"The Pinocchio Test"
"The president does not need to lard his case with such suspect data. There are few independent tax analysts who have much good to say about the Bush tax cuts. But it is difficult for Obama to justify blaming those tax cuts for being mostly responsible for today’s slow job growth, especially when he wants to retain a good chunk of those tax cuts.
To bolster his case about unfairness, the president is also relying on a suspect statistic about billionaires paying as little as one percent in taxes. Even if true, it is a clearly a rare event. Moreover, it is certainly surprising the White House would rely on such a dubious, unverified source for a major presidential address". - Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, 12/07/2011
"Moreover, it is certainly surprising the White House would rely on such a dubious, unverified source for a major presidential address".
Really? Its surprising? Whenever a politico debates "fairness" it has to be a notional argument as its rather apparent: fair is what you are doing and the other guy is not doing -or- fair is where you go to get your pig judged.