The Obama campaign released a scathing new TV advertisement Thursday that attacks Mitt Romney's tax plan as one that will raise taxes on the middle class.
The 30-second spot begins with a narrator, who intones: “You work hard, stretch every penny, but chances are you pay a higher tax rate than him: Mitt Romney.” The ad shows images of a woman at a grocery store and a family at a table going through papers and notes that Romney paid effectively a 14 percent rate in 2010, “probably less than you.”
The ad then cites a report from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center that concludes Romney’s plan would raise taxes on middle-class workers. “Now he has a plan that will give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle class families by up to $2,000 dollars a year,” the narrator says.
The narrator ends: “Mitt Romney's middle class tax increase: he pays less, you pay more.”
The ad will air in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada, according to the campaign.
Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the Romney campaign responded Thursday, suggesting in an email that the Tax Policy Center's study is "false and inaccurate." He added: "President Obama's policies have devastated the middle class resulting in higher unemployment, lower incomes, and greater uncertainty about the future."