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President Obama Goes After Mitt Romney, Calls Tax Policy “Romney Hood”
President Obama, fresh off another monthly walloping in the fund-raising race, attacked his Republican adversary by giving him an unflattering nickname: “Romney Hood.”
Obama, outraised in July by Mitt Romney and the Republicans for the third month in a row, blasted the GOP challenger’s tax policy, which the President said translated into taking resources from the poor to benefit the rich.
“It’s like Robin Hood in reverse,” Obama told a crowd of about 500 supporters at a fund-raiser in Connecticut Monday night. “It’s Romney Hood!”
A pool reporter covering the cash grab at the Stamford Marriott, where 500 “guests” paid $500 each, noted that the colorful description of Romney generated the largest applause of the evening.
“The crowd laughed and roared and whistled its approval,” the reporter wrote.
Obama’s economic broadside was drawn from a review of Romney’s tax plan performed by the Tax Policy Institute, a non-partisan operation. They found that Romney’s blueprint would most likely add $2,000 to the tax bill for middle-class earners, but spare six-figure sums from being included in those for the country’s most privileged.
Obama’s stump speeches have routinely painted this election as a choice between two opposing theories of tax policy, and on Monday he called Romney’s approach “the uncompromising view that says we should be going back to the old, top-down economics that got us into this mess in the first place.”
Ol’ Barry O must be a lil’ perturbed by “Moola” Mitt’s fundraising a$$ whoopings over the past couple months.
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