“Here’s where are today: 30 months of private sector job growth, creating 4.6 million new jobs.”
“We’re not there yet,” the ad’s narrator admits. “But the real question is: Whose plan is better for you? The President’s plan asks millionaires to pay a little more to help invest in a strong middle class. Clean energy. Cut the deficit.”
The ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia, according to the campaign.
Mr. Obama has been arguing not just that his plan to economic prosperity is moving in the right direction – forward, as his campaign slogan says – but that Mitt Romney’s policies would take the country back.
This ad doubles down on that argument, pointing to Mr. Obama’s plans to ask the wealthy to pay higher taxes and Mr. Romney’s support for less business regulation. The ad also raises again a claim made in a study that Mr. Romney’s campaign has disputed, saying that his tax plan would actually raise taxes on middle class families by $2,000.
But the Romney campaign called the ad false and misleading. “Americans are not better off since President Obama took office,” said Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the Romney campaign. “Twenty-three million Americans are struggling for work, our national debt has hit a record-breaking $16 trillion and more Americans are in poverty and on food stamps than ever before. Mitt Romney’s economic plan would lead to a more prosperous future for middle class families spurring growth and job creation, and ensuring that the next four years are better than the last four.”
The Romney campaign put out a statement in response, saying: “23 million Americans are struggling for work, our national debt has hit a record-breaking $16 trillion, and more Americans are in poverty and on food stamps than ever before.”