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Priebus: Obama Using Sideline Issues to Distract Voters

Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 12:47 PM

By Amy Woods

President Barack Obama is distracting voters from the critical issues facing Americans by hyping the so-called Buffett rule and criticizing rival Mitt Romney for not releasing prior years' tax returns, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It’s all about dividing and conquering,” Priebus told host Candy Crowley.

He said the Buffett rule, which calls for higher taxes on Americans making more than $1 million per year, would generate a miniscule amount of revenue every year.

“This is a shiny object that Barack Obama wants the country to look at,” he said. “If you add it up, every dollar of revenue that this little rule would put into place…it would add up to paying for 11 hours of the federal government.”

He hammered Obama for making 23 public appearances to address the topic.

“This is why we’ve shut down Washington, D.C., to talk about 11 hours of revenue while millions of people are out of work,” he said. “Worse than the irony here is the tactic of this president to talk about tax returns and the Buffett rule when, in reality, we have bigger issues to talk about.”

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