“If you are a wealthy C.E.O. or hedge-fund manager in America right now, your taxes are lower than they have ever been. They are lower than they have been since the nineteen-fifties,” the President said. “You can still ride on your corporate jet. You’re just going to have to pay a little more.”
And billionaire hedge-fund manager Leon Cooperman, a former Obama supporter, responds with this:
“You know, the largest and greatest country in the free world put a forty-seven-year-old guy that never worked a day in his life and made him in charge of the free world … Not totally different from taking Adolf Hitler in Germany and making him in charge of Germany because people were economically dissatisfied.”
This guy is the exact reason rich people should have to pay more in taxes. They honestly believe that even though they benefited from this country, they don’t owe anything back. Like somehow we are supposed to believe that this guy, who has more money than he could spend in ten lifetimes, should be paying less in his taxes than his secretary, who probably makes like $50k a year. It makes you marvel at the audacity of the modern-day selfish billionaire. Here is an idea, Mr Cooperman. You don’t want to pay your taxes, then get the fuck out! I’m sure there is a hedge fund you can run in Russia somewhere...