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Governor Mitt Romney and the letter "B"

 

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

  1. We should build and repair transportation infrastructure

 

Governor Mitt Romney and the letter "B" Quotes

Boy Scouts

  • "I have let my views be known," said Romney. "I have been to one board meeting now of the Boy Scouts of America board (as of 1994). I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

 

 

Budgets

 

  • But Romney said the overall level of spending growth in the Budget “is simply too high.” He lamented the fact that it relies on $550 million in rainy day funds at a time when the state is experiencing record high revenue collections. Source: 07-08-2006 Press Release

 

  • “Rainy day funds should not be spent during periods of robust revenue growth to support a level of spending that is not sustainable,” Romney said. “We are repeating the mistakes of the past, and it would be irresponsible to allow this Budget to become law without making significant reductions.”

 

  • “Two years ago, the state Budget was out of balance and the economy was in a deep recession. Working together, the Executive Branch and Legislature took decisive action to control costs and manage the Budget without raising taxes Today, our economy is strong and producing jobs and the Budget outlook is positive.”

 

  • He added that his Budget will not raise taxes on the working families of Massachusetts and that he will propose a modest increase in local aid. “I will present a balanced Budget. And in case anybody has any other ideas, let me be clear about one more thing: I will not raise taxes.”

 

  • “Being fiscally responsible isn’t easy – and it’s not always popular – but it has its rewards. If we continue the hard work of reform, we can do even more for the people of Massachusetts.”

 

  • "A true partnership means sharing in good times and bad. In good times, the Commonwealth shared its prosperity with cities and towns," said Romney in an address to the Massachusetts Municipal Association. "Now that the state has hit hard times, we need cities and towns to join us in tightening their belts," Romney said. "Our problem is simple: spending is high and cash is low. When we began our transition two months ago, every indication was that the current Budget was balanced. That is not the case, and immediate, hard action is required to achieve fiscal balance," said Romney. According to Romney, his current "9C authority" would force disproportionate cuts on the elderly, poor and disabled. "If we are forced to balance this Budget on the backs of our seniors and the poor, we will expose the core services of government to disproportionate cuts," said Romney. "That is not fair. The best solution is to spread the burden."

 

  • While he is sacrificing $2 million in savings by blocking some of the proposed changes, Romney said programs that provide shelter to the homeless “should not be gutted,” calling them “essential services.”

 

  • “The current communications structure in government makes no sense. It grew over time without any planning or thought. It’s an extremely wasteful system,” said Romney. “By streamlining our communications function, we can do a better job with less people for the taxpayers of Massachusetts.”

 

  • “Throughout this process, we have been guided by a desire to simplify our health and human services agencies to better serve recipients. Rather than requiring families to navigate the current red tape jungle, we are consolidating functions to better help those who cannot help themselves,” Romney said. Families requiring HHS services now face a confusing alphabet soup of state agencies to access the help they need.

 

  • Romney said the HHS agencies would be divided into four different groups – Children, Youth and Families; Disabilities and Community Services; Health; and Elder Affairs – based on their common functions. Romney said, “We want to make sure that any person or family in need of an HHS service will be able to get that service easily. Under my plan, the bureaucracy will be simpler to navigate while saving significant time for state employees and significant money for taxpayers.”

 

  • “It would be impossible to reach unanimity on every aspect of our Budget, but it’s clear there is widespread support for the concept of change. We face a choice between either cutting waste out of government, or facing a new job killing tax increase every year from here on out,” said Romney.

 

  • “We will continue to be a generous state when it comes to caring for the poor, the disabled and the elderly. We will be far less generous when it comes to patronage, waste and inefficiencies.”

 

  • “The members of the Legislature and the Administration have successfully closed the $650 million Budget gap and set a precedent of cooperation that will help us produce a fair and balanced Budget for the next fiscal year.”

 

Business

  • “As tough as our problems are, we have enormous potential in Massachusetts—a diverse economy, a highly-educated workforce and major academic and research institutions. We need the right agenda to unleash the power of these resources.”

 

  • “Massachusetts is one of the most attractive states in the nation in which to do Business because of our tremendous resources. We have a highly educated workforce, some of the world’s finest health care institutions and top-of-the-line infrastructure,” said Romney. “Now, we need to do a better job of getting the word out.”

 

  • “Today, we remember and recognize a true entrepreneur,” said Romney. “The establishment of this award will help us show our appreciation to the individuals who contribute to our economy and generate new wealth, prosperity and jobs.”

 

  • “Each month, we will present this award to an individual who, like Bernie Goldhirsh, uses innovation and drive to grow small ideas into the Businesses that make Massachusetts the leader we are.”

 

  • “Obviously, you faced a choice. You could have remained in Ohio, or moved to any of the other 49 states. Instead, you came to Massachusetts,” Romney told company officials at a welcoming ceremony. “We have the people, the capital and the technology market. But of course, you know all that. That’s why you came here.”

 

  • “Today, we recognize entrepreneurs from a truly innovative company,” said Romney. “Honoring Zipcar with this award shows our appreciation and value for entrepreneurs who contribute to our economy and generate new wealth, prosperity and jobs.”

 

  • “We need to make sure we have the best available information about the state of our economy,” said Romney. “The findings from this survey will help us to identify the competitive strengths and weaknesses of each region, which will help guide our efforts to improve the economy so that we can have more jobs.”

 

  • "The Massachusetts Business Corporation Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act will make it much simpler to conduct private sector transactions in the Commonwealth."

 

  • "These bills represent an important piece of housekeeping for the state’s Business community, one that will allow our state to keep pace with new technology and other changes taking place in the world."

 

  • “We established this award to acknowledge and celebrate some of the state’s most innovative companies as well as to highlight the creative entrepreneurs who are helping to drive economic growth here in the Commonwealth.”

 

  • “The story of Yankee Candle is a reminder that you don’t need to manufacture a cutting edge product to be innovative, exciting and extremely successful,”

 

  • "Our economic policies are contributing to the improvement in the Massachusetts employment picture, but we still have more work to do. Holding the line on taxes and creating a Business-friendly Environment will continue to be among our highest priorities,”

 

  • Romney said Straumann is the kind of innovative technology company that his economic development team is committed to attracting to Massachusetts. “The opening of Straumann’s new $50 million North American headquarters in Andover will bring 160 new manufacturing jobs to the Bay State right away and more than 300 over the next five years.”

 

  • “High health insurance costs are making it impossible for our small Business owners to provide a reasonably priced healthcare plan to their workers,” said Romney, meeting with Rick and Linda DeWolfe, who own DeWolfe and Sons Auto Repair.

 

  • “We are committed to developing an affordable product for small Business owners who want to do the right thing by their employees, but can’t keep up with the cost,”

 

  • “Small Business is one of the backbones of our economy. It’s through the initiative and drive of people like Fred Curtis that we are creating jobs and opportunity in Massachusetts.”

 

  • “Permitting can take up to five years to complete, making it extremely difficult for Businesses here to expand and add jobs,” said Romney. “If we’re serious about encouraging Business investment and expansion, we have to take a chainsaw to the red tape that ties up the process for years and years.”

 

  • “Grab your popcorn and soda, because Massachusetts is ready for its close-up,” said Romney. “Movie and television production has increased dramatically over the past 10 years and we want to get a piece of that growth by encouraging producers, directors, and crews to do their jobs right here in the Commonwealth.”

 

Bio-terrorism Preparedness

 

  • "In this era of fiscal belt-tightening, we need to ensure that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation on public health issues - from AIDS prevention to bio[terrorism preparedness]," said Romney . "I am confident that Christy is the right person to help lead this effort."

 

Business and the Environment

 

  • January 22nd, 2003 Governor Mitt Romney announced the formation of a new $15 million Green Energy Fund to provide equity capital, loans and management assistance to Massachusetts-based renewable energy Businesses. He said, "it can become a major economic springboard for the Commonwealth by focusing on job creation in the renewable energy sector.”
    • Governor Mitt Romney, (Taken from a 01-22-2003 Press Release)

 

  • “If the choice is between dirty power plants or protecting the health of the people of Massachusetts, there is no choice in my mind,” said Romney. “I will always come down on the side of public health.” Romney noted that strict regulations at the so-called “Filthy Five” power plants were first outlined in 2001 to bring the facilities in line with emission standards for newer plants. The standards, designed to fight air pollution and reduce pollutants that contribute to acid rain, haze and global climate changed, called for significant reductions in nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and mercury at the six plants. (Taken from a 02-06-2003 Press Release)

 

  • “It saddens and frustrates me that the shores of Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts will suffer the ill effects of this oil spill for a long time,” said Romney. “We must ensure that we take all necessary steps to protect our Environment from these insults.”
    • Governor Mitt Romney, (Taken from a 05-20-2003 Press Release)

 

  • “Today’s agreement with Mirant Canal produces immediate health and Environmental benefits for the citizens of Cape Cod,” said Romney, who made a campaign pledge to clean up the state’s power plants. “Now each of the state’s dirtiest power plants is on target to meet our toughest-in-the-nation emission standards.”

 

Governor Mitt Romney and the letter "B" Topics

 

Bad Logic

Baghdad

Bain Capital

Best Teachers;

Bill Clinton;

Biology

BioTech Industry

Bio-[terrorism Preparedness]

Bloggs

Bloggs by State

Boston Globe

Boston Newspapers

Boy Scouts;

Bumper Stickers;

Budget

Budget Balancing];

Business;

Business and the Environment;

Business and Economics];

Bush;

By State;

By Subject

 

Debate Reform Topics

  1. Books that agree

 

Questions that don't need to be asked again of Governor Mitt Romney

 

Questions asked of Governor Mitt Romney from Interviews, Debates, and others... organized by subject.

 

Click on the question for the answer.

 

This would make a great tool for anyone who is interviewing Mitt. You can see the questions that have already been asked a number of times, and which ones still need to be asked.

 

Background:

  1. Brian Lamb
    1. Why did you pick Mitt over Willard?
    2. Where were you born?

 

Books:

  1. Hugh Hewitt
    1. How can you read science fiction?

 

Brain Washing:

  1. Brian Lamb
    1. Well, you know, if you ever look at the history of your father and running for president, they all say the same thing, it’s all the ”brainwashing” comment. Why would that have been the issue? I mean, why would he have been accused of saying something stupid about being brainwashed in Vietnam?

 

Budget:

  1. How could you fix the budget?

 

Bush:

  1. Wolf Blitzer
    1. Do you have any problems with the president's policy on Iraq?
  2. Chris Wallace
    1. Where do you disagree with Bush on Iraq?
  3. 1st Debate
    1. Should Scooter Libby should be pardoned?

 

Business:

  1. Brian Lamb
    1. What does Bain do?
    2. what impact did you have on the creation of Staples?
    3. how old were you when the Staples thing started?
    4. What other boards have you served on?
    5. Have you had a failure that you can talk about in business?
  2. 3rd Debate
    1. Is there too much of an alliance between big oil companies and Republicans?

 

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