Harkin has spoken out against the Romney-Ryan plan every day since Congress returned from its August recess. 

Harkin said the Ryan budget, endorsed by his running mate Mitt Romney, would slash spending in healthcare, education, entitlements, agriculture, infrastructure and now job training.

“Several thousands participated in these jobs programs, that’s part of the 47 percent he says he doesn’t care about, those are the takers of our society,” Harkin said, bringing up Romney’s controversial statement that he doesn't worry about the 47 percent of American’s relying on government programs, who he said would vote for President Obama. “No, no, Mr. Romney, they want to work.”

Harkin said the Romney-Ryan plan would take “draconian cuts” to government programs that middle-class Americans need in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest citizens.