax increases — “making our tax code more progressive than it’s been in decades,” he said — that will take place because of the fiscal cliff deal.

“Obviously, there is still more to do when it comes to reducing our debt,” Obama said in the video. “And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.”

Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, cut the video for his campaign list. “President Obama recorded a video to update supporters like you on what’s in the agreement and what it means for you,” Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina said in an email today. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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KEYWORDS: fairshare; greed; obama
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Greed is never satisfied. And no one has more greed than a leftist.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 12:36:36 PM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Maybe Obama should be mentioning this to Al Gore, who purposely purchased Al Jazeera in 2012 so that he would be exempt from paying Obama’s higher taxes..Hey Obama, looks like your leftist buddies are refusing to pay their “fair share”


2 posted on 01/03/2013 12:38:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hoodat

Evil never sleeps.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 12:40:14 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
When one considers the average cost of public services per person, it is actually the poor who aren't paying their “fair share”.
4 posted on 01/03/2013 12:41:11 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Hoodat

Rush said it today, I agree, this is about keeping the “little guy” down. The people being hammered are those that make income. Those that are wealthy, and generate their wealth from accumulated assets didn’t get touched.

Obama will be sure to keep small business owners from becoming large business owners.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 12:41:26 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Hoodat

“Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, cut the video for his campaign list.”

You are using my hard-earned dollars to pay for your MILLION DOLLAR vacations and you DARE to say I don’t pay my fair share when 100% of the people who pay NO TAXES vote for you?


6 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:09 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Hoodat

yes, most of the people Obama calls “rich” are not paying their fair share of taxes......

they (and the rest of us taxpayers) are all paying too damned much!

we need a substantial tax cut ... or the economy will continue its downwards spiral as all of Obama’s new taxes and regulations force more and more layoffs and shut-downs


7 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Hoodat
OH! *GASP* Shock! You mean it's not enough for Bammy!?
8 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:30 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Hoodat

Evil never is satisfied either. It is what is going on in our world today. IMHO


9 posted on 01/03/2013 12:42:30 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Hoodat

We’re becoming a Communist state.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 12:43:01 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Hoodat
The purple lipped Marxist will just keep going until someone stops him.

And there's only one way he can be stopped - GOP leaders need to understand whats going on here and throw away the rule book, like he and his party have.

That is, if they really want to stop him.

11 posted on 01/03/2013 12:43:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Hoodat
“And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.”

UGH!! President "Just Words" strikes again! YOU and PELOSI and REID raised the debt to insane levels and NOW you want to balance that level of spending?! How about just STOP SPENDING!! That would remove A LOT of burden on seniors, students and middle class families!!!
12 posted on 01/03/2013 12:45:58 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Here’s the answer.

The exact amount of money NOT stolen by the IRS from working people and STILL paid out in Government spending is $16.7 trillion dollars, give or take.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 12:46:39 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Hoodat
Greed is never satisfied. And no one has more greed than a leftist.

The only way a marxist regime can take your property, earnings and life, is to take away your guns first.

5.56mm

14 posted on 01/03/2013 12:47:10 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: brownsfan
Obama will be sure to keep small business owners from becoming large business owners.

And that is exactly what he has done. The birth of a new auto manufacturer from the bondholders of GM debt were denied their rightful claim so that failed GM could remain in business. And the entire next generation of big banks have been shut down and swallowed by the current lot of failing banks-too-big-to-fail so that when they finally are allowed to fail, no one will be there to take their spot. Obama's handlers have done a splendid job of ensuring that America never takes it spot on the world stage as a superpower ever again.

15 posted on 01/03/2013 12:47:38 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

Hmmm, and how many jobs have been created since the Bush tax cuts were enacted?

I’m also p. sure that the Great Recession came soon after President Bush removed many, many layers of regulations. But will conservatives learn anything from that? Probably not.

But please keep voting against your own best interests, I forget that you don’t consider yourselves “poor/middle-class” but “temporarily embarassed millionaires.”


16 posted on 01/03/2013 12:47:50 PM PST by ksen
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To: Hoodat

OK Obama, what is the “fair share”?

80%?

100%

120%.

It has already be shown that if all the rich were taxed 100% we could run the country a short time.

But hey, let’s not lose a great demonization strategy!


17 posted on 01/03/2013 12:48:11 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Tzimisce
We’re becoming a Communist state.

No, we're not. We're more in danger of becoming a corporate oligarchy than we are a communist state. Stop being ridiculous.

18 posted on 01/03/2013 12:49:20 PM PST by ksen
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To: skeeter
That is, if they really want to stop him.

WE want to stop him, but I'm pretty sure a good handful of those GOP members in Washington have no clue what is going on, have no clue on how to stop it if they did, and don't have the motivation to stop him anyway because they have legislated themselves protection.
19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:49:30 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Hoodat
Obama machine increased foreign aid 80%, we must pay more to be transferred out. He is targeting small businesses, farms and job creators.

The hedge fund owners (Soros) are exempted

20 posted on 01/03/2013 12:50:21 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Hoodat

>> but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.”

WEALTH is not INCOME, you stupid, lying Marxist POS! You only raised taxes on INCOME. He is too stupid to even be a good Marxist! The low-information voters need to organize an Occupy White House movement to go demand that he stick it to the truly wealthy. Let’s see if the Hollywood celebrities make a video supporting THAT movement.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 12:50:40 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

>>When one considers the average cost of public services per person, it is actually the poor who aren’t paying their “fair share”.

People on welfare should have to mow the yards and clean the houses of people who pay income taxes (the so-called “payroll tax of FICA and medicare does not count).


22 posted on 01/03/2013 12:53:12 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ColdOne

The top 1% already pay 40% of the taxes - I wonder what Obama thinks the “fair” level is?


23 posted on 01/03/2013 12:54:45 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Bryanw92

Perhaps he is setting the stage to begin taxing wealth too, not just income.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 12:54:59 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Hoodat


Some "rich" Cambodians who paid their "fair share".

25 posted on 01/03/2013 12:56:16 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Hoodat
"Suckers"
26 posted on 01/03/2013 12:59:01 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the left gave the money they make on violence, we could feed all the hungry and reduce the defict)
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To: exit82
It has already be shown that if all the rich were taxed 100% we could run the country a short time.

Is it true that total spending is now in excess of the national GDP? If that's the case, it's a really frightening situation, given that the majority of treasury debt is now owned by "The Fed." While they're not exactly "the US government," that's still pretty much the same as writing a check to yourself and depositing it into your checking account... Mark

27 posted on 01/03/2013 12:59:34 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ladyjane

>>Perhaps he is setting the stage to begin taxing wealth too, not just income.

I’m sure he is, but we need to push him to accellerate the plan. I bet his billionaire supporters, media moguls, and hollywood celebrities won’t like it when their messiah starts going after their accumulated wealth. If they turn on him, then the low-info voters will turn too.


28 posted on 01/03/2013 1:03:47 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Hoodat
America used to be the land of equal opportunity.

Now it's the land of equal welfare checks.

29 posted on 01/03/2013 1:03:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: Hoodat

The people he calls “rich” are not just the ones with the multi-million homes, luxury cars, yachts, etc. He wants to take everything from everyone — your pension, 401K, your savings, even the change in your piggy bank. Eventually, he will take your home and your old jalopy too.

This is something his supporters don’t get. I know some working people who support Obama totally. They think they are exempt because they aren’t “rich.” They are in for a surprise.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 1:04:53 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Hoodat
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31 posted on 01/03/2013 1:06:12 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Hoodat
the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes

This doesn't end until piles of our skulls are stacked in fields.

32 posted on 01/03/2013 1:06:38 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: MarkL

If all the wealth of the top 1% were confiscated, it would fund the government for a little over a week, eight days or so if I remember correctly.


33 posted on 01/03/2013 1:06:53 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Hoodat
How much is enough, Mr President?

Just a little bit more.

34 posted on 01/03/2013 1:08:06 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Hoodat

To paraphrase Creedence Clearwater Revival, when the rich ask how much they should pay in taxes, Obama’s only answer is “more, more, more, more!”


35 posted on 01/03/2013 1:20:14 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: exit82

“fair share” to a leftist is defined as “more”...

If any sheeperal tries to use this argument, you can baffle them pretty quickly by insisting they define by what standard they are judging “fair”.


36 posted on 01/03/2013 1:23:19 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hoodat
the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes

It is rational justification on this earth for there to be a moral obligation for one to offer up his wealth to the government's destructionist policies so that he may suffer his "fair share" of the damage it inflicts.

37 posted on 01/03/2013 1:36:12 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Hoodat
“And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do it in a unbalanced way that doesn’t put any burden on seniors or students or middle class families, but only requires the evil, wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay the entire share.”

Proper interpretation.

38 posted on 01/03/2013 1:36:30 PM PST by mikrofon (New Year BUMP)
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To: wac3rd

Great Post.

I didn’t get a vacation this year, and I certainly couldn’t afford to leave a wife in Hawaii, fly back here then fly back to Hawaii,and this narcissistic arrogant POS says the rich do not pay their fair share.

It mus be greeat to be N-rich.


39 posted on 01/03/2013 1:57:06 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Triple

99.9% of the evil right wing tea party capitalist. is the “fair” level for him. Heck the “fair” level is the destruction of the capitalist ways.


40 posted on 01/03/2013 2:20:18 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Bryanw92

“People on welfare should have to mow the yards and clean the houses of people who pay income taxes (the so-called “payroll tax of FICA and medicare does not count).”

That’s great!

At the same time, the millionaires should be preparing private armies to protect their wealth from the welfare people and their elected leaders.


41 posted on 01/03/2013 2:24:50 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Hoodat

So how many rounds of golf will Ø forego and donate the cost therof to the federal treasury?

Crickets.


42 posted on 01/03/2013 2:32:12 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Hoodat

Female Obamabots were livid when they got their paychecks today...eat it, girls. You OWN it.


43 posted on 01/03/2013 2:43:17 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hoodat

AND THIS IS BALANCED?

THE NEW AMERICAN BREADWINNER
An emergency room physician told me that a woman in her late 20’s came to the ER today with her 8thpregnancy. She told the first doctor she saw: “My Mama told me that I am the breadwinner for the family.” He asked
her to explain. She said that she can make babies, and babies get money from the State for the family. It goes like this:

The Grandma calls the Department of Child & Family Services, and states that the unemployed daughter is not capable of caring for all of her kids. DCFS agrees, and tells her the children will need to go into foster care.
The Grandma then volunteers to be the foster parent, and receives a check for $1500 per child each month in Illinois.

Total yearly income:
$144,000 tax-free and nobody has to go to work! In fact, they get more if there is no husband/father/man in the home! Not to mention free healthcare (Medicaid), plus a monthly card entitling them to free groceries
and a voucher for 250 free Obamaphone minutes each month. This does not include WIC and other welfare benefits...that they are “entitled” to.
Indeed, Grandma was correct that her fertile daughter is the
“breadwinner” for the family.


44 posted on 01/03/2013 2:58:29 PM PST by Toespi
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To: ksen

Socialism and fascism are pretty much the same thing. Both have crony capitalism in them, under true socialism the businesses are mostly state run (but those who run them are treated like crony capitalists) and under social democracies there’s both, and the crony capitalism (basically inner party treatment) still occurs.


45 posted on 01/03/2013 3:16:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: wac3rd

(Obama’s) “MILLION DOLLAR vacations”

Most people take vacations from work while this guy takes short work breaks between vacations. He’s back in Hawai’i now.
He played more rounds of golf his first few months in office than George W. Bush did in eight years.
I haven’t had a real vacation in years, yet he tells us we’re not paying enough. I’m sick of this little tyrant.


46 posted on 01/03/2013 3:27:51 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Just read an article somewhere yesterday that stated that G.W. Bush played 24 times in 8 years to Obama’s 110 in 4 years..

Says a lot :p


47 posted on 01/03/2013 4:46:42 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: Bikkuri

Heck in 2011 Baraq played more rounds of golf than my SIL who’s a PGA licensed pro. I tried to get the Pubbies to make a commercial about it.


48 posted on 01/03/2013 4:51:12 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Bryanw92

Most people on the dole should have to do SOMETHING to get their $$$. Otherwise they are pure parasites.


49 posted on 01/03/2013 6:14:45 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I think the more usually used terms are “international socialism” (i.e. Marxism/communism), “national socialism” (i.e. Adolph and company), and fascism. All are “socialist”.

Then there are “social democrats”, who like socialism but can’t admit it to others or to themselves.


50 posted on 01/04/2013 6:58:58 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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