Washington Examiner -- President Obama today suggested that Mitt Romney doesn't believe he is rich enough to be president, as he emphasized Romney's wealth at different times throughout the speech.
"[Romney ads will say] I didn't make a lot of money in the private sector and I don't understand it," Obama said in Ohio, or that "I'm in over my head . . . that's what the scary voice in the ads will say. That's what Mr. Romney will say."
Obama didn't let his blue-collar audience forget that Romney is wealthy. "I don't believe that giving someone like Mr. Romney another huge tax cut is worth ending the basic security we've always guaranteed [to the poor]," he said. The president argued that Romney's tax cuts for the wealthy will require spending cuts and tax increases on the middle class due to pressure to reduce the deficit.
Romney explained yesterday that Obama's millionaire tax increases will kill jobs for small businesses. "I don't want to raise the individual marginal tax rate from 35 to 40 percent; I know there are some who think that that's a great way to go after rich people," Romney said at the Business Roundtable yesterday. "Fifty-four percent of America's workers work in businesses taxed at the individual tax rate -- you raise that marginal tax rate from 35 to 40, and you kill jobs," he said.
Blog author's comments - Obama, a wealthy president who has never worked in the private sector complaining about a man who earned his wealth in the private sector and isn’t ashamed of having done so. From Obama we continually hear the same things - does he understand how tiresome he sounds playing his class warfare game?
“President Obama today suggested that Mitt Romney doesn’t believe he is rich enough to be president.” No, it’s not that Obama isn’t rich enough to be president, though he certainly is rich. It’s that he isn’t competent enough to be president. We have his record since he has been in office to prove it.
Mr. President, this has nothing to do with wealth. People are starting to be put off by rhetoric like this, especially when Obama spends a large amount of his time campaigning among “the rich.”