Romney gives sneak peek of his jobs plan
September 2nd, 2011
08:31 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney gives sneak peek of his jobs plan

(CNN) - He doesn't formally spell out his plan to create jobs until Tuesday in Nevada, but it appears Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will give a preview of his speech Friday morning, when he addresses the Republican National Hispanic Assembly in Tampa, Florida.

In prepared remarks released by his campaign, the former Massachusetts governor will say, "On Tuesday, I will present a detailed plan to get America back to work and to grow our economy."

In his Friday preview, Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House, gives some details on what he will propose on Tuesday, saying, "I will make business taxes competitive with other nations, eliminate burdensome regulations and bureaucracy, and support America's workers instead of its union bosses."

In other excerpts, Romney will say, "I will promote the exploration of our own natural resources, which will create countless jobs. I will make sure that America's workforce is prepared for the modern economy."

And discussing what he considers out-of-control government spending, Romney says, "We are only inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy. I will cut federal spending, cap it at 20 percent or less of the GDP and finally, finally balance our budget."

Romney will give his speech two days before President Barack Obama spells out his jobs plan in an address before a joint session of Congress Thursday evening.

It follows the well-received roll out of another GOP candidate's jobs plan. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman laid out his proposal to stimulate job growth Wednesday–it was praised by the Wall Street Journal in an editorial published the next day.

CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jobs • Mitt Romney
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Let me take a quick guess - they'll cut medicare and soc. sec. and lower taxes for the corporations and the wealthy.

    We've seen those lower taxes "create jobs" for 11 years now - how's that working for you?

    September 2, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  2. NYC REPUB

    I think this basic generic plan will be what the entire GOP offers....i'm not falling for it.

    September 2, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  3. Levi

    And Why now?

    September 2, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  4. The Elephant in The Room

    Mitt, we ceased to be a free market economy a long time ago. Think back to when we started giving tax subsidies to oil companies or when we "socialised" corporate LOSSES and privatised coporate profits.

    Heck you took government bailout money at Bain, from the FDIC wasn`t it? So how is it that you claim to be a Capitalist?

    We all understand . . . you got YOURS so screw everybody else. Typical.

    September 2, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. Jan

    You are a "Job" killer, not a job creator! Flip-Flopper!! Romney is a joke,and so are his followers!!!

    September 2, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  6. Jim

    Hot news flash, Romney. "I will promote the exploration of our own natural resources, which will create countless jobs. I will make sure that America's workforce is prepared for the modern economy." is not the modern economy, it's last century's economy. How many oil-drilling disasters must this nation suffer before we learn of our folly?

    September 2, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  7. cykill

    OMG...This is one of the guys that sent america's jobs overseas to put money in his own pocket...i give up,go ahead and vote for him.

    September 2, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans said the extending the Bush era tax cuts would create jobs, that was 8 months ago, and now they all say they know how to create jobs. Yeah, the only jobs Republicans have created is a "Snow Job".

    September 2, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  9. Randy, San Francisco

    Romney and Huntsman are ahead of Perry on reviving the economy. Time will tell if this will be a game changer and slow the Tea Party momentum. Maybe the GOP establishment can take the party back from Tea Party hobbits.

    September 2, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    The only plan that will actually work, is not likely to be offered by anyone, because business won't like it.

    September 2, 2011 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  11. AntiFringe

    "I will promote the exploration of our own natural resources, which will create countless jobs. I will make sure that America's workforce is prepared for the modern economy."

    OK..........I'll wait for your speeches. Sounds good, but I would like a bit more detail.

    September 2, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Everything described in this article is the same old stuff that Republicans have foisted upon the American economy for the past 30 years. Just because he doesn't use the words "trickle down" doesn't mean it isn't "trickle down" economics.

    September 2, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  13. CoJo

    and lowering corporate taxes will help how? Oh that’s right, adds to the corporate coffers which allows more money to go to the upper level management and the lobbyists. Again corporations will not have an incentive to hire in the US. They have been hiring outside for mostly one reason, labor costs. That will not change. So don’t give me any crap about it will entice then to hire more. If they do it’ll be overseas period. Case in point, I saw on the news last night that the price of oil barrels is 20% lower than today. But the price as the pump basically has not changed. In case it isn’t obvious, that means the oil companies are profiting even more. Do you see them hiring more?

    By the way, Reagan lowered taxes and unemployment went up. Republican cause & effect huh?

    September 2, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  14. Me

    The Republican National Hispanic Assembly? All five of them? In true GOP fashion, he'd better check their papers because everyone knows all Hispanics are illegals, right? Unless it's election day when the Repubs will finally admit a lot of Hispanics are actually Americans. But other wise, they're just job stealers.

    September 2, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  15. Republicans elect and attract the not so smart

    Let's hear it for Mr. Brill Cream Mittens! You sir will be a two (2) time loser. The only thing you can grow is a head of hair. Your plan for job creation is no different from the entire GOP/TeaTards...... A noun, A verb, A tax cut. That's it? That's all you go Willard?

    September 2, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |