LAS VEGAS (MCT) — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney engaged in a skirmish over the middle class with President Barack Obama’s campaign Wednesday, a preview of a clash that could dominate a fall campaign between the two.
Fresh from a major win in Florida and heading West for a Nevada vote Saturday, Romney said he would focus on helping the middle class, as the rich could care of themselves and the poor already had a safety net.
“I’m not concerned about the very poor,” the former Massachusetts governor said on CNN from Florida on Wednesday morning before he flew off to Minnesota and then Nevada.
“We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich. They’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who are struggling.”
But Romney’s tax plan could raise taxes for lower-income families and would give big tax cuts to millionaires.