Zuckerman: Obama Being 'Purely Political'

Mort Zuckerman, the billionaire developer who owns US News & World Report, says the rich should pay more in taxes - if only to make entitlement reform politically doable. He also believes the president is playing politics with his tax the rich campaign.

It is, as far as I'm concerned, inescapable to conclude that he is out there campaigning. If he wanted to get anything done, he would have met with the Republicans and the Democratic leaders, privately, worked out whatever they can, both parties would get the credit and the blame.

His approach now is purely political, that's all he's doing. If he wanted to get something done, what he would have done was he wouldn't have given a speech before both houses of congress on television.