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New Obama ad in Florida pitches his plan to raise taxes on rich



The Obama campaign this afternoon announced a new ad in Florida contrasting Obama's plan for federal spending and taxes with Mitt Romney's, which is portrayed as more military spending and a deficit-busting tax cuts for the rich. Under Obama's plan, a narrator says, “millionaires pay a little more."

Romney and Republicans have a good case to argue about spending/deficits under Obama, but this being a political ad, fairness is not a requirement.

Romney response below:

“This is a ridiculous ad coming from a president who shattered his pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Under Barack Obama, our nation has suffered from one trillion-dollar deficit after another, contributing to America’s first-ever credit rating downgrade. President Obama’s plans to raise taxes and cut the military won’t create jobs or make us safer. As president, Mitt Romney will revive our economy, strengthen our military, and repair the damage done to the middle class by President Obama’s failed policies.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:40pm]


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