Obama Money Machine Heads to Midwest

Posted: Apr 18, 2012 7:16 AM
In full-on campaign mode, President Obama will travel to economically-challenged swing states today. The White House claims that the trip is about promoting the President's economic plans, but if you check the agenda, you'll find the real reason:

In Michigan, Obama will attend two fundraisers for his campaign, one of them at the same Henry Ford Museum where Romney in 2007 launched his unsuccessful bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination.

Last week, President Obama raised $2 million dollars in one day at fundraisers before heading to Washington, D.C. for a $40,000-per-plate dinner. In his ramp up for November's battle with presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, Obama's going to be raising money all over the country

Romney himself has been promoting the economic plans of his campaign while attacking the Democrat president.

"I'm going to keep the burden on the upper-income people the same as it is today," the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting said as he campaigned across Pennsylvania on Tax Day.

By contrast, Romney said Obama wants to raise taxes, a step the Republican said would hamper job creation. Unlike Romney and most Republicans, the president wants to allow existing Bush-era tax cuts to expire at the end of the year for those at upper incomes.

Romney offered common sense tax reform plans as well. While Obama wants to fight loopholes by making the tax code more complex, Romney said he wants to "reshape the entire tax system... to simplify the system as opposed to all these little baby steps."