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President Obama plan: Blame others, raise taxes

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: February 21, 2013

He never tires of using class envy as a cudgel; indeed, in the next breath he said Republican proposals “ask nothing of the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations, so the burden is all on first responders or seniors or middle-class families.” The GOP, Obama says, would “rather have these cuts go into effect than close a single tax loophole for the wealthiest Americans. Not one.”

The Great Divider is banking on Republicans caving under his never-ending assault. No doubt, if the sequester goes into effect, the GOP will be painted as the reason why. But House Speaker John Boehner is right in saying we need a budget plan that does more than soak the wealthy. He's also right to ask, as he did Tuesday, “What other spending is the president willing to cut?”

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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