Obama and Romney Trade Attacks Regarding Job Plans
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney tried their best to show to the voters that they have what it takes to improve the job growth rate of the nation. This came after the Labor Department released its jobs report that showed an increase in unemployment for the first time in 11 months.
All throughout the week, campaign speeches were all about ways to improve the economy of the nation. Each candidate gave their own plans to stimulate job growth. President Obama pushed Congress to approve the legislation that would put public workers, such as firefighters, construction workers, teachers, and police officers, back to work. According to the president, Congress refused to pass parts of the president’s jobs bill that led to the high unemployment rate.
On the other hand, Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised to grant waivers to states to begin the repeal of Obama’s health care reform bill. The statement was aimed at small businesses that employ half of workers in the United States and generate most of the new jobs in the nation.
Romney designed his speeches to woo the Hispanic voters. He launched a web video titled Dismal that emphasized the high unemployment rates among the Hispanics. The same day that the wed ad came out, he spoke at the Southwest Office Systems in Fort Worth. He said that during Obama’s term, His panic businesses and Hispanic Americans have a hard time. He claimed that the administration’s policies increased unemployment among Hispanics, which 11 percent unemployment rate is above the national average of 8.2 percent.
Obama’s camp answered back and said that under the president, Hispanics’ unemployment dropped around two percent in the last 27 months. They went after Romney’s job creation record in Massachusetts and said that the state ranked 47 out of 50 states in jobs creation during Romney’s term as governor.