Eric Fehrnstrom on Romney's plans for a 'real recovery'
GOP nominee's senior campaign adviser speaks out
- Duration 5:17
- Date Oct 3, 2012
GOP nominee's senior campaign adviser speaks out
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Now we're joined by Romney senior advisor Eric furniture there thanks for being here thank you for what is the governor need to do tonight.
Well I think today he's gonna talk about the choice that faces American voters it's a big choice with President Obama -- four years like the last four years.
The prison in -- with governor Romney.
We can put this country back on the path toward -- real recovery with more jobs and rising incomes for for all Americans if you look back.
Over the last four years and just be objective about it you'll see that we have fewer jobs household incomes have gone down.
We have record breaking -- We have more spending in Washington with raided a Medicare to pay for -- -- We just can't afford as a country.
To continue with the the policies of the last four years present governor Romney has a plan to create twelve million jobs.
By the end of his first term in office it will be a real recovery.
With with more jobs and rising incomes for every.
It's Wednesday we've had three full days of experts saying what the governor Romney needs to do.
Is -- going to go on the offensive easy going to take the attack to present Obama in this debate but he's gonna talk about those choices that I just describe for you.
Look you you know we know what we're up against in this debate.
Governor Romney is going up against the president of the United States he's the incumbent he represents the most powerful office in the world.
He has substantial one on one.
-- experience this will be his eighth.
One on one presidential level debate it will be Mitt Romney's first so he has an advantage but I think what people will see with they're running.
Is a proven business leader an executive who has real economy experience.
Who has lived in different -- to prices he slid.
A state which by the way when he took office was facing.
A very similar economic circumstances to the circumstances the nation finds itself.
You've heard the criticism from conservatives they you haven't taken the fight to all of these charges that the Obama campaign has leveled including.
Back to middle class families will see taxes increased by 2000 dollars there have been commercials in battleground states across the country.
They really went unanswered for months on end.
Well first let me say that politics is a lot like sports people follow it very closely -- feel passionate.
About it everybody has an opinion we welcome.
Those opinions but with respect to the governor's plans for tax reform.
He has a plan a pro growth plan that will cut taxes for the middle class because he's going to allow them to save.
And invest tax free unlike President Obama he has no plans to raise taxes President Obama has raised taxes in this term.
He has plans to raise taxes in the next year.
If he does that.
He is gonna -- -- off the fiscal cliff.
And into another recession -- this is why -- this choice facing the American people.
Is so critical for when you hear the Obama campaign and all these folks say.
And an interview after interview to say we want specifics of how these loopholes are gonna close and how you're gonna pay for them.
You know five trillion dollars in tax cuts like -- we're gonna hear that tonight but at.
But I think what you'll hear from governor Romney is the same thing we heard from President Reagan in 1986.
In 1986 the last time we undertook.
Substantial tax reform.
President Reagan articulated.
His principles he laid out the broad guidelines.
That would got guide him in its negotiations.
And we did something great for the American people back then we pushed down rates and that created economic expansion.
That's exactly what.
Governor Romney wants to do he wants to.
Lower rates across the board.
-- reduce the burden.
On the middle class by allowing them to save and invest tax break in -- revenue neutral way they did it for those at the upper end of the income scale.
We're gonna get rid of some of their deductions -- and and credits.
So that there.
Share of the tax burden will not change shall -- no.
Texas break for for upper income but for the middle class those who have been affected.
Most horribly by the last four years of this bad economy.
They will get a tax cut I have thirty seconds left that -- you respond to you heard Robert Gibbs about the Libya situation.
Your take on the administration and how that's going and will you jump on that.
Well but but but -- all due respect it -- to Robert I don't think he was being honest with you I think what we're seeing is the unraveling of the Obama.
Foreign policy overseas we have people attacking.
-- are indices we just are an ambassador.
Three other Americans assassinated on in a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 the Muslim Brotherhood has come to power.
In in Egypt our friends in Israel have been.
Set adrift we have some serious problems and and the Obama administration's response to these events have raised even more questions.
Governor Romney believes in a strong.
Foreign policy it's why he's gonna fight so hard to reverse those cuts -- defense budget.
Which -- due to take place under this president.
But in the new year.
Foreign policy a different debate I'm probably not tonight Erica thanks so much Suzanne thank you grant a great comfort.