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LAMBRO: Running on the low road

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So Mr. Obama has chosen class warfare, demagoguery and personal attacks on Mr. Romney’s self-made success as his key campaign strategies.

He’s been campaigning for an anti-investment, 30 percent tax surcharge on millionaires and billionaires that he says is all about fairness. The tax failed in the Senate this week, but he intends to continue his crusade against the wealthy, conveniently ignoring the fact that the richest 10 percent of earners pay about 70 percent of all federal income taxes.

“But let’s take a step back. Where in this is a plan to accelerate [economic] growth and job creation?” asks Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post’s Right Turn blogger. “How does creating a new minimum tax for 4,000 taxpayers assist in the recovery?”

Exactly. It doesn’t.

Mr. Obama is out there talking about “fairness” when the hard times we’re still experiencing under his policies cry out for growth, jobs, business expansion and new startups that come from, well, investors with money that he wants spent on bigger government.

That’s what Mr. Obama will be attempting to sell in his low-road campaign for four more years: a fatter, richer, more costly government to make us even more dependent on its largesse.

And if he is able to divide Americans with this scurrilous class-warfare, anti-wealth-creation campaign, he will succeed.

Donald Lambro is a syndicated columnist and former chief political correspondent for The Washington Times.

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Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro is the chief political correspondent for The Washington Times, the author of five books and a nationally syndicated columnist. His twice-weekly United Feature Syndicate column appears in newspapers across the country, including The Washington Times. He received the Warren Brookes Award For Excellence In Journalism in 1995 and in that same year was the host and co-writer of ...
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