New Obama ad hits Romney on 47%

5:36 AM, Sep 24, 2012   |    comments
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President Obama's re-election campaign has released its first ad on Mitt Romney's comments about "the 47%" who receive government benefits or don't pay taxes.

"Doesn't the President have to worry about everyone?" asks the ad that is airing in only one key battleground state: Ohio.

The ad comes a week after disclosure of a videotape from a Romney fundraiser earlier this year.

The Republican nominee can be heard saying that Obama starts out with 47% of the vote because of people who either don't pay taxes or depend on government benefits.

According to the Obama ad, "Mitt Romney attacked 47% of Americans who pay no income tax -- including veterans, elderly, the disabled."

The ad also hits Romney on his own taxes, saying "he keeps millions in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands -- he won't release his tax returns before 2010 -- maybe instead of attacking others on taxes. Romney should come clean on his."

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul responded to the ad:

"President Obama's tax increases on middle class families will not make the next four years any better than the last four. Under President Obama's failed leadership, 23 million Americans are struggling for work with 46 million Americans on food stamps and more people in poverty than ever before. Mitt Romney has a plan for a stronger middle class that will lower tax rates across the board and jump-start economic growth creating 12 million jobs."

 

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