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

CAMPAIGN 2012

CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

THE HEADLINES….

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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Full Text Campaign Buzz July 17, 2012: Sen. Rob Portman’s Interview on Fox & Friends for Romney Campaign: President Obama Doesn’t Understand How Our Economy Works

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CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

THE HEADLINES….

Sen. Rob Portman: President Obama Doesn’t Understand How Our Economy Works

Source: Mitt Romney, 7-17-12

“We need a President who, first, gets it, understands that the private sector is what creates jobs and not government.” – Sen. Rob Portman 

Fox and Friends
Fox News

July 17, 2012

Click Here To Watch To Sen. Rob Portman Discuss President Obama’s Misunderstanding of How Small Business Works

SEN. ROB PORTMAN: “Well, it’s no wonder that the President says ‘the private sector is doing fine’ and all we need to do is send more money from the taxpayers back to the states so the states can hire more public employees. That’s his answer to the economy. And, again, I think it shows that he doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand how our economy works. With all due respect to Steve Jobs and all those other folks who make huge successes, there are also millions of Americans out there every day who work very hard in very small businesses just to kind of keep it afloat, to be able to meet payroll. And those folks feel like they’ve built it themselves, believe me. And, so, that’s my concern is that what this President is doing in terms of policies and has done for three and a half years—which is more regulations, higher taxes, more borrowing, more spending—policies that make it harder to create a job through his health care policies, his energy policies. This is the reason we’re falling behind and the reason that we have unemployment at levels we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. And the reason we’re not seeing the kind of economic growth that all of us hoped for. So, we need a change. We need a President who, first, gets it, understands that the private sector is what creates jobs and not government.”

Sandra Day O’Connor: Failing Grades on Civics Exam Called a ‘Crisis’

Source: NYT, 5-4-11

Fewer than half of American eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the most recent national civics examination, and only one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, according to test results released on Wednesday.

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Sandra Day O’Connor pushes civics with Web-based games.

At the same time, three-quarters of high school seniors who took the test, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, were unable to demonstrate skills like identifying the effect of United States foreign policy on other nations or naming a power granted to Congress by the Constitution.

“Today’s NAEP results confirm that we have a crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education,” said Sandra Day O’Connor, the former Supreme Court justice, who last year founded icivics.org, a nonprofit group that teaches students civics through Web-based games and other tools. …READ MORE

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