On Fox News
Aired April 18, 2012
This video about President Obama and his talk about the economy and the Buffet Rule, makes a few very compelling claims and arguments. It starts out with a news reporter explaining how President Obama is now calling the Buffet Rule the Reagan rule. Referring to a 1985 speech in which Ronald Reagan said all people should pay taxes equally. A few minutes into this report, they bring in Michael Reagan to get his opinion. This is Ronald Reagan's son, sp it is interesting that they ask him to share his thoughts on the matter. In my mind this is a credible source to have. This move was smart on Fox News's side if they want this report to end up going against the President.
Michael Reagan starts out by saying that he is "so sick of Barrack Obama lying about his father, to try and pass his piece of legislation." This is a pretty strong claim isn't it? Is it a fair assumption? Michael Reagan then goes on to explain exactly what his father meant during his speech given on taxes and how President Obama has taken this section out of context. Michael Reagan calls this act that the President is doing a bull faced lie. Yet another strong claim. Is this a fact claim. It appears to be, because if you think about the two people involved, President Obama and Michael Reagan, who is going to be telling the truth about this speech that Ronald Reagan gave years ago. I think Michael would be the credible one in this argument, because he stands for what his father stood for many years ago.
Michael Reagan seems to see right through the things that President Obama seems to be saying. He makes a strong case, using tools that allow him to seem very credible to the listener. I am not fully aware with what is going on here with the tax laws, but after watching this video, I am questioning President Obama's way of dressing up as a former president in order to get the citizens vote to pass his legislation.