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  • Shop around

    Mitt Romney's advice for students struggling to afford college: ''Borrow money from your parents'' or just ''shop around.''

    Mitt Romney's advice for students struggling to afford college: "Borrow money from your parents" or just "shop around."

  • Meet Paul Ryan

    Here's what Mitt Romney has in common with his new running mate, Paul Ryan: They'd both drive us back to the same failed, top-down economic ideas that crashed our economy and punished the middle class.

    The budget that Ryan is famous for is extreme: It would end Medicare as we know it, turning our guaranteed promise to seniors into a voucher program. One of his proposals could have raised seniors' health costs by up to $6,350 a year.

    And just like Mitt Romney, Ryan calls for a tax hike on millions of middle-class Americans to pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. Ryan's budget would make permanent the Bush tax cuts, which he criticized at the time for being too small. And to add insult to injury, he'd pay for budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans by gutting federal college scholarships and other investments critical to middle-class security.

    Ryan talks tough about balancing the budget, but his plan wouldn't do that for a generation—leaving the middle class to suffer in the meantime.

    We can't afford Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

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  • Good news for students

    Good news today for the 7.4 million college students who faced an interest rate hike on their loans.
  • A Postcard from Michigan’s middle class

    The last stop for Mitt Romney's bus tour is his home state of Michigan. But don't expect a happy homecoming: In addition to arguing that we should "let Detroit go bankrupt," the policies that Romney is proposing would cut student aid for 337,000 students and jobs for 9,900 teachers. And 510,000 Michigan families would see their taxes go up by an average of $900.
    The last stop for Mitt Romney's bus tour is his home state of Michigan. But don't expect a happy homecoming: In addition to arguing that we should "let Detroit go bankrupt," the policies that Romney is proposing would cut student aid for 337,000 students and jobs for 9,900 teachers. And 510,000 Michigan families would see their taxes go up by an average of $900.

    The last stop for Mitt Romney's bus tour is his home state of Michigan. But don't expect a happy homecoming: In addition to arguing that we should "let Detroit go bankrupt," the policies that Romney is proposing would cut student aid for 337,000 students and jobs for 9,900 teachers. And 510,000 Michigan families would see their taxes go up by an average of $900.

    Send this postcard to your friends to tell them what Michigan already knows: Romney economics would be a disaster for our country.

  • Postcard from Iowa’s middle class

    Today, Mitt Romney's bus rolls through Iowa. The Hawkeye State is getting its introduction to Romney economics—and middle-class families aren't liking what they're seeing: higher taxes, fewer teachers, and higher costs for college.
    Today, Mitt Romney's bus rolls through Iowa. The Hawkeye State is getting its introduction to Romney economics—and middle-class families aren't liking what they're seeing: higher taxes, fewer teachers, and higher costs for college.

    Today, Mitt Romney's bus rolls through Iowa. The Hawkeye State is getting its introduction to Romney economics—and middle-class families aren't liking what they're seeing: higher taxes, fewer teachers, and higher costs for college.

    Share this postcard from Iowa to get the word about about what Romney economics means for the middle class.

  • Ohio greets Mitt Romney

    As Mitt Romney's bus tour passes through Ohio, the Buckeye State's middle class sends Mitt Romney greetings from under the bus. Share this postcard with everyone who needs to know what Romney economics would do to states like Ohio.
    As Mitt Romney's bus tour passes through Ohio, the Buckeye State's middle class sends Mitt Romney greetings from under the bus. Share this postcard with everyone who needs to know what Romney economics would do to states like Ohio.

    As Mitt Romney's bus tour passes through Ohio, the Buckeye State's middle class sends Mitt Romney greetings from under the bus. Share this postcard with everyone who needs to know what Romney economics would do to states like Ohio.

  • Teachers speak out against Romney economics

    Last week, Mitt Romney said he'd cut back on jobs for teachers, firefighters, and police officers. That's a plan that Massachusetts is all too familiar with. So as we kicked off the first day of our Romney economics bus tour, Massachusetts teachers headed across the state line to Exeter, New Hampshire, to make it clear what Romney economics would mean for American students, teachers, and middle-class families.

    Last week, Mitt Romney said he'd cut back on jobs for teachers, firefighters, and police officers. That's a plan that Massachusetts is all too familiar with. So as we kicked off the first day of our Romney economics bus tour, Massachusetts teachers headed across the state line to Exeter, New Hampshire, to make it clear what Romney economics would mean for American students, teachers, and middle-class families.

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