Meme of Teh Week

“As many Americans rush to file their taxes this weekend, it’s worth pointing out that we’ve got a tax system that doesn’t always uphold the principle of everyone doing their part,” Obama said in the address posted online Saturday.

“This is not just about fairness, this is also about growth,” he added. “It’s about being able to make the investments we need to strengthen our economy and create jobs. And it’s about whether we as a country are willing to pay for those investments.


Charts courtesy of Tim Carney relying on CBO data. Worth a read.


  1. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:03 am |

    There they go again.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:14 am |

    It’s about what an incompetent, economically illiterate liar you are, Barry.
    And you’re a lousy speaker, BTW. After some coaching, you might be able to sell used cars.

  3. geezerette
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:50 am |

    Shouldn’t spending be included in this chart?

  4. LLoyd
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm |

    Fair. Harumpt. That plays well to a dumbed down 3 generations.

    Till we’re blue in the face or red, don’t matter that a addtional $40 Billion over 10 years is going to make a dent in $17 Trillion. Case rested.