Skip to comments.Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still arenít paying their fair share
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 arent 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 its 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 Im willing to do more, as long as we do it in a balanced way that doesnt 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 whats in the agreement and what it means for you, Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina said in an email today. . .
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>> 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.
>>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).
The top 1% already pay 40% of the taxes - I wonder what Obama thinks the “fair” level is?
Perhaps he is setting the stage to begin taxing wealth too, not just income.
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
>>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.
Now it's the land of equal welfare checks.
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.
This doesn't end until piles of our skulls are stacked in fields.
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.
Just a little bit more.
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!”
“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”.
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.
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.
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.