eva longoria democratic national convention Eva Longoria at the 2012 Democratic National Convention: 'Mitt Romney wants to take us back to yesterday'Actress Eva Longoria was one of the featured speakers at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, as she is a co-chair for the re-election campaign of President Obama. In her remarks, she focused on tax breaks.

“That’s who we are, a nation who awards ambition with opportunity. Where hard work can lead to success no matter where you start. As I travel the country for the President, I see Ameircans of every background fighting to succeed. They’re optimistic, they’re ambitious, they’re hard-working,” says Longoria.

“But they also want to know that their hard work will pay off. And we’re lucky that our President understands the value of American opportunity because he’s lived it,” she continues. “He’s fighting to help others achieve it. He’s fighting to make college more affordable. He’s cut taxes for every working American. He’s helped small businesses get loans and he’s cut their taxes 18 times. Eightteen times! And that’s important and I’ll tell you why — small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in America.”

Longoria finishes by speaking about her personal experiences and why Governor Romney’s plan for America is not right.

“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,” says Longoria, to a cheering crowd. “But the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets, she does not. President Obama, he 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. President Obama is moving us forward with opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. Mitt Romney wants to take us back to yesterday and that’s not going to work.”

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