Sen. Inhofe: Obama has an ‘obsession’ with tax hikes

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 at 9:29 am

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Tuesday said President Obama has an “obsession” with raising taxes, but added that he had also been more persuasive in selling his economic policies to the public.

Speaking Tuesday to “Fox and Friends,” Inhofe was asked why the public has been more receptive to the Obama administration’s desire to extend tax rates for the middle class but raise taxes on the wealthiest to help pay for deficit reduction.

“Maybe we’re not as persuasive as Obama is,” Inhofe said. “Perhaps, but in this case – so long as we let people know, that’s what I’m doing right now. This obsession the president has for tax increases is something we’ve got to get around, and Republicans are going to turn into Democrats if we don’t.”

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