“if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” – Barack Obama…. [obviously not the full statement] “‘There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,’ the president said.” This is true – mark your calendars – but “GIVE” is not “PAY TAXES”.
No wonder the business environment is so terrible.
Added: I can’t think of anything more inefficient for “Giving Back” than taxes. First – look at the salaries and benefit packages of the average government employee. Then look at how the government allocates resources. Next – look at the bureaucracy – the GAO, the rules making boards, the committees, and etc. Finally, look at all the graft that exists in government contracts. Combine those factors and tell me again how much better America could be if we would just pay more taxes [We must remember however, it is not all people paying taxes that he wants – it’s only those magical “rich” people who are smart & hardworking enough to be rich but not smart & hardworking enough to find avenues around taxes.].
What’s more disgusting – that we American’s put him in office in the first place – or that he still polls better than Romney? [I say “we American’s” but for the record I voted McCain / Palin.]