Gov. Fortuño: Mitt Romney won't Give Up on America
Puerto Rico governor addresses the RNC.
- Duration 7:30
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Puerto Rico governor addresses the RNC.
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When it's not just put Arrigo.
-- I don't know just -- What does not just not ready guy.
-- -- proud American.
Survey -- nearly four million American citizens.
Of Puerto Rico I'm honored to be with you tonight.
We gathered to celebrate their hopes and dreams of every American.
We all believe in -- greatness of this nation.
And this greatness lies within each of us.
Hard working Americans.
-- fighting every day to provide for themselves.
And their families.
And -- -- more prosperous country with the next iteration.
That is true here in Florida.
It is true Puerto Rico -- it is through throughout this great land of ours.
But his family's -- tighten their budgets.
Washington continues its wasteful spending.
Leaders and take responsibility.
Our children and bears will -- worried later.
You and I know.
There is any better -- I like many conservative governors around the country we aren't ruling it.
When I took office I inherited -- 83 point three billion dollar budget deficit.
Per person -- largest anywhere in the nation.
We could not even meet our payroll.
We were on the brink of bankruptcy.
But we did not side awaiting through our responsibility.
We can't -- -- expenses -- -- was -- -- percent.
Starting with my own salary.
We reduce our deficit.
While continuing to -- best in our schools.
At the same time.
-- -- -- -- 15%.
On individuals and 30%.
On this -- this there innocuous facts I think Puerto -- history.
-- I guess life.
-- private sector their real economy began to create jobs again.
It we had national policies that support.
Rather than prevent wrote.
Would then be able to truly unleashed the engine of prosperity that our country on our people be served.
That's what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will do we're America.
They understand that it's -- at these challenges are unique.
But the answers are the same.
-- families cannot grow their budgets.
It politicians keep growing Washington's budget.
We need to get garbage out of our way.
Only -- that freedom.
And this spirit of the American people shining through.
We cannot think.
Out of dream.
-- out produce.
Anybody in the world.
I know it you know it -- -- me and Paul Ryan certainly know it.
-- They have a friend.
I need this and that places -- faith in you the American people not in Washington.
Any -- this is -- in America today.
From the dairy farmer and Appleton Wisconsin.
Who they -- they got a -- in Kissimmee Florida.
They want to grow to Purdue.
And been -- But they're concerned.
Wary that Washington will continue to punish them -- -- taxes.
More red tape.
And more dormant control.
Give them the freedom to grow.
And you'll see.
How many jobs.
He's the essence of who we are.
Puerto Ricans have served in uniform.
Who defend our nation.
And that freedom we hold so the year.
Nineteen year old states.
We raise a salute the American flag.
Just like our fellow citizens of Florida.
We share this saying on -- audience spirit that all Americans have.
Allow me to -- At a sample of that spirit.
-- visited a soldier from Puerto Rico.
At Walter reed army medical center of several years ago.
These young man had bravely serving combat.
I was given little chance to live.
Without knowing it we could hear me it every visit.
I would whisper into his ear.
I would tell him how proud.
And thankful we were.
Worries dedication and sacrifice.
Not -- -- -- Don't give up.
After recent miraculous recovery.
I got the honor.
Of awarding him the purple heart.
He never gave up.
And for every American in uniform.
We wield their very diva.
And every mother who struggles.
That are children will have greater opportunities.
We will never gave up.
For every small business owners -- -- -- to make a better life.
We will they ever give up.
-- being -- and Paul Ryan.
Who know what it takes to put America back to work -- back on track we will never gave up.
And for the values and values that make America great.
It justice that is our right.
The freedom to -- the greatness within each of us.
And that -- -- -- that god -- Every American.
I will never give up you will never -- -- queen.
God bless you.