Politics & Policy

‘Middle Class Mitt’

Class warfare by taxation may not win Rick Perry’s blessing, but he seems poised to sling some comments Mitt Romney’s way about his Bain Capital fortune. From an e-mail the Perry campaign sent out less than three hours before the debate is slated to start:

Will Mitt Romney play the middle class card in Florida tonight?  He has in his previous Florida visits.  

Though Mitt Romney has a net worth of up to $250 million, he considers himself a member of “the great middle class — the 80 to 90 percent of us in this country.” Yesterday in Florida, Romney called for a tax policy to help “us” in the middle class.  

Earlier this year – also in Florida – Mr. Romney told an out-of-work voter, “I’m also unemployed.” Hundreds of millions in the bank. Beach and lake houses around the country. A successful career acquiring and dismantling companies and jobs. 

Will Middle Class Mitt again grace the stage in the Sunshine State?

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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