Monday, September 26, 2011

Maybe Bloomberg Can Get Them A Spot on Broadway

I don't say this often, but here's to Mayor Bloomberg...
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told NBC News' David Gregory that he is troubled by President Barack Obama's rhetoric on the so-called 'Buffet Rule.'

On Meet the Press, Bloomberg criticized Obama for theatrics, pushing a tax law that would by the administration's own admission, impact just a few Americans.

"You can't define what is middle class, what is wealthy, what is poor," he said. "It's not fair to say that wealthy people don't pay their fair share — they pay a higher rater than those who make less."
Bloomberg actually does something here that very few people on the left are willing to do (and since he's a left-moderate, it's even more impressive).  Bloomberg recognizes that you're not going to close the deficit and address the looming entitlements crisis by raising taxes on the rich -- you have to raise taxes across the board.  Neither President Obama nor the Democratic Party wants to be honest about this.  And that's why Obama is patently lying about billionaires paying lower tax rates than their secretaries. 

It's okay, Mr. Mayor.  This administration is as bad at policy as they are theatrics.

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