KBIA’s Zach Garcia sat in on a conference call this week hosted by three big Missouri Republicans: State Auditor Tom Schweich, Fourth Congressional District Congress member Vicky Hartzler and former U.S. Senator Jim Talent.
The call was held Tuesday morning, with the announced interest to “discuss President Obama’s harmful cuts to America’s military and the impact on Missouri.” Of course, the big news Tuesday morning was Mitt Romney’s comments caught on hidden camera footage. Romney controversially said he would essentially disregard American citizens who do not pay income taxes while campaigning.
Talent, a Romney advisor, backed up Romney’s statements when asked about them during the call:
“I think that Governor Romney has a very different vision for the country than President Obama does, and I think that’s what he was talking about,” Talent said. “He said himself, he didn’t phrase it as elegantly as he could have but I mean his vision for the country is an expanding middle class with more opportunity for people with a government safety net that is designed to help able-bodied people get off of dependency and measures its success by that. He’s contrasted that with President Obama’s vision on many instances, which is different – it’s of government social programs that measure their success by how many people we get on it.”