Today, Barack Obama opened his assault on the newly-minted Romney/Ryan 2012 ticket with – you guessed it – a lie. Obama’s campaign account just tweeted this:
When it comes to general elections, Democrats understand that they must campaign as Republicans on fiscal issues in order to be taken seriously. So suddenly the greatest tax-hiker in American presidential history, Barack Obama, is posing as a tax-cutter, and trying to position tax-cutters Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as tax-hikers.
To what, exactly, is Obama referring when he says that Romney and Ryan want to raise taxes for 95% of the American public? He’s talking about run-downs of the Romney tax plan by outside sites, not the Romney tax plan itself. Romney and Ryan are not interested in raising taxes on anyone – they’re interested in cutting taxes. Eliminating giveaways to those who do not pay taxes does not count as raising taxes.
In any case, the idea of Barack Obama and Joe Biden as middle class warriors is laughable (as is their Batman-and-Robin pose, complete with up-angled hero shot). The middle class has suffered under this administration as it has under no administration since FDR. Meanwhile, buddies of the Obama-Biden club receive large checks from the administration on the taxpayer dime.