Romney campaign on road ahead
Race for the White House enters stretch run
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- Date Sep 7, 2012
Race for the White House enters stretch run
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And that report coming down just as Democrats wrap up their big party in Charlotte with just sixty days left until voters head to the polls.
The nominees are hoping that their prime time speeches that there -- respected conventions will give them the best that they need as they head back to the campaign trails.
Well welcome to brand new hour of America's Newsroom I'm Heather Childers -- for mark in the.
-- on record in for Bill Hemmer well today the campaign trail goes straight to the granite state with both nominees making their case.
To voters in the crucial battleground of New Hampshire.
But while one of the main themes of last night in the entire week in Charlotte.
May have been the president's ability to put Americans back to work this morning's job report made the undermining he's case for a second term maybe not.
Here now with their take on last night -- the road ahead.
Policy director for Mitt Romney for president -- All right morning -- while it's true that 368000.
Dropped out and just gave up.
The overall number of the unemployed went from eight point three to eight point 1%.
The president will surely seize upon that to say lock my policies are beginning to work we've got to see this thing through your reaction.
Let's make no mistake Greg this is a disappointing report.
We've had several months of disappointing reports now.
There's no way to spin.
This report and what it means for the American dropping unemployment rate dropped that -- Bennett.
Well but unfortunately as you noted in the intro there.
For every net new jobs created -- -- for Americans that just gave up looking for work this is not a recovery.
The president himself predicted that we'd be at five point 4% unemployment today if we pass the stimulus.
That's about nine million workers that are out of work that should have jobs and the president's -- on target again and again and last night we just heard more empty promises and empty rhetoric.
Well if things are so bad with unemployment high.
Median income is down GDP growth is really slow and sluggish.
Gasoline prices up the national debt has increased five trillion.
According to those numbers.
It's pretty abysmal.
Shouldn't Mitt Romney be way ahead right now instead of time.
Well look there's no question that our economy is not in a good place there's no question that we need some major changes.
To get this economy going again.
And Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to be out there on the campaign trail for the next sixty days making the case that they've got a plan to build a stronger middle class with twelve million new jobs and -- take home pay.
We look forward to the fall campaign.
Obviously this is going to be a tough election will be -- tough battle but we're prepared to make the case and we believe the American people prepare for change in November.
Well maybe they just don't know what Mitt Romney's.
Real plan is he wants a dramatic.
Of the tax code and he wants to drop drop -- marginal rates significantly.
And -- he's not saying which of the loopholes and deductions and credits and exemptions.
He wants to close that news that's huge that's significant.
How can -- not tell the American people those facts.
Back up for second this is a a race about two dramatically different philosophies.
The president's out there saying he's gonna raise taxes he's made no mistake that he's campaigning on a platform -- higher taxes.
What governor Romney and congressman Ryan are proposing is are proposing broadly lower rates but the proposing tax reform as you said.
They're going to get rid of some of this underbrush to the limit of some of the deductions and some of the exemptions that are why why -- -- explain how wind which ones and by how much.
Well you know a number of different bipartisan commissions over the years have told us exactly how we get there he is presidential leadership and that's something that's been lacking that's something that governor Mitt Romney's gonna provide in the White House.
-- forgive me you're just on answering my questions only put it again.
Which loopholes and deductions and credits and exemptions that the president is gonna get rid -- would affect all Americans.
Before they cast their ballot.
Don't they deserve to know which ones are going which ones are not and by how much.
Well Gregg governor Romney's been very clear that first of all we're gonna look to -- deductions and exemptions for high income taxpayers and secondly.
A lot of different deductions and exemptions are out there we've got a lot of different ways to get there this is about a process for governor Romney sits down with the congress.
To make decisions about what is going to be best for the American and that's it must not gonna let him know ahead it's but that's where -- latter.
I mean he's gonna -- -- number congress afterwards.
Greg there have been a number of different studies they've been a number of different ways that demonstrate how we can get their governor Romney's eager to work with the congress and the American people to determine how we get to a fair.
Flatter tax structure.
-- -- policy director for the Mitt Romney campaign for president thanks very much for being with us -- banks have immigrant.