President Obama returned to Cedar Rapids today and engaged in the same negative campaign tactics he decried here four years ago.
“Four years ago, President Obama came to Cedar Rapids to decry the influence of negative ads and dishonest attacks. Now, after four years of failing to do his job, he is using those same tactics in an effort to keep his job. With our economy in turmoil and our national debt rising by over $5 trillion since he took office, President Obama has nothing to offer but the same failed policies that haven’t worked over the last four years. American jobs have vanished, consumer confidence has plunged, and now President Obama is proposing massive tax increases as his solution. Americans deserve better – and with Mitt Romney as president, we will get our country on the right track.” – Shawn McCoy, Romney Spokesperson
While President Obama Spreads Falsehoods Across The Airwaves And The Country, His Own Policies Have Driven American Jobs Overseas:
President Obama Has “Repeatedly Failed” To “Protect American Jobs From Being Moved Overseas.” “While White House officials say they have been waiting on Congress to act, Obama’s critics, primarily on the political left, say he has repeatedly failed in other ways to protect American jobs from being moved overseas.” (Tom Hamburger, et al, “Obama’s Record On Outsourcing Draws Criticism From The Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
President Obama Has Failed To Label China A Currency Manipulator – A Policy That Would Help “Protect American Industries.” “But Obama’s critics say the most important step the president could take — but hasn’t — is to declare China a ‘currency manipulator,’ which could ultimately allow the U.S. government to erect tariffs to protect American industries.” (Tom Hamburger, et al, “Obama’s Record On Outsourcing Draws Criticism From The Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
- China’s Currency Manipulation “Makes It More Attractive For Companies To Hire Workers” In China Instead Of The United States. “Many economists say that China manipulates foreign exchange markets to keep the value of its currency, the renminbi, lower than it would be if freely traded — a practice that makes it more attractive for companies to hire workers there rather than employ them in the United States. Romney says he would declare a China a currency manipulator on his first day in office.” (Tom Hamburger, et al, “Obama’s Record On Outsourcing Draws Criticism From The Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
President Obama Spent Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars “To Develop A Domestic Clean-Energy Industry,” Which “Landed In The Hands Of Foreign Businesses.” “According to some critics, a galling example of the Obama administration fostering overseas work came as part the 2009 stimulus program. They point to millions of dollars meant to develop a domestic clean-energy industry that instead landed in the hands of foreign businesses.” (Tom Hamburger, et al, “Obama’s Record On Outsourcing Draws Criticism From The Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
“An April 2010 Study By The Energy Department Found That 60 Percent Of The 40 Largest Wind Farms Then Financed By The Stimulus Relied On Foreign Manufacturers For Their Central Components, Including Turbines.” (Tom Hamburger, et al, “Obama’s Record On Outsourcing Draws Criticism From The Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
Former Obama Economic Adviser Diana Farrell “Promoted The Benefits Of Offshoring.” “Diana Farrell, who was Obama’s deputy economic policy adviser for two years, promoted the benefits of offshoring while she worked at the McKinsey Global Research Institute. Farrell was the primary author of a 2003 report called ‘Offshoring: Is it a Win-Win Game?,’ which concluded that the benefits to the United States of offshoring exceed the costs.” (Tom Hamburger, et al, “Obama’s Record On Outsourcing Draws Criticism From The Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
Mitt Romney, On President Obama’s Attacks: “If There Is An Outsourcer-In-Chief, It’s The President Of The United States, Not The Guy Running To Replace Him”
ROMNEY: “By the way, he likes to talk about outsourcing. He’s run some interesting attack ads on me on that topic. You may have seen that and interestingly, an independent, unbiased fact-checking organization looked at his ads and looked at that attack and said it’s false and misleading. But it is interesting that when it comes to outsourcing, that this president has been outsourcing a good deal of American jobs himself by putting money into energy companies, solar and wind energy companies that end up making their products outside the United States. If there is an outsourcer-in-chief, it’s the President of the United States, not the guy who’s running to replace him.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks, Grand Junction, CO, 7/10/12)
- Click Here To Watch Gov. Romney Weigh In On President Obama’s False Attacks.
Mitt Romney: President Obama’s Tax Increase Plan Is “Going To Make It Harder For Jobs To Be Created”
ROMNEY: “But, this week, the President added insult to injury with another kick in the gut by announcing that he has a plan, he said, to lower taxes. Now we were all excited when we heard that. But you got to be careful: when people in Washington say they’re lowering taxes, hold on to your wallet, because, in fact, he didn’t lower taxes for anybody. For some people, he announced, your taxes are going to stay the same. In Washington, that means you lowered taxes. So, your taxes are going to be the same. And then for others—for job creators and small businesses—he announced a massive tax increase. So, at the very time the American people are seeing fewer jobs created than we need, the President announces he’s going to make it harder for jobs to be created. I just don’t think this President understands how our economy works.” (Mitt Romney, Remarks, Grand Junction, CO, 7/10/12)
- Click Here To Listen To Gov. Romney On Why President Obama Doesn’t Understand How Our Economy Works.