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Published: Friday, April 13 2012 9:50 p.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Does this destroy Obama’s credibility every time he stands up and says the “rich” should pay their “fair share”? Perhaps Obama should have a chat with his good buddy, Warren Buffet! There is a name for people who don’t practice what they preach!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama took more taxpayer money for personal vacations, and campaign tours, than he earned in wages.

He paid zero percent taxes on that! This is not fair, and lacks common sense.

A great leader rules by example.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

But, but, but, we have more important things to worry about with the economy than what Obama or hes secretary pays in taxes, like hang Buffet, he is the real cheater and liar and only pays 15% tax rate. But Buffet does pay millions more to philanthropy and charity than Obama has accumulated.

BTW, Obama has become a billionaire since he got sanctified as a god to lead the US into poverty. He must be making a lot of money with all his world tours at taxpayers expense to become a billionaire in less than 3 years in office. Serving world politics and selling his name and US to dictators while he defrauds the american tax payers. It should be illegal for presidents to have personal conflicts and jobs while serving in the white house. A traitors wages and income must pay very well.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

If there were any evidence that President Obama had cheated on his taxes, OR that he was taking money from taxpayers illegally OR that he had somehow become a billionaire while in office, the screaming from the right would be daily, relentless and overpoweringly loud. There HAS to be more evidence than the posters here have provided, or else they deserve to be ignored. I'm calling on them to provide facts and sources - please. And "Everybody knows.." isn't good enough.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Mark B,

Observe the news with some common sense, and it become obvious. Who do you think pays for the vacations?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Nothing about White House/first family finances changed from Bush to Obama. Who ever DID pay for XYZ is still paying, whether it's the government, the party or the family itself. In other words, worf fails to meet the burden of proof, unless he was also complaining about all the trip[s to Texas, which I doubt.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Mark B Eureka, CA
"If there were any evidence that President Obama had cheated on his taxes ....."

No one has suggested that Obama has cheated on his taxes. The real question is whether Obama was paying his fair share. To borrow from the liberal mentality .... what right does Obama have to gross $789,674 when there are so many people who don't have enough money to feed their starving children.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Mark B Eureka, CA
"worf fails to meet the burden of proof, unless he was also complaining about all the trip[s to Texas, which I doubt."

Liberals worry about the cost of a trip to Texas while the taxpayers worry about the cost of a trip to Hawaii. Anybody want to place a wager on which one is more expensive.

Meantime Obama pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. He just has gotta go!!

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