CBS 62 Detroit Senior Producer and Host of Michigan Matters Carol Cain
In all of the conversation about big versus small government, describe your view on the role of the federal government.
Time remaining for our candidates to respond
Governor Mitt Romney
“ My experience has taught me that government works best when it creates the space for individuals and families to pursue success and achieve great things. Economic freedom is the only force that has consistently succeeded in creating sustained prosperity and lifting people out of poverty. It is why our economy rose to rival those of the world’s leading powers – and has long since surpassed them all.
President Barack Obama
“ President Obama has outlined a plan for our nation’s future that creates an economy built to last and strengthens our middle-class, while investing in areas that move our country forward—like education, research, and clean energy. At the same time, President Obama has put forward a plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion in a balanced way by cutting wasteful spending and asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share. The President’s plan keeps our country safe and protects our veterans, military families, and seniors, while preserving the investments we need to grow the economy and our middle class. ”