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Happening now we are awaiting two major campaign -- the speeches in the same state set to start at nearly the same time.
President Obama and governor Mitt Romney both speaking today in Ohio they will bring their dueling messages to the battleground state.
On how each candidate plans to fix the economy.
Let's talk about what we're likely to hear -- senator Alfonse D'Amato a former New York senator and Fox News contributor.
Debbie dingle is a Democratic National Committee member and the former chair of vice president Al Gore's campaign in Michigan.
Back in the year 2000 welcome to both of you.
Senator D'Amato -- -- -- John senator what what the senator D'Amato what should both of these men say today.
Well I think Mitt Romney should doubt point out that the economy is stalling once again.
Had that we that I spent -- -- billions and billions of dollars and foolhardy programs.
Had spent taxpayers' money on things like Solyndra.
It you know this economic disaster a half a billion dollars down the drain.
And that the way to.
Get this economy going is tough on shackle it.
Reduced the incredible rules and regulations that stifle small business and entrepreneur who wears.
That we don't need tax increases but we need to get a grip on our spending and we have to reduce our deficits.
If -- I'm not going to become a victim of a lot like we -- are and you see in Europe our brethren in York -- great difficulties they are because they ran up these deficits.
And so I think he -- he has to say.
I have the experience I know what we have to do to get the businesses -- create jobs in this country moving forward.
Debbie what would you like to hear President Obama say.
At first I want to try to be positive.
And and I think that the American people want to see -- start to have solutions.
So I could talk about the Mitt Romney experience in.
Massachusetts and how they were few was forty ninth out of -- job creation 46 and economic growth.
But I think what we need to -- -- you'll see comparison of the two speeches that they have very different approaches.
One approach is let's just get rid of all regulation cut Texas and let it trickle down.
One is from the middle class up how do we invest in education energy innovation infrastructure.
And let's try to minimize Texas it may require we do have to reduce the deficit two very different approaches.
Well but -- you know some observers would say the president has had three and a half years.
Of trying these approaches and you can see where we are today.
Well I would say -- that we seeing Mitt Romney's approach in Massachusetts and it was a laboratory that what it didn't working either.
None of us is happy where we are -- economy is not OK people are scared but it's moving in the right direction.
We have had the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression would we like it to turn overnight yes but we're going in the right direction it's a steady improvement.
What we've seen of what happened in Massachusetts.
We saw it the point at which governor Romney was governor.
All of the numbers which were were bad and it's now eleventh in terms of job creation under President Obama.
The senator with what about that that the president is expected to say.
That you've got continue on with his policies.
Effective or ineffective as they might be your your choice you can't afford it well but but he'll he will say that.
That everything else is a flashback to the past.
And you're going to get the economic crisis that we saw in the last year of the Bush Administration.
If we go to a Romney administration browser.
Well the fact is that if we continued his pattern we ran up five.
I trillion dollars in additional deficits in this went past three and a half years.
You just cannot continue to do that that is a disaster.
And for him to come forward now to say while we're gonna work on new tax code should check -- as a whole.
Plus there are things he's going to put forth.
The election is just desperation.
And when you look at the economy now I have to tell you.
In my hometown in Long Island Nassau and Suffolk County.
-- mortgage foreclosures going up 50%.
In south fixed 30% in -- and you look throughout the country.
The mortgage -- -- situation which people falling behind in their payments isn't going down.
It's getting worse when you look at the job picture the fact of the matter is the unemployment picture is getting worse it's not getting better.
-- -- -- the facts and you can come up with all this rhetoric in jail.
You know he didn't do a good job in Massachusetts that's a lot of nonsense she did a terrific job there and he had to work went to democratic legislators.
From both the senate.
And and the assembly.
What we have an economic disaster on our hands.
More Obama I have to tell you something we will become another Greece then we will we will have another catastrophe.
About this time yesterday -- we played that 2009.
Clip from the president saying if I can't fix this economy -- -- I'm a one term president.
Why in your view does he deserve another term.
Well I think what he said he's correct that if people don't believe that they're gonna have to -- they have to pick between Enron era bombings included they believe is gonna protect their job and make them safe.
I don't -- I think both men have the challenge of trying to come up with the house he -- everybody a workplace I also think people are tired of the bashing.
Republicans and Democrats Republicans say I'm not gonna do anything because I'm not gonna help.
Barack Obama get reelected they're gonna vote for the person that they believe will work with everybody to try to get policies they're -- and make this economy get better when we're talking about today -- -- policies that haven't worked.
-- them and they convinces the American people they're gonna protected jobs the man that's gonna get reelected I predict it will be president Barack Obama are models the your prediction holds true in five months Debbie -- senator Alfonse D'Amato thank you know.
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