Jon Lovitz Blasts President Obama's Tax-the-Rich Plan in Salty Rant

Kasia Anderson
The WrapApril 24, 2012

Jon Lovitz had some strong – and salty – words for President Obama in a comedic critique he staged while discussing “The ABC's of SNL” with director Kevin Smith.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum went off on the president -- after admitting that he's a Democrat and voted for Obama -- for his take on taxing the rich.


“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don't pay their taxes is f---ing bullshit,” Lovitz said. “First they say to you … ‘The United States of America, you can do anything you want -- go for it! So then you go for it and you make it and everyone's like, ‘F—k you!”

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Lovitz took a brief moment out of his diatribe to praise the “amazing” president for making it against the odds. “He had nothing. He had no father – he was, y'know mixed-race … and the guy ends up going to Harvard, and he's the president of the United States.”

But the funnyman's goodwill was short-lived. “And now he's like, ‘f—k me, and everyone who made it like me,'” Lovitz said.

Smith, who hosted the talk earlier this year at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club & Podcast Theater in Hollywood's Universal City Walk, gave Lovitz a little direction: “Stop yelling at the 99 percent!”

“It's my club!” Lovitz shot back.

The podcast of their class-conscious chat session was posted on Monday. 

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