Mitt Romney today responded to a charge by President Obama that he is a Robin Hood in reverse, terming the suggestion that Romney wants to rob the middle class to give to the rich “Obamaloney.”
“If I were to coin a term, it would be Obamaloney,” Romney said. “He’s serving up a dish which is just is simply in contradiction to the truth,” Romney said during an interview with Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron.
Obama had charged Romney’s tax plans would raise taxes on the middle class while cutting them for the rich, terming his opponent “Romney Hood.” From the White House transcript:
THE PRESIDENT: He’d ask the middle class to pay more in taxes so that he could give another $250,000 tax cut to people making more than $3 million a year.
AUDIENCE: Booo —
THE PRESIDENT: It’s like Robin Hood in reverse. (Laughter.) It’s Romney Hood. (Applause.)
Obama spoke at a fundraiser at the home of movie mogul Marvey Weinstein that was brimming with well heeled donors, including actress Anne Hathaway.