The economy is in a mess, and President Obama still thinks it is President Bush’s fault. Mitt Romney has come up with a plan that he thinks will fix this mess. He wants to “begin turning this economy around with a plan for a stronger middle class.” His plan will focus on these ideas;
—Energy independence: I will unleash our domestic energy resources and eliminate job-killing regulations, so we can finally get the energy we need at a price we can afford. Domestic energy production will bring over a million manufacturing jobs back to the United States. On Day One, I will approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and I will eliminate regulations destroying the coal industry.
—Skills to succeed: I believe that a choice for every parent equals a chance for every child, so I will give every family access to great schools and quality teachers. And I will make sure our workers and children have the skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow by having access to job training programs and affordable and effective higher education options.
—Trade that works for America: I will open new markets for American goods and services while stopping the unfair trade practices of countries like China who steal our jobs. I will work to strengthen free enterprise around the world.
—Cutting the deficit: It’s simple — we need more jobs, less spending, and smaller government. My plan will immediately cut and cap federal spending, balance the budget, and root out bureaucratic inefficiencies. My plan also gives states responsibility for programs they can implement more effectively and efficiently.
—Championing small business: Small businesses are being strangled by excessive government regulations and taxes — I will make government the friend, not the enemy, of business. My plan reduces taxes on job creation through individual and corporate tax reform that’s competitive and attractive for jobs to come back to America. Free enterprise is still the greatest force for upward mobility, economic security, and the expansion of the middle class — and it is anchored by America’s small businesses.
Romney says his plan will create 12 million new jobs and grow the economy by at least 4% a year. For more on his plan visit, Mitt Romney’s plan for a stronger middle class.