Obama: Romney tax plan is 'Robin Hood in reverse'

By REUTERS
August 7, 2012 05:32

STAMFORD, Conn. - Adding a new attack line to his campaign arsenal, US President Barack Obama derided Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan on Monday as Robin Hood in reverse - "Romney Hood" - saying it essentially would rob ordinary Americans to help the rich.

Obama stepped up his criticism of Romney's tax proposals at a re-election fundraiser in Connecticut on the same day Romney's campaign reported that it had outraised the Democratic president by more than $25 million in July.

Reaching back to the Middle Ages, Obama invoked the legendary outlaw of old in an attempt to sharpen the contrast with Romney, whom the president said would cut taxes for the richest 2 percent of Americans and pay for it by raising taxes on the middle class.


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