President Barack Obama’s “Betting on America” Bus Tour kicked off Thursday with stops in Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
Throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, President Obama will talk about his efforts over the last three years to get our economy back on track, doubling down on American workers by saving the auto industry, investing in manufacturing and bringing jobs back to America.
The President’s vision stands in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who believes in an economy built from the top down and supports the same policies that crashed our economy and devastated the middle class in the first place. As a corporate buyout specialist, he made massive profits by shuttering plants, firing workers and investing in companies that pioneered shipping of good American jobs overseas. As governor of Massachusetts, he increased debt, raised taxes and fees on the middle class and left the state 47th out of 50th in job creation. As a candidate for president, Romney’s economic plan blows a hole in the deficit with tax cuts for the wealthy, guts investments in education and clean energy, encourages outsourcing, and puts taxpayers at risk by rolling back Wall Street reform. According to independent economists, Romney’s economic plan would fail to create new jobs in the short term, and even make our economy worse. And by proposing $5 trillion in tax cuts weighted towards the wealthy, Romney’s plan requires either further increasing our deficits or raising taxes on the middle class.
Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee on May 4, 2011. Schultz serves on the House Budget Committee. Congressman Schultz serves as chief deputy whip, where she works to advance important legislation, like, lowering healthcare costs, improving the quality of life for children and protecting Social Security and Medicare.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives us highlights from President Obama’s “Betting on America” Bus Tour. She said President Obama will address voters on this 2-day tour about building an economy that will last from the middle out and not from the top down. This entails bringing back jobs to America and no more outsourcing.