Obama needs to run against entire Republican agenda

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    On Morning Joe, Tom Brokaw said in 1980, the largest annual income the government tracked was 24 million a year and that last year, the largest was 280 million a year. And he said those wealthy pay much less in taxes.

    Some have complained the rich will take their money and run. This turns out to be "not true".

    Millionaire Tax Didn’t Chase the Rich From New Jersey, Study Says - The Wealth Report - WSJ

    But a new study focusing on New Jersey provides some of the most detailed evidence yet that so-called millionaire taxes have little effect on the movements of millionaires as a whole.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqIgb48iq6w&feature]The Agenda Project: Patriotic Millionaires' Message to Congress "Tax Me" - YouTube[/ame]

    In November, 2010 more than 100 of the country’s most financially successful citizens came together to urge the President to let the Bush era tax cuts expire for people making more than $1 million a year. An outpouring of public support encouraged them to continue their fight.

    Patriotic Millionaires For Fiscal Strength

    So why did Obama extend the Bush tax cuts when clearly he didn't want to? From the Christian Science Monitor report, it's clear that the unemployment benefits for millions of Americans were being held hostage unless the unwanted Bush Tax cuts are extended.

    Unemployment benefits extended in tax-cut deal - CSMonitor.com

    Brushing past opposition in his own party, President Barack Obama announced agreement with Republicans Monday night on a plan to extend expiring income tax cuts for all Americans, renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and grant a one-year reduction in payroll taxes.

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    All of the Republican Nominees raised their hands in a pledge to the ultra rich that they will never be asked to share the burden of supporting this country. Fighting this extreme and unfair agenda is what Obama must make central to his campaign.

    It was also suggested during Morning Joe, that Paul Ryan, author of the Republican plan to cut Medicare was also thinking of throwing his hat into the race.
     
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    Obama's problem is not the GOP. His problem is that he's gonna have to run against his own record. Good luck with that.
     
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    The GOP agenda is putting America back to work, cutting gov't intrusion into our business lives, and keeping taxes low.
    Yes, Obama. Please run against all those things. Your record has been so stellar so far.
     
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    Gotta agree.

    Barry doesn't have a hell of a lot to run on.

    Nice speeches only go so far then reality hits you in the chops.

    I'm sure his bus tour ala Palin will ingnite his supporters big time.

    If he has any left that is.
     
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    Obama needs to hit the road.
     
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    All the GOP has to do is point out, repeatedly, what a destructive goofball Obama is and has been.
     
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    Obama's Record

    Lost our AAA Credit
    Record Debt
    Record Deficits
    Record number unemployed
    Record Poverty
    Record food stamps

    Obama 2012: 90% employed, AA+ credit. $120Billion monthly deficit --and it's all the Tea Party's fault.

    Yeah, run on that
     
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    The millionaires tax may not have chased the richest from the state as they could afford it but taxes did cost us $70 billion.

    N.J. loses $70B in wealth during five years as residents depart | NJ.com

    N.J. loses $70B in wealth during five years as residents depart
     
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    Maybe he'd do better to run against Congress.
     
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    I don't know why you seem to think liberty and economic prosperity is something Obama should run against, but I don't think it's going to work.
     

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