Yesterday, President Obama gave a major speech, trying to shame Republicans into raising taxes on the wealthy by emulating GOP hero Teddy Roosevelt, who gave a similar speech on the same spot in Kansas in 1910. Like Roosevelt, Obama called for an activist government and for rich people to pay their fair share in taxes. But when Roosevelt gave his speech there was no income tax. That came 3 years later with the top rate on the weathiest Americans at just 7%.
- Some say the Prez went to far when, immediately after the speech, he jumped on a horse and charged up a hill.
Obama did make one gaffe…. He started the speech in Kansas by saying, “It is great to be back in the state of Texas!” - then quickly corrected himself.
- In that case he was emulating Rick Perry.