Here is Mitt Romney’s Five Point Plan to Create 12 Million Jobs, it sure looks a lot George W. Bush’s Five Point Plan for the Economy from 2004. Does that scare anyone else???
1). Achieve energy independence on this continent by 2020. America is blessed with extraordinary natural resources, and developing them will create millions of good jobs – not only in the energy industry, but also in industries like manufacturing that will benefit from more energy at lower prices.
2). Trade that works for America.
3). Provide Americans with the skills to succeed through better public schools, better access to higher education, and better retraining programs that help to match unemployed workers with real-world job opportunities.
4). Cut the deficit, reducing the size of government and getting the national debt under control so that America remains a place where businesses want to open up shop and hire.
5). Champion small business. Small businesses are the engine of job creation in this country, but they will struggle to succeed if taxes and regulations are too burdensome or if a government in Washington does its best to stifle them. Mitt will pursue comprehensive tax reform that lowers tax rates for all Americans, and he will cut back on the red tape that drives up costs and discourages hiring.
Here is George W. Bush’s 5 point plan for the economy from 2004, not only is it almost completely identical to Mitt Romney’s plan. It’s also the plan that sunk the economy and brought on the Great American Recession.
2). To create jobs, we will make our country less dependent on foreign sources of energy.
3). To create jobs, we will expand trade and level the playing field to sell American goods and services across the globe.
4). And we must protect small-business owners and workers from the explosion of frivolous lawsuits that threaten jobs across our country. Another drag on our economy is the current tax code, which is a complicated mess…
5). To be fair, there are some things my opponent is for. He’s proposed more than $2 trillion in new federal spending so far, and that’s a lot, even for a senator from Massachusetts.
If it didn’t work then, why would it work now? Check out the full breakdown at [Politico].
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