below, from the Romney campaign....
Today, Gov. Romney will deliver a speech in Iowa on the economy, presenting the big choices that are at stake in this election between Gov. Romney's Plan for a Stronger Middle Class and President Obama's lack of any new ideas to fix our nation's economy. As our economy struggles under the weight of government policies that are stifling economic growth and job creation, it's clear we can't afford four more years like the last four years under this President and his failed policies.
President Obama may think a glossy brochure equals an agenda - but instead of a positive vision to get our economy moving again, the President is pushing tax hikes that will produce lower incomes, fewer jobs, and yet another burden on small businesses.
Yesterday, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation confirmed that President Obama's tax hikes will cost every state jobs, income, and economic growth:
Tax Foundation, On President Obama's Tax Hikes: "They Reduce Spending On Goods And Services, Hurting The Local Businesses That Provide Those Things." "President Obama's campaign to raise taxes on high-income earners presents an overly simplistic view of the economy, as if tax increases only affect those people who write checks to the IRS. However, when high-income families are hit with additional taxes, they don't keep it to themselves. They reduce spending on goods and services, hurting the local businesses that provide those things." (William McBride, "How States Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposed Tax Increases On High-Income Earners," Tax Foundation, 10/25/12)
· "This Results In Less Hiring And Investment By Those Businesses And Ultimately Less Income For The Whole Community." (William McBride, "How States Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposed Tax Increases On High-Income Earners," Tax Foundation, 10/25/12)
Florida - A State Visited By President Obama Yesterday - Is One Of The States Hit Hardest By President Obama's Tax Hikes. (William McBride, "How States Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposed Tax Increases On High-Income Earners," Tax Foundation, 10/25/12)
President Obama's Tax Hikes Will Cost Taxpayers And Small Businesses In Wisconsin - Where Vice President Biden Will Campaign Today - $19.2 Billion. (William McBride, "How States Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposed Tax Increases On High-Income Earners," Tax Foundation, 10/25/12)
President Obama's Tax Hikes Will Cost Taxpayers And Small Businesses In Virginia - Where President Obama Campaigned Yesterday - $45.1 Billion. (William McBride, "How States Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposed Tax Increases On High-Income Earners," Tax Foundation, 10/25/12)
President Obama's Tax Hikes Will Cost Taxpayers And Small Businesses In Ohio - Where President Obama Campaigned Yesterday - $32.9 Billion. (William McBride, "How States Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposed Tax Increases On High-Income Earners," Tax Foundation, 10/25/12)
And a second Obama term will also mean fewer jobs, higher taxes on middle class families and skyrocketing debt:
President Obama's Small-Business Tax Hikes Will Jeopardize 710,000 Jobs. "Researchers determined the plan would actually subject 2.1 million business owners to higher rates; specifically, those who pay pass-through taxes, like most partnerships, LLCs and S-Corporations. The result, less capital in the hands of business owners and diminished labor supply, would cost the United States an estimated $200 billion in economic output and 710,000 jobs." (J.D. Harrison, "Obama Plan To Lift Top Tax Rates Would Plague Millions Of Small Businesses, Study Warns," The Washington Post, 7/17/12)
American Enterprise Institute Has Calculated That The Annual Cost Of President Obama's Current And Looming Debt Burden Amounts To $4,000 Per Year In Higher Taxes On The Middle Class. "In a new paper, AEI's Matt Jensen looks at the real annual cost of servicing the debt for households at various levels of income -- including a potentially higher tax burden. As the table below illustrates, a household making between $100,000 and $200,000 a year could find its tax liability higher by roughly $2,400 every year. Over ten years, that works out to $24,000. And when you add in the debt already accrued the past four years under President Obama (the second table), that's another $1,600 a year. So now we are now talking about $4,000 a year, $40,000 over ten years." (James Pethokoukis, "Study: Obama's Big Budget Deficits Could Mean A $4,000 A Year Middle-Class Tax Hike," American Enterprise Institute, 10/2/12)
Under President Obama's Policies, The National Debt Is Projected To Surpass $20 Trillion By The End Of 2016 - An Increase Of More Than $4 Trillion In New Debt. (Office of Management and Budget, 7/27/12)
As president, Mitt Romney will cut taxes for the middle class and reform our nation's outdated tax code to create millions of new jobs and a more competitive environment for job creators. Gov. Romney said yesterday during remarks in Worthington, Ohio, that America is in need of a big change, change that he can deliver:
Gov. Romney: "The President's campaign is slipping because he can't find an agenda. He's been looking for it. There are only 12 days left. He hasn't had a chance to defend or to describe it to the American people in our debates. And so the American people now have to recognize that given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. And Paul Ryan and I represent a big change for America."
And Paul Ryan said yesterday in Bristol, Virginia, the choice is very clear between Mitt Romney's Plan for a Stronger Middle Class and 12 million new jobs and President Obama's recycled policies from the last four years that have left the middle class with crushing debt and 23 million Americans struggling to find work:
Congressman Ryan: "And that choice is very clear. President Obama is offering nothing more than the same, the same failed policies that he has given us the last four years. We are offering something different...we're going to get this country back on track, and going to help good job creators get back in the business of creating jobs and get people back on the path of prosperity. That's the choice in front of us."
With just days left until the election, momentum behind Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and their positive vision for America's future is showing across the country. Just yesterday, we announced the Romney Victory effort raised $111.8 million from October 1-October 17 alone, outraising President Obama and Democrats by more than $21 million as The New York Times notes.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll shows Gov. Romney with 50% of the likely vote and President Obama at 47%, the President's lowest number in that poll since before his convention. A new Fox News poll shows Gov. Romney also with a two-point edge in Virginia, while The Daily Caller reports former Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said a "startling upset" for Romney in Pennsylvania is "a possibility."
And in case you missed it, after supporting President Obama in 2008, Florida's Sun-Sentinel newspaper announced its endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, because four years later, Americans are still struggling to make ends meet, and we can't afford four more years like the last. This country needs a strong leader with a proven record of job creation and economic turnaround, and that leader is Mitt Romney:
Sun-Sentinel: "When President Obama came into office in 2009, the economy was in freefall and though untested, he inspired us with his promise of hope and change. Now, four years later, we have little reason to believe he can turn things around.So while we endorsed Obama in 2008, we recommend voters choose Republican Mitt Romney on Nov. 6."
Here's what else they're reading and watching in the states:
OHIO: Toledo Blade, "Confident Romney starts two-day tour of Ohio"
OHIO: Cincinnati Enquirer, "Romney promises 'big change'"
OHIO: Columbus Dispatch, "Romney tells central Ohio crowd that he's 'optimistic'"
VIRGINIA: WJHL, "Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan stumps in Bristol, VA"
VIRGINIA: Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Ryan decries 'war on coal' Bristol campaign stop"
IOWA: Quad-City Times, "Romney to visit Davenport on Monday"
IOWA: Des Moines Register, "In Iowa, Rubio says 'national debt cannot be overstated'"
IOWA: Des Moines Register, "Iowa Latinos form coalition for Romney"
IOWA: Des Moines Register, "In Ohio, Biden 'literally' thinks he's in Iowa"
WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GOP to welcome Biden with roving billboard"
WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GOP crowd roars for Rubio's message of growing the middle class"
MICHIGAN: Detroit News, "Mitt Romney For President"
MICHIGAN: Detroit News, "Parties in tug of war over area's Jewish voters"
And to help welcome Vice President Biden to Wisconsin today, Senator Ron Johnson will hold a press conference in Green Bay at 11 AM CDT. We will also circle his event with a mobile billboard. Picture and details below.
Press Conference Welcoming Vice President Biden
11 AM CDT
Zeller Ski & Sports
Green Bay, WI
Today Ann Romney will campaign in Virginia, where she will drop by Back Bay Gourmet in Virginia Beach and attend an event at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg before visiting St. Joseph's Villa in Richmond:
11:30 AM EDT Ann Romney Drops By Back Bay Gourmet
1:35 PM EDT Ann Romney Attends Williamsburg Event
3:10 PM EDT Ann Romney Visits St. Joseph's Villa
Sen. John McCain will attend veterans town halls also in Virginia at the Fairfax American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax and the Woodbridge American Legion:
11:00 AM EDT Senator John McCain Attends Fairfax Veterans Town Hall
2:30 PM EDT Senator John McCain Attends Woodbridge Veterans Town Hall
While Paul Ryan stops in Huntsville, Alabama today:
10:40 AM CDT Paul Ryan Arrives In Huntsville, Alabama
Gov. Romney will deliver his speech on the American Economy today in Iowa at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames:
12:10 PM CDT Gov. Romney Delivers Economy Speech
And later Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will campaign in Ohio together and attend a Friday Night Victory Rally at North Canton Hoover High School:
7:15 PM EDT Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Attend Friday Night Victory Rally