Dear Bedford Patch,
Mitt Romney claims his business experience will grow our economy, the same claim he made when he ran for governor of Massachusetts. But Romney Economics actually resulted in slower job creation, more debt and bigger government.
Under Romney, Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of 50 in job creation and manufacturing jobs fell at twice the national average, the third-worst record in the country. As jobs disappeared, hundreds of thousands of people left the state. Romney also raised taxes and fees on Massachusetts residents more than 1000 times. When he left office, the tax burden had gone up by $1,200 per person.
Romney Economics isn't about long-term economic growth – it's about two sets of rules, one for those at the top and another for everyone else. It didn't work then, and it won't work now.
President Obama believes we need a job-creating economy built to last – one where we grow the economy from the middle out, not the top down, and where hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, and everyone from Main Street to Wall Street does their fair share and plays by the same rules.