At a campaign fundraising reception in Connecticut, President Obama called Mitt Romney's tax cut plan "Romney Hood," saying it takes from the poor and gives to the rich. "It’s like Robin Hood in reverse, the President said. "It’s Romney Hood. And if this sounds like an idea that’s difficult to explain or sell to the American people, you’d be right."
He went on to say "So there were all kinds of different gymnastics being performed by the Romney campaign last week. They have tried to sell us this trickle-down, tax cut fairy dust before. And guess what -- it does not work. It didn’t work then; it won’t work now. It’s not a plan to create jobs. It’s not a plan to reduce our deficit. And it is not a plan to move our economy forward."
This was the first of two fundraisers the President attended in Connecticut. The stars came out at his second fundraiser held at producer Harvey Weinstein's home. Actress Anne Hathaway and writer Aaron Sorkin co-hosted the dinner. CT Governor Malloy attended both events.
Tickets for the dinner cost $35,800 per person and tickets for the reception in Stamford started at $500 per person. Proceeds from both events went to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.