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Obama: Romney's economic plan a 'sketchy deal'

By Ken Thomas

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:47 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2012

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa » President Barack Obama is ridiculing rival Mitt Romney's five-point plan for the economy as a "sketchy deal" that boils down to helping the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

Obama told a political rally at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, that Romney won't reveal details about how to pay for his proposed 20 percent cut in tax rates.

The president says that when politicians say they will wait to explain plans until after the election, "they don't have a pleasant surprise in store for you."

Playing off a Romney response during Tuesday's presidential debate, Obama says that when it comes to recruiting new math and science teachers "we don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women."

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st1d wrote:
right . . . but, it's okay for pelosi to argue for passing a massive health deform bill that no one has read saying that it should be passed before it is read.
on October 17,2012 | 08:55AM
Jonas wrote:
Are you referring to "Obamacare" aka "Romneycare?" The same plan Romney put in place for Massachusetts and has worked successfully there?
on October 17,2012 | 10:24AM
st1d wrote:
the one that pelosi backed that is substantially different from mass'
on October 17,2012 | 02:19PM
hawaiikone wrote:
You must be one of the multitude that has latched onto a chunk of the 16 trillion Obama is buying votes with.
on October 17,2012 | 03:24PM
frontman wrote:
And obama's plan the last four years has been a success????? Not....16 TRILLION in debt is his plan and in that he is following his plan to destroy America, a socialist muslim, nothing less.
on October 17,2012 | 03:13PM
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