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Phil Mickelson, a guy who made $40 million last year playing golf, explains why you should feel sorry for him.
“Having the government take 52-63% in taxes isn’t too much! How dare he complain? He should be happy we don’t take it all!”
Actual shorter ThinkProgress (or you can read it):
Taxes pay for important things like education, public safety, and poverty and children’s programs, but the amount the wealthy pay has plummeted.
You know who this guy was? It wasn’t a Democrat. It wasn’t some crazy socialist. It was Ronald Reagan. It was Ronald Reagan. Last time I checked, Republicans all thought Reagan made some sense. So next time you hear one of those Republicans in Congress accusing you of class warfare, you just tell them I’m with Ronald Reagan.
President Obama yesterday in a speech, after using a ThinkProgress video of Reagan calling it “crazy” for a millionaire to pay lower taxes than a bus driver. Just in case you missed it…
FACT: Obama has cut taxes more than George W. Bush.