Romney's Virginia: middle class pays more so the rich pay less
August 27, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "Former Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th, came to Richmond this morning to discuss what he termed the impact on the middle class of the economic plan advanced by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan. Perriello... addressed the issue of economic fairness with roughly two dozen grassroots activists in an event organized by the liberal advocacy group, Progress Virginia, at the Family Resource Center in Church Hill."
Progressive Point: Virginia needs leaders who work for middle class families--not just the wealthiest few. But Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are campaigning on a massive transfer of wealth from our working families to the already-rich.
Romney and Ryan's trickle down economics--making middle class families pay more while ending Medicare as we know it and cutting the social safety net to pay for more wasteful tax breaks for the already-rich--isn't an economy that works for everyone. Virginia's choice is clear: a Commonwealth where hardworking families pay more so the richest few pay less--or a Virginia where we all pay our fair share and get a fair shot.
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