Mitt Romney is selling change along with that secret tax plan in the used car lot where trickle down lemons hide in shame. The President is having none of that. Today he told supporters that change is when everyone has a fair shot, “That’s the future I see for this entire country. Making stuff again. Selling it all around the world. Products stamped with three proud words: Made in America.”
Watch the President’s remarks from a rally in Springfield, Ohio today:
TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S REMARKS
I know what real change looks like, because I’ve fought for it. Right alongside you. And after all we’ve been through together, we sure can’t give up on now.
Let me tell you about the change we need over the next four years. Real change. Real change is a county where every American has a shot at a great education. You know, this school that we’re in is an example of a school that is making incredible reforms. The Race to the Top program that we put together – this is one of the winners of Race to the Top right here. So, we know how to raise standards and recruit great teachers and become more creative in the classroom. And our kids are going to succeed.
But you can’t tell me that more teachers won’t help grow our economy. Don’t tell me that students who can’t afford to go to college should just borrow more money from their parents. That wasn’t an option for me, probably wasn’t an option for a lot of you. That’s why I want to cut the growth of tuition in half over the next ten years. That’s why I want to recruit 100,000 math and science teachers so that our kids don’t fall behind the rest of the world. That’s why I want to train two million Americans at our community colleges with the skills that businesses are looking for right now. That’s what change is. That’s my plan for the future. That’s the America we’re fighting for in this election. Forward.
Change comes when we live up to this country’s legacy of innovation. The nice thing about the auto industry, we’re not just building cars again, we’re building better cars again, more advanced cars, better technology – cars that by the middle of the next decade will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. Today, there are workers that are building long-lasting batteries and wind turbines all across the country and right here in Ohio. These are jobs that didn’t exist four years ago. I don’t want a tax code that subsidizes oil company profits when oil companies are already making a lot of money; I want to support the clean energy jobs of tomorrow. I want to support the new technology that is gonna cut our oil imports in half by 2020. I don’t want a tax code that rewards companies for creating jobs overseas; I want to reward companies that are taking root right here in Springfield, Ohio. Right here in Lordstown and Toledo and Youngstown. I am confident about a renaissance, a resurgence of American manufacturing and that’s good for the entire economy. That’s the future I see for this entire country. Making stuff again. Selling it all around the world. Products stamped with three proud words: Made in America.
Oh, POW right to the kisser. Made in America. Made in America. Mitt Romney is hiding in his Sensata bunker right about now. While Obama is delivering remarks about making things here in America, Matt Romney (Mitt’s son) is in Russia conducting business and sending secret notes to Putin assuring him that Mitt doesn’t mean the things he says on the campaign trail. USA! USA!
Seriously, this is the President in the final days leading up to the campaign. I’d like to remind everyone that this is the same guy who some call weak when he’s governing. Does he seem weak? No. Not unless you’re drinking Fox Koolaid. Let us remember that campaigning Obama is not governing Obama. He is smart enough to know the difference and so might we be.
If he is re-elected next week, we have a shot at actually making things here in America. If we fall to the low information voters, we can kiss Made in America goodbye.
Chicago adds, “Mitt Romney is pledging that he would bring “real change” if he’s elected, but we know all he would do is bring back the failed policies of the past that crashed the economy and punished the middle class in the first place. That’s the kind of change that the American people simply can’t afford. Americans know what real change looks like. That’s because they’ve fought for it alongside President Obama. America has come too far to turn back now, and as the President reminded voters in Springfield, Ohio earlier today, there’s still more work to do. That’s why President Obama is fighting for the change that gets folks back to work and strengthens the middle class by making smart investments in energy, education and training, growing small businesses, promoting technology and innovation, and reducing the deficit in a balanced, bipartisan way.”
Made in the USA. Take that, Mitt Caymans cash stashing, shipping jobs to China, not paying all your US taxes Romney.
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