President Obama touts vision for future of America
CLEVELAND — In a re-election campaign stop today, President Obama spelled out the contrast between his vision and what he said was the vision of Republican opponent Mitt Romney, predicting that investments in infrastructure and education and taxing the wealthy a little more will lead to a better future for the American middle class than harsh spending cuts and tax cuts.“We have a stalemate in Washington about two fundamentally different views of which direction Washington should take. This election is your chance to break that stalemate,” Mr. Obama said to a very enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 in the Cuyahoga Community College Recreation Center.
Contrary to predictions that Mr. Obama would reset the campaign, for nearly an hour he pitched the same philosophy and policy prescriptions he has been making since 2008 — emphasis on government investments in research, education at all levels, highways and other kinds of infrastructure, and “responsible” deficit reduction — paid for in part, by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, who he said have gained wealth while the middle class has stagnated.
It was Mr. Obama’s eighth trip to Cuyahoga County since taking office in 2009. Cuyahoga County has the biggest concentration of Democratic voters in Ohio, and Ohio is a critical state for him to win in his quest for 270 electoral votes to gain a second term in office.
Romney uses Cincinnati stop to lay out plans for first 100 days in office
CINCINNATI--GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a factory floor full of supporters today that if he makes it to the White House, he’ll make it easier for fossil fuels producers to create jobs, abolish Obamacare, cut the deficit, and crack down on China’s theft of America’s intellectual property.
The presumptive Republican nominee mocked President Obama, who at the very same moment was also in Ohio for a campaign stop in Cleveland.
“Now you may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state and he is going to be delivering a speech on the economy.