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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – THURSDAY, September 27 at 10:30 AM EST, the Tennessee Democratic Party and Knox County Democratic Party will greet Rep. Paul Ryan at his Knoxville fundraiser to call out both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for writing off the middle class.
State Rep. Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville) and TNDP Deputy Communications Director Jason Huff will join local leaders, students, seniors and workers to ask a simple question: Who is Mitt Romney talking about when he says 47 percent of Americans don’t take responsibility for their lives and want to be dependent on government?
Did he mean seniors who worked their whole lives and now live on a fixed income? Was he talking about servicemen and women and veterans who have fought for our country? Maybe he meant students who are working to build a better future for themselves? Or was it people who have fallen on hard times and are looking for work? These are the people Mitt Romney says are looking for a hand out.
Mitt Romney was wrong to accuse tens of millions of Americans of not paying their fair share in taxes. In fact, for most of them, the percentage they pay in taxes is higher than the 14% percent that Mitt Romney pays. These Americans shouldn’t be put down. They should be respected for working hard and contributing to their communities.
Mitt Romney is either massively insulting half of Americans or he’s massively out of touch with our lives—and while he visits Tennessee for a fundraising event, the TNDP and Tennesseans are going to call him out for it.
Joe Armstrong, State Representative District 15
Jason Huff, Deputy Communications Director at TNDP
WHEN: Thursday, September 27 at 10:30 AM EST
Marriott (sidewalk and lawn right of the main road entrance)
500 E Hill Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37915
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