below, release from Romney campaign...
Later today, President Obama will again meet with his allies in big labor. From supporting card check legislation to stacking the NLRB with union sympathizers, President Obama has chosen to put the interests of big labor ahead of the interests of America's workers and job creators. Big Labor spent hundreds of millions of dollars on President Obama's last campaign, and he's been paying them back ever since. View our press release on this here: http://mi.tt/KotuNl.
This White House has been an extension of Obama's political campaign. While the Obama campaign says they are going to kick off his campaign this coming weekend, the truth is, his campaign kicked off the day after his inauguration.
President Obama will be held accountable for his record, though. He may be patting himself on the back for the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression (see their web video today), but there are 23 million Americans struggling for work.
This week, we will be examining the litany of President Obama's broken promises - first comes spending:
Candidate Obama, In 2008: "I Will Also Go Through The Federal Budget Line By Line ... We Cannot Meet 21st-Century Challenges With A 20th-Century Bureaucracy." OBAMA: "But I will also go through the federal budget line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less, because we cannot meet 21st-century challenges with a 20th-century bureaucracy." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks, Denver, CO, 8/28/08)
"Obama's Budget Projects That The Deficit For The Current Year Will Total $1.33 Trillion, The Fourth Straight Year Of Deficits Over $1 Trillion." ("Highlights Of Obama's $3.8 Trillion Budget," The Associated Press, 2/13/12)
Under President Obama, The Nation's Total Public Debt Has Reached A Record $15.6 Trillion. (U.S. Department Of The Treasury, www.treasurydirect.gov, Accessed 4/26/12)
You can watch our new web video describing President Obama's failure to rein in spending and reduce the size of government here: http://mi.tt/ICV4p5.
Last night, President Obama stood beside former President Clinton in an effort to validate his failed first term in office. Conveniently, they failed to mention President Clinton's prescient warnings that then-Senator Obama wasn't ready for the presidency. We agreed with President Clinton then, and we agree with him today.
The New York Times Headline: "Bill Clinton Says Obama Isn't Ready" (Patrick Healy, "Bill Clinton Says Obama Isn't Ready," The New York Times, 12/16/07)
Former President Clinton, On Senator Obama's Experience: "When Is The Last Time We Elected A President Based On One Year Of Service In The Senate Before He Started Running..." CLINTON: "And we're prepared to roll the dice. We're prepared to ..." ... ROSE: "They are rolling the dice about America if they don't choose the person who has had the kind of experience you are talking about." BILL CLINTON: "It's less predictable, isn't it? I mean, when is the last time we elected a president based on one year of service in the Senate before he started running, and he will have been a senator longer by the time he is inaugurated, but essentially once you start running for president full time, you don't have time to do much else." (PBS's "Charlie Rose Show," 12/15/07)
· Former President Clinton: "We Could Find Someone Who Is A Gifted Television Commentator ... And Let Them Run. They Would Have Only One Year Less Experience In National Politics." CLINTON: "I mean, in theory, we could find someone who is a gifted television commentator." ROSE: "You think?" CLINTON: "And let them run. They would have only one year less experience in national politics." (PBS's "Charlie Rose Show," 12/15/07)
Former President Clinton, On Senator Obama's Foreign Policy: "The Biggest Fairy Tale I've Ever Seen." CLINTON: "He got to go through fifteen debates, trumpeting his superior judgment and how he had been against the war in every year -- enumerating the years -- and never got asked one time, not once, 'Well, how could you say that, when you said in 2004 you didn't know how you would have voted on the Resolution?' (to use force military force in Iraq, voted on in the Senate in October 2002); you said in 2004 there was no difference between you and George Bush on the war and you took that speech you're now running on off your website in 2004, and there's no difference in your voting record and Hillary's ever since. Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen." (Former President Bill Clinton, Remarks, New Hampshire, 1/7/08)
Today, Gov. Romney is campaigning in New Hampshire with Senator Kelly Ayotte, where he will discuss how regulations under the Obama Administration are hurting the economy and threatening jobs:
10:50 AM EDT Governor Romney Holds Portsmouth Event With Senator Kelly Ayotte