The Obama campaign. I wish they would have a "Biden moment" (an honest gaffe, rather than an absurd claim gaffe, in this case) and admit they intend not to reduce spending of any significance.
They assault Republicans for not wanting to raise taxes in some crass "fairness" campaign, claiming the only places that will get hit are Medicare and Medicaid:"Romney is proposing additional breaks for the folks in the very highest brackets (folks like him, incidentally). He'd pay for them by cutting programs that invest in the middle class and help grow our economy, and by gutting Medicare and Social Security....
Really? So, kill grandma so the rich can get a little more cash to stow in their yacht. That's the GOP strategy. Really?
If you were Obama, would you propose spending cuts? Well, if you would, tell him. Because the Obama we have apparently will not. He'll demonize everyone, Bush to Fox News to oil companies to jet owners, and insist that $4-5 billion in new "fair share" taxes annually will solve a $14 TRILLION problem. But he will not cut spending.
I'd say that's a failure to lead. A giant, crushing failure.
Below is the entire message from which I took the above quote.
Begin forwarded message:
Here's a perfect example of the choice in this election: Right now, some millionaires and billionaires are paying a lower tax rate than their secretaries. President Obama wants to fix that with the Buffett Rule, which would ensure that people making more than $1 million a year can't get special deals to pay a lower rate than many middle-class families. It's an important part of his plan to reduce our deficit, pay for investments in programs to help our economy grow, and make the middle class stronger. The President, Warren Buffett himself, and hundreds of thousands of supporters think it's the right thing to do.If you agree, help make it happen: Stand with President Obama and ask the richest Americans to pay their fair share. When it comes to our broken tax system, Romney is proposing additional breaks for the folks in the very highest brackets (folks like him, incidentally). He'd pay for them by cutting programs that invest in the middle class and help grow our economy, and by gutting Medicare and Social Security. It comes down to a simple contrast in priorities. If you believe we need commonsense solutions that ask everyone to pay their fair share to reduce the deficit and invest in the programs that grow our economy and strengthen the middle class, then show it.Say you're with the President on this, and that you'd like to see the Buffett Rule passed by this Congress:http://my.barackobama.com/Pass-the-Buffett-Rule Thanks, James James Kvaal
National Policy Director
Obama for America P.S. -- After adding your name, check out our new Buffett Rule website to see exactly what the rule does, who's behind it, and how you can help.