Romney Batters Obama over Economy
Mitt Romney, for the second consecutive day, battered President Barack Obama’s record over spending by the government. Romney suggested the increasing federal deficit would lead to a huge tax increase and cause the already struggling economy to get worse.
Campaigning in Florida, the presumptive GOP nominee was surrounded by senior citizens when he spoke in front of a sign that was digitally ticking off the ever increasing federal deficit.
Similar to his Iowa speech on Tuesday, Romney told supporters the country needed a president who can stop the huge spending and borrowing cycle and said he is the person who can.
He acknowledged that both the Democrats and Republicans were guilty for the current debt problem, but he said that Obama had criticized his predecessor, George W. Bush, who on Tuesday informally gave an endorsement to Romney. Romney, however he did not mention Bush by name.
That might be due to knowing how unhelpful Bush’s record would be to his chances of winning a state such as Florida, which has endured some of the nation’s highest unemployment and rates of foreclosure since the beginning of the recession in 2008.
Instead of mentioning Bush, Romney spoke directly about Obama saying he has not stopped what his predecessor has done, but he has added to it. Every day and every year, it gets larger and this is where everyone’s taxes go, they are paying for the interest on the debt.
Romney pledged to repeal the health care law put in force by Obama, a promise that drew a standing ovation and loud cheers from supporters.