Joe Scarborough lashed out at President Obama's tax rate on Monday's "Morning Joe."
The president and First Lady Michelle Obama paid an 18% tax rate on $608,611 of income. Scarborough said that Obama had campaigned for higher taxes on the rich, yet paid half the tax rate that he paid. "The hypocrisy was mind-boggling," the MSNBC host said.
He said that Obama — whom he called a "class warrior" — went after Mitt Romney for paying a tax rate lower than what a teacher pays. Obama, Scarborough said, also paid a lower tax rate than teachers.
"Barack Obama has been championing raising taxes on small business owners for years and he's paying 18% in taxes because raising those taxes don't affect him," Scarborough alleged. "And he talks about fairness?!"
He continued, "Don't lecture me for a year and a half about how you wanna raise my taxes 5% more if you're paying tax rates in the teens. And I hear it from billionaires and hedge fund guys all the time, 'Let's raise taxes.' Yea, it's really easy for you, it's not so easy for small business owners."