If You Watch Fox News, Obama Says Youâ€™re â€˜Stubbornâ€™
Warner Todd Huston | July 25, 2012
At a campaign stop in Virginia on July 6, Obama thought it would be funny to take a shot at Fox News.
More from President Obama, the most negative campaigner in recent presidential campaign history. This time Obama is name calling Fox News fans, saying they are â€œstubbornâ€ for having the temerity to frequent the most watched cable news station on the air.
So, just in case some of your friends or neighbors, you know, uncle Jim whoâ€™s a little stubborn and been watching Fox News. Well, he thinks that somehow I raised taxes, letâ€™s just be clear, weâ€™ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I came into office.
The President has been touring the country claiming that the end of the Bush tax cuts will cause the government to â€œspend nearly a $1 trillion moreâ€ in tax cuts for the â€œwealthiest 2 percent of Americans.â€ Even factcheck.org says that this is a gross exaggeration.
Obama is cruising the country calling Americans names for watching Fox News and pushing the idea of raising taxes on â€œthe richâ€ saying itâ€™s about â€œfairness.â€ But as NROâ€™s Michael Tanner notes, there isnâ€™t much â€œfairâ€ about it.
The presidentâ€™s argument that this tax hike is about fairness is also more than a bit specious. Wealthy Americans already pay a disproportionate share of federal income taxes. The top 1 percent earn 16 percent of all income in the United States, but pay 36.7 percent of all federal income taxes. In fact, the 400 richest Americans together pay nearly as much in federal income taxes as do the 50 percent of taxpayers at the low end of the scale.
Thomas Sowell is even harsher with his pronunciation of what Obama is doing.Â Sowell says flat out that Obama is â€œlyingâ€ about his tax policy ideas.
But this is just another example of Obama being the â€œmost divisive, nasty, negative campaigner this countryâ€™s ever seen.â€
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