Here is a perplexing tale of paying one’s fair share.
“President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal income taxes in 2012 on adjusted gross income of $608,611, an effective rate of 18.4 percent,” the White House said Friday.
Let us assume the president paid what was legally owed and is his “fair share.”
Then clearly, by asking any taxpayer to pay higher taxes, any tax over 18.4 percent, the president is asking other Americans to pay more than their fair share.
John T. Nightingale, Auburn