Obama takes aim at Romney tax plan
Debate over new line of campaign attack
- Duration 6:25
- Date Aug 7, 2012
Debate over new line of campaign attack
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Middle class to pay more taxes that he could give another 250000.
Dollar tax cut to people -- -- more than three million dollars a year.
It's like Robin -- whatever -- This Romney heard.
And that's a president with a new line of attack against governor Romney -- taxes accusing the Republican presidential candidate.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The president using a recent report by the Tax Policy Center that concludes that governor Romney's plan.
We'll raise taxes on the middle class the Romney campaign calls the announces quote flawed.
What is the impact.
Of all of this on voters joining us now -- -- fair amounts to -- -- over a chain as a former chair and the Republican party of Virginia.
And Simon Rosenberg he's the president and founder and DN and a former Clinton Campaign advisor -- to you about.
Thank you know little kind accent NA or Connecticut you weren't at any higher dollar fund -- last night that's where the president is beating the.
Path that I wish there was but I'm here rooting on the DC Little League champions and there quest to get to -- -- in the Little League World Series.
I ends on the team what we're doing pretty well we got to win a big ones and.
I am and ask you about that later because I want an exclusive with him when he becomes the champion -- if I wanna talk to a little bit about this line from the president Romney you say it's ironic why.
Well -- and for one I'm still waiting for the great post partisan president that didn't believe the name calling but.
This is a continuation of the -- divisive presidency where is continuing this class warfare rhetoric.
But I'm actually shocked that he picked this Robin Hood -- Romney -- and analogy eight.
Begin this president has presided over on the highest poverty rate for women in seventeen years.
Unemployment at record -- the deficit robbing future generations it just seems to me rather a dangerous -- for him to take.
Whereas Romney has promised to -- our taxes for our.
All Americans basically unleashing those trillions that businesses are sitting on.
And providing certainty an opportunity for our.
All -- -- -- -- and yet we got this ridiculous name calling says Simon surprisingly Kate does not like this term does not think it impacted.
Do you even think -- -- -- that will win the presidency.
I think it's just another step in the story that Barack Obama's trying to tell to the American people about what the actual proposals from -- -- -- and he wants to cut taxes.
On wealthy people he wants to increase defense spending which means that if he wants to close the budget deficit and then hit an analysis show that his.
Plan will increase the deficit by two trillion dollars.
He's gonna have to cut dramatically.
In things like education.
You know long term -- -- -- the things that create broad based prosperity over time I think that.
The Romney plan isn't gonna stand up to scrutiny there's too much emphasis on raising taxes on me lowering taxes on rich people and leaving everybody else is less.
And I think that's why the Democrats are feeling good about their election chances this.
All soaking it let me ask you about this strategy from the Republicans decide -- -- -- fight back here the president says they you know -- Mitt Romney's plan is Romney but he's out -- the tax calculator today.
We you can plug in your in come.
-- you're married or single law and and I spit out -- you whether or not you're gonna see your taxes go up under our president Romney and it's it's you don't really get.
A lot and inside -- of the formulated they're using on this website but it's we're showing on her screen it's.
Pretty easy to do and the results can causing people to think while the president was doing this thunder -- raiser yesterday Mitt Romney was grocery shopping.
And we have some photographs and that.
Just saying it's probably an attempt to you know look like a normal guy is this the right strategy -- it.
-- I think that Mitt Romney needs to come out hard today needs to be very clear that this is deceit that -- tax calculator at the same sort of deceit we heard.
With Obama care when we were told it wasn't a tax increase and they argue in front of the Supreme Court it it has.
This is pure -- just see it is -- an analysis that was developed by former Clinton administration.
And it's it sends completely in a row -- any its message whereas when Democrats understand of Ronnie has sickened day.
Is that when you allow -- -- says.
Revenue actually increases that's what happened under the last three presidents that significantly.
You -- tune in federal revenue.
Because more people are more prosperous and therefore the tax base.
-- you've got to find a clear way to articulate to that that to the American people and say if you wanna continue record high.
Think stands record high employee.
Record high seven cents.
Then let's continued set I'm threatened that at -- income producers in this country with higher taxes let's continue to stymie business says.
And let's -- the American people apart turning them against each.
Other with this class warfare rhetoric -- do you think there's a possibility and again this this conversation about class warfare backfiring on the president.
Well two things first of all right now the election were held today the president would win he's up he's up substantially in all the major all states right now.
So he's doing very well and I think that he's feeling confident about his chances in the false -- so far it's clearly working and if you look at the analysis about.
The -- he's been running in the battleground states is done incredible damage to -- is.
The perception of Mitt Romney in the states the second thing is almost nothing Kate is set on this show today is true.
And and it's why the Republicans it's one of the Y one of the reason why the Republicans are in so much trouble.
Instead they are great finish positive -- you've got to speak -- and yeah.
Obviously commercial break but -- -- the point is is that what Mitt Romney has proposed.
It's increased the deficit by trillions of dollars and so the goal that is okay kids is that if the goal is to reduce the deficit in order unleash the private sector.
-- actual own proposals are going to dramatically increase the deficit so.
Of course the other liberals don't you gotta do we know -- -- -- -- -- today and his economic we have that we and I did it and I think he's not going to do that over the next -- -- -- -- new strategy.
Both sides are trying each other deceit but no we've never heard that before.
On this program randomized there are no politics in baseball -- we wish Simon -- the best of what this means that.
I -- -- he would -- in both near invited back any time of our to have you both taken against -- thank you.