Paying Their Fair Share? Obama Aides Owe $833,000 in Back Taxes

January 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm (Aides, Class Warfare, Fair Share, Fairness, President Obama, Taxes)

Fair for me, not for thee.

Remarkable, mind-numbing hypocrisy.

Investor’s Business Daily:

How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their “fair share” of taxes.

Because how unfair — indeed, un-American — it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet’s secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.

Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.

A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.

Read on…

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More Coal Plants Closing Due to EPA Regulations

January 26, 2012 at 11:28 am (Coal, Economy, Energy, EPA, FirstEnergy, Jobs, Ohio, President Obama)

Obama the Job Creator strikes again.

From Thurber’s Thoughts:

FirstEnergy today announced the closing of six coal-fired plants, including our plant here in Oregon, Ohio, and three others in our state. We already have some of the highest electricity rates in the state. How much will our rates go up without this local plant?

And what about the employees??? More than 500 employees will be out of work, though some may relocate to other plants or take early retirement. And then there are the ancillary jobs and economic benefits that will decrease, including transportation, office and manufacturing suppliers, etc…

So much for a President who said his number one priority was jobs.

The press release gives the specific reason for the plant closings:

The decision to close the plants is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which were recently finalized, and other environmental regulations.

Read the press release here…

President Obama is not concerned about jobs or economic growth, he is bound to a rigid green tech ideology.  He provided a glimpse of things to come when he said this:

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

The President stated that he would actively work to bankrupt a major job-generating industry in America.
We call that ‘killing jobs’.

To the President it’s ‘mission accomplished’.

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Democrat Lawmaker Says 20,000 Jobs is Not That Many

January 26, 2012 at 11:05 am (CH2M Hill, Dan Coats, Energy, Green Jobs, Jan Schakowsky, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone XL, Solyndra, Unemployment)

Just curious, if you or someone you know is struggling to find work, how does a statement like this make you feel?  It certainly provides a significant look into the mind of a Democrat who is perfectly fine with killing 20,000 jobs in the name of some perceived and unrealistic environmental threat.

From the Hill:

Chicago Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) drew fire from Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) on Wednesday when she dismissed the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting the 20,000 jobs it could create were relatively insignificant in the scheme of the greater economy.

“Twenty thousand jobs is really not that many jobs, and investing in green technologies will produce that and more,” she said on Chicago’s WLS Radio Don Wade and Roma Show on Wednesday morning. “But I’ll tell you what, you know it seems to me that the Republicans would rather have an issue than a pipeline.”

“Tell that to the 20,000 people that woke up this morning and didn’t have a job to go to,” said Coats. “ ‘Well, these don’t really matter’ — I mean, this not only is jobs, this is less dependence on Middle East oil.”

Investing in the green jobs boondoggle will create that and more?  Not sure the unemployed at Solyndra or CH2M Hill would agree. 
Green energy investment has been such an overwhelming success that the unemployment rate has increased since Obama’s stimulus plan took hold, and there are now 2,000,000 fewer jobs in the U.S. today.

Is that a lot of jobs?

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