Jon Lovitz on 'Hannity'
Comedian takes on president's economic agenda
- Duration 5:56
- Date May 18, 2012
Comedian takes on president's economic agenda
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Obama -- Saying -- rich still pay their taxes.
I voted for the guy.
Tell you something right.
First sitting here dead brother he.
You think there's anything you want gulf port so that you Gulfport and then you may get everything.
And -- was actor comedian -- lovers who is now the spotlight for going on that epic rant against president Obama's class warfare rhetoric and while some have gone as far as calling law that's a Nazi for his comments.
He says he's been -- receiving calls of support from with in the entertainment community.
And even getting job offer streaming how to explain it is the man himself actor John -- -- your job.
Great shine thanks Jeremy on there I am I kind of I enjoyed it you know blizzards refreshing -- -- comedian all of a sudden.
You know bill Mars funniest part about class warfare you're not attacking.
The president's -- -- -- talking about hey wait a minute here why do you think there's been such -- crazy reaction of -- us.
Well first of -- thank you for being about the only person actually gets it that I am a comedian in my own comedy club.
John it's comedy that and podcasts theater -- that -- are Universal City Los Angeles anyway as I onstage with Kevin Smith the director.
As watching TV and he keeps saying they're not paying their fair share of taxes that millionaires and billionaires and and he's lying it's not true -- screaming at my television.
And then I just came out against.
Onstage at night and I think it's getting a bigger reaction out of think it's because of me I just think what I said struck a nerve.
Because it's true.
So that you don't -- is the fact is -- all great human though rooted in some truth here.
Look I I've I've been very critical of Bill Maher I don't like when -- use the C word against the woman the T word against a woman.
He gave a million dollars to to the president.
Fair enough I don't I'm not gonna boycott HBO I don't believe in boycotts because that's -- way to silence people.
What's interesting to me about this is two things one you voted for Obama.
And to know people expected a backlash -- you said just the opposite has happened.
Now there's been -- backlash in.
Fan at a TV show I did a -- I'm pretty sure got picked that today.
We'll find out for sure but I'm yet getting book offers an innings and the television offers and getting movie offers.
There's been no backlash and it because what I said his chip and I am not saying that some people are not.
Cheating the government they are you know and it and the IRS goes after these people all I was saying is I don't make tax rate is it's 35% plus 11% state.
And fight -- social security and it does over 50%.
And then you have deductions.
That's -- I said what do you think of the people -- -- you when you actually tweeted this out that are calling you racist.
And a big.
Hey it's so ridiculous you know because I I.
-- said I pay my fair share of taxes but to me that just shows.
That put that the president is doing and it's just a propaganda of this 1% vs the 99%.
Nobody's against people who make less money everybody's in the same.
Boat instead the same economy.
And you know I.
I open a club I created jobs I need -- to work there I pay them.
What people don't realize when you open your business the last person to make money is the -- that opened the business up have to pay your employees -- to pay for that.
You know we have food and -- -- -- pay for that yet the pay the Comex if the pay the other performers.
You'd you know insurance you have -- -- high -- on and on you don't -- the cloud.
He haven't made a dime.
Yeah what everybody's big money that club except for me here's ways screwed up stuff gonna tell -- we can we we have an honest relationship we've known each other four and a half minutes.
But here's where I may -- the US open at the tennis I remember -- I do remember that but but here's the point you voted for Obama.
Why did you vote -- do you regret it would you vote for me again.
I I don't regret -- I believe that what he said and I thought he thought like -- made sense and I voted for a my -- is -- obviously he's extremely bright.
And -- I voted form him.
What I've heard from again I don't know I don't want to say I don't know -- gonna vote for but I said before I would never tell anybody who to vote for because I'm not qualified.
-- what -- -- -- -- and you should vote for this guy and then I'm wrong but what I find is -- he's hypocritical.
With with with saying the you know the 1% don't get -- and you know he's a multi -- now.
You know they're not paying their fair share tax is not a bomber already George Clooney's house to get money from millionaires and billionaires.
Any type of fifty million dollars and you know Wall Street -- the bad guys but now I have to go to a dinner with Wall Street people to get money from my campaign I got.
I got a role but how could you vote five trillion in debt we have a net loss of jobs he's done nothing.
For the economy he promising -- this alliance is just and that we game and I think they -- others.
-- yeah I just think it aged.
Instead of making people's.
The victims of people who are successful.
We should be telling people look at your having hit a hard time.
I feel bad for you let's look at what you're doing let's teach you how does exceed let's give -- the tools to succeed.
As -- -- turning everybody into victims a victim mentality is what he's selling and nobody with a victim mentality we'll get anywhere.
Whenever they will never succeed well said John love it's good to see you and -- appreciate being with us and let -- your heart be troubled me another shot and -- -- you and Al Franken make up -- -- How old phrase all his -- says that's -- out what -- I asked John and -- they said.
Ask them but -- born in Kenya.
Now I thought it was funny maybe Kenya Ireland I don't know -- there's such a place all right thank you John -- it's good to see you then.