Full Text Campaign Buzz July 17, 2012: Mitt Romney’s Speech on President Barack Obama & the Economy in Irwin, Pennsylvania — Obama Believes Government Creates Jobs, Not People

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Romney Swings at Obama Over Business Philosophy

Source: ABC News Radio, 7-17-12

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Reeling from broadsides on his private background, Mitt Romney rebounded Tuesday by indicting President Obama for what he said was the president’s misunderstanding of the country and how business works.
Romney’s offensive returned the presidential campaign to a debate about policy, and not about tax records, offshore accounts and Bain Capital, the slings that Democrats have hurled at Romney for weeks while the economy sputters….READ MORE

Romney: Obama Believes Government Creates Jobs, Not People

Source: Mitt Romney, 7-17-12

“President Obama exposed what he really thinks about free people and the American vision and government, what he really thinks about America itself. He probably wants to understand why his policies failed. If you want to understand why his policies have failed, why what he has done has not created jobs or rising incomes in America, you can look at what he said.  … He said this: ‘If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ That somebody else is government in his view.”  – Mitt Romney

Remarks
Irwin, PA

July 17, 2012

Click Here To Watch Mitt Romney Discuss Why President Obama Has Not Fixed The Economy: http://youtu.be/V0YpHUsVjXk

MITT ROMNEY: “Something happened on Friday. President Obama exposed what he really thinks about free people and the American vision and government, what he really thinks about America itself. He probably wants to understand why his policies failed. If you want to understand why his policies have failed, why what he has done has not created jobs or rising incomes in America, you can look at what he said. And what he said was this, he said, and I quote, and he’s speaking by the way of businesses, like this one, small businesses, big businesses, middle-size businesses, mining businesses, manufacturing, service businesses of all kinds. He said this: ‘If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ That somebody else is government, in his view. He goes on to describe the people who deserve the credit for building this business. And, of course, he describes people who we care very deeply about, who make a difference in our lives: our schoolteachers, firefighters, people who build roads. We need those things. We value schoolteachers, firefighters, people who build roads. You really couldn’t have a business if you didn’t have those things. But, you know, we pay for those things. Alright? The taxpayers pay for government. It’s not like government just provides those to all of us and we say, ‘Oh, thank you government for doing those things.’ No, in fact, we pay for them and we benefit from them and we appreciate the work that they do and the sacrifices that are done by people who work in government. But they did not build this business.”

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