Dems Kick Off “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour in Alexandria

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    This morning, the Democratic National Committee kicked off its “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour in Alexandria, with stops in Richmond and Norfolk later today. The tour, according to the DNC press release (see the “flip” for the full release) “will highlight Mitt Romney’s record of failure as Governor of Massachusetts, the lack of support small businesses received from Governor Romney’s Administration and Romney’s proposed tax hike on middle-class families to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.” That about sums it up, huh? 🙂

    P.S. Click on the image above to “embiggen;” you can see former Rep. Tom Perriello, now director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, on the right.

    Democratic National Committee’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour II To Kick Off Today With Three Stops in Virginia

    In Advance of Romney’s Bus Tour, Democrats Will Go to Alexandria, Richmond, and Norfolk to Highlight Romney’s Failed Record and Vision

    Washington, DC—The Democratic National Committee’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour II will kick off TODAY, Friday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Alexandria, Virginia and then make stops in Richmond and Norfolk later today.  The tour will highlight Mitt Romney’s record of failure as Governor of Massachusetts, the lack of support small businesses received from Governor Romney’s Administration and Romney’s proposed tax hike on middle-class families to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.  The DNC’s latest tour represents a reprise of the successful tour by the same name that the DNC conducted in June to respond to Mitt Romney’s tour at the time, which included stops in NH, PA, OH, IA, WI and MI.

    Throughout Mitt Romney’s career, middle-class families have frequently found themselves thrown under the bus as a result of his failed record and top-down economic policies.  When Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, the number of business startups fell by 10 percent and hit its lowest point during his last year in office.  Massachusetts ranked 47thout of 50 in job creation, and Romney hiked taxes and fees by $750 million a year in addition to saddling the Commonwealth with the highest debt per person in the country.

    And the policies Mitt Romney has embraced as a candidate would only further erode middle-class security.  Mitt Romney would hike taxes on the middle class to pay for massive tax cuts for wealthy Americans like Romney.  Independent economists found that Romney’s plan would raise taxes on the average middle-class family with children by $2,000 in order to give hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. 

    The four-day DNC bus tour will stop in the states that Mitt Romney is visiting, beginning today in Virginia with stops in Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk and then will continue with multiple stops in North Carolina, Florida and Ohio on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

    ALEXANDRIA 

    WHAT: Press conference launching the DNC’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour II to highlight Mitt Romney’s Disastrous Policies for the Middle Class 

    WHO: Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA)

    Brad Woodhouse, DNC Communications Director

    Massachusetts Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein

    Massachusetts Representative David Linsky

    Nora Partlow, Owner, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in Alexandria, VA

    WHEN: TODAY, Friday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. EDT

    WHERE: OFA-VA Alexandria Office

    1400 Duke Street

    Alexandria, VA 22314

    RICHMOND

    WHAT: Press conference featuring the DNC’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour II to highlight Mitt Romney’s Disastrous Policies for the Middle Class

    WHO: Del. Jennifer McClellan

    Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell

    MA Rep. David Linsky

    MA Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein

    Sharon Dabney-Wooldridge, Small Business Owner

    WHEN: TODAY, Friday, August 10 at 1:00 pm EDT

    WHERE: Democratic Party of Virginia Headquarters

    1710 East Franklin Street

    Richmond, VA 23223

     

    NORFOLK

    WHAT: Press conference featuring the DNC’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour II to highlight Mitt Romney’s Disastrous Policies for the Middle Class

    WHO: Fmr. Del. Paula Miller

    Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell

    MA Rep. David Linksy

    MA Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein

    WHEN: TODAY, Friday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. EDT

    WHERE: I.L.A. Union Hall

                3300 E. Princess Anne Road

                Norfolk, VA 23502

    • Teddy Goodson

      Or is it headed elsewhere… other swing states, blue-collar areas. where?

    • Pain

      As far as I know, they are following him for the next several days.

    • Pain

      Here’s a link to the story.

      http://politicalticker.blogs.c