Despite this unprecedented Republican obstruction, President Obama has saved the auto industry, passed health care reform to put power back in families’ hands, and presided over thirty straight months for private-sector job growth.
For the next four years, President Obama has laid out a plan that continues down this path of growing our economy from the middle out. You can read the full plan here.
For example, President Obama will grow new manufacturing jobs here in the U.S. so that American workers can stamp “Made in America” on more products to sell around the world. He will wind down the war in Afghanistan, and use the savings to pay down our debt. And he will cut taxes for the middle class, while asking the wealthiest one percent to pay their fair share.
In contrast, Gov. Romney’s vision puts America’s wealthiest ahead of anyone else.
Under Mitt Romney’s tax plan, multimillionaires will get a quarter of a million dollar tax cut, while the middle class will see their taxes go up.
Under the plan proposed by his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, the Medicare guarantee will be broken, and the program on which so many seniors rely will be turned into a voucher system.
Mitt Romney is used to playing by his own rules. From the one tax return Romney released, we know he pays a lower tax rate than many middle-class families. Romney has made it clear: he only wants to be president of half the United States.
The 47 percent of Americans that Romney so callously derided includes seniors on Social Security, students dependent on tuition help to afford college and middle-class families raising children. They are hard-working people who do not enjoy the privilege of being born into a rich and famous family, and having every advantage provided to them throughout their lives.
If Mitt Romney won’t stand up and fight for every American, he doesn’t deserve to represent any American as president.
With President Obama’s continued leadership, we will get middle-class Americans back to work and build an economy that’s fit to last. As Roosevelt once said, “We can. We will. We must.”