What Romney and Ryan won't tell working Virginians
September 13, 2012
WJLA reports, "First lady Michelle Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will both hit the campaign trail in Virginia Thursday. Mrs. Obama's first stop on a two-city campaign foray into the key battleground state is downtown Richmond. Later in the day, she will speak to supporters at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg... Meanwhile, Romney will hold a rally at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax County. Both are visiting the Commonwealth amidst economic concerns, which are expected to be at the forefront of Thursday's events."
Progressive Point: Working Virginians support leaders who work for us, not just the wealthiest few, and share our values in supporting good schools, building good jobs, and protecting our communities. But Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's top-down class warfare would make middle class families pay more taxes, end guaranteed Medicare, and cut Social Security--all to pay for more wasteful tax breaks for the already-rich.
Romney isn't telling Virginia families that his plan is more of the same trickle-down policies that got us into this economic mess in the first place. His plan would cut his own taxes while making the rest of us pay our share and his as well. Ryan isn't telling Virginia families that his plan would end Medicare as we know it and gut education, instead of investing in America's home front. For Virginians the choice is clear: a country where hardworking families pay more so the richest few pay less--or an America where we all pay our fair share and get a fair shot.
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