Kevin Jackson is someone whom the president and fellow Democrats wished didn’t exist. Jackson is black and a member of the Tea Party where he serves as a spokesman for TheTeaParty.net. After Obama’s State of the Union message, Jackson took offense to what Obama said to the nation. He claims the president is rife with liberal hypocrisy.
Jackson points out that Obama wants the wealthy to pay more in taxes because of the financial problems facing the nation. Yet at the same time Obama takes half a dozen or so vacations a year, taking not only his wife and daughters, but other family members and friends all at taxpayer expense. The president also wastes taxpayer money by hosting lavish parties at the White House, some of which have nothing to do with politics.
Jackson also points out that Obama criticizes Romney, who only paid about 15% in taxes. What Obama failed to note is that Romney reported $20 million in income and then gave $3 million (15% away to charity – mostly to the Mormon Church). Before Obama’s election he gave only gave 1% to charity.
An hypocrisy that Jackson didn’t point out was Obama’s use of Warren Buffet’s secretary in the State of the Union address. She sat in the First Lady’s box and Obama used her to point out the wealthy people like Buffet need to pay the same tax rates as working people like Buffet’s secretary. After the SOTU address was over, we learned that in fact Buffet had paid the same tax rate as his secretary and it wasn’t the 30% Obama was advocating.
I find it interesting a number of the wealthy people have supported Obama’s proposal to have the wealthy pay more in taxes. If they are in favor of it, then why aren’t they already doing it? Why don’t they instruct their accountants to forget about all the loopholes and deductions that allow them to pay lower tax rates? There’s no law that says you have to use them or that you can’t pay the IRS more than you owe.
Jackson also forgot to mention that Obama’s hypocrisy when he called for more jobs flies right in the face of what Obama is actually doing. He refused to approve the Keystone XL pipeline which would have created a least 10,000 new jobs. Obama also made sure a Pentagon awarded a contract to a Brazilian company sending about 1,400 new jobs south of our border.
Mr. Jackson is correct in what he said about Obama, but if one was to compile a full list of his hypocrisies it would probably fill volumes.