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Romney's April 23, 2012: Pennsylvania with Sen. Rubio

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below, from the Romney campaign...

Good morning,
Over the weekend, a stunning analysis by the Associated Press detailed how half of today's recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed:

"The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs -- waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example -- and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans. An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelor's degrees."

With its ineffective economic policies, the Obama administration has failed college graduates as it has failed all Americans.

Just this morning, we have also learned that the GSA waste goes much deeper than the Las Vegas junket:

"It was a simple scam: Coleen Newton-White, a government contractor, and her husband would take General Services Administration credit cards from the motor pool at Ft. Monroe, Va., and use them to sell fuel at a discount to cash customers who pulled up to service stations five at a time. Between 2008 and 2010, the scheme netted the couple almost $300,000, according to court records.

"Although the gas scheme is a world away from the nearly $823,000 spent on a lavish Las Vegas-area conference put on by GSA official Jeff Neely -- including a mind reader, sushi and in-room parties -- it is an example of the fraud that the procurement and property management agency faces regularly. GSA employees and contractors -- including at least one employee with responsibility for the White House -- line their pockets to the tune of millions of dollars a year, according to reports by the agency's inspector general."

Even by Washington's low standards, this President has managed to set new records when it comes to reckless spending. It took 43 presidents over 200 years to accumulate $6.3 trillion of national debt. President Obama is on track to borrow and spend nearly that much in just one term. He's now the first president in history to preside over a $1 trillion deficit.

This morning on Fox and Friends, Rudy Giuliani made the point that this election will be about the economy and Mitt Romney is the best person to carry that message for Republicans:

"This is going to be an election about the economy and if I look at all the Republican field and Democratic field, who better than Mitt Romney to carry our banner and to point out that this has been a failed economic program and that sensible, conservative economic principles, this country will have a boom. We'll grow unlike anything we've actually even predicted. ...

"I think he has an understanding of the economy that's far deeper than the President and far deeper than most people. And I think he has the strength and toughness to handle foreign policy, which is an issue that hasn't been covered in this campaign."

Today Gov. Romney is campaign in Pennsylvania and will be joined by Sen. Marco Rubio this afternoon:

8:55 AM EDT Governor Romney Attends Event in South Park Township
12:55 PM EDT Governor Romney and Senator Rubio Hold Town Hall in Aston


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