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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Outrage of the Day: Obama Administration Says Some Americans Are Deadbeats

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, we see this line in the President's budget:
"While middle-class families have been playing by the rules, living up to their responsibilities as neighbors and citizens, those at the commanding heights of our economy have not."

-Daniel Henninger, "The Obama Rosetta Stone," Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2009
Reminds me of a certain U.N. Secretary General, who considers the country he gets the most money from to be a "deadbeat" nation.

The more money an American makes, the higher his taxes are; not just in the amount of dollars, but in the percentage of his income taxed. If you pay more taxes than your neighbor, and a higher percentage of your income goes to taxes, how is it that, on the matter of taxation, your neighbor is living up to his "responsibilit[y] as a neighbor and a citizen," and you are not?

Hat tip: Tim Graham on Newsbusters.
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