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Democratic National Committee’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour to Make Three Stops in Ohio Saturday

Advancing the route Mitt Romney will travel over the coming days as part of his bus tour, the Democratic National Committee’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour will stop in Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio TODAY, Saturday, June 16 to discuss Mitt Romney’s real economic record and highlight the broken promises Romney made while running for governor of Massachusetts for more jobs, less debt, and smaller government – the same promises he is making today.

Once in office, Romney failed to keep those promises: he sank Massachusetts to 47th out of 50 in job creation, hiked taxes and fees by $750 million a year, and left taxpayers with the highest debt per person in the country. The tour will feature representatives from Massachusetts who will speak from firsthand knowledge about what Romney Economics meant for economic growth and the middle class.

While the President has outlined a clear plan to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down our debt in a balanced way, Mitt Romney has provided no real plan to help the middle class. Instead he has promised economic policies that are familiar and troubling: more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer rules for Wall Street, the same formula that benefited a few, but crashed our economy and devastated the middle class. Romney Economics didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.

The four-day DNC bus tour will make at least ten stops across the six states Romney is visiting. The DNC bus already stopped in Exeter, NH and Scranton, PA yesterday; will stop in Madison, WI and Davenport, IA on Sunday; and Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, MI on Monday. Massachusetts and local elected officials and other prominent surrogates will appear on the tour along with the DNC’s Brad Woodhouse.

CLEVELAND

WHAT: Press conference as part of the DNC’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour to highlight Mitt Romney’s failed Massachusetts record and vision

WHO: DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald

Harold Wilson, CAP Council President for Cuyahoga County

UAW Local 1005 President Steve Frammartino

Massachusetts State Representative John Scibak

Jen Hollis, Massachusetts Teacher

WHEN: TODAY, Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10 AM EDT

WHERE: UAW Local 1005

5615 Chevrolet Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44130

COLUMBUS

WHAT: Press conference as part of the DNC’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour to highlight Mitt Romney’s failed Massachusetts record and vision

WHO: DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse

Former Governor Ted Strickland

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga

Massachusetts State Rep. John Scibak

Jen Hollis, Massachusetts Teacher
WHEN: TODAY, Saturday, June 16, 2012, 3 PM EDT

WHERE: Ohio Democratic Party Office

340 East Fulton Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

DAYTON

WHAT: Press conference as part of the DNC’s “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour to highlight Mitt Romney’s failed Massachusetts record and vision

WHO: DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse

Dayton City Commissioner Nan Whaley

Former Mayor of Dayton Rhine McLin

WHEN: TODAY, Saturday, June 16, 2012, 6 PM EDT

WHERE: UFCW Local 75 Office

7250 Poe Avenue

Dayton, OH