First, we create a million new manufacturing jobs, and help businesses double their exports, give tax breaks to the companies that invest in America, not ones that ship our jobs overseas.
Second, we cut our oil imports in half and produce more American made energy—oil, clean coal, natural gas; and new resources like wind and solar; biofuels, all while doubling the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks.
Third, we ensure that we maintain the best workforce in the world by preparing a hundred thousand additional math and science teachers; training two million Americans with the job skills they need at our community colleges; cutting the growth of tuition in half and expanding student aid so more Americans can afford it.
Fourth, a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. On top of the $1 trillion in spending we’ve already cut, I’d ask the wealthy to pay a little more. And as we end the war in Afghanistan, let’s apply half the savings to pay down our debt and use the rest for some nation-building right here at home.
On Wednesday, Mitt Romney released his sixty-second direct-to-camera ad:
"Too many Americans are struggling to find work in today’s economy. Too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck, trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. More Americans are living in poverty than when President Obama took office and 15 million more are on food stamps. President Obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families. The difference is my policies will make things better for them. We shouldn’t measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. We should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. My plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years—helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class. I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message because we can’t afford another four years like the last four years."
Trailing in the polls, Mitt Romney responded earlier this week by releasing a direct-to-camera ad that attempts to move the needle in his direction.
Thursday morning the Obama for America campaign announced a new unusually long two minute ad featuring President Obama staring into the camera will begin airing in Florida and six other battleground states. It's called "Table."
In the ad, Obama asks, "So what's my plan?" and then spends the remainder of the ad detailing his agenda if the American people grant him a second-term.
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