Obama at Atherton fundraiser: LOL guys! 'This whole town can afford to pay higher taxes'

Deciding what you can and can’t afford is totally not above his pay grade! Hey, at a certain point, you’ve just made enough money, right?

That was tweeted by the one pool reporter (transparency!) allowed at President Obama’s latest fancy pants fundraiser.

Obama is now heading off to his second fundraiser of the day.

This Twitter user makes another point:

Of course not. Elitist libs are free to pony up extra checks to the IRS, if they so choose. But, they don’t. In fact, they find it hilarious.

  • conservativechick

    Does Obama ever stay in DC and work? He should take a lot more than a 5% pay cut!

    • Miss Clairee

      Work? Work? Pppssshhht! Is that word even in his vocabulary??????

      • carla5731

        It is but only in the context of “Miss Clairee must work because the government needs to get its grubby hands on her money.”

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness
    • Meech204

      He can’t be in DC cause then he would have to deal with the N Korea crisis…..in fact, when has he ever dealt with any crisis – other than creating them?

    • Sally

      Nope – O and his buds just keep on blaming George Bush for actually working from home, and calling it a vacation. Obama likes to play away from home, and call it working.

    • KJ

      W-O-R-K is an alien concept to Obama, and would probably be an illegal one at that if his genuine historical documents were ever released for viewing.

  • Mister A

    “In fact, the whole nation can afford higher taxes!” as he consults with Warren Buffett and Jon Corzine about how to game the system.

  • ceemack

    Okay, maybe I could afford to pay higher taxes.

    But…what if I just plain don’t want to?

    • BaseballandPie

      Then you are blind to the challenges that many people that grow up in poverty face in accessing education, or simply providing for their families, and are thus “greedy.”

      • Suzyqpie

        The “poor” are greedy?

    • Suzyqpie

      From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.

  • Marcy Cook

    And these morons keep showing up at his fundraisers and paying and paying and paying

    • Suzyqpie

      Because they get back get back get back. They are green energy & solar energy recipients.


    They put it in His Pocket! Clout bought by the so call President of The United States. Just like Hollywood Movie Makers got a tax cut in January 2013…and Don’t forget the Green Energy Folks starting with Solendra…

  • Guest

    for effing sakes GET TO WORK you piece of crap. We have N. Korea threatening us, Jobs take another dive even further, the dreaded sequestration, 47 million on food stamps and all the rest but he is already campaigning?

    I guess thats why he will forever be known as the “Campaigner in Chief” He has no freaking clue what a president is supposed to be doing.

    • Jens Christian

      He is going to take from social security and medicare to put into medicaid. Even though we all work or worked and paid into social security which is suppose to be ours he is taken from us. How much longer America are we going to stand by and let him do this? We need to get him Biden Pelosi Reid and all the bloody liberal progressives out. Now he’s hiring workers from the unions to implement Obama Care at 20 to 48 dollars and houtr and guess who is paying for this? We are.

    • chamurdock

      help, we need republicans, we need the likes of 2 bushes that killed innocent people in poor countries and made america “the greatest country in the world” for ignorants like the backward thinking republicans…

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    The president needs to raise funds to attend these fundraisers because we are assured that taxpayers are absolutely not paying for him to attend fundraisers of which he needs Air Force One, cooperation with local and state emergency personnel, massive entourages of armed secret service workers, a baker’s dozen or two of idling government vehicles, assorted federal aides, and inconvenienced commuters in order to attend these fundraisers that are about helping poor and middle class Americans.

    • Suzyqpie

      Hahaha, good satire CO2. Yes siree, helping the poor. “The poor are the human shields that government uses to grow government,”quote Thomas Sowell. I was poor, worked myself out of that mess, the mess was the result of the decisions that I made, which is the
      usual explanation for poverty. If you’re poor, look in the mirror, there is why you are poor.

    • chamurdock

      and did bush not do thesame? all presidents have same priviledges and just bec he’s black he’s not excempted from these priviledges and protection CO2 Producer

      • trixiewoobeans

        Oopsie! First person to pull the race card, is a racist! Sees color first…ignores content.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

          That’s okay, trixie. I left the content gray so chamurdock could see the black and the white–or just the white, or just the black, depending on the type of UV filtering. I’m afraid, though, that those priviledges and protections only excempt the white half of our black president.

  • rivers

    What the hell is he fundraising for?
    And I hope to heck every one of those jerkwads who showed up to fawn over the fundraiser in chief pays a LOT more in taxes.

  • Michelle

    The election is over. The campaigning is done. Why is a sitting President attending fundraisers for the DNC? Why are my tax dollars being spent to fly him across the nation, cost of Air Force One, secret service, motorcade, etc. for a fundraising event? And especially at a time when we’re in a sequester?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Because he’s the CIC…Campaigner In Chief.

    • Kate

      A sitting LAME DUCK president…second-term presidents don’t need to schmooze anymore. They’re in for 4 more years whether his approval rating is 90% or 5%. What the heck does he need to “fund-raise” for?

      • Michelle

        I think it should be illegal for a sitting President to participate in any sort of fund raising unless it’s an election year. Period. If the DNC wants him to attend fund raisers over the next four years, then I want THEM to pick up the tab for Air Force One, the hotels, motorcade, secret service – every single penny it costs to involve him in a fund raiser should be paid by the DNC and NOT the American taxpayer. Attending fund raisers while not in an election year is NOT part of his job description and we shouldn’t pick up the tab.

    • Suzyqpie

      Because it is mandatory for the Democrats to take the House and maintain the Senate in the 2014 mid terms. Pres 0bama doesn’t care about seq. The total Democrat fundraising Total all out effort is to regain control of the House & Senate in 2014.

      • Michelle

        Yeah, well – good luck to them with that. When Obamacare rolls out in full force on Jan 2014 and everyone sees what a clusterfuck it is, the Dems will be buried in the mid-term elections. Personally, I am counting the days.

  • bidentime

    Another example of 0’s laser like focus on job creation.

    • ratizbad

      Yea… Right!!!

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    Cant… Stop…. Campaigning….

  • notenoughtime

    Would like to introduce Pres. O to his desk in the Oval Office. He was elected to be President, he was not elected to campaign 24/7. No hope; no change; no future!

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    They laugh now. Wait until he closes those loopholes.

  • Peyton

    This really discounts the fact that 11% of the people living in Atherton are below the poverty level.

    • BaseballandPie

      Explain that one and I’ll give you a cookie.

      • Peyton

        11% of the people in Atherton are below the poverty level. It takes away from them when you claim everyone in town could afford to pay higher taxes. Just because the chumps he’s dining with can, doesn’t mean everyone can, although it’s a rich town.

  • NCRelite

    HAHA taxes! So funny! Is that all this dope thinks about?

  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.givens.963 Luke Givens

    Hmmm, well it’s not quite at the level of epic douchebaggery as joking in the midst of a brutal war about not being able to find weapons of mass destruction, but I guess it’s something.

    • trixiewoobeans

      LOL! Where do you get your stuff, from a Handbook? “How to Play the Blame Game” by LameAss Liberal Publications…or maybe it’s “Two Wrongs DO Make a Right” by Excuses, Unlimited. I gotta get me some of those!

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Like a pickpocket saying that you can afford to be stripped of your wallet. That’s our Barack!

  • BaseballandPie

    I was born and raised in Atherton. I can say very confidently that yes, we can afford to pay more in taxes. Let me also state, from experience, that it is borderline impossible not to eventually find success growing up in an area such as Atherton.

    The sentiment expressed may sound pretentious, but it is the opposite. When you are given, from an early age into your adulthood, every opportunity possible to succeed – you usually succeed. So, seeing as I am from the area, and agree with the President, does your headline not reek of ignorance?

  • Bill Board

    What a sickening phony.

  • Anderson

    Being a rock star is tiring.
    Besides the fundraisers are to get Dems into office in the mid-terms. He wants to take back the House and Senate with filibusterer proof majorities.

  • http://bennash.com/ Ben Nash

    FYI “The cheapest tickets to see the president are $1,000 at the Goldman residence.” http://menlopark-atherton.patch.com/articles/watch-out-obama-s-arrival-to-close-streets


    Anyone who give this poser a penny should be held for observation–for a long, long time.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Considering they live in the Soviet Republic of California and thus pay a total income tax of, probably, 50% (fed/state), I scarcely think they could afford even MORE taxes.

  • WVS

    You could take literally everything that’s ever belonged to everyone in that town, and thousands of others like it, and the debt would continue to skyrocket.

  • trixiewoobeans

    He’s doin’ the DC Hustle.