Moneybrawl

  • Aired:  09/21/11
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Barack Obama sells his tax plan to Americans by appealing to their love of math. (2:51)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OH, DO WE HAVE A SHOW FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, MITCH DANIELS.

HE IS THE CURRENT GOVERNOR OF

INDIANA AND THE GUY THAT EVERY

OTHER REPUBLICAN SAYS, "MAN, I

WISH THAT GUY WAS RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT."

[LAUGHTER]

BUT AT LEAST MAYBE VICE

PRESIDENT.

BUT LET'S START IN WASHINGTON.

THEY ENJOY THAT.

MONDAY MORNING PRESIDENT OBAMA

TOOK TO THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE

GARDEN, WHERE APPEARING IN FRONT

OF THE VERY DOORKNOBS THAT MIGHT

BE HITTING HIM IN THE ASS NEXT

NOVEMBER, HE TALKED DEATH AND

TAXES.

>> TODAY I'M LAYING OUT A SET OF

SPECIFIC PROPOSALS TO FINISH

WHAT WE STARTED THIS SUMMER.

>> Jon: YOU MEAN FORT AWESOME?

[LAUGHTER]

TREEHOUSE I WAS BIDDING ON THE

WHITE HOUSE LAWN.

>> IT'S A PLAN THAT REDUCES OUR

DEBT BY MORE THAN $4 TRILLION

AND ACHIEVES THESE SAVINGS IN A

WAY THAT'S FAIR.

>> Jon: WHAT WE'LL DO IS ONE

AT A TIME EXCUSE OURSELVES TO GO

TO THE BATHROOM.

THEN WE WILL CLIMB OUT OF THE

WINDOW AND INTO CANADA.

[LAUGHTER]

SERIOUSLY, WHAT'S THE PLAN?

>> IT COMES DOWN TO THIS: WE

HAVE TO PRIORITIZE.

EITHER WE ASK THE WEALTHIEST

AMERICANS TO PAY THEIR FAIR

SHARE IN TAXES, OR WE HAVE TO

ASK SENIORS TO PAY MORE FOR

MEDICARE.

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO DO BOTH.

EITHER WE GUT EDUCATION AND

MEDICAL RESEARCH, OR WE'VE GOT

TO REFORM THE TAX CODE SO THAT

THE MOST PROFITABLE CORPORATIONS

HAVE TO GIVE UP TAX LOOPHOLES

THAT OTHER COMPANIES DON'T GET.

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO DO BOTH.

THIS IS NOT CLASS WARFARE.

IT'S MATH.

[APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: LET ME SAY THIS:

BARACK OBAMA KNOWS ONE THING.

YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG APPEALING

TO AMERICANS' LOVE OF MATH.

[LAUGHTER]

PROBABLY SOMETHING HE STOLE

BASED ON THE HUGELY POPULAR

ONLINE ROLE PLAYING GAME "WORLD

OF MATHCRAFT."

MY CHARACTER RHOMBUS WEARS THE

PYTHAGORAS HAT.

THAT'S HOW YOUR GOING TO SELL

YOUR PROGRAM?

IT'S NOT WAR, THE THING WE'RE

BEST AT, IT'S MATH, THE

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