Jon Lovitiz slams Obama on taxing the rich
As you know, President Barack Obama has made class warfare and the Buffett Tax a central part of his campaign re-election, part of a strategy to get attention off of his failed record on the economy. But Jon Lovitz, an actor that considers himself to be a Democrat and voted for Obama, isn’t happy with the assertion that higher-income earners aren’t paying their “fair share” in taxes:
“Saturday Night Live” alum Jon Lovitz sounds like he’s pretty fed up with President Barack Obama.
“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f—-ing bulls—-. And I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a f—-ing asshole,” Lovitz recently said on his podcast “The ABC’s of SNL.” The episode was recorded in January and released on Sunday.
“The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right,” he went on. “First they say to you – you’re dead broke – the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it. So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, f—- you.”
“[Obama] is the perfect example,” the comedian added. “He’s amazing. He had nothing … and the guy ends up being at Harvard. He’s the president of the United States. And now he’s like, ‘f—- me and everyone who made it like me.’”
I listened to the audio, which is available at the link above, and Lovitz was ranting, for sure. Whether or not the rant was just meant to be humorous is another question. Still, you’ve got to imagine that there are many other higher-income earners out that voted for Obama that feel like they are being targeted unfairly by the president’s divisive rhetoric.
But to Lovitz’s point — yes, the rich pay their taxes. They shoulder a substantial share of the income tax burden, more than their share of income — a point we’ve made here before.
It’s pretty clear that the Buffett Rile, which would have brought in less revenue than legalizing marijuana, is just a ruse and a distraction. They say it’s about “fairness,” but if they were being even remotely honest, Obama and Democrats would point out the obvious…that the evil and hated rich are already doing more than their part.