Obama’s Tax Return
The thin line between irony and hypocrisy was crossed with the release of President Obama’s 2011 tax return.
While the President bemoans low tax rates for millionaires and billionaires—such as himself—he does nothing to walk the talk, continuing to take advantage of a variety of loopholes and exemptions for those who can afford to do so. You’re shocked, shocked, right?
Obama 2012: Pay as I say, not as I pay.
The point is that if you won’t do voluntarily what you want to compel other people to do, your policy is unlikely to succeed. Call it the Gandhi Test. And the Buffett Rule flunked it—as will the coming liberal jihad against the Bush tax cuts.
My sincere hope is the President will claim unemployment—and pays the taxes—after the 2012 elections.