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They Said It! Politico’s Jim VandeHei Says The Buffett Tax Is “Total Gimmickry”

- April 12, 2012

Politico’s Jim VandeHei Says The Buffett Tax Is “Total Gimmickry”

POLITICO’S JIM VANDEHEI BLASTS THE BUFFETT TAX AS TOTAL GIMMICKRY WHICH WON’T REDUCE THE DEFICIT

Politico’s Jim VandeHei: “It's total gimmickry. It’s 1% of what you need to actually take care of the deficit. There’s a big danger for President Obama in that they become so insanely political in an insanely political culture. Almost everything they do now is either -- targeted at a very specific subset of voters that they want to win. Everything is going to be about Hispanics and women. Watch - every single day, you're going to see some event, some message, aimed directly at them. Not about having a serious policy debate. He’s not offered tax reform when he could have offered tax reform. Did not offer budgets when he could’ve offered budgets. You might love the guy and there’s many things that I get that people like about him as president, but in this season, he has made the calculation to be extremely political because they think it’s going to be a close election and they need to target these demographics. The idea that the Buffett Rule, that that is going to do anything to change the problems that the country has either with the tax code or the pile of deficits is --.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 4/12/12)

More Headlines:

Union Leader: “The Buffett Rule: A Total Sham” (Editorial, “The Buffett Rule: A Total Sham,” Union Leader, 4/12/12)

Foster’s Daily Democrat: “Buffett Rule Is A Hoax On Voters” (Editorial, “Buffett Rule Is A Hoax On Voters,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 4/12/12)

Milwaukee Journal  Sentinel: “Buffett Rule Is A Political Gimmick That Won’t Work” (Editorial, “Buffett Rule Is A Political Gimmick That Won’t Work,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/11/12)


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