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‘SNL’ alum Jon Lovitz blasts Obama's tax-the-rich plan

Actor Jon Lovitz arrives at the 20th Anniversary Alzheimer's Association 'A Night At Sardi's' at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
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Former “Saturday Night Live” regular Jon Lovitz has apparently had a change of heart when it comes to President Barack Obama.

In a recent recorded podcast, Lovitz expressed his displeasure with Obama’s “fair share” plan, which is structured to have those Americans with more means pay higher income taxes.

The comedian’s emotion-packed podcast presentation made note of the fact that he himself was once an Obama supporter, which evidently he is not at the present.

“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don't pay their taxes is f***ing bulls***, Lovitz said.

“And I voted for the guy, and I'm a Democrat. What a f***ing a**hole,” he added.

“The rich don't pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right. First they say to you, you're dead broke, ‘The United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it.’ So then you go for it and then you make it, and everyone's like ‘f*** you,’” Lovitz explained.

Using the president’s own life circumstances to bolster his argument, Lovitz described Obama as “the perfect example.”

“He's amazing. He had nothing. He had no father. He was, you know, of mixed race which is a burden in the United, don't kid yourself, you know, growing up like that, and no money, and the guy ends up being at Harvard. He's the President of the United States. And now he's like, ‘F*** me! And everyone who made it like me!’”

Lovitz included remarks about his personal tax burden, saying, “If I make a dollar and out of every dollar I'm taxed at 50, half, at 50 cents, I have to give, isn't that like enough? … It's half. HALF!”


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