Both Romney and His Policies are Out Of Touch and Bad for the Middle Class
- Mitt Romney is hypocritically calling President Obama out of touch. In reality, Romney himself isn’t just out of touch; his policies are too, and they would hurt the middle class.
- When Romney calls anyone but himself out of touch, he’s being hypocritical. Romney himself has:
Said it was “humorous” when his father closed a factory in Michigan that resulted in thousands of layoffs.
Said he is “not concerned about the very poor.”
Said he likes “being able to fire people.”
Said he once feared getting a “pink slip” despite making a deal to not put his job or personal fortune at risk when starting Bain Capital. Romney never had to worry about getting a pink slip. Instead, he profited as he and his partners issued many of them to hardworking middle-class Americans.
- Romney needs more than just creative rhetoric; he needs policies to back it up. But Romney’s policies are just as out of touch as he is. They would hurt the middle class by bringing back the same failed policies that created the economic crisis in the first place.
His tax plan would give the average millionaire a $250,000 tax break while actually raising taxes on millions of hardworking families making less than $40,000 a year.
The Romney-Ryan budget plan would end Medicare as we know it to help pay for tax cuts to the wealthiest and corporations.
Romney would let Wall Street write its own rules again and try to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.