Thursday, June 14, 2012

DNC Announces “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour

The DNC today announced a bus tour following the route Mitt Romney will travel over the coming days through New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. The “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour will begin in Exeter, NH, TOMORROW, Friday, June 15, at 8:50 AM EDT and visit all of the states on Romney’s bus tour through the weekend and into early next week.

The “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour will take the message of Mitt Romney’s real economic record to communities across those six states, highlighting 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 will also stop in: Scranton, PA on Friday afternoon; Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, OH on Saturday; 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 launching 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
Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky
Jen Hollis, Massachusetts Teacher
Laura Hainey, AFT-NH President
Rhonda Wesolowski - NEA-NH President
Terie Norelli, Former Speaker and Current House Democratic Leader
Dave Lang, President, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire

WHEN: 8:50 AM EDT, Friday, June 15, 2012

WHERE: 134 Front St., Exeter, NH 03833

To attend events on the tour, press must RSVP in advance and present a valid credential at the event. For tomorrow’s New Hampshire event, press must RSVP to by Thursday at 11:00 PM EDT to be considered. All those receiving credentials will be notified. Details for Friday’s event in Scranton are forthcoming.

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