“America needs a president who is smart and experienced enough to turn this economy around. A president who will lower unemployment, cut budget deficits, reduce the national debt, set appropriate tax rates to grow the economy for all Americans … It’s a job for Mitt Romney.” – Omaha World-Herald
Economy Needs Mitt Romney
October 7, 2012
Four years ago, voters elected Barack Obama president of the United States.
Then-Sen. Obama’s theme of “Hope and Change” was the right message at the right time. His ability to communicate that message excited particularly younger Americans, who saw the potential for taking the country in a new direction.
While “Hope and Change” was an exciting message at a very emotional time, it was, like so much else, better as a concept than in execution.
Look at the economic record:
When the president was sworn in, unemployment stood at 7.8 percent. Joblessness rose above 8 percent the next month, and it still hasn’t dropped back below the January 2009 level.
The national debt on Inauguration Day 2009 was $10.6 trillion. Today, it tops $16.1 trillion.
The federal government’s annual budget deficit has topped $1 trillion in each year of the president’s term.
When the president took office, median household income was $54,983. This past June, it was down to $50,964.
Many of these failures result from the most dramatic broken promise of all — that the president would govern in a way that would bring both sides of the partisan aisle together.
Even President Obama admits he has fallen short of restoring that sense of common purpose. “The fact that we haven’t been able to change the tone in Washington is disappointing,” he said.
Americans would be well-served to cast their votes for Mitt Romney.
Romney brings the experience of business, having served as the CEO of Bain Capital. He brings the experience of government, having served as a Republican governor of Massachusetts, where Democrats dominated the legislature. “I figured out from day one I had to get along, and I had to work across the aisle to get anything done,” he says.
A Romney presidency would bring the fiscal discipline necessary to attack the deficit and lead the economy out of the slowest recovery in the nation’s history. He would create a common-sense tax and regulatory environment that incorporates the stability and predictability needed to spark new investment, create jobs and get the economy moving.
America needs a president who is smart and experienced enough to turn this economy around. A president who will lower unemployment, cut budget deficits, reduce the national debt, set appropriate tax rates to grow the economy for all Americans. A president who can instill confidence and lead the country from a weak recovery to a robust economic future.
It’s a job for Mitt Romney.