Biden savages Romney on '47 percent'
It was maybe the most glaring and inexplicable omission from last week’s presidential debate – and boy, did Joe Biden make up for it tonight. On the first domestic policy question of the night, the vice president launched into a long and brutal attack on Mitt Romney for having derided the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax – calling Romney “a guy who says 47 percent of the American people are unwilling to take responsibility of their lives.” “These people are my mom and dad,” Biden said. “They pay more effective tax than Gov. Romney pays with his federal income tax.”
Accusing Romney of criticizing the non-tax-paying soldiers “who are fighting in Afghanistan right now,” Biden continued: “It’s about time they take some responsibility here and instead of signing pledges to Grover Norquist … they should be signing a pledge to the middle class saying they’re going to level the playing field.”
Advocacy groups looking to early ballots to boost Latino votes
From the Arizona Capitol Times
“Our community is tired of being attacked, and we want leaders that represent our values and our community,” said Tomas Robles, deputy field director for Promise Arizona in Action, one of the groups involved in the Adios Arpaio campaign.
Romney Says Nobody Dies for Lack of Health Insurance
From The Columbus Dispatch
Mitt Romney, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, told the Columbus Dispatch that people without health insurance don't have to worry about dying as a result. Said Romney: "We don't have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don't have insurance." However, Reuters reported earlier this year that more than 26,000 working-age adults die prematurely in the United States each year because they lack health insurance.