A point the scholar can’t seem to grasp

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Ah yes, our good Pres­i­dent Obama, who claims to have been a Har­vard pro­fes­sor of con­sti­tu­tional law, was, it seems, never a full-blown pro­fes­sor. Nonethe­less he cer­tainly has be­come an ex­pert at both cir­cum­vent­ing our Con­sti­tu­tion and de­bas­ing our cur­rency.

De­cid­ing who, what, and how to tax is not a pres­i­den­tial re­spon­si­bil­ity. If Mr. Obama con­tin­ues to claim to be an au­thor­ity on con­sti­tu­tional law, I would sug­gest that he re-read Ar­ti­cle I , Sec­tion 7 of the Con­sti­tu­tion which as­signs those du­ties to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives with the ap­proval of the Se­nate.

While Mr. Obama’s no­tion of sock­ing it to the rich might well ap­peal to the masses, he surely knows bet­ter, for the truly wealthy such as him­self, can and do avoid tax­a­tion through a plethora of loop­holes, tax shel­ters, and var­i­ous other ma­neu­vers un­known and un­avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic. All of which, by the way, the rich pur­chased from pli­ant politi­cians of both par­ties.

Un­til our present tax codes get changed (har, har, de har-har!) Mr. Obama’s blath­er­ing on about tax­ing his fel­low wealthy cit­i­zens ought to be viewed as mere vote­gar­ner­ing hy­per­bole. Ted Ten­dick Hay­field, Min­nesota

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