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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Democratic National Committee launched it's second version of the "Romney Economics: The middle class under the bus tour" and it made it's way to downtown Jacksonville on Sunday.

The bus arrived downtown with the Democrats' description of romney economics painted on the bus, tax cuts for the rich, tax hikes for the middle class, which throws the middle class under the bus.

About 40 supporters of the President on hand to greet the bus including State Senator Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville.

"Mr. Romney will breeze through Florida tommorrow, claiming he is the candidate to strengthen the middle class, that could not be further from reality," Gibson said. "Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan to be his running mate is further proof he has no clue what is best for middle class Floridians.

On the bus was a sheriff from Massachusetts, Peter Koutoujian, who said Floridians need to know Romney's record while governor of Massachusetts.

"Manufacturing jobs were lost at twice the national average and median household income fell and that is not a record to be proud of is it?," Koutoujian said.

Massachusetts state representative David Linsky says Romney created more debt, more government and less jobs. Linsky says Romney's economic policies would erode the middle class.

"He hopes that maybe they'll get something in a little trickle down if people at the top have a lot more in their pockets and that is an awful, awful way to run a country and an economy," Linsky said.

Senator Gibson says Paul Ryan's plan to cut Medicare is bad news for the many seniors in Florida. "To undermine our seniors and our middle class is a double whammy for our state."

The Romney economics bus moved on from Jacksonville to Orlando for a similar rally there on Sunday afternoon.

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