On the heels of President Obama's July visit to the area, Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz spoke Friday at a news conference at Scott High School to support Mr. Obama's message on taxes and the economy.
The speech focused on the President's argument that Mitt Romney is out of touch with middle-class Americans.
"On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center … released a report concluding that if Mitt Romney were to pay for his $5 trillion tax plan skewed to the wealthiest, he would have to raise taxes on millions of middle-class families," said Mr. Kapszukiewicz. "But like President Obama, I believe we can no longer ask everything from the middle class and seniors while asking nothing from the top."
Mr. Kapszukiewicz also addressed the job figures released Friday by the Labor Department, which show 163,000 jobs were added in July, but also that the nation's unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent.
"These numbers aren't what we want them to be," he said, "but contrast them to four years ago when the economy was losing hundreds of thousands of jobs each month."