Obama’s emphasis on GOP opposition to taxes, however, is more accurate, although he did downplay his ambitious tax-raising goals.
The GOP’s opposition to tax increases “is the biggest source of gridlock in Washington today, and the only thing that can break the stalemate is you,” Obama told his friendly audience.
In November, he said, “your vote will finally determine the path we take as a nation, not just tomorrow, but for years to come.”
“When you strip everything else away, that‘s what this election is really about. … Everything else is just noise, everything else is just a distraction,” Obama added.
Obama made most of his pitch with a level tone, and sought to boost his credibility by saying that his claims were based on reliable sources.
“This is not spin, this is not my opinion, these are facts. … That’s not my spin, that’s not my opinion, that what independent economic analysis says,” Obama said.