Obama was asked a question by a plumber who owns his own business.
“It’s not that I want to punish your success – I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you – that they’ve got a chance at success too.” (Patterico.com)
Sounds like taking from the rich(or people trying to be rich) and giving to the poor. I am all about helping the poor and unfortunate, but taking from a hard working plumber to give to those who don't work at all sounds like Socialism. I could be wrong here, but I don't think most Americans agree with this tax policy.
"You got it, it's time to be patriotic, Kate. Time to jump in. Time to be part of the deal..."(Fox News)
What about Charitable Giving?
According to a Wall Street Journal editorial, the Bidens released their tax returns and reported an average of $380 or 0.2 percent of their income in annual charitable contributions over a 10-year period. The national average of personal giving was 2 percent of income. (Daily Press)
Hmmm...$380.00? Are you kidding?
...the Obamas gave far less than 1% of their income to charity; in three of the years, they gave around 1% of their income to charity. Only in the last two years have they given substantially more as their income skyrocketed -- 4.7% in 2005 and 6.1% in 2006. (Of course, it is possible that the Obamas may have made gifts to other worthy causes that were not deductible for federal income tax purposes.) (Paul L. Caron)
In 2007, the Arizona senator reported $405,409 in total income and contributed $105,467, or 26 percent of his total income, to charity.
In 2006, Mr. McCain said he had $358,414 in total income and donated $64,695, or 18 percent of his total income, to charity. (The Chronicles of Philanthropy)
Wow...18% beats 4% any day...