|Math-challenged Press Secretary|
The talking points we've heard for years now from the Obama Administration is how their plan to raise taxes on the "top 2%" is a tax on "millionaires and billionaires", in order for them to pay their "fair share". I must have heard Carney use the phrase "millionaires and billionaires" three times yesterday.
Yet not once did even one member of the press corps remind Mr. Carney that the President's proposal does NOT raise taxes beginning with "millionaires and billionaires". It begins at $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for families. While these are both comfortable figures, and to some, may constitute being "rich"--there is no world in which $200K equals $1M. Period. End of story. Yet day in and day out, the President and his henchmen are allowed to get away with this incredible fudging.
I am prepared to be termed a "millionaire" if Mr. Obama is prepared to multiply my tax refund by a factor of 5. Seems fair, no?
I realize it is too much to hope for that the press would hold these people responsible for what they say.