We’ve all heard it a million times. Obama has a nasty habit of playing class warfare with his repeated ad infinitum assertions that “the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes.” Almost 5 years after Obama began his run for the presidency a major news source has decided to vet the anointed one on his class warfare talking points. Guess what? Obama’s talking points are nothing but lies, at least according to the AP who were clearly in the tank for Obama up until now.
As the article states, Obama has offered “Middle-class families shouldn’t pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires. That’s pretty straightforward. It’s hard to argue against that.” And if it were actually true Obama might have a point.
Here is some of the data the AP revealed:
In 2009, 327,000 households filed tax returns claiming more than $1,000,000 in earnings. On average those filers pay “29.1% of their income in federal taxes.” Filers who reported incomes of $50,000 to $75,000 “will pay 15% of their income in federal taxes.” Obviously the “millionaires” are paying nearly double the rate of the 50K to 75K filers.
The facts reveal a vastly different reality than the one Obama repeatedly offers in his incessant electioneering. And to further make the factual point the Blaze reports “Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5 percent of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7 percent.”
Add in the National Taxpayers Union numbers that demonstrate the top 1% of tax payers pay almost 38% of all federal taxes collected, and clearly Mr. Obama has a real problem with telling the truth.
To drive the final nail in the coffin of Obama’s totally untrue talking points, these figures are from the IRS itself. Seems someone is being rather dishonest in their reelection rhetoric. And even more foul than a dishonest politician is one who is attempting to place American’s against each other by pitting one group against another. Of course I shouldn’t be surprised…the politics of class, race and special interest are the sum total of the art of politics as practiced by the Democrat Party of late.
A “new and different” kind of politician? A “uniter?” The only “hope and change” this guy is after is his hope to irrevocably change the US into a full blown, Western European style social democracy. Needless to say, this clown has got to go!