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Obama Can’t Run On His Record….So Why Not Run Behind Reagan
Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-12 | Curt

Posted on 04/12/2012 10:26:20 AM PDT by Starman417

“"If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from....You make a big election about small things," ” - Barack Obama 08/28/08

Obama uttered these words just a few short years ago. It was supposedly a charge against politics as usual.

Now, he is following the politics as usual playbook to a tee.

And as he continues on his "anything but my record" tour he had the gall to say Ronald Reagan would be FOR the Buffet Rule:

President Obama continued his push Wednesday to build support for the Buffett rule by suggesting that Ronald Reagan would've backed the plan to set a minimum 30 percent income tax for the wealthiest Americans.

"If it will help convince folks in Congress to make the right choice, we could call it the Reagan rule instead of the Buffett rule," Obama said in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

"I'm not the first president to call for this idea that everyone has to do their fair share," he said, quoting one speech in which Reagan said it was "crazy" for the rich to be able to use loopholes to get out of paying taxes. "He thought that in America the wealthiest should pay their fair share and he said so."

This new talking point was spearheaded by ThinkProgress which put up a video of a speech Reagan gave in 1985 in which he remarked about an executive paying a lower tax rate than his secretary.

Yet Reagan told the story as part of a larger pitch for tax reform. Unlike Obama, Reagan was interested in targeting loopholes so that he could lower rates, to allow people to keep more of their own money.

“Lower, flatter tax rates will give Americans more confidence in the future,” Reagan said in the speech referenced by Obama. “It’ll mean if you work overtime or get a raise or a promotion or if you have a small business and are able to turn a profit, more of that extra income will end up where it belongs — in your wallets, not in Uncle Sam’s pockets.

And Obama isn't trying to close any of those loopholes. Whether the rich get richer or the poor get poorer is not the point. It's getting re-elected, that's the point. We spend 1,500 billion a year and he's making speech after speech about a rule that would net 4-5 extra billion a year. What's the point?

To get re-elected. To get his Socialist vision of our country more widely accepted. And when he is re-elected (and he will be, Romney has no chance) he can then begin pushing for the expiration of ALL the Bush tax cuts, including those on the middle class. That is the only way they can pay for the entitlement state envisioned by Obama and pals. Hell, even that won't pay for it.

Sneaky Obama:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: buffett; obama; romney

1 posted on 04/12/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

First he claims the mantle of Lincoln and now Reagan!? Who next? General Patton?

2 posted on 04/12/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Starman417



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3 posted on 04/12/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT by ebysan (ebysan)
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