CBS 62 Detroit Senior Producer and Host of Michigan Matters Carol Cain
Jobs, jobs and jobs are the top three issues in this campaign. What is your plan to get the country working again?
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Governor Mitt Romney
“ President Obama’s policies are creating uncertainty, holding back the economy, and need to be reversed. My plan will get America back to work by delivering a real economic recovery. By reforming our tax code and lowering rates, businesses and entrepreneurs will be able to make long-term hiring and expansion decisions. I will also address our country’s out-of-control spending and trillion dollar deficits by returning spending to historic levels while securing the promise of entitlement programs for future generations. I will eliminate regulations that are tangling job creators and unduly burdening the economy, while ensuring that future regulations do not impede economic growth. Rather than sitting on the sidelines while others negotiate new trade agreements, I will open up new markets for American exports, which will support greater economic growth at home. An affordable, reliable energy supply is fundamental to a growing economy, and I will support increased energy production, a more rational approach to regulation, and private-sector-led development of new energy technologies. Finally, I will ensure that Americans receive the education and training they need for the jobs of today’s economy. Together, these reforms will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. ”
President Barack Obama
“ Before President Obama took office, the economy was losing almost 800,000 jobs a month, and the auto industry, which helps support more than 1.1 million Michigan jobs, was on the brink. Mitt Romney said “let Detroit go bankrupt,” and would have allowed it to fail.