Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama’s “old school” liberal policies have caused middle class families to lose income, jobs, homes and hope.
Romney, in a speech in Lansing, Michigan, sought to distinguish himself as a champion of free enterprise and smaller government. He said Obama has presided over a bigger government that threatens the country with European-style stagnation and debt.
“Obama promised change, hope, but reality won out,” Romney told several hundred people at Lansing Community College. “His four years have been disappointing, a catastrophe for some of us.”
Romney said as president he’d promote more freedom for Americans to choose health insurance and schools and would repeal the president’s health-care plan. He said he would also reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing with new policies for energy, trade and labor.
“Government will be the partner, not the master,” Romney said in his 22-minute speech, saying his experience as a corporate-turnaround specialist gives him a better grasp of how to promote growth. “Government will be small enough for business to grow fast enough.”
It was Romney’s first campaign appearance in Michigan, his native state, since winning the Republican primary there in February.
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