Outrage of the Day: Obama Administration Says Some Americans Are Deadbeats

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, we see this line in the President’s budget:

“While middle-class families have been playing by the rules, living up to their responsibilities as neighbors and citizens, those at the commanding heights of our economy have not.”

-Daniel Henninger, “The Obama Rosetta Stone,” Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2009

Reminds me of a certain U.N. Secretary General, who considers the country he gets the most money from to be a “deadbeat” nation.

The more money an American makes, the higher his taxes are; not just in the amount of dollars, but in the percentage of his income taxed. If you pay more taxes than your neighbor, and a higher percentage of your income goes to taxes, how is it that, on the matter of taxation, your neighbor is living up to his “responsibilit[y] as a neighbor and a citizen,” and you are not?

Hat tip: Tim Graham on Newsbusters.

Labels: , , ,

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.