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In the first debate the President spoke directly to the American people about his vision for an economy that grows from the middle out not the top down

It was a clear contrast to Mitt Romney who spent the night doubling down on the same bad ideas that crashed the economy. Romney also tried to run from his $5 trillion tax cut, a proposal that he has been peddling for 18 months, which is a tax cut that favors the wealthy not the middle class.

The President spoke directly to voters about his vision for an economy that grows from the middle out, while Mitt Romney spent the night on the defensive, doubled down on the same bad ideas that crashed the economy, and got testy when he was pushed on specifics.

Romney confirmed that he opposes a single dollar in new revenue to reduce the deficit and continued to hide the details about how he’d accomplish his plans because he knows they don’t add up and are bad for the middle class.

Romney also tried to run away from his $5 trillion tax cut favoring the wealthy, refused to say what rules he’d put in place to protect consumers after repealing Wall Street reform, and didn’t offer a single idea to protect families from insurance company abuses after repealing Obamacare.

The American people saw the clear contrast between where the two candidates will take the country in the next four years.