Romney Can Lead Economy Forward
October 21, 2012
Our belief that Republican Mitt Romney should be elected the 45th president of the United States is anchored in that tough reality.
We believe the nation's best opportunity to escape the compounding woes of spiraling debt and economic stagnation lies with a president who believes in the free market's capacity to heal its own wounds.
That leader is Romney. The nation's economy now is in desperate need of the kind of jobs-creating animal spirits that President Romney would encourage.
The economy indisputably will benefit, perhaps significantly, from a flatter, fairer system of taxation along the lines proposed by Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.
It will benefit, too, from a regulatory environment that does not smother small businesses with punitive, anti-competitive, hoop-jumping requirements that favor their bigger competitors. We expect a Romney administration to foster that kind of growth-oriented, business-friendly environment.
But, more to the point, we expect better job growth in a Romney economy mostly because Mitt Romney does not fear or dislike a free-wheeling, growing, free-market economy.
The president's proposals for a second administration project scant hope that the economy will do much more than stumble forward at the current, anemic, sub-two-percent rate of growth. The 23 million Americans either unemployed, scraping by in part-time, low-paid jobs or not looking for work anymore need to see a commitment to revival. And, simply put, Obama isn't offering them much. Not in his vision of the future as illustrated in debates thus far. And certainly not in the record of his first term as president.
America needs a return to that kind of economic power, that kind of jobs-creating energy.
The nation's best chance for reviving those spirits lies with Mitt Romney.
The Arizona Republic recommends Mitt Romney for president of the United States.
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