If Charlie Manson ever gets out of jail, he won’t have much trouble landing a job. Thanks to Barack Obama and his left-wing wackos at the EEOC, ol’ Chuck won’t even have to explain the swastika he carved into his head—it just wouldn’t be “fair”:
In the next couple weeks, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is expected to pass guidance that will prevent employers from conducting criminal background and credit checks on employees ….this change would claim authority under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as if it’s discrimination not to want a deadbeat on the payroll or a serial killer at the water cooler. (Beware Lame-Duck Obama)
In Obama Nation, of course, Fairness Obama-style, is paramount. And everybody must pay for it except the Big Red One:
President Obama chose not to subject himself to his own proposed Buffett Rule, paying only a 20.5 percent federal tax rate instead of the 30 percent rate called for under the proposal he has been talking about all week.
But, despite the constant jabbering from the Red King and his garish Queen, there’s nothing “fair” about this:
According to statistics compiled from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the Tax Foundation, those people making above $50,000 had an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, and carried 93.3 percent of the total tax burden. In contrast, Americans making less than $50,000 had an effective tax rate of 3.5 percent and their total share of the tax burden was just 6.7 percent.
Americans making more than $250,000 had an effective tax rate of 23.4 percent and their total share of the tax burden was 45.7 percent.
Out of the 143 million tax returns that were filed with the IRS in 2010, 58 million – or 41 percent – of those filers were non-payers. In other words, only 85 million actually paid taxes. But Tax Foundation data also shows that people who didn’t pay any income tax received $105 billion in refundable tax credits from the IRS.
From each according to his ability; to each according to his need. Now that’s fairness. That’s Obama. That’s Communism.
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