Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Obama Gaffe - A Billionaire Should Pay Same Tax Rate as a Jew - 27th Sept 2011

Days after the UN general assembly where the hot topic was a potentially free Palestinian state, President Obama is touring the country giving speeches about the 'Buffett tax' intended to increase tax rates for millionaires.

In a speech on Saturday, the President embarrassingly got the two issues mixed-up.

Instead of referring to the low tax rate of janitors, Mr Obama said that it was a mistake to have billionaires pay the same tax rate as Jews.

'If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, as a janitor, makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honour. I have no problem with that. It's about time,' he said. Read More


  • In 2011 in London’s Westminster Abbey, President Obama signed the guest book and dated it 24 May 2008.
  • During the 2008 campaign, he said: 'I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.'
  • At Fort Drum, N.Y., the President said: 'Jared Monti was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn't receiving it posthumously.' Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was killed in action, while Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor.
  • In April 2009, on a foreign trip, the President said: 'I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for wheeling and dealing.'
  • During the health care debate he praised the benefits of ObamaCare: 'The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.'