The Big Words in President Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan

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The White House just sent out a Fact Sheet titled "Living Within Our Means and Investing in the Future - The President's Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction." Here's a word cloud showing the repetitive language shown through out.

The fact sheet is both an overview of the the American Jobs Act, which Obama announced to a joint session of congress earlier this month, as well as of the deficit reduction the President will be announcing in the Rose Garden later today.

The last of five items mentioned under revenue for deficit reduction is the "Buffett Rule," which the release describes: "that people making more than $1 million a year should not pay a smaller share of their income in taxes than middle-class families pay."

It's unclear how the President will get either passed through the Republican controlled house. A Gallup poll last week shows the American Jobs Act receiving the slimmest possible plurality of support.

sthrasher@villagevoice.com | @steven_thrasher

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