Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still aren’t paying their fair share

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    Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still aren’t paying their fair share​


    Joel Gehrke
    January 2, 2013

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tuztHPq95o]President Obama on the "fiscal cliff" agreement - YouTube[/ame]​
    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. . .


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    :lol:He better hope the demoncraps take the house. that's all I'm gonna say. and that's even assuming all the rich people are still here! :lol::lol:
     
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    So, why didn't the Dems do what they claimed they wanted to do? Taxes are being raised on all middle class people, even lower income, yet they still bitch about the wealthy. So, what the hell did they all put together and vote on exactly? Of course, they still need to play class warfare and they still need support from their wealthy friends, like the evil George Soros.
     
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    The Bush tax cuts expired Jan 1, 2013 and Obama extended some of them permanent and that adds up to a tax cut and not a tax hike, fool. when Bush tax cuts expired taxes went up and Obama's tax planned that passed gave tax cuts to people making less then $400,000 and couples $450. A tax cut.

     
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    You're a moron. Taxes were increased on the affluent middle class, as well as the rest of all working people.

    And then all the ObamaCare taxes kicked in as well - this is arguably the largest tax increase in history.
     
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    Is there an unedited version of that video available? It jump cuts around and I would like to make sure the comments are in the order they were actually spoken.
     
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    Statement from the President on the Senate Deal to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts | The White House

     
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    And what was that $1T in spending that he claims was cut?
     
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    The fact that the rich aren't paying their fair share is a no brainer. We're down almost to the levels just before Hoover and the banks ruined the economy and screwed the working man....sound familiar?

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