In his column “Leader proves money can buy friendship after all” (4/4, Opinion), Carl Hiaasen disparages Rep. John Boehner while failing to mention the cozy relationships between lobbyists and many prominent Democrats.
He regurgitates the typical, tired liberal propaganda that the wealthy are not paying their fair share, and questioning the confiscatory Obama tax increases on the wealthy is being greedy.
Perhaps Hiaasen needs remediation in basic statistics. According to cbo.gov, the top 5 percent of wage-earners pay 44 percent of all taxes. Contrast this to the 60 percent of lowest wage-earners, who contribute only 14 percent of the tax revenues.
Hiaasen writes “If government is serious about rebooting the economy, reforming health care and improving education, everybody’s going to pay for it.” He just leaves out the truth that the wealthy are being asked to pay a large (dis)proportion of it.