Theodore's World: Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney On Obama's State of the Union Address

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January 25, 2012

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney On Obama's State of the Union Address

...." As Obama delivers his State of the Union address, he will probably fail to mention his actual record over the last three years. Unemployment is still high, our debt is still increasing, and our credit has been downgraded. "

TAMPA, Fla — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney urged voters here to make President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday his last and blamed the Democrat for pushing policies that have raised the nation’s unemployment rate, worsened the housing crises and pushed the nation deeper into a sea of red ink.

Standing under an “Obama Isn’t Working” banner, the former Massachusetts governor said that Mr. Obama, during his first three years in office, has “amassed an actual record of debt, decline and disappointment” and pushed the nation toward a “European-style welfare state.”

Along the way, Mr. Romney said that if elected president, he would approve the Keystone Pipeline project, which he and other conservatives claim will put 20,000 people to work, and pursue tax policies aimed at helping middle-class Americans.

“This president’s agenda made these troubled times last longer,” he said, arguing that it “is critical that we make today Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address.”

didn’t mention any of his Republican rivals and instead chose to aim his fire on Mr. Obama’s speech this evening.

He predicted that the “desperate campaigner-in-chief” will use his speech to offer up his “partisan planks for his re-election campaign” and claim that the “Do Nothing Congress” has tied his hands legislatively.

“But, we shouldn’t forget that for two years, this president had a Congress that could do everything he wanted,” Mr. Romney said. “With huge Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, President Obama was free to pursue any policy he pleased. Did he fix the economy? Did he tackle the housing crisis? Did he get Americans back to work? No.”

Instead, he said, the president gave the American people costly policies that they didn’t want, including the $814 billion stimulus package, the overhaul of the federal health-care system and the “Cash for Clunkers” program.

“He’s spearheaded one of the largest expansions of government in American history. And he’s paying for it with money borrowed from China,” Mr. Romney said.

Romney said that if he were delivering the speech he’d outline his agenda for a “simpler, smaller and smarter” federal government, while also calling on Congress to approve the Keystone Pipeline project, simply the tax code and push back against proposed cuts to the defense budget, which amounts to about one-fifth of national spending.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I will try to post on the top candidates that are in the race as things come up in the news.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 25, 2012 04:47 AM