Obama's Springtime of Discontent

Spring is the most idyllic time in Washington, D.C.  It is marked by not only the blossoming of the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin, but also the greening of the grass and trees along the Mall as an influx of awestruck high school students and tourists circulate amid the museums, memorials and monuments that dominate the landscape.  However, this year an unusual scent has permeated the atmosphere; it is the air of desperation emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This has not been a spring of promise and renewal for the Obama administration; rather, it has been one of threadbare political tactics and demagoguery dying on the vine and the reality of three years of Barack Obama taking root in the American consciousness. A centerpiece of Obama's re-election strategy is class warfare personified by the promotion of the Buffett Rule -- legislation to compel Americans earning $1 million or more annually to pay a minimum 30% in income taxes regardless of the income...(Read Full Article)