September 19, 2011
On President Obama’s speech citing the tax rates paid by billionaire Warren Buffet’s secretary as justification for raising taxes, again, on the rich.
Warren, would you pay your secretary a little bit more, instead of us sitting here having to hear how she pays a higher tax rate than you do? Why don’t you just give her a raise, Mr. Buffet? What are we talking about here? Here’s a guy, a trillionaire, who’s running around, talking about how his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does, which isn’t actually true. Give her a raise. For crying out loud. This poor woman is being made to sound like she can barely get through the day. Because the government is taking so much of what she earns. The top 1% of taxpayers already pay 40% of all income taxes. And by the time you get to the top 5%, you’re at about 70% of all taxes, and yet this bunch comes again proposing a bill that has no way of becoming law, by the way. This is pure Campaign Speech 101 class envy – set Americans against each other, create resentment, and even hatred, between the various economic classes.