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(TCP)CHICAGO Opinion- Is this the kind of tactic that will work? This is an open letter to Obama from Romney first published at cleveland.com. We find ourselves questioning the use of this kind of forum. The Democratic Party is going to run a slash and burn campaign because the president can’t run on the facts of his record. He can’t blame it on Former President Bush. This is his economy now.
Mitt Romney is a corporate personality. This is a corporate tactic. We don’t think this is a very strong use of the podium as the presumptive nominee for the republican party. The democrats are going to be anything but factual about the record. The GAO is going to continue to release jobs reports that do not reflect a real unemployment population of over 88 million Americans. Dividing the rounded population of Americans who are unemployed by the rounded number of Americans in the country of 300 million, leaves a total unemployed figure of over 29% Americans not working.
This is very alarming.
The American voter must choose this time around between, yet again, a republican establishment beltway politician, and extremely left leaning democrat. We can only hope that Joe Arpaio’s investigation continues forward to bring enough light to shine upon the fact, there is a fraud sitting in the oval office. The fact remains the voters are weary of two divergent views on the surface, leading to the same place. More government bloat linked to a spiraling out of control unlawful debt heaped upon the American tax base by the private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve and their collection arm known as the IRS, with less opportunity to choose from.
There is rampant tyranny afoot. Neither of these candidates will dial it back any time soon.
Dear Mr. President,
Welcome to Ohio. I have a simple question for you: Where are the jobs?
As we enter the fourth year of your term, unemployment is over 8 percent and has been for your entire term. Nearly 23 million men and women are unemployed, underemployed or are no longer even looking for work. In the face of such challenges, many Americans have simply given up hope.
I recognize, of course, as do all Americans, that you inherited an economic crisis. But you’ve now had three years to turn things around. The record of those three years is clear. Your policies have failed, not only in Ohio, but across the nation.
The results are a continuing tragedy for millions upon millions of people. Everywhere I go, I meet Americans who are tired of being tired, and many of those who are fortunate enough to have a job are working harder for less. This is not the way it is supposed to be in America. This is not the way it needs to be.
Mr. President, forgive me for being blunt, but when it comes to economic affairs, you’re out of your depth. Unlike you, I am not a career politician. Unlike you, I’ve spent more than two decades working in the private sector, starting new businesses and turning around failing ones. Undoing the damage you’ve done will be a daunting challenge. But I’ve learned a thing or two about how government policies can kill private investment and stifle job creation and I have a plan to get government out of the way.
Mr. President, while campaigning for the presidency nearly four years ago, you declared that you were “absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Mr. President, the American people are tired of the grandiose promises. And they are even more tired of the paltry results.
Mr. President, your promises now ring hollow. If you have brought new ideas to Ohio for creating jobs, why have you waited three years to unveil them? Have you suddenly had a revelation, or is it because 2012 is an election year? Whatever the case, what you are offering Ohio now is too little, too late.
What Ohio needs — what the country needs — is not four more years of economic mismanagement and failed leadership. It needs a fundamental change in direction that, by returning the country to the principles of limited government and free enterprise, would unleash the potential of the American people.
I have a path forward to accomplish that. I have spent much of my life in business, turning around troubled enterprises. I can do the same for the most troubled of all enterprises: our federal government.
Our taxes are too high, and our government is too big. I will cut individual tax rates by 20 percent across the board to jump-start job creation, grow the economy and help Americans keep more of their hard-earned dollars. I will reform a corporate tax system that drives American jobs overseas. I will slash the needless regulations that crimp our energy supply and inhibit so many different kinds of businesses. In the year I was born, unemployment was 3.9 percent. When I turned 21, it was 3.6 percent. We can do so much better than we have been doing.
But we need proper leadership.
So once again, Mr. President, welcome to Ohio, and welcome to the campaign. We need a great debate about how best to get our country working again. We can’t afford four more years of failure. I believe in unleashing America’s potential. That is what my own campaign for the presidency is all about.
Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee in the 2012 election for president of the United States.