Coulter: Obama running D.C. like Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland Ranch’

By David Edwards
Sunday, August 5, 2012 13:53 EDT
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Ann Coulter and Van Jones speak to ABC News
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter says that President Barack Obama has run Washington D.C. like the ranch where African-American pop star Michael Jackson was accused of molesting children.

During a Sunday panel on ABC’s This Week, former Obama administration official Van Jones suggested that the middle class would pay more taxes under presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax plan.

“Do you want to elect somebody who won’t tell you how much money he’s making, he won’t give you his tax returns, but the only [plan] he’s put on paper will cut his taxes and raise yours?” Jones insisted.

“I think the point isn’t whether Barack Obama’s personal taxes get raised,” Coulter argued. “We have to run the behemoth Neverland Ranch of Washington, D.C. And the main point is cutting the size of government. I mean even when Obama famously froze federal government salaries — remember that? When he first came into office, that’s his fiscal austerity. That didn’t freeze salaries. They still get their automatic pay increases.”

“You have the government running around having these huge conferences in Las Vegas and Mexico,” she continued. “That is what Romney is selling. He is the Bain guy. He is going to cut down this ridiculously-sized government.”

In 1993, Michael Jackson was accused sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy who repeatedly made overnight visits to his Neverland Ranch in California. Jackson eventually paid out approximately $25 million to the boy’s family and lawyers to settle a civil suit.

The pop star in 2003 was also charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of children. A jury unanimously found him not guilty in 2005.

Watch this video ABC’s This Week, broadcast Aug. 5, 2012.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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