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Joe Scarborough Slams Obama for Paying Federal Tax Rate of 18.4 Percent

Says "the hypocrisy is mind boggling"


MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ripped into President Barack Obama on Monday — Tax Day — after learning that Obama paid only an 18.4 percent effective federal tax rate last year.

Scarborough noted the conflict between Obama's statements on the campaign trail last year — when he routinely blasted Republican Mitt Romney for his low tax rate — and Obama's effective rate last year.

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  1. Come on, Joe. We all know there is never any conflict whatsoever between anything Obama says and does. You’re racist.

  2. Barack Obama paid more in taxes than I and my wife combined earned last year. Just about double. That doesn’t bother me except for the fact that he sells himself as part of the “little people”, as opposed to Mitt, who was a “corporate fatcat.” If you pay less than 20% of your income in taxes and that amount of money alone would put you in a higher tax bracket than most Americans, you don’t get to criticize other rich people, and you sure as hell don’t get to preach about “paying your fair share.”

  3. Ooohh, cripple fight! Cripple fight!

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