(Atlantic) GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney met a standing room only crowd at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic Sunday afternoon. Romney is gaining momentum going into Tuesday's Iowa Caucuses. According to the latest Des Moines Register Poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. Mitt Romney is in the lead with 24-percent, Ron Paul 22-percent, and Rick Santorum 15-percent. Newt Gingerich, (12-perent), Rick Perry, (11-percent) Michelle Bachman, (7-percent) and Jon Huntsman, (2-percent).
Romny made these remarks in front of the packed house Sunday afternoon.
This election is not only about repacing Barak OBama, but about the sole of America and the direction it is going to take. The country was founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The pursuit of happiness means people are able to choose their course in life as they wish, and are not limited by the place of our birth or the direction of the government. I don't believe the president understands the power on the principals in which this nation was founded. Obama has turned America into an entitlement society where government takes from some and gives it to others. I believe in an opportunity society and will not radically transfor society, but restore the principals that made America great.
I will start by not spending more money than the government takes in. I will look at every spending program and ask if it passes the following test. Is this program so critical to America that we borrow money from China to pay for it?If it fails that test I will kill that program. And on top of that list is Obama care, I will get rid of that program immediately upon taking office. I will return alot of programs back to the state including medicaid. I want to make the remaining government more efficient and reduce employment by 10-percent to attrition. I will link the pay of federal workers to the pay of the people in the private sector.
The president has failed to lower unemployment from 8-percent, 25-million American's are out of work, or have stopped looking for work. The median income of Americans has dropped 4-percent. I will to do my very best to get people back to work. I will restore the prinicpals that made this country the economic power house that it has been and get people employed again, get rising incomes again, and deal with our challenges abroad by showing American resolve and strength.
Romney says he wants to make small business succeed and thrive. These last three years are not a destiny, it has been a detour. I remember a time when you were thinking about what movie you were going to take your kids to at the end of the week as opposed to if you could provide meals for them at the end of the week. Or you weren't afraid to look at your retirement account and wonder if you will ever be able to retire, or the price at the pump.
I want to get America back to that destiny and keep alive the vitality that makes the America the powerhouse that we are.
January 1, 2012