Mitt Romney's 59-Point Economic Plan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In advance of tomorrow night's Republican presidential debate — the second for GOP candidates hoping to run in the 2012 election, and first for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney unveiled a plan to boost economic growth, in a speech yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada. It hasn't seemed to boost his standing yet — a new poll shows Perry in the lead over Romney and other GOP candidates.

Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has all the details on the Perry plan, and what the White House is doing to combat it.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [4]

Angel from Miami, FL

@BMan When you use outdated labels no one understands you. The president's talking points are just as vague. I'm not a journalist so I don't have to address BOTH parties in the same paragraph. This story was on Romney so I only commented on Romney. Yup, I read the title again... it's definitely about Romney.

Sep. 08 2011 10:37 AM
BMan

Angel, you don't sound much like an independent to me. You sound more like a leftist and socialist.

Sep. 07 2011 10:23 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

As an independent (not a joiner) I look at sane GOP candidates as viable choices for any kind of office. I saw Romney as a viable candidate until I noticed his "banner of vague suggestions" and wonder where did his mind go.

The only clear order there is "boosting domestic energy production" which means drilling for oil. Otherwise he wants to take down a health system of his design; cut regulations which might be protecting us from lead or lung cancer; sanction China for doing what we told them to do (all of our manufacturing); and, empower US businesses so that they can let go of US workers as quickly as possible.

Romney is either working in an alternate reality or I had imagined him smarter than this reality is willing to allow.

Sep. 07 2011 10:09 AM
listener

Speaking of "throwing fireballs", why still no mention of Hoffa's offensive comments with the President on Labor Day? This omission is noticeable but not surprising.

Just like the "civility" speech and talking points earlier this year in the wake of a tragedy turned out to be politically motivated, mendacious and self serving for the Democrats, finally we have an admission that the "jobs" speech this week is a campaign event.
"It's a campaign speech, it really is.."

Is it appropriate to call a joint session of Congress for a campaign speech?
Does this mean the Speaker was correct to deny the apparently deliberate schedule conflict with the GOP debate? Does this mean the President puts politics ahead of the nation as he so often accuses others of doing?

Do these questions go deliberately ignored because the answers do not comply with the media narrative?

Sep. 07 2011 08:47 AM

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