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Mitt Romney

 

Willard Mitt Romney (b. March 12, 1947) is the 70th Governor of Massachusetts. He is currently in his first term as Governor, serving until 2007. He has stated he will not seek re-election in 2006. Romney also serves as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and honorary chairman of The Commonwealth Political Action Committee.

 

Before becoming Governor, Romney rose to prominence in an unsuccessful 1994 campaign against Senator Ted Kennedy and as CEO and organizer of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

 

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been widely recognized for his leadership and accomplishments in the worlds of both public service and private enterprise.

 

 

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http://illinisans-4-mitt-romney.blogspot.com/

 

Team Romney

 

Ten Issues America Must Address to Remain The Economic and Military Superpower

 

1. Raising the Bar on Education:

Today’s schools are falling further and further behind world standards. It is time to raise the bar on education by making teaching a true profession, measuring progress, providing a focus on math and science, and involving parents from the beginning of a child’s school career.

 

2. Extending Health Insurance to All Americans:

The health of our nation can be improved by extending health insurance to all Americans, not through a government program or new taxes, but through market reforms.

 

3. Stopping Runaway Spending:

The Federal government must stop its borrowing and spending binge. The debt is a burden on our economy, our currency, our foreign policy, and our future. This is beyond pork barrel spending. We must address entitlement programs – not just to save money – but to give Americans confidence in their future.

 

4. Getting Immigration Right:

Immigration has been an important part of our nation’s success. The current system, however, puts up a concrete wall to the best and brightest, yet those without skill or education are able to walk across the border. We must reform the current immigration laws so we can secure our borders, implement a mandatory biometrically enabled, tamper proof documentation and employment verification system, and increase legal immigration into America.

 

5. Achieving Energy Independence:

We must become independent from foreign sources of oil. This will mean a combination of efforts related to conservation and efficiency measures, developing alternative sources of energy like biodiesel, ethanol, nuclear, and coal gasification, and finding more domestic sources of oil such as in ANWR or the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

 

6. Simplifying the Tax System:

America’s tax code is a labyrinth that imposes an enormous and unnecessary burden on our citizens and employers. Keeping taxes low and simplifying the code will grow the economy and enhance our competitiveness.

 

7. Investing in Technology:

Our national investment in technology comes from both the private and public sector; however corporations today spend more on tort liability than they do on R&D. While the government already invests heavily in defense, space and health technologies, it is time to invest substantially in technologies related to power generation, nanotechnology, and materials science.

 

8. Defeating the Jihadists:

The defeat of this radical and violent faction of Islam must be achieved through a combination of American resolve, international effort, and the rejection of violence by moderate, modern, mainstream Muslims. An effective strategy will involve both military and diplomatic actions to support modern Muslim nations. America must help lead a broad-based international coalition that promotes secular education, modern financial and economic policies, international trade, and human rights.

 

9. Competing with Asia:

China and Asia are on the move economically and technologically. They are a family oriented, educated, hard-working, and mercantile people. We must be ready and able to compete. This means ensuring our children are educated to compete in this new market, our trade laws are fair and balanced, and our economy and tax laws welcome new investment. If America acts boldly and swiftly, the emergence of Asia will be an opportunity. Trade and commerce with these huge new economies can further strengthen our economy and propel our growth. If America fails to act, we will be eclipsed.

 

10. Affirming America’s Culture and Values:

Affirming America’s Culture and Values: American values are at the heart of America’s historic rise to world leadership. These include, among others, respect for hard work, sacrifice, civility, love of family respect for life, education and love of freedom. To remain a superpower in the world we must continuously and vigorously reaffirm these key components that have led to America’s greatness as a country.

 

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We should copy and paste press releases from mitt romney's massachusets website and enter them into the blogosphere.

 

Reasons to agree

  1. they may go away, when he is no longer Governor of Massachusetts.
  2. in his book, turnaround, he wished that newspapers would use more of the olympic committee's press releases.
  3. press releases from Governor Mitt Romney are some of the only first hand words from Governor Mitt Romney that we have. We have his books, speeches, and press releases.
  4. we shouldn't worry about copying. The whole purpose of press releases is so that people can copy.
  5. the state of Massachusetts does not allow people to respond and talk about the press releases. This site allows more stuff

 

 

 

Governor Mitt Romney Photos

 

2005

 

07-20-05; Reaffirming his commitment to create a state government that reflects the entire Massachusetts community, Governor Mitt Romney swore in 12 new members of the Latino-American Advisory Commission.

 

07-20-05; Governor Mitt Romney met with nurses and patients from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center after making an announcement about next phase of his healthcare reform plan to expand access to affordable health insurance.

 

08-18-05; Governor Mitt Romney participated in a send-off ceremony at the National Guard Armory in West Newton for the 685th Finance Detachment of the Massachusetts National Guard being deployed overseas.

 

12-08-05; Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that prevents thousands of Massachusetts taxpayers from having to pay retroactive taxes on financial transactions that occurred more than three years ago. Under the new law, no additional taxes are due and affected taxpayers may disregard any retroactive bills they received.

 

12-16-05; Governor Mitt Romney inspected the State Police trainees during the 78th Recruit Training Troop’s graduation ceremony in Worcester.

 

2006

 

01-11-06; Calling education “an essential investment” in the state’s future, Governor Mitt Romney appeared before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education to outline his reform proposals to bolster Massachusetts schools and improve student performance across the board.

 

01-18-06; Governor Mitt Romney in his annual State of the Commonwealth address this evening declared Massachusetts “resilient, robust, and strong.” The Governor announced a $200 million reserve fund to pay for health care reform and proposed a new plan to lower the income tax rate to 5 percent over two years.

 

01-23-06; Governor Mitt Romney was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Tim Murphy as he announced during a news conference at the State House that he will establish a panel to review the case history of Haleigh Poutre. “I believe that the people in DSS did what they believed was right. No human is omniscient. But I wonder whether any changes in protocol or procedure may reduce the likelihood of error in the future,” Romney said.

 

01-25-06; With revenues rising and reserves at record levels, Governor Mitt Romney filed a Fiscal Year 2007 budget that proposes significant new spending in education, health care and local aid while also cutting taxes. For the fourth year in a row, the Governor’s budget is balanced and maintains the Commonwealth’s financial stability.

 

02-21-06; Governor Mitt Romney was joined by Mass. Secretary of Economic Development Ranch Kimball as he announced Massachusetts Business Connect, a new initiative to help companies build business relationships that will create new deals and jobs in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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