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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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fairshare; greed; obama
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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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