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Romney uses lowly wait staff to illustrate how Obama's policies aren't working


At a fundraiser in Jackson, Miss., last night Mitt Romney did that thing he does where he inadvertently reminds people how nice and rich he is. This case is particularly awkward because he used some lower-income people who were in the same room as a bunch of upper-income people to make a point about President Barack Obama's economic policies.

"It's tough being middle class in America right now," Romney said. "The waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room and offer us refreshments, they're not having a good year. The people of the middle class of America are really struggling. And they're struggling I think in a way because they're surprised because when they voted for Barack Obama...he promised them that things were going to get a heck a lot of better. He promised hope and change and they're still waiting."

That probably wasn't uncomfortable for anyone involved.

The people attending the fundraiser paid between $2,500 and $50,000 to be there.

[CBS News]

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