TODAY ON TWiB! Obama’s Taxes Are Low! and…?

That Obama is totally hypocritical, see for yourself in this quote from January 2012:

“I’ve been hearing a lot of these Republicans talking about, oh, that’s class warfare, and he just wants to redistribute, and doesn’t believe in work, and he’s trying to create an entitlement society, and this and that and the other.  Let me be absolutely clear:  I should pay more taxes, and folks in my income bracket should pay more taxes, and certainly folks who are making billions of dollars should pay more taxes, not because I want to take their money and just give it to somebody else.  It’s because we’ve got basic investments and basic functions that have to be carried out in this 21st century if we’re going to be able to compete.”

On today’s #TWiBRadio, we discussed America’s pervasive rape culture and the toll it takes on male victims, we solved the mystery of Obama’s missing teleprompter,and we discussed hypocrisy in Scarborough country.

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13 replies
  1. 1
    jnfr says:

    Thank you for keeping on.

  2. 2
    liberal says:

    But this is just another example of the “if you want to pay more taxes, fine, just pay them voluntarily, don’t make me pay!!eleventy!” right-wing idea.

  3. 3
    chopper says:

    yeah, O is totes a hypocrite because he only paid an 18% effective rate, mostly since he gave a ton of his income away to charity. wait, what? is there any way this dude could possibly win with these ignorant motherfuckers?

  4. 4
    Baud says:

    This is dumber than the birther issue.

  5. 5
    Turgidson says:


    Not only that, but Obama also mentioned that his own tax rate was too low and should be higher all the fucking time.

    In short, Scarborough is a moron.

  6. 6
    Groucho48 says:

    Does a President pay payroll taxes? I’d guess no but I don’t really know.

  7. 7
    Keith G says:

    I wonder to what extent is America’s pervasive rape culture a subset of the pervasive human rape culture. This comes to mind because it seems to me that if we truly want to interrupt the cycles that nurture this, we might want to have a holistic understanding about all the dynamics at hand.

    @Groucho….Yes. The United States pay him a salary and he would get a W-2 from his employer.

  8. 8
    JCR says:

    Most of us pay a surprisingly low “effective” tax rate compared to our “actual” tax rate based on our taxable income. Typical right-wing attempt to bamboozle the public by confusing the two…

  9. 9
    Groucho48 says:

    @Keith G:

    Yeah. I know he is salaried, so, gets a W2. I was referring to SS and Medicare taxes. Some Federal employees don’t pay them. Not sure about the President.

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    Bucky Reynolds says:

    My AGI was 17.8% of Obama’s, but my tax rate was 24.3%. I guess I need to be richer.

  11. 11
    Excruman says:

    He and Michelle also gave $150K to charity last year.

  12. 12
    A.J. says:

    What horseshit!

    Joe (“What dead intern?”) Scarborough came up with that 18% tax rate by comparing the taxes the Obamas paid against the Obama’s GROSS income. But no one pays taxes on their gross income – they pay on their ADJUSTED gross income.

    And that tax rate? 34.3%

    By the way Joe, what do you supposed the effective tax rate was for, oh, say….Mitt Romney who, unlike the Obamas, has dividend income and (presumably) stock sales at a lower tax rate? And what would his rate be if not for the Caymans?

    The intern killer then tried Republican empathy and listed the states where combined federal, state, and local taxes came to above a 50% tax rate. One of those states he mentions – Illinois – completely forgetting the Obamas also paid $29,450 in state income taxes to Illinois, making his effective tax rate 43%.

    Phuck you, you bastid.

  13. 13
    chopper says:

    @Bucky Reynolds:

    give a quarter of your income to charity and see what your AGI is.

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