Friday, April 15, 2011

Mitt Romney op-ed: Rein in government - starting with Obama

The following is Mitt Romney's second op-ed within a 24 hour period. This one in Florida's Orlando Sentinel:
There's some good news and some bad news as we mark the unhappy occasion of the April 18 tax filing deadline. Let's start with the good news. 
For the first time in the post-World War II era, there is a significant popular movement to scale back government and reduce the tax burden that has been stifling our economy. A lot of this is because members of the Tea Party are making their voices heard. 
Almost 21/2 centuries after the original Boston Tea Party of 1775, the idea of limited government that inspired our forebears is very much alive. The growth of government is not some inexorable force. In a democracy, we the people decide. Thanks to the Tea Party, there's real hope that we can rein in our profligate federal government. 
But in order to make progress, we have to first rein in President Obama, whose spending binge is driving our national debt to historic highs. When Obama took office in 2009, the national debt was about 50 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Over the past two years, our national debt has risen to about 70 percent of the GDP and is expected to be 100 percent of the GDP by 2020. 
The Obama administration's $800 billion stimulus package is one-half of the unfolding disaster. The other half is Obamacare, which will cost more than a trillion dollars unless it can be repealed — something the next president must make a priority on Day 1 in office.
To Read the rest of the op-ed, go HERE.

Mitt Romney's op-ed from yesterday, 'President Obama Goes from Wrong to Dishonest', can be viewed HERE.


larry said...

Romney really is being aggressive going after Obama. Both op-eds were great and told it like it is.

Romney in 2012

Anonymous said...

President Obama truly has no clue when it comes to the economy and how it works.

Anonymous said...

Romney is off to a GREAT start.


barbiePalin said...

Romney has really impressed me this week. I cannot wait until we say....see ya, Obama, have a nice life.

Romney 2012!


Revolution 2010 said...

I'm glad Mitt is being more vocal and visible in his criticisms of Obama.

Anonymous said...

Both the op-eds were great.

They show that while some candidates throw fluff or give interviews discussing the birther crap, that Romney is ready to go head to head with Obama on REAL issues.


BOSMAN said...

I also hope Mitt keeps these attacks up.

Anonymous said...

Romney knows a thing or two about stashing money where it can't be taxed. That's why he moved his permanent domicile not too far north from Massachusetts to New Hampshire where the state has no income tax. What that move saves isn't chump change!