Obama's tax return: Income down — to $1.7 million

President Barack Obama is creation less money than he used to, although it's still a lot: He and wife Michelle accounted income of $1.73 million last year, mostly from the books he's written, according to his just-filed tax return. That was down from the $5.5 million of a year previous.

The president, who has been agitation to raise taxes on the rich, paid the government $453,770 in federal taxes, regarding a quarter of the income. Just last week, he renewed his push to end Bush-era tax cuts for household with annual incomes above $250,000 — note that that would contain him.

The White House unconfined tax profits for the Obamas and for Vice President Joe Biden and his wife on Monday, the time limit for Americans to file.