Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:17 PM
Omaha Steve (35,839 posts)
Obama suggests Romney is out of touch with America
By DAVID ESPO and KEN THOMAS
MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Mitt Romney on Thursday as an out-of-touch challenger for the White House and an advocate of education cuts that could cause teacher strikes to spread from Chicago to other cities. The Republican countered that the U.S. economy "is bumping along the bottom" under the current administration and he predicted victory in the fall.
The two men eyed each other across hotly contested Florida, a state with 29 electoral votes, more than any other battleground in the close race for the White House.
"When you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot," the president said. That was in response to a question about Romney's recent observation that 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax and believe they are victims and entitled to an array of federal benefits.
Obama spoke at a town hall-style forum aired by the Spanish-language television network Univision.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:50 PM
oldsarge54 (582 posts)
3. Let's see
Middle class, $250-200K a year income: That includes virtually all the top 10%. Check
Believes he doesn't need to worry about the poor, they have an adequate safety net (until his VP cuts it) Check
Thinks most parents have enough capital to loan their kids enough money to start a business. Check
Daddy, what is reality?
Honey girl, I wish Romney's dreams were reality. Unfortunately, this is what really got.
An income of about $34K a year.
A mortgage we can afford, but no equity
No money for job or college, but a kiss, a hug, and all the love we can give.