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Monday, June 18, 2012

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Romney focuses on job creation in Janesville speech


GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney today pledged to return the nation to "that shining city on a hill," saying he would make job creation his number one priority as president.

Speaking to a crowd of several hundred at the Monterey Mills factory in Janesvile, Romney chided President Obama for being "out of touch" with mainstream Americans, citing Obama's recent comments that the private sector was "doing fine."

Romney also pledged to put America on a path toward a balanced budget.

"The path we are on, spending a trillion more every year than we take in, is leading us to Greece," Romney said. "I want to make sure no one ever wonders about that, that they understand the dollar will be worth something down the road and that we will have a strong and stable foundation fiscally."

Romney also said he and Obama shared the view that Americans need to be given a "fair shot" at opportunity, however, he said, regulations from the Obama administration on health care and business made that impossible to achieve.

"If there's ever been a president who's not been able to provide the American people a fair shot, it's this president," Romney said.

Romney was introduced by Gov. Scott Walker as someone with the experience "on many levels" to be president. Walker praised Romney's role in organizing the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and restoring fiscal order to Massachusetts.

"He took a state where he inherited a whole lot of debt, turned it around and still found a way to cut taxes time and time again to get the economy going in his state," Walker said. "Wouldn't it be nice to have a president who thinks like that?"

Walker and Romney were introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

-- By Jason Smathers


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