Romney's ideas for the economy in his RNC speech:
“I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs.” (but he doesn’t tell us what it is)
“By 2020, North America will be an energy independent by taking advantage of our oil, are coal, our gas, our nuclear, and renewables.”
“We will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.”
“We will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements, and when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.”
“We will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.”
“…reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the
regulations that hurt small businesses the most, and it means we must rein in skyrocketing cost of health care by repealing and replacing Obamacare.”
President Obama's ideas for the economy in his DNC speech:
I've cut taxes for those who need it, middle-class families, small businesses.
I don't believe that rolling back regulations on Wall Street will help the small businesswoman expand, or the laid-off construction worker keep his home.
We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs
We reinvented a dying auto industry that's back on top of the world.
I've worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to America, not because our workers make less pay, but because we make better products. Because we work harder and smarter than anyone else.
I've signed trade agreements that are helping our companies sell more goods to millions of new customers, goods that are stamped with three proud words: Made in America.
After a decade of decline, this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. We can help big factories and small businesses double their exports, and if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years.
Millions of students are paying less for college today because we finally took on a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on banks and lenders.
Help me recruit 100,000 math and science teachers within ten years, and improve early childhood education. Help give two million workers the chance to learn skills at their community college that will lead directly to a job. Help us work with colleges and universities to cut in half the growth of tuition costs over the next ten years.
Independent experts say that my plan would cut our deficits by $4 trillion. And last summer, I worked with Republicans in Congress to cut billion in spending because those of us who believe government can be a force for
good should work harder than anyone to reform it, so that it's leaner, and more efficient, and more responsive to the American people.
I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000, the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president
I'm still eager to reach an agreement based on the principles of my bipartisan debt commission. No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. I want to get this done, and we can get it done.
I refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. I refuse to ask students to pay more for college; or kick children out of Head Start programs, to eliminate health insurance for millions of Americans who are poor, and elderly, or disabled, all so those with the most can pay less.
We will reform and strengthen Medicare for the long haul, but we'll do it by reducing the cost of health care, not by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more. And we will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it, not by turning it over to Wall Street.
We believe that when a CEO pays his autoworkers enough to buy the cars that they build, the whole company does better. We believe that when a family can no longer be tricked into signing a mortgage they can't afford, that family is protected, but so is the value of other people's homes, and so is the entire economy.
Answered By: *chiquita* - 9/8/2012