Super PAC ads bring up Romney's past

April 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is unleashing a television ad and online campaign depicting Republican Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire.

Yahoo! News reported Monday it had gotten an early peak at the ad, which features a photo of the GOP presidential hopeful and his Bain Capital colleagues celebrating the 1985 closing of their first fund. The ad intimates Romney's past as an investment capitalist would influence his policy proposals and result in more tax cuts for the wealthy, Yahoo! News said.

Democratic strategist Paul Begala said Romney believes in "trickle-down" economics and the middle class "can't afford his policies."

"Governor Romney's made a fortune on the backs of the businesses he helped destroy. He profited even while thousands of men and women were fired and lost benefits they were promised," Begala said.

In the ad, the narrator intones: "Now, Romney's proposing a huge new one-hundred-fifty-thousand-dollar tax cut for the wealthiest 1 percent while cutting Medicare and education for us. … Mitt Romney. If he wins, we lose."

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