Romney schedules jobs address
August 22nd, 2011
06:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney schedules jobs address

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will unveil a jobs plan in September, the former Massachusetts Gov. announced Monday.

The September 6 event in Nevada coincides with an expected speech from the president after Labor Day, where administration officials have said he will map out his plan to improve the economy.

The president's plan is said to include an extension of the payroll tax cut passed in January as well as spending on infrastructure development. A spokesman for the Romney campaign would not disclose any further details about his address.

Romney's announcement, made first on Fox News and later confirmed by the campaign and candidate via Twitter, is the latest effort by the GOP frontrunner to run against the president instead of his Republican rivals.

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. RJWTimes Bradford England

    And it's about time, the jobs are getting worse, the amount of them. I hail Obama for what he did at the start of his term in office, but since last year, he hasn't done anything. Come on, Obama!!!

    August 22, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  2. Tea Party Mike

    This will be a learning opportunity for Obama.

    August 22, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. Penobscot

    Romney is a pretty smart dude...plus he isn't crazy like Perry, Palin and the bunch.

    August 22, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans don't want intelligence Mr. Romney, they prefer an idiot like Palin. Fox knows she's an idiot and they are trying to dump her back into the campaign, just to get rid of her, and trust me they don't want her back.

    August 22, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  5. deandake

    lemme guess.....Cut corporate taxes to zero for companies creating jobs. Cut taxes to the rich so they invest in companies creating jobs. What a joke.

    August 22, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Debra From Georgia

    this comes from a man with a history of firing people

    August 22, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  7. dd

    Is he doing his report after obama? well he is going to have to. mitt does not have an orignal thought in his head

    August 22, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  8. David

    Let me guess; cut taxes for the wealthy, give tax breaks to companies that outsource to countries that allow slave labour and try to dismantly unions so companies can pay slave wages in the US too.

    August 22, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Why in September? Americans need jobs now!!After all its been almost a year now that the Taliban campaigned on jobs jobs jobs.What happens between now and September? Everything Republicans promise to do is sometime in the future. Like their budget "outline" that preceeded the still to be produced plan. Like Donald Trump producing his tax returns. Like Sean Hannity getting waterboarded. They are all Preparation and no H!!

    August 22, 2011 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. Anthony

    Let me guess. More tax cuts for the job creators (the corporations), or tax cuts for everyone (especially the job creators), which would be funded because tax cuts pay for themselves, as any Republican can tell you. In case they don't, they would be funded by some unnamed spending cuts when the debt ceiling comes up next time.

    August 22, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  11. mary

    Hey, Mitt you are not running agaist the president yet. Are you taking time off from building you manison to give a speech on jobs? Mitt you have to beat the GOPERS first to get to president Obama!!!! Hey Cnn stop with the polls the election is 14 months away.

    August 22, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  12. D. Ernst

    I get it, his job creation agenda is directly tied to the fact that he is going to quadruple the size of his California Home. That way, he will be able to say he is creating jobs in an economically disadvantaged state, and have a place to go after he either loses the nomination, or the general election.

    I like it.

    August 22, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  13. once upon a horse

    does that mean he's hiring to help extend his big multi-million dollar house in LaJolla? Not bad for a guy that claims he is unemployed.

    August 22, 2011 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  14. Four and The Door

    The president's plan is said to include an extension of the payroll tax cut passed in January as well as spending on infrastructure development.
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    Deja Vu from 2009. Thank goodness we have a Republican congress to keep him from adding yet another $4 trillion in debt only to see unemployment go up again.

    August 22, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  15. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Flip flopper copy cat.

    August 22, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  16. Larry L

    Romney will have a tough time being crazy enough for the Republican Party. He needs to up the output of moronic statements – the crazier and more hateful the better! The American Taliban likes their candidates nuttier than squirrel droppings.

    August 22, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  17. BigJim

    I smell more tax breaks for the "job creators" coming soon to a theater near you. If the "captains of industry " would finally realize that their transfer of jobs once held by tax paying Amer.ican workers to non-tax paying communist chinese workers is destroying the purchasing power of the very people who create the demand for goods and services that help make our small business entrapaneurs successful. Ask any small business owner which is more important to his success more customers with money to spend coming through the door or a tweaking of the tax code in making it necessary for him/her to ad jobs. Small local and reigonal businesses.f need working Americans buying their product or service to grow.
    GLOBALIZATION HAS CLOSED THE TRICKLE DOWN SPIGOT ! !

    August 22, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  18. Arun

    What is Mitts plan, more layoffs and sending jobs abroad!! Get real Mitt, you never were the types to save jobs for the working american given that you sent them overseas or outright canned them!! Please go back to your son's basement and get lost!!

    August 22, 2011 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  19. diridi

    send the jobs to India, China, and Philippines for cheap labor, idiot...now you idiots are talking, after messing this nation like hell and crazy....junk talk...

    August 22, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  20. Sgt. Joe

    And this comes from the master of outsourcing our jobs overseas....sorry, Mitt, no credibility there!

    August 22, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  21. BigJim

    I smell more tax breaks for the "job creators" coming soon to a theater near you. If the "captains of industry " would finally realize that their transfer of jobs once held by tax paying American workers to non-tax paying communist chinese workers is destroying the purchasing power of the very people who create the demand for goods and services that help make our small business entrapaneurs successful. Ask any small business owner which is more important to his success more customers with money to spend coming through the door or a tweaking of the tax code in making it necessary for him/her to ad jobs. Small local and reigonal businesses need working Americans buying their product or service to grow.
    GLOBALIZATION HAS CLOSED THE TRICKLE DOWN SPIGOT ! !

    August 22, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  22. Russ

    Yea, Yea, Yea, Romney doesn't have a clue about a jobs bill. You can put anything you want into a speech but in real life it ain't gonna work. Just ask Obama. Because the other side of the aisle will fight you tooth and nail just like the Repubes did Obama. You really need to worry about getting past the other radical right wingers and concentrate on getting the nomination before you worry about butting heads with Obama on jobs. You Mormon, I mean moron.

    August 22, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  23. Chuk

    Yeah, this inconsistent, me-too candidate must first win the Republican nomination. But he won't. So why bother?

    August 22, 2011 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  24. obo

    great article

    August 22, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  25. one voice

    Address about the jobs you shipped oversees Mittens?

    August 22, 2011 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
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