Romney is the business-saavy, economic choice

Holly New

First of all, Romney holds a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. And despite scrutiny, his development of Bain Capital has lead to a very successful business, demonstrating that he has the business experience a president should.

According to TheGazette.com, “[Romney] negotiated balanced budgets and tripled the reserve fund as governor of Massachusetts, where he worked with a legislature of more than 80 percent Democrats.” This is the kind of bipartisanship the White House needs.

His first and foremost goal for America is to get people back to work. He has demonstrated this in the explanation of his five-point plan, which includes the development of fossil fuels and reducing the deficit through budget reductions and not taxes.

Romney is a charitable man, according to newsmax.com, in 1995, Romney heard about the Nixons, a family with sons who became paraplegic following a car wreck.

Romney, with his wife and sons, went to their house on Christmas Eve, bringing gifts for the handicapped boys. He offered to put them through college and supported them through numerous fundraisers.

Most importantly, he cares about this country and the people in it.

Romney said it best when he stated that, “We also believe in maintaining for individuals the right to pursue their dreams, and not to have the government substitute itself for the rights of free individuals. And what we’re seeing right now is, in my view is a trickle-down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams. And it’s not working.”

Let me paint a picture for you: Gas is $1.84 per gallon on average in the U.S. Unemployment is at 7.8 percent. The national debt is $10.6 trillion.

This is what the stats were when George W. Bush left office on Jan. 20, 2009.

Now? As of Oct. 29, gas averages $3.57 per gallon. Unemployment is at 7.9 percent. The national debt is $16.2 trillion. And a record 46 million people are on Food Stamps.

So, props to Obama for unemployment numbers?

Except that when you include those who are working part-time but seeking full-time work and those who have given up looking for work, then the true unemployment rate is 14.6 percent.

Obama’s picture is a little bleaker, don’t you think?

Romney may have “binders full of women,” but his record of hiring women is better than Obama’s.

In fact, in Obama’s Administration, “female employees earn a median salary of $60,000, roughly 18 percent less than men, whose median salary is $71,000,” according to an October article from The Washington Times.

Finally, we can point out the massive push for the Affordable Care Act. While we can debate all day if we agree with it or not, the point is that the economy took a backseat in priorities.

Obama said in 2009 that he was “pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of [his] first term in office” and that if he didn’t “have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

Let’s hold him to his word.