Mitt Romney's six-state bus tour is being followed by the Democratic National Committee--today in Iowa. It's a standard tactic--designed to not let Romney get all the attention--and provides instant rebuttal/pre-buttal.
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below, from the DNC...
Democratic National Committee's "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus" Tour to Stop In Davenport, Iowa Today
In Advance of Romney's Bus Tour, Democrats Will Highlight Romney's Failed Economic Record and Vision
DAVENPORT, IOWA -- Advancing the route Mitt Romney will travel over the coming days as part of his bus tour, the Democratic National Committee's "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus" tour will visit Davenport, Iowa TODAY, June 17 at 3:30 pm CDT to discuss Mitt Romney's real economic record and highlight the broken promises Romney made while running for governor of Massachusetts for more jobs, less debt, and smaller government - the same promises he is making today.
Once in office, Romney failed to keep those promises: he sank Massachusetts to 47th out of 50 in job creation, hiked taxes and fees by $750 million a year, and left taxpayers with the highest debt per person in the country. The tour will feature representatives from Massachusetts who will speak from firsthand knowledge about what Romney Economics meant for economic growth and the middle class.
While the President has outlined a clear plan to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down our debt in a balanced way, Mitt Romney has provided no real plan to help the middle class. Instead he has promised economic policies that are familiar and troubling: more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer rules for Wall Street, the same formula that benefited a few, but crashed our economy and devastated the middle class. Romney Economics didn't work then, and it won't work now.
The four-day DNC bus tour will make at least ten stops across the six states Romney is visiting. The DNC bus already stopped in Exeter, NH and Scranton, PA Friday; it stopped in Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio on Saturday; it will stop in Madison, WI and Davenport, IA on Sunday; and Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, MI on Monday. Massachusetts and local elected officials and other prominent surrogates will appear on the tour along with the DNC's Brad Woodhouse.
WHAT: Press conference as part of the DNC's "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus" tour to highlight Mitt Romney's failed Massachusetts record and vision
WHO: DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse
Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald
Iowa State Rep. Phyllis Thede
Massachusetts State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Jen Hollis, Massachusetts Teacher
WHEN: TODAY, June 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM CDT
WHERE: 1706 Brady St. #205
Davenport, IA 52803