Taxes on corporate jets seemed to be a reoccurring theme of President Obama's press conference today. Journalists, activists and even members of Congress took to Twitter to discuss the validity of Obama's remarks that higher taxes on corporate jets would significantly reduce the national debt.
Post your favorite tweets from the press conference in the comment section below:
PatrickMGleason: Summary of Obama's remarks today: Corporate jets are killing children. JonahNRO: What if you're starting up a business to build corporate jets? NolteNC: "Let me be clear" = get ready for a whopper! DrewHampshire: After attacking "corporate jet owners" multiple times, Obama says he's glad that America still has an advantage in jet-making. #unbelievable DerekAHunter: Any lawyer who had Obama as their Constitutional Law Professor should immediately be forced to go back to law school. They got screwed.
Jimgeraghty: Tomorrow, Obama will fly on Air Force One to Philadelphia, Pa., to denounce tax rates on corporate jets at 2 DNC fundraisers ByronKoay: OMG how did Obama send me an email asking me to donate while he was doing a live press conference?!?!?! MikeAllen: Obama "If jobs are being created here in the United States, let's make sure we're encouraging that"- but not corporate jets ByronYork: CQ last week: 'Removing private jets from the list of qualified equipment…would not have much effect on the deficit…' BDayspring: President Obama, who yesterday announced Martha's Vineyard Vacation, today tells Congress to stay in town and get things done. #hypocrisy
the_real_fly: Obama is AGAINST corporate jets because his limousine fleet is so much cooler.
Jimantle: Approximately 82 percent of the federal budget goes to pay for tax breaks for corporate jets. #obamafacts
chuckschumer: It seems that Ldr McConnell is willing to tank economy to protect tax brks for big oil & corporate jets #livetweet