Romney attacks Obama on 'redistribution'

Sept. 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

BOSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Romney campaign attacked President Obama on Wednesday for saying in 1998 he believed in redistribution of wealth "at least at a certain level."

A release from Matt Rhoades, Romney's campaign manager, did not mention that Obama's remarks were made almost a decade before he was elected president. He suggested that economic redistribution has been at the heart of Obama's policies and has failed.

"Mitt Romney has a very different idea," Rhoades said. "He knows that we need to foster growth and create wealth, not redistribute wealth, if our economy is to grow the way it has in the past."

Earlier this week, Mother Jones magazine released a tape of remarks Romney made to campaign contributors at a $50,000-per-head gathering in May. Romney said Obama has the support of the 47 percent of the population that pays no federal income tax and "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you-name-it ... ."

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