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- April 12, 2012

What New Hampshire Is Saying: Buffett Rule: "Total Sham," "Hoax On Voters"

"Obama-Biden's 'Politics of Distraction'"

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Excerpts from Foster's Daily Democrat: "Vice President Biden is in New Hampshire today to talk about the 'Buffett Rule.' The 'Rule,' which is really just a tax, has one purpose in the eyes of Democratic operatives: divide and distract voters.

"President Obama cannot run on his record of failure, so instead he has chosen to wage class warfare, pitting groups of Americans against each other in a cynical attempt to make us forget about his broken promises. This is the worst kind of politics.

"Since the Buffett Rule tax would pay for only one tenth of one percent of Obama's projected deficit for this year, the president and vice president were forced to admit it's not about deficit reduction. Now they say it's actually about 'fairness.'

"But there's nothing 'fair' about Obama's political gimmickry. It's not fair to Americans who voted for hope and change that he's now campaigning on division. It's not fair to New Hampshire that the president prefers tricking voters to solving our most pressing problems-jobs, energy, and the national debt.

"Sadly, this is nothing new. The Buffett Rule is just the latest episode in Obama's 2012 campaign of desperation...

"Last week, he was out vilifying his opponents. He called Republicans, who control the House of Representatives, 'radical' for passing a budget that actually saves America from a debt crisis, makes government live within its means, and ensures prosperity for future generations...

"As a candidate, President Obama told supporters, 'We are the change we've been waiting for.' But now he just wants to change the subject, attacking his opponents any and every way he can.

"The economy is an especially sore subject for him. Despite an $831 billion stimulus, unemployment is still higher than when Obama took office...

"Obama's economic policies have taken us in the wrong direction. Nevertheless, he still calls for higher taxes. Democrats have spent three years mishandling taxpayers' money, and now they want more of it. Again, how is that 'fair'?

"ObamaCare, the president's biggest legislative 'achievement,' has been one of the largest culprits in dragging down the economy and growing government. But it, too, will not even live up to Obama's own promises...

"The list of broken promises goes on-energy, ethics, housing, entitlements, and more. But the most insulting part is that President Obama turned out not to be the person he promised-a post-partisan uniter and a selfless leader.

"Instead, with tactics like the Buffett Rule, he's revealed himself to be a selfish, cynical politician. Obama and Biden will say anything in their quest to get reelected. But after breaking countless promises from the last election, nothing they say is believable.

"To promise one things and do another is unfair to the millions who put their trust in this administration. If a president and vice president cannot live up to the standards they set for themselves, then it's time for a new administration and a new direction."

Click Here To Read The Full Op-Ed: http://bit.ly/IKADJK

"The Buffett Rule: A Total Sham"

Excerpts from the Union Leader: "Our friend Joe Biden is in Exeter today to promote what the White House is calling 'the Buffett Rule.' Here is how President Obama presented it Tuesday:

"'You might have heard this, but Warren Buffett is paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. That's wrong.'

"It almost certainly is wrong - factually. Billionaire Warren Buffett wrote last August that his effective tax rate last year was 17.4 percent, but the average rate for employees in his office was 36 percent. That is impossible to verify without the release of his employees' tax returns. It is most likely, though, that Buffett cited the rate his employees hit before doing their taxes, not the rate they paid after figuring their adjusted gross income...

"Bloomberg News reported this week that the Buffett Rule would affect only about 400 Americans. It would raise only about $5 billion a year (assuming that those whom it would hit would not dodge it by moving their money overseas). That would fund just 1.4 percent of the total new "stimulus" the President proposed for next year...

"The Buffett Rule is not about math or fairness or shared sacrifice. It is simply a cynical ploy to buy the votes of the ignorant and gullible."

Click Here To Read The Full Editorial: http://bit.ly/IE0iWl

"Buffett Rule is a Hoax on Voters"

Excerpts from Foster's Daily Democrat: "Buffett, schmuffett, President Obama's Buffett Rule has nothing to do with fairness, despite what Vice President Joe Biden might say today when he visits Exeter.

"The Buffett Rule is about class warfare as is much of the president's re-election bid to date (i.e. the alleged war on women). It is also about distracting voters from the Obama administration's mishandling of the economy.

"As Vice President Biden speaks today, he will do so against the backdrop of a stock market on a roller-coaster ride...

"As for employment rising far above then-candidate Obama's prediction of 8 percent, he and the vice president have admitted the economy was worse than that thought - an 'oops' moment for which the jobless of America are still paying.

"While it is not directly on topic, what about the so-called war on women? Wasn't it President Obama's administration that declared this phony war over contraception?...

"It is apparent President Obama has chosen to seek a second term through a divide-and-conquer policy of class warfare. Fortunately, there are many months and many campaign speeches between today and Nov. 6. That is a long, long time to dwell on a singular message.

"At some point, voters will demand the conversation move to the economy and how to truly get it back on track.

"The editorial board here at Foster's Daily Democrat firmly believes that voters want a united country, not a divided one. To that end, President Obama and Vice President Biden overestimate their ability to hide behind the smoke and mirrors of false economic policy such as the Buffett Rule."

Click Here To Read The Full Editorial: http://bit.ly/I9HeJU


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