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His plan, which has little chance of getting through Congress in one piece, sets up the congressional and presidential elections as an ideological battle over taxes and spending.

With opinion polls showing most Americans disillusioned with his economic leadership, winning re-election may hinge on his success in painting Republicans as the party of the rich.
Not a comment (by me) after the jump:

Greenwald nails it, hangs it up in his office, and poses for a picture next to it. (whoops)
Plus this:American Extremists - Passing interestVast Left-Wing Conspiracy.

If you clicked the news story or my link to Reuters, you noticed that the story has changed. Last updated at around 8 pm, the new hed is "Obama offers $3.6 trillion deficit plan, would up taxes." The lede is "President Barack Obama laid out a $3.6 trillion plan on Monday to cut budget deficits partly by raising taxes on the rich, but Republicans rejected it as a political stunt and made clear the proposal has little chance of becoming law."

UPDATE: Dean Baker has a good point on another conceit the original article above indulges in: "His plan ... sets up the congressional and presidential elections as an ideological battle over taxes and spending."

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