Thursday, April 12, 2012

Joe Biden will attack "Romney Rule"

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire today, Joe Biden will rebrand the "Buffett Rule" as the "Romney Rule."

Biden, in the latest in a series of message-oriented campaign appearances, will call it a "stark choice" for voters.

"The Buffett Rule says that multi-millionaires should pay at least the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle-class families do," he will say in Exeter, New Hampshire, according to advance excerpts of his speech released by the Obama campaign team.

"The Romney Rule says the very wealthy should keep the tax cuts and loopholes they have, and get an additional, new tax cut every year that is worth more than what the average middle class family makes in an entire year," he will say.

In October, Priorities USA put out this vid [h/t Paul Begala], also rechristening the "Buffett Rule" to tie it closer to Romney.

New Hampshire will be a close state this November. Last year, Romney seemed poised to turn it red and led Obama in 11 of 13 polls. But in the most recent survey (WMUR in February), Obama had taken a 10% lead.