Monday 20 November 2017

Peter Foster: Barack Obama says he is not fighting a class war against Mitt Romney, but it sure sounds like it

US President Barack Obama greets bystanders after buying ice cream at Deb's Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: Reuters
US President Barack Obama greets bystanders after buying ice cream at Deb's Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: Reuters

BARACK Obama denies he’s waging "class warfare" but out on the stump in Iowa on Tuesday, and in Washington on Monday when he called for Congress to increase taxes on millionaires, that’s what it sounded like.

At one point in his latest speech the President even implied that Mr Romney was being unpatriotic for wanting to keep tax breaks for millionaires – in contrast, said Mr Obama, to the “patriotic, successful Americans who want to make this contribution”.

Attacking Mr Romney over his refusal to declare his tax returns is one thing, but Obama is playing a dangerous game by attacking wealth and success.

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