Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama super PAC, released an ad on Wednesday criticizing Mitt Romney for comments he made at a May fundraiser.
The ad shows clips from the videos published by Mother Jones of Romney talking in stark terms about the 47 percent of Americans he says do not pay income tax and are “dependent upon government, who believe they are victims.”
The ad then says: “Victims? Behind these doors middle-class families struggle,” referencing the closed doors of the fundraiser. “And Romney will make things even tougher, raising taxes by up to $2,000 to give multi-millionaires a $250,000 tax break.”
The ad ends with the narrator saying, “Mitt Romney will never convince us he’s on our side.”
The ad is the latest of a torrent of attacks from both the left and the right, but Romney is standing by his comments. On Wednesday, Romney wrote a an op-ed in USA Today in which he criticizes President Obama’s support of "dependency" on government.
“My course for the American economy will encourage private investment and personal freedom,” he writes. “Instead of creating a web of dependency, I will pursue policies that grow our economy and lift Americans out of poverty.”
The Romney campaign also released an ad on Wednesday, attacking the Obama campaign on the president’s policy toward the coal industry. Additionally, Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney super PAC, released an ad pointing out the number of people who have left the workforce, claiming the real unemployment rate is 19 percent. The $2.2 million ad buy is set to air in Michigan and Wisconsin, Politico reports.