Joe Doakes notes that Obama is singing conservatives’ tune:
President Obama slipped and called for a flat tax:
The president welcomed the charge. “I reject the idea that asking a hedge fund manager to pay the same tax rate as a plumber or a teacher is class warfare,” he told the Rose Garden crowd of 200. “I think it’s just the right thing to do.”
Exactly! Everyone should pay the same, flat tax!
Cool: I propose 15% flat tax across the board, no exemptions, no deductions, no credits. Employer withholds it so no income tax form to file because there’s never a refund. Lay off half the IRS and taxpayers save trillions in lost productive hours, no longer filling out silly forms.
Almost seems too good to be true to you? Of course it does:
Of course he didn’t mean that. He meant something different entirely. But hey – you offered it, we’ll take it, thanks.
Pass that bill and make him look stupid vetoing it.
Note to John Kline and Erik Paulsen: wanna get carried back to Washington in January 2013 on the shoulders of twenty million people who’ve had enough? Take Obama up on his newfound desire for tax fairness, and introduce the flat tax.