Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks to 112th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in San Antonio, Texas

"The quiet heroes who have fought for our country come from the most diverse backgrounds imaginable: from farmers and subway riders, Ph.D.’s and high school graduates, and from every ethnic background of the American melting pot. But they are united by far more than what divides them.
They believe in America. I believe in America. We believe in freedom and opportunity. We believe in the inherent dignity of every human being. We have a deep and abiding faith in the goodness and the greatness of America."
-Mitt Romney

Monday, August 29, 2011

Challenges Facing Romney

The New York Times stated that the challenges facing Romney are those of his health care system, which is being compared to with Obamacare, and his moderate stances on gay rights and abortion.

The difference in his health care system and Obamacare, is Romney isn’t going to use the federal government to take care of everyone’s health care.

“Our next president must repeal Obamacare and replace it with market-based reforms that empower states and individuals and reduce health care costs. States and private markets, not the federal government, hold the key to improving our health care system.”

-Mitt Romney

Romney’s moderate stance on gay rights is one of good judgment. He gives his beliefs freely on the traditional definition of marriage, but he opposes the intolerance and judgment of gays and lesbians. We all must remember that this is a nation where every man, women and child is created equal.

“Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.”

-Mitt Romney

After not signing the anti-abortion pledge, allowing Republican presidential candidates to promise "to support only judicial nominees who are pro-life, to select pro-life cabinet members, to stop taxpayer funding of abortions, and to support a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy," inspired many people to doubt Romney’s leadership abilities. Romney gives good reasoning for not signing the pledge, explaining that if he did it would cripple hospitals dependent on federal payment.

"I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother."

-Mitt Romney

Why I Want Romney for President...

1. As I am about to graduate, it has come to my attention the lack of jobs is an ever increasing problem, not only the lack of jobs; but the deficiency in the amount of jobs that pay enough money to help support a family.

2. I have three nieces, one of which will be starting kindergarten this fall. After discussing with her mother the problems in the public school system, she informed me that her daughter will not be attending public school, but will be going to a Montessori school

3. The increasing amount of debt we are accumulating in our country is going to affect us and our posterity. My grandfather did everything he could to make sure that his posterity had a better life growing up then he did (growing up in the depression.) If we continue to increase our debt, we are throwing away all the hard work, not only my grandfather did for his posterity but that many others did for theirs as well.

Mitt Romney knows these concerns and is finding solutions to help these problems, not just noting that we have them.

“The focus of my effort right now is to make sure that people understand that President Obama and I could not be more different. He spent his life in politics. I spent my life as a business person -- I know what it takes to get jobs in this country."

-Mitt Romney

From Mitt Romney’s bio on mittromney.com, it gives these two exceptional experiences where Romney was able to use his business skill in saving many corporations and money.

“In 1999, the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was on the verge of collapse. Thanks to his reputation as a superb manager, Mitt was asked to take over. The event had been bogged down in a bid-rigging scandal, sponsors were fleeing, and the budget was bleeding red ink. The attacks of September 11, 2001, just months before the start date, created a security nightmare. Some were contemplating scaling back the competition or even moving it out of the country. Mitt set to work. In a remarkably short period, he revamped the organization’s leadership, trimmed the budget, and restored public confidence. He oversaw an unprecedented security mobilization to assure the safety of the athletes and millions of international visitors, staging one of the most successful games ever held on U.S. soil.

In 2002 Mitt was elected Governor of Massachusetts, the state was in severe disarray, its budget was out of balance, spending was soaring, and taxpayers were being required to pay more and more in taxes for diminishing services. The state economy was in a tailspin, with businesses cutting back on investment or even closing and unemployment ticking up. Mitt made hard decisions that brought state spending under control. He restructured and consolidated government programs, paring back where necessary and finding efficiencies throughout. Facing a state legislature dominated by Democrats, Mitt cast more than 800 vetoes as he brought conservative principles to state government. He cut red tape for small businesses, signed into law job-creating incentives, and fought hard to bring new businesses to the state. He eliminated a $3 billion deficit without borrowing or raising taxes. By 2007, at the end of Mitt’s term, the state had accumulated a $2 billion rainy day fund in its coffers. This stringent fiscal discipline provided an essential backdrop for economic recovery. When Mitt came into office, the state was losing jobs every month. When he left office, the economy was generating new jobs by the thousands.”

With Romney’s experience, using these two as an example, he shows me, not by word but by deed, that he is capable of all he says he can and will do, to help increase the jobs in America and restore financial security.

“Kids in failing schools deserve access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. We should promote greater choice in education through mechanisms like charter schools.”

-Mitt Romney

Romney knows that there is a problem in some public schools; he also knows there is a solution.

“I cannot fathom the argument that it’s fine to spend more than we earn year after year. Passing on ever-increasing debt to our children is not just bad policy, it is morally wrong.”

-Mitt Romney

From Mitt Romney’s web page mittromney.com he explains how he is going to decrease out national debt.

“As President, Mitt Romney will cut federal spending and bring much-needed reforms to entitlement programs. Mitt will work toward balancing the budget, reducing the size and reach of the federal government, and returning power to states and the people.”