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Clearly the wrong choice

October 26, 2012
The Daily News


Two visions, one choice for middle-class families.

- On keeping jobs in America:

President Barack Obama will eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

Former CEO of Bain Capital, Mitt Romney, has been called a pioneer of outsourcing, and supports a tax plan that will encourage companies to ship even more jobs overseas.

- On standing up for American jobs:

President Obama took a principled stand to reinvest in the American auto industry, saving a million good-paying jobs and millions more that depend on the auto industry.

Mr. Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt. It makes sense, considering he made his fortune destroying American companies and forcing them to close plants, lay off workers, and eliminate pensions and health care.

- On bringing back fair taxes for everyone:

President Obama believes the richest 2 percent of Americans should pay their fair share of taxes.

Mr. Romney's tax plan (according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center) will actually raise taxes by up to $2,000 for middle-class households while cutting taxes for the very wealthy.

Looking at the candidates positions on these issues - issues important to middle-class families - shows that Mitt Romney is clearly the wrong choice.

Mitt Romney on unions:

"If I become president of the United States, I will curb the practice we have in this country of giving union bosses an unfair advantage in contracting. One of the first things that I will do - actually on day one - is I will end the government's favoritism towards unions in contracting on federal projects, and end project labor agreements, and I will fight to repeal Davis-Bacon. I also of course will make sure that workers have the right to a secret ballot, and I will fight for right-to-work laws."

Retired member of Boilermakers local 193

Patrick D. Smith

Spread Eagle, Wis.



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