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Rubio, Romney seek to place focus on Obama's 'redistribution' comment



The Romney campaign and its surrogates, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to redirect attention from Romney's Boca Raton fundraiser to a 1998 speech Barack Obama gave and said he believes in "redistribution."

Rubio issued a statement through the campaign. “Over the last four years, President Obama has clearly demonstrated his belief in wealth distribution and that government does a better job running the economy than private citizens. Spending is out of control, the debt is soaring, and the size of government grows larger every day. Redistribution of wealth undermines the true sources of America's prosperity and progress: our entrepreneurial people and our free enterprise system. Mitt Romney understands that. He knows that American free enterprise has lifted more people out of poverty than any government program in history. We need more liberty in this country, not more government. That’s precisely what Mitt Romney will deliver.” 

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:45pm]


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