Obama’s war on civil society continues, cont’d 

As if President Obama’s call for higher taxes on charitable giving were not audacious enough, he followed that proposal up with this line:

Of course, there will be those who disagree with my approach. Some will argue we shouldn’t even consider raising taxes, even if only on the wealthiest Americans. It’s just an article of faith for them. I say that at a time when the tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century, the most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more. I don’t need another tax cut. Warren Buffett doesn’t need another tax cut. Not if we have to pay for it by making seniors pay more for Medicare. Or by cutting kids from Head Start. Or by taking away college scholarships that I wouldn’t be here without. That some of you wouldn’t be here without. And I believe that most wealthy Americans would agree with me. They want to give back to the country that’s done so much for them. Washington just hasn’t asked them to.

This is just plain false. President Obama, Warren Buffet and every wealthy liberal in the country can give freely to the federal government anytime they want. The U.S. Treasury accepts voluntary gifts from individuals 24 hours a day 7 days a week, here.

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