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ABC News Reporter Repeatedly Presses White House Deputy Press Secretary With This ‘Very Simple Question’

Posted by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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ABC News Reporter Repeatedly Presses White House Deputy Press Secretary With This ‘Very Simple Question’

White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz was grilled Wednesday by a reporter who asked if President Barack Obama was being “hypocritical” for accepting money from those attempting to use a tactic to avoid U.S. tax laws — a practice the president has condemned.

“The good folks at Bloomberg had a story out today about a number of the president’s top donors being those who have profited from corporate inversions — the same kind the president has condemned,” ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl said. “So I’m wondering, just a very simple question: Is the president going to be asking Democrats to return money contributed, or seeking to return money contributed by some of these corporate inversion magnates?”

“No,” Schultz bluntly answered.

“Why not?” Karl asked. “I mean, these guys are profiting off of the very practice the president has condemned and wants to see stopped.”

Schultz responded saying the White House is “not privy to the details and have no role in any individual company’s plans,” but noted “what the president is focused on is stopping the problem.”

That wasn’t enough to quell Karl.

“But isn’t this hypocritical?” he asked. “I mean, essentially the president has profited himself — his political apparatus has profited by taking contributions from people that have made money doing exactly this.”

“I guess I would understand the skepticism more if we weren’t doing something to tackle the problem,” Schultz said. “But instead, we are going after any company that renounces its U.S. citizenship in order to pay less in taxes.”

“So why not renounce those donations?” Karl pressed.

“What we’re renouncing is the practice of using shifty accounting in order to avoid paying their fair share, and which subsequently passes on to middle-class families,” Schultz reiterated.

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erika9009
by Silver Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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Pres Obama is a "do as I say, not as I do" type of person

MelanieJK
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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It's like Al Gore pushing policies that would  force americans to stop spewing carbon while he spews more carbon in one trip in his private jet than the average american in a year.      

29again
by Gold Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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What we’re renouncing is the practice of using shifty accounting in order to avoid paying their fair share, and which subsequently passes on to middle-class families,” Schultz reiterated.


LMAO!!!  This admin has a gold in shifty accounting!! 

sidesplittinglaughter

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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It's always the simple questions that stump the POTUS and his admin. 

Gotta watch out for the 'just a simple question" questions Barry. 

idunno1234
by Silver Member on Aug. 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I'm sure Obama is the only politician this describes. 

Quoting erika9009:

Pres Obama is a "do as I say, not as I do" type of person

 

erika9009
by Silver Member on Aug. 15, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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I don't think this admin even has any idea what accounting is.


Quoting 29again:

What we’re renouncing is the practice of using shifty accounting in order to avoid paying their fair share, and which subsequently passes on to middle-class families,” Schultz reiterated.


LMAO!!!  This admin has a gold in shifty accounting!! 

sidesplittinglaughter


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jobseeker
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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 sidesplittinglaughter

See the rules don't apply to him.  Remember when he said publicly that candidates should only spend money from federal election fund?  McCain agreed, and did not accept / seek funds, and big bad O raised MILLIONS$$$ and laughed all the way to he WH!

Don't expect his followers to denounce this

 

BaronSamedi
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Gee along with the entirity of congress.......

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