Thursday, June 14, 2012



This election offers the American people a chance to break the stalemate between two fundamentally different visions of how to

grow the economy, create middle-class jobs, and pay down the debt.

President Obama believes the economy grows not from the top down, but from the middle class out. His economic plan does

that by investing in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure, and by reforming the tax code—each of which will create

American jobs—and paying down our debt in a balanced way that ensures everyone pays their fair share.

Governor Romney and his allies in Congress believe that if you take away protections for consumers and workers and cut taxes

even more for the wealthiest Americans, the market will solve all our problems on its own. Their refusal to ask the wealthiest

Americans to pay even a nickel more in taxes is the biggest source of gridlock in Washington, and the reason we haven’t reached

a grand bargain to bring down our deficit and Congress hasn’t passed a jobs plan that would put a million people back to work.

President Obama’s Vision to Create an Eco nomy Built to Last

To create jobs, reduce our deficit, and build a stronger economy from the middle class out,

President Obama believes we need to:

• Invest in education to make sure we have the best-educated, best-trained workers in the world

• Control our energy future by ending taxpayer subsidies to oil companies and use the savings to become the global

leader in clean energy technology, including wind, solar, biofuels, clean coal, nuclear, and natural gas

• Invest in our most promising scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs so the greatest innovations of this century

are made in America

• Rebuild our infrastructure to attract businesses to America and move our goods and information all over the world

• Reform our tax code to create jobs in America, pay down our deficit in a balanced way, and ensure everyone from

Wall Street to Main Street plays by the same rules and does their fair share

Mitt Romney Would Return to Failed Policies that

Crashed our Eco nomy and Hurt the Middle Class

Governor Romney and his allies in Congress believe that the best way to grow the economy is from the top down—the same

approach that benefited a few but crashed the economy and hurt the middle class.

According to independent economists, Romney’s economic plan would increase the deficit, fail to create new jobs in the

short term, and even make our economy worse. His plan would:

• Roll back financial reform and let Wall Street write its own rules again

• Repeal health reform, costing tens of millions of Americans their health coverage and allowing insurance companies

to discriminate based on preexisting conditions

• Provide a $5 trillion tax cut weighted to millionaires and billionaires, blowing a hole in the deficit

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