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Romney and Santorum deliver economic plans in stereo - The Trail

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 03:31

GOP candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney gave nearly simultaneous economic speeches in different parts of Michigan Thursday as they ramp up their rivalry in the 2012 Republican presidential race. Santorum spoke to the Detroit Economic Club while Romney addressed the Chamber of Commerce in Greater Farmington.

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Thank heavens the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit the American people is winning out. In overcoming all of these birds have been placed a bottom by the Obama administration. If I'm president. I -- be the ally of want to open doors and job creators. I want to make America the best place in the world once again to grow and thrive in a business and hire more people. -- tell you how -- different. -- I believe that we need to create an atmosphere for everyone to be able to rise in America. And just cutting taxes supply side across the board and and reducing the size the scale of government well in my opinion that's not enough and -- that's all we do I'm not too I'm confident we will not succeed. We won't succeed economically. And more importantly -- succeed culturally and socially and ultimately we'll be back where we were before with government taking the upper hand again. I love the auto industry wanna see it thrive and grow yeah I'm glad it went through -- managed bankruptcy process which I recommend it from the very beginning to shed unnecessary costs to get its footing again I'm delighted. It's profitable in my view. This auto industry can continue to lead the world and must continue to lead the world to keep Detroit with a vibrant and prosperous future. I take a little different for this position the governor Romney. Governor Romney supported. The bailout of Wall Street. High and decided not to support the bill out of Detroit. My feeling was that we should not support the government should not be involved in bailouts period. I think that's -- much more consistent position. The president's policies of multiply regulations -- but adding regulations at a rate -- -- -- times greater than its predecessor. More regulations. Dodd-Frank obamacare. Card -- cap and trade. Holding off an energy resources under this administration last year the president. Proposed a 150. Of those regulations in one hero. When it comes to the corporate tax and corporate taxes as well as of April will be the highest in the world. I cut that corporate tax and our plant is seventy half percent making basically a net profits tax simple flat tax. America is on competitive with the highest tax rate in the world for employers. Nice read in the front page of the Paper energy prices going up again and now this headway into that growing economy -- -- seen repeatedly. As we as this economy is right Erica. And yet we have vast resources and energy in this country it we have the president is doing everything he can't see. The oil and gas. Coal in this country him as a liability not an -- You'll have to take advantage of our energy resources coal oil gas nuclear solar wind. Ethanol is -- resources so we have an ample supply of energy ourselves a daughter to send hundreds of billions of dollars outside of our country buying energy every year. And by the way put in place that Keystone Pipeline that's a no brainer. What I've just laid out will compete which. We can be -- any country in the world. And so I'm president of the United States. I will finally take China to the carpet and say look you guys a little label you a currency manipulator and applied tariffs and less. You stop those practices we will not let China continue to steal jobs. The United States of America.

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Romney and Santorum deliver economic plans in stereo - The Trail

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 03:31