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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

 2:15 PM 

Obama spokesman says Ryan failed to 'talk straight' with people of Wisconsin

Obama Wisconsin communications director Joe Zepecki responded to Paul Ryan campaign stop with a memo that argued the vice presidential nominee "didn't talk straight with the people of our great state" about what the Romney-Ryan plan means for the middle class.

Zepecki accused Ryan of misleading Wisconsinites about what the president has done to create jobs and reduce the deficit and charges there is an $11 trillion hole in the Romney-Ryan plan.

That includes how to pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts that Romney says he will cover by closing loopholes, though he has not named any year, and $6 trillion in additional spending cuts beyond what the candidate has offered. Zepecki argued it all adds up to a tax hike on the middle class and possibly exploding the national debt.

"Romney’s tax and budget plans are a riddle wrapped inside a mystery wrapped inside a total sham," Zepecki wrote. "Governor Romney and his advisers frankly admit that they won’t reveal their policy plans because it would make them less likely to be elected. There is no way to pay for Romney’s tax plan without raising taxes on middle-class families, and there is no realistic way for Romney to address our unsustainable budget deficits, even if he guts the investments we need in the future of the middle class. Voters deserve to know the price they would pay if they gamble on a secret plan for raising $5 trillion in taxes and cutting spending by an additional $6 trillion."

-- By Staff


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