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During his weekly address, Barack Obama said that the American people “don’t get to pick which rules you play by.” (For you grammar sticklers, that would be “the rules by which you play.”) Anyway, here’s O:
“Even as corporate profits are as high as ever, a small but growing group of big corporations are fleeing the country to get out of paying taxes … they’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they’re based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share.
[W]hen some companies cherry-pick their taxes, it damages the country’s finances. It adds to the deficit. … You don’t get to pick which rules you play by, or which tax rate you pay, and neither should these companies.”
Setting aside his worn-out “fair share” mantra (the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world), the irony here is a president who regularly circumvents Congress, the U.S. Constitution and existing federal law. Mind-numbing.
Think about it. Obama has:
* Instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act
* Unilaterally implemented the DREAM Act, which was defeated in Congress
* Unilaterally rewritten the Affordable Care Act at least 42 times
* Continued to ignore existing federal immigration laws
Maybe I missed it. Maybe he’s saying that people and corporations with whom he disagrees don’t get to choose which “rules” they follow. (See: Hobby Lobby)
During his weekly address, Barack Obama said that the American people “don’t get to pick which rules you play by.”
originally posted by: SloAnPainful
a reply to: Taupin Desciple
Corporations are not the government.
There is a big difference there. The President is being a hypocrite plain and simple.
originally posted by: Taupin Desciple
So you're saying that it's okay for corporations to do this? Or you just don't think Obama should point it out?