Larry Sabato: Obama's Policy Proposals "More For The Public Relations," For 2016 Staff
Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:59 AM
LARRY SABATO, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: Just as he said, the president is going to do it on his own. Legislative proposals are more for the public relations of it. Some of these things are very popular, the president is proposing eliminating the trust tax provision that only affects a few hundred Americans who can leave millions and millions to their kids and reduce their taxes. That's for the top one-tenth of one percent. Not one percent, 0.1%. Obviously that would be popular. But he is really creating a platform for Hillary Clinton or another Democratic nominee, he is building a bridge to 2016.