Obama Derides Opponent's Tax Plan as 'Romney Hood'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The president said Romney

President Barack Obama addresses the National Urban League convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is labeling opponent Mitt Romney's tax plan as "Romney Hood," saying it takes from the middle class and gives to the rich.
Speaking Monday night at a campaign event in Connecticut, Obama said the GOP plan "is like Robin Hood in reverse."
Obama says Romney's tax plan would give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans while forcing middle-class families to pay up to $2,000 a year in additional taxes.
The president cites a study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center that says millionaires would receive a tax cut of approximately $250,000 a year if the former Massachusetts governor gets his way.
A Romney spokesman says only one candidate in the presidential race would raise taxes on the American people -- "and that's Barack Obama."

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  • by Fred Location: Lansing on Aug 8, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    If Barack calls Mitt's tax plan "Romneyhood" where Mitt takes money from the middle class and gives to the rich, and no individual liberties are taken away, what would Mitt call Barack's plan where Barack takes money from everyone and gives it to the government, and at the same time takes away individual liberties? Socialism! dictionary.com definition of socialism: "a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole."
  • by David Location: Charlotte on Aug 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    Just like He took my tax dollers and gave it to his friends in the unions for getting him elected
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      by john on Aug 7, 2012 at 07:40 PM in reply to David
      You are so wrong about how Obama was elected..You have been brain wash...Any thing to tear down are country.
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