This is brilliant.
“Twenty-six years ago, another president said some of these tax loopholes, and I quote: ‘made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary and that is crazy, it’s time we stopped it.’”
“You know the name of that president? Ronald Reagan,” Obama said.
“Was that class warfare? I know people have short memories, but I don’t remember Republicans accusing Ronald Reagan of being a socialist or engaging in class warfare because he thought everybody should do their fair share.”
“Things have just gotten out of whack.”
“If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a plumber or a teacher or a bus driver makes me a warrior for the middle class, I will wear that charge with honor.”
As he should. And if Fox News is going to shout it from the rooftops anyway, why not beat them at their own game?
This is clearly going to be a major element of the 2012 campaign.