August 02, 2012 at 4:00 pm
WINTER PARK– President Obama continued to hammer home the differences between his tax policies and those of Mitt Romney’s citing a report from the Tax Policy Center as proof his opponent’s plan would hurt the middle class.
Speaking to a crowd of a few thousand supporters at Rollins College, Obama accused Romney of promoting “trickle-down tax cut fairy dust.”
As he did in Ohio yesterday, Obama seized on a report from the Tax Policy Center, which concluded that Romney’s proposed tax cuts would provide “large tax cuts to high-income households, and increase the tax burdens on middle and/or lower income taxpayers.”
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, Obama’s message on taxes is resonating in Florida, with over 63 percent saying they support ending the Bush-era tax cuts for Americans making more than $250,000.
In advance of the president’s visit, the Obama campaign began airing a new spot driving home the message that Romney wants voters to pay more so “people like him can pay less.” The ad, titled “Stretch,” takes a dig at Romney’s own tax history.
More than half of Florida likely voters think presidential candidates should release their tax returns, Wednesday’s Q poll showed.
In an effort to counter Obama’s message, Sen. Marco Rubio was in Orlando this morning to make the case for Romney. The Romney campaign also took to Florida’s airwaves this morning with a new spot branding Obama as a “disappointment” on the economy.
Of Birthdays And Bites:
- After the crowd at Rollins College sang him Happy Birthday, Obama said that “winning Florida wouldn’t be a bad birthday present.”
- According to the pool report, Obama made a pit stop at the Cuban cafe Lechonera El Barrio on the way to his rally in Orlando. There, he met with campers, counselors and some parents from a summer day-camp program run in the church next door.