Obama goes on offensive over taxes on wealthy

From SJ Mercury:

All but certain now that his Republican opponent will be Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama has made his proposed “Buffett Rule” minimum tax for the wealthiest Americans such as Romney a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, defying the political risk of being seen as a tax-and-spender by wary voters.

With a rousing speech Tuesday to a receptive university audience of about 5,000 in this battleground state, Obama defined the coming contest as a clash of philosophies: His argument that tax fairness and the common good demands that the richest Americans pay at least as much as middle-income taxpayers do, contrasted with Republicans’ opposition to any tax increases as job killers and class warfare, even at the cost of deep cuts in domestic programs.

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