“I don’t care about re-elections.”
In an interview on ‘Face the Nation’ Mitt Romney said he was not worried about re-election in an obvious dig on President Obama who has been in constant campaign mode since the first of the year. “I am in this race because I want to get America back on the right track,” Romney said. “I don’t care about re-elections, I don’t care about the partisanship that goes on. I want to get America right.” Romney told host Bob Schieffer, “look, I’m going to do whatever I think is right to get America right. But for me this is not about politics.” He added, “We’ve got to have people who are willing to put aside the partisanship, stop worrying about the next elections, and say, You know what? We’ve got to fix the country fast.”
“We are going to stop Obamacare in it’s tracks.”
Romney also spoke on immigration and Obamacare during his interview with Schieffer. On President Obama’s recent Rose Garden announcement on immigration Romney said, “With regards to these kids who were brought in by their parents through no fault of their own, there needs to be a long-term solution so they know what their status is. This is something Congress has been working on, and I thought we were about to see some proposals brought forward by Senator Marco Rubio and by Democrat senators, but the president jumped in and said I’m going to take this action – he called it a stop-gap measure.” He added that Obama, “should have worked on this years ago if he felt seriously about this. He saves these sort of things until four-and-a-half months before the general election.” Romney claimed in Massachusetts, “we created a solution; Republicans and Democrats, business and labor in our state, we worked collaboratively. The president instead on a very partisan basis jammed through a bill, didn’t get a single Republican vote, didn’t really try and work for a Republican vote.” He said, “if I’m president we’re going to stop Obamacare in its tracks.”
“I’m looking to bring tax rates down for everyone.”
Romney told “Face the Nation” host Shieffer that he stands by his anti-tax pledge. “The only solution to taming an out-of-control spending government is to cut spending. And my policies reduce the rate of spending, bring government expenses from 25 percent, federal expenses, from 25 percent of the economy down to 20 percent and ignite growth of our economy,” Romney said. Romney said, “I’m not looking for a tax cut for the very wealthiest, I’m looking to bring tax rates down for everyone, and also to make sure that we stimulate growth by doing so and jobs. For me this is all about creating good jobs.” “I’m looking to keep the burden paid by the wealthiest as the same share that it is today,” he added.