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Obama Has Confused Notions Of Robin Hood

From the New York Times:

Obama Tells a Tale of ‘Romney Hood’

By PETER BAKER | August 6, 2012

President Obama has been looking for new ways to keep pressing the same attack on Mitt Romney’s tax plan, and on Monday, he coined a phrase he hopes will stick: “Romney Hood.”

How clever. Except that the Democrats have tried this ploy with their Republican opponents for about the last sixty years.

Ever since a study came out last week suggesting that Mr. Romney’s plan would result in tax increases, not cuts, for the middle class, Mr. Obama has been touting it at every campaign stop.

A study that was written by an Obama supporter. (See below.)

In effect, he argues, Mr. Romney wants to take from the middle class to give more tax cuts to the rich. “It’s like Robin Hood in reverse – it’s Romney Hood,” Mr. Obama told supporters at a fundraiser in Stamford, Conn…

The only problem with this analogy is Robin Hood was more of a Tea Party type than an Obama supporter. In fact, Robin Hood was a tax protester, who stole from the government to give back to the people, who had been made poor by crushing taxes and regulation. (Such as ‘no poaching’ in the king’s forests.)

The Romney campaign has disputed the study, by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, calling it flawed and biased…

One of the study’s authors is Adam Looney, describes himself as "the senior economist for public finance and tax policy with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers."

Besides, the Tax Policy Center, is run by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. Which are both leftist operations.

“President Obama recently said the biggest regret of his first term was not telling better stories,” said Ryan Williams, a Romney campaign spokesman. “He’s trying to make up for it now, but his stories just aren’t true. There’s only one candidate in this race who’s going to raise taxes on the American people, and that’s Barack Obama.”

Does anyone really doubt this? Even Democrats?

The president’s appearance in Stamford before an expected audience of 500 paying $500 each will be followed later in the evening by a more exclusive dinner at a private home in Westport for 60 donors who paid $35,800 apiece.

Obama only steals from the rich to give to his campaign, to get himself re-elected and to hold on to power. Which is pretty much true of the Democrat party as a whole.

By the way, as Michelle Malkin points out, many of the Obama supporters on Twitter think ‘RomneyHood’ is a place.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama Has Confused Notions Of Robin Hood”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “He says we owe him taxes!!”

  2. GetBackJack says:

    He’s half-white. He should have had at least some familiarity with fairy tales.

    Oh wait …. he does.

  3. canary says:

    It’s going to get worse. The GOP doesn’t need to loser themselves to the Democrats level, but they are doing nothing. Go figure.

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