Sunday, April 22, 2012

GOP Congressional Candidate: Obama Supports Buffet Rule, Doesn't Love Country

Nothing gets Republican politicians and candidates more incensed than the idea that millionaires and billionaires should pay their fair share of taxes. Iowa congressional candidate Dan Dolan told a Tea Party audience that Obama's support for the Buffet Rule, which raises taxes on the wealthy, proves that the president doesn't love his country. Dolan, like his fellow conservatives, downplays how much revenue such taxes would accrue. Perhaps he should also question the patriotism of 72 percent of Americans, including 53 percent of Republicans, who agree with the Buffet Rule according to a CNN poll. Listen to Dolan's comments:

DOLAN: The president who is, to me disturbing where he’s willing to turn the country against itself to advance his agenda. He keeps talking about the Buffett Rule. The Buffett Rule would generate just over $1.1 billion in the first year. That’s 6 hours of federal borrowing. He knows it’s not going to fix anything, but he says it polls well and we’re going to just throw gasoline on the fire. He’s willing to turn the country against itself even though it won’t make a difference. So that’s bad leadership. I have a hard time thinking that he loves this country if he’s willing to turn them against themselves for his own advancement.

(h/t: Think Progress)

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