Photos and reporting by Laura Fong
President Obama stopped in Akron Wednesday, where he spoke to a lively crowd of approximately 3,000 about his “vision for the middle class.”
The Obama campaign released an Ohio-specific report this week titled “Two Visions for Middle Class Taxes,” which contrasts Obama’s plan for tax reform with Mitt Romney’s.
“Romney says he’s going to cut the deficit by $5 trillion, and who gets the bill for that? You do!” Obama said, pointing to the lively crowd gathered at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.
According to the report, Obama’s plan is to maintain the middle-class tax cuts and implement additional taxes on families with income over $250,000 per year.
The President told Ohioans today that he wants to keep money in the pockets of working families, and tax those who can afford to be taxed.