Obama adds Marc Anthony to people who can pay higher taxes. But "Marc Anthony Hit With $3.4 Million Tax Lien: Report" is.gd/QiZSu7
President Barack Obama chose an odd example of a wealthy individual capable of paying his “fair share” to prevent taxes from increasing on the middle class — latin pop artist Marc Anthony.
“Governor Romney disagrees with my vision,” Obama told donors tonight. “That’s what democracy is all about: we choose. His allies in Congress disagree with my vision. They’ve got a different approach. Neither of them will endorse any policy that asks folks like me or Marc Anthony to pay even a nickel more in taxes.”
But Anthony, who was the featured performer at Obama’s Miami fundraiser, is a frequent tax evader, owing $3.4 million to the Internal Revenue Service in 2010 after paying off $2.5 million in back taxes in 2007, NBC reported in 2010.
Republicans seized on the incongruity of Obama’s remarks on Twitter:
Not the first time he hangs out with tax evaders who dont want to pay their own share, let alone accept their taxes be raised. Lets start with famous tax evader Tim Geithner, or the Jeffrey Immelt GE CEO and Jobs Czar whose corporation pays no taxes and ships jobs to China and Mexico, all the while doing a hit job on Gov Romney? Speak of hypocrisy and double standards!
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