On December 6, 2011, Barack Obama began his campaign for re-election with a speech in Kansas. That speech made it clear that this campaign will be about “class warfare”. Obama refined this theme in January 2012 State of The Union Address. Obama’s strategy is simple and clear. It’s to tell the people of America that they can use the democratic process to elect Obama, who will in turn transfer wealth to them.
Clinton was famous for saying:
“It’s the economy stupid”
Obama agrees that it’s about the economy. But different people think about the economy they think about it in different ways. Obama is basing his campaign on “income redistribution”. In the world view of Obama:
We need the Warren Buffet rule.
There are certain people who don’t pay enough taxes.
There are two reasons they don’t pay enough taxes:
1. Tax rates are too law (We will make the rich pay more!); and
2. Certain people evade taxes. One of the ways that they evade taxes is by using “offshore accounts” (only criminals have offshore accounts).
Now, in what is a truly pathetic manner, Obama has made Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts an election issue. He has actually gone so far as to ask whether Romney is using those offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes. This, coming from the man who appointed “First Tax Cheat”, Tim Geithner to his post as Treasury Secretary.
This is a new low in American politics – even for Barack Obama.