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Sunday, April 14, 2013

President "Fair Share" Obama Doesn't Live Up To His Own Standard

Here's the Nonsense:  President Obama fought hard in the election to make sure that high income individuals like himself pay their fair share of taxes so that America's financial problems will be over.

Here's the Horse Sense:  President Obama is just as much a hypocrite when it comes to taxes as most of the Democrats are.  He demands higher taxes but pays lower taxes.  This is a reflection on America's ability to choose the right kind of leaders.

It has just come out that President Obama paid 18.4% taxes on his income for his current tax return.  He condemned Mitt Romney for only paying 14.1% as unfair during the election.  In fact, during the election he proclaimed that the rich should pay 30% as their fair share.

I guess the standards are different when it comes to his own income.  But then again, when haven't Democrats had a double standard on virtually everything?

The word "hypocrite" comes to mind.  Saying one thing and doing another.  That's typical of Democrats and especially this administration.

But as bad as that may be the real question is why Americans aren't raising the roof over this kind of thing.  It's the people's government and they do not hold their politicians accountable.

America cannot withstand this continued mindset that allows us to have politicians in office who are not only hypocrites, but ones we do not hold accountable for their actions. 

How we decide who will lead us will determine our future.  Right now our future is very dark and there is no light at the end of the tunnel except an oncoming train unless we get serious about choosing the right leaders to get us out of this mess.  Sooner than we think it will be time to vote in the 2014 midterm elections.  At that time we will have another chance to really start a turnaround for our nation.  Are you doing your homework?  Are you ready to get actively involved as those races start to heat up in the next few months?

There is very little time left to determine the future for our children and grandchildren.  We must take action now to start selecting the right people to run for elected office.  They must be true leaders who will do what is right regardless of the cost to themselves or the future will be very dark.