If the government has demonstrated one thing time and time again – it’s to not get in between them and their money (you know, the stuff that used to be yours). While trying to gain support of closing tax loopholes used by corporations however, Obama, perhaps inadvertently, let go yet another hypocritical remark saying, “you don’t get to pick which rules you play by.”
Hi pot, my name’s kettle – you’re black.
He started in on big corporations by saying, “Even as corporate profits are as high as ever, a small but growing group of big corporations are fleeing the country to get out of paying taxes. They’re keeping most of their business inside the United States, but they’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they’re based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share.”
He then proceeded to drop the hypocrisy hammer saying:
“I want to be clear: this is only a few big corporations so far. The vast majority of American businesses pay their taxes right here in the United States. But when some companies cherrypick their taxes, it damages the country’s finances. It adds to the deficit. It makes it harder to invest in the things that will keep America strong, and it sticks you with the tab for what they stash offshore. Right now, a loophole in our tax laws makes this totally legal – and I think that’s totally wrong. You don’t get to pick which rules you play by, or which tax rate you pay, and neither should these companies.”
Did Obama – of all people – really just demand that everyone play by all the rules? Is the office of the President exempt from any such demands, like, oh, I don’t know, abiding by the Constitution? What do you guys think – can you believe this? Feel free to let Obama have it in the comments below.