Eva Longoria took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night where she spoke to those in attendance and those tuned in on TV and online urging them to re-elect Barack Obama as President of the United States.
The actress was named co-chair of Obama’s national re-election commitee, and shared her beliefs that we need to keep jobs in the USA to help boost the middle class.
She told the crowd of
70,000 20,0000 “Mitt Romney would raise taxes on middle-class families to cut his own — and mine. And that’s not who we are as a nation, and let me tell you why: because the Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers — she needed a tax break. But the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not.”
She talked of the hard times, and related herself to the POTUS and First lady, who have been through the struggles as well.
“And just like our president and first lady, I took out loans to pay for school. I changed oil in a mechanic shop, I flipped burgers at Wendy’s, I taught aerobics, and I worked on campus to pay them back,”
She urged those listening, hoping to persuade some of the remaining undecided and independent voters, “President Obama is fighting for changes that grow the economy from the middle out and help all Americans succeed — jobs, education, health reform, the DREAM Act, equal pay for women,” she said. “He is moving us forward with opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. Mitt Romney wants to take us back to yesterday.”
What did you think of Eva Longoria’s DNC speech?
She doesn’t “NEED” a tax break – HOWEVER – I would dare to say – She uses EVERY tax shelter and trick in the book – to keep EVERY nickel she can. I probably pay more taxes than she does with the team of accountants she has. It’s EASY to say that you don’t NEED a tax break – all the while USING every tax break – and keeping every dollar you can.
Dum, well isnt that the point? Get rid of the loopholes and fix the code so they actually pay the same share you do. The whole argument behind Romney paltry 13% was that it was legal and he paid what he owed. Ok then fix that so that someone making millions or better does not pay a smaller share than someone making $69-70k… It does not change the message 1 bit.