Washington, D.C. -- From DNC Press Secretary Melanie Roussell: "On the heels of our “Which Mitt” campaign highlighting Mitt Romney's penchant for conviction-less flip-flopping, the DNC released a new web video following last night's debate highlighting Mitt Romney’s opposition to extending the middle class payroll tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, while claiming he isn’t “running to help the rich.” Tonight’s debate showed yet again that Mitt Romney’s just doing more of the same: promoting tax cuts for the rich and corporations while offering no immediate relief for middle class Americans; no plan to create jobs; and, by opposing the extension of middle class tax cuts, he is supporting a tax increase on middle income families and small businesses.
"Mitt Romney may think tax relief for the middle class and small businesses is nothing but "little bandaids" but John McCain's former economic advisor has said that extending such tax cuts will create jobs and that not doing so could sink the country back into recession. Perhaps a former Governor whose state finished 47th out of 50 in job creation can't be expected to understand the economic potential and imperative of middle class tax cuts but economists and the America people do understand what Romney does not: middle class Americans need a break - they shouldn't all go to the most fortunate among us."
TITLE: Romney's Little Bandaids
PUBLIC YOUTUBE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Eb75HQzNQU
MEDIA-ONLY DOWNLOAD LINK: http://my.democrats.org/page/-/video/20111012_DNCVIDEO_Romneys_Little_Bandaids.mov
CHYRON: Mitt Romney claims he is not running to help the rich
MITT ROMNEY: "I'm not worried about rich people. They're doing just fine." [Bloomberg/Washington Post Debate, 10/11/2011]
CHYRON: But he called putting money in the pockets of middle class Americans "little Band-Aids"
HOST: "So you would be okay with seeing the payroll tax cut..."
ROMNEY: "Look, I don't like temporary little Band-Aids." [Bloomberg/Washington Post Debate, 10/11/2011]
CHYRON: Even John McCain's economic advisor Mark Zandi says...
CHYRON: Not extending the middle class tax cut would cause another recession
CHYRON: Mitt Romney would raise taxes on the middle class and put our economy at risk
CHYRON: And who would he put first?
ROMNEY: "Corporations are people, my friend." [Iowa State Fair, 8/11/2011]
CHYRON: Mitt Romney: Putting Corporations First