It's all part of both campaigns' continuing battle for the heart and soul of the middle class.
The latest ABC News-Washington Post poll showed Obama and Romney tied at 46 percent on the question of "which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling taxes." This provides Obama the opportunity to go on the offense here on taxes - not something a Democrat normally has the opportunity to do.
But don't expect the Romney campaign to let up either. One Republican strategist familiar with this week's messaging said we haven't heard the last of it. As the strategist put it, tongue in check, "The slow-roasting of Jim Messina will continue."
And on Thursday and Friday, the Romney campaign plans to hold 24 "Strengthening The Middle Class" events in 13 states -- Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, and Colorado.
And the Republican National Committee is out with a new research piece this morning accusing the White House of "coordinat[ing] with lobbyists in secret to pass Obamacare."