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New York Times “Republican Web Site Points To Obama As ‘Real Outsourcer-In-Chief'”

New York Times “Romney Criticizes Obama’s Tax Plan”

Wall Street Journal: “Romney Blasts Obama’s ‘Massive Tax Increase’”

LA Times “Republicans Level Outsourcing Accusations Against Obama”

Washington Post “Mitt Romney Returns Fire In ‘Outsourcing’ Fight”

Washington Post “GOP Fires Back At Obama On Outsourcing”

Washington Post: “Romney Urges Americans To Help Colo. Fire Victims By Vacationing There”

USA Today “Romney Criticizes Obama On Outsourcing”

Denver Post “At Grand Junction Town Hall, Mitt Romney Revs Up The Faithful”

Des Moines Register “Observers Say Obama Attacks On Outsourcing Are Inaccurate, But Effective”

Des Moines Register: “Republican Party Chief Descends On Iowa To Accuse Obama Of Outsourcing”

Philly Inquirer “RNC Says Obama 'Outsourced The Recovery'”

Colorado Gazette: “Romney Visits Care And Share Food Bank”

The Republican “Republicans Attack President Obama On Outsourcing”

Huffington Post: Reince Priebus: “Obama Shipped The Recovery Overseas”

Politico “Obama Targeted By RNC On 'Outsourcing'”

Politico “Mitt Romney Dubs Barack Obama ‘Outsourcer In Chief’”

National Review “Romney: Obama Is The Real ‘Outsourcer-In-Chief”

National Review “Our Offshoring President”

The Hill “GOP Looks To Paint Obama As Outsourcer Of Stimulus Dollars”

Human Events “Barack Obama, Grand Master Of Outsourcing”

CNN “Romney, Republicans Turn Back Outsourcing Attacks On Obama”

CNN “Romney Takes On Outsourcing Claim”
Fox News “Republicans Fight Back On Outsourcing Charge, Accuse Obama Of Funding Foreign Jobs”

ABC News “Romney Rolls Up Sleeves, Drops By Food Bank To Help CO Fire Victims”

ABC News “Romney Says It's Obama Who Is The ‘Outsourcer-In-Chief'

ABC News: “Reince Priebus Says Obama Guilty Of The ‘Ultimate Sin’”

ABC News Radio “RNC Chair Heads To Iowa To Push Message Where Obama's Campaigning”

Breitbart: “Obama's Stimulus Tax Dollars Used To Create Jobs Overseas”

Washington Free Beacon: “Obamanomicsoutsourced.Com”

Hot Air “President Obama, The Real Outsourcer-In-Chief”

Talking Points Memo: “RNC Chair To Visit Cedar Rapids Ahead Of Obama Speech”

Mediaite “Priebus Takes On ‘Outsourcer-In-Chief:’ Obama Is Smart, He ‘Knows This Is All A Sham’”

Townhall “Romney Camp: Let's Face It, Obama's A Shameless Liar”

TV

Fox And Friends (FNC): Reince Priebus

America’s Newsroom (FNC): RNC Website

Happening Now (FNC): Carl Cameron On RNC Site

Your World (FNC): Iowa Business Owner Switching Support To Romney

Special Report (FNC): Carl Cameron On Outsourcing

Special Report (FNC): Romney Pushback, Obama Tax Plan

Special Report (FNC): Panel on Outsourcing, Romney Strategy

Hannity (FNC): Palin on Romney Tax Records, DWS

Hannity (FNC): Palin on Romney’s Message, VP Speculation

CNN Newsroom (CNN): Dan Lothian on Outsourcing

CNN Newsroom (CNN): Gloria Borger On Outsourcing

Situation Room (CNN): Brianna Keilar On Outsourcing

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN): Gergen, Murphy on Outsourcing
Daily Rundown (MSNBC): Chuck Todd On RNC Website, Outsourcing

MSNBC Live (MSNBC): Outsourcing, Fundraising

Andrea Mitchell Reports (MSNBC): Chris Cillizza On Outsourcing

Andrea Mitchell Reports (MSNBC): Andrea Mitchell on RNC Website

Andrea Mitchell Reports (MSNBC): John Sununu

KWWL-IOW (NBC) - Iowa City, IA: Outsourcing

WQAD-DAV (ABC) - Davenport, IA: Chairman Priebus Coverage

KCRG (ABC): Obama Outsourcing

KGAN-IOW (CBS) - Iowa City, IA

News Channel 5 (KREX) – Romney Interview

News Channel 5 (KFQX) – Romney Interview

KJCT News 8 @ 5 (KJCT) – Romney Interview

11 News at 5:30 (KKCO) – Romney Interview

KJCT News 8 @ 6 (KJCT) – Romney Interview

KJCT News 8 @ 5 (KJCT) – Romney Interview

KCNC-DEN (CBS) - Denver, CO 5PM

KDVR-DEN (FOX) - Denver, CO 5PM

KMGH-DEN (ABC) - Denver, CO 5PM

KUSA-DEN (NBC) - Denver, CO 5PM

KCNC-DEN (CBS) - Denver, CO 6PM

C-SPAN 3: Romney Townhall

Hannity (FNC): Sarah Palin on Romney's Message, VP Speculation

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SEAN HANNITY: how does the president make the case that he has made the economy better? can he
make that case? what does he point to?
SARAH PALIN: he can make the case by making things up. but the numbers speak for themselves --
[chuckles] they say that american middle class has seen the decimation of their net worth by 40%. i am
glad that his strategy and the brilliant pundits in the beltway who are strategizing with him have decided
to make the campaign about taxes. that's an easy one for this fiscal conservative to understand that we
are taxed enough and growing government is not the answer to anything. in fact, growing government is
the problem. barack obama is the leader of what the problem is all about. that's growing government.

HANNITY: look at how bad things are. unemployment in the african-american community is over 14%.
over 11% in the hispanic community. youth african-american unemployment 50%. we have a downgrade
the first time in american history. federal spending of gdp, deficit, debt, is the highest since world war ii-
- the highest. homeownership is the lowest since 1965. government dependency, the highest in
american history. fewer people paying taxes than we have ever had in history. it seems -- and $5 trillion
in debt. the president can't run on that. what would be the best message for governor romney to bring
out to say, i will do "a," "b," "c" and "d" and this will fix the economy and get it on the right path. him?
what message would you advise

PALIN: he already has the right message. that is that the free market works best and the constitution is
the fine blueprint to take us toward a more perfect union, as opposed to barack obama's idea of
growing government and taking away our freedoms and quashing that entrepreneurial spirit. romney
has the right message. it's just a matter of governor romney being very, very courageous and bold and
passionate about that message. again, he's got to get through that filter of the mede media, which will
be quite difficult because 90% of the media is so far left, they are a lap dog for barack obama. romney
has said before, he doesn't want to have to light his hire fire. there are a lot of his base supporters,
independents who are saying, well, light our hair on fire, then! remind us how important it is that we get
engaged in the presidential election because it is the election of our lifetime. we saw in the 2010
electoral victory special we saw in the wisconsin recall victory, where the right was victorious there, that
the base, the independents, the key party patriots need to be energized and get out to vote. otherwise,
the right is not going to be able to get in there, into the white house and reverse the course that barack
obama has put us on, towards bankruptcy and insolvency.

HANNITY: last question, governor. four years ago, you were selected and you didn't know you were
going to be selected until four days until you were. you didn't know you were being vetted four days
prior, which is a pretty amazing story. the names i hear, portman in ohio, rubio in florida and paul ryan,
who will be on this program tomorrow night, from wisconsin. good choices?

PALIN: they're all good choices. they are. and i think that. governor romney will probably fley safe,
relatively speaking in terms of finding someone who is a known commodity so the media doesn't do
what it did to me, making things up and thrashing somebody's reputation and record in order to distract
from what the election was supposed to be about. those are good names. there are other great names
out there batted around. you know, i look forward to seeing who that one is, who can assist governor
romney in moving forward.
HANNITY: all right. as we get closer, we will bring you back and ask you what advice have you for that
person, as you lived through that whirlwind. we appreciate you being with us.

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SARAH PALIN: but the accusation of mitt romney not being transparent with his private funds and where
he invests his dollars. debbie wasserman-schultz is accusing him of not revealing more tax records when
she hasn't revealed tax records. if this isn't the kettle calling the pot black, i don't know what it is. if this
weren't so insanely hypocrital, all of this would be laughable!

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REPORTER: Romney gave me a list of 5 points he thinkgs will impact more energy more trade less
government bettereducation and 5. a free economy "

REPORTER no they might be saying no, but mitt romney is saying yes -- making his fourth stop to the
western slope this campaign –

ANCHOR: sot stand about grabbing colorado's swing state the latest gallop polls show obama and
romney's approval rating are in a dead heat at 46 percent sot nats no romney hopes to tip the scales in
his favor –

ROMNEY: Take advantage of our energy resources our coal our gas our oil

ROMNEY: i also want to begin leasing additional oil operations on federal lands - the president has cut
that by about half -- on lands and off shore

REPORTER: one of his top priorities - reversing the keystone pipeline veto sot

ROMNEY: if i became president we'd approve the keystone pipeline, get it built, bring the oil in from
canada

REPORTER: but he takes a much less forward approach to colorado's wildfire prevention

ROMNEY: weather it's taking out the beetle infested trees that have died -- or finding a way to thin the
forrest or weather its taking a different course, that's something id like to have scientists look at --
politicians can't make that decision

REPORTER: on a larger scale - romney's target on "day 1" will be free market financial policy sot right
now
ROMNEY:we have the highest corporate taxes in the world and our individual taxes are making it harder
for businesses that pay tax at the individual level

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REPORTER: will siginficantly impact the stewern slpoe -- 1. mroe energy 2. more trade. 3 they mn but
mitt romney is saying yes -- mkaing his fourth stop to thee wstern slope this campaign grabbing
colorado's swnig state the latest gallop polls show obama and romney's apprvoal rating are in a dead
heat at 46 percent

ROMNEY: Take advantage of our energy resources our coal our gas our oil

ROMNEY: i also want to begin leasing additional oil operations on federal lands - the president has cut
that by about half -- on lands and off shore

REPORTER: one of his top priorities - reversing the keystone pipeline veto sot

ROMNEY: if i became president we'd approve the keystone pipeline, get it built, bring the oil in from
canada

REPORTER: but he takes a much less forward approach to colorado's wildfire prevention

ROMNEY: weather it's taking out the beetle infested trees that have died -- or finding a way to thin the
forrest or weather its taking a different course, that's something id like to have scientists look at --
politicians can't make that decision

REPORTER: on a larger scale - romney's target on "day 1" will be free market financial policy sot right
now

ROMNEY: we have the highest corporate taxes in the world and our individual taxes are making it harder
for businesses that pay tax at the individual level

ANCHOR: ewschannel 5 alsop soke with vtoers---o bth republicans and democrats. theyin led up early,
anxious to see the prseidential candidatep seak. news channel 5 reporter amanda brandesi found out
what thye care about... and whathe ty're looking fro in people were very excited to ve such a prominent
public figure hree i tnhe grand valley... but they're also equally concerned. concerned abuot the state of
this country an,d concerned ouabt whehter or not policatil parties in this country willver e be able to
together... "

REPORTER: when romney supporters heard he was coming to town... thye ddin't waste any time
securing their spot in line. sot- i got my ticket right away and they camen i nmubers. security used at the
event.. b but owcrds did'nt seem to mind the wait sot supproters talked about the hopes ethy have for
the country sot s sot ted to hear om governor ronmey sot folks from other partise also came to hera
what the presidential candidtae had to say. sot s sot ferganchick even hadvoters froms age rethis was a
rrae opportunity and well worth the wait."

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ANCHOR: 3 after the event i had a chance to sit down one on one with governor romney. he says the
voters of colorado are key to sending him to the white house. in fact romney goes as far to say that if
colorado chooses him -- he will be the next president of the united states. colorado's recent wildfires
has caught romney's attention. the republican says he will do what it takes -- including spending money-
- to protect colorado's forests from future wildfires.

ROMNEY: i think that we have to look at our forest management procedures and policies we have to
look at the equipment that we have to fight the fires the man power and take corrective action. we can't
go on year after year after year with politics deciding what kind of resources we are going to have."

ANCHOR: romney says he wants scientists to analyze what it will take to prevent these fires and then
change the way we mange our forests based on their recommendations. coming up tonight at six -- we
talk to the presumptive gop nominee about oil and gas leases.

11 News at 5:30 (KKCO) – Romney interview

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ANCHOR: kkco 11 news reporter andie adams sits down one on one with governor mitt romney to ask
him about jobs, energy and reaching a key demographic. andie?

REPORTER: "i'm joined now by governor mitt romney. governor, thank you so much for joining us today,
i just have a couple of quick questions for you. number 1 on everyone's mind is of course jobs. how do
you plan to get america back to work?"

ROMNEY: "well there are five things i would do immediately to get this economy going. number1: take
advantage of our energy resources. let's drill for oil, gas, use our coal. our natural resources have to help
propel our economy. number 2: open up trade with other nations. we have not done that over the last
three and a half years. let's sell more american goods elsewhere and crack down on china and anyone
else who cheats. number three: cut back on the size of government. get us on the path to finally have a
balanced budget. number four: get our schools and our training programs helping people be prepared
for the jobs of today and tomorrow. and finally, restore economic freedom. by that i mean keep taxes
down, our regulations updated and modern. right now, we're seeing small businesses just crushed by a
government that's too big and too insertive in their lives."
REPORTER: "let's go back to that first point. it's a big issue here on the western slope, near and dear to
our hearts. it's the energy. what's your strategy for promoting the domestic energy sector, especially
drilling on public lands?"

ROMNEY: "well the president has cut back on drilling on public lands by a third and in some cases a half
with regards to off shore drilling. my own view is we change that course on day one. i would issue an
executive order directing the secretary of the interior to provide licenses and permits to people who
want to drill on federal lands, those who have been pre- approved, and let's start getting our natural gas
and our oil, as well as using our coal, so that we can have a series of energy sources that are affordable,
plentiful and reliable. that will create energy sector jobs as well as manufacturing jobs that come back to
take advantage of low cost, plentiful energy.'

REPORTER: "ok, we have a question here from a viewer: what are you and your campaign actively doing
to capture the critical young adult -that's 18-24-- vote?"

ROMNEY: "as i talk to young people across the country, i say to them somewhat jokingly, 'i don't know
how any of you can vote for a democrat.' and i say that because the democratic party is intent on
spending more and more money, borrowing trillions of dollars, knowing that my generation will never
pay it off. it's all being passed on to the next generation. these young people are going to wake up and
say, holy cow, what happened to the american dream because they're paying not only for what they
need from the government, they're paying for all the things we spend. my party, and i in particular, are
insistent that we put america back on track to have a balanced budget. and stop spending our kids
future. as they understand that message, i think you're going to find more young people saying,
president obama did not deliver what he said. half of college kids can't get jobs or jobs consistent with
their skill. they don't want that to continue."

REPORTER: "so specifically on the campaign trail, are you really reaching out where they are? on social
media?"

ROMNEY: "we have a very extensive social media effort and great numbers of followers, and of course
we're contacting people on college campuses and high schools as well. today at central high school and
in grand junction, we're able to see a lot of young people and answer the questions they have. that's the
kind of effort that i think will bring more young people into our campaign."

REPORTER: "thank you so much for joining " us

REPORTER: ."governor romney is not quite done with colorado yet. for the rest of the day... he will be
campaigning in colorado springs. people drove for over four hours from other states to see governor
romney speak today. they lined up hours before the doors opened... and battled hot temperatures... all
for a chance to see the man they hope will be our next president

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REPORTER: after the town hall i had a chance to sit down one on one with governor romney. in this
exclusive interview romney told us if elected his first day on the job he will change the way the federal
government deals with the oil and gas industry.

ROMNEY: one of the things i am going to do on executive order is direct the sec of the interior to open
up federal lands to drillers that have already been pre-approved, provide the licenses and the permits so
that we can take advantage of the oil and gas on federal lands. lets start drilling for the resources we
have in this country

REPORTER: romney also wants to take advantage of the western slope's coal resources to help lower
energy costs. the presumptive gop nominee says if we can do that, more manufacturing jobs will stay in
the country instead of moving overseas. coming up tonight at ten we'll show you more of this exclusive
interview.

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he talked a lot about getting America back to work obams time is up

gov Romney is looking for votes

ROMNEY: im here to talk to you about the course for the country and what lays ahead for America

REPORTER: Romney focused his comments on five points that he says will make him a better president
for the united states his first point was specifc he said americans need to take adavanteage of oil gas
and coal

ROMNEY: then of course you have natural gas. massive new natural gas resources but the federal
government is trying to insert itself in with fracking regulations at the federal but we've always
regulated fracking for decades at the state level."

REPORTER: romney also wants to take advantage of trading opportunities...specifically with latin
america.

ROMNEY: "if i'm the president of the united states, i have a very different view than his. my view is his
trade policies don't work to create american jobs...do you think they're working to create american
jobs? no."

REPORTER: romney also wants to cut back the size of our government. he says government is taking too
much out of americans paychecks.

ROMNEY: "and on that basis, the first one i'm going to get rid of is obamacare."

REPORTER: romney says as president of the united states he'd focus more the future of students and
getting our education system where it should be.
ROMNEY: "the president talks that talk. he talks about investing in our kids and improving our schools
but look what happens when the president's largest contributor to his campaign and teh campaigns of
his fellow democrats comes form teh teacher union. it means that those teacher's union bosses have a
big say and too often the interest of the union bosses is placed ahead of the teachers and and teh kids
and that's got to change."

REPORTER: but the biggest focus in romney's ralley at central high school today was about jobs and
economy. he says the reason the economy is not recovering is because america is built on dreams, and if
we all stop opening businesses and striving to be better the economy will continue to suffer.

ROMNEY: "and dreams are being crushed when taxes go up and up and up. on job creators and business
creators. when regulations become overwhelming and burdensome, when the people in government
sometimes treat you like you're the enemy instead of the friend. if i'm the president of the united states
what i will do is everything in my power to make sure this is the best place in the world for entrepenuers
and innovaters, small businesses, big businesses. i will make my job creating good jobs for the american
people."

REPORTER: 3 as romney wrapped up his rally at central high school this morning people cheered for him.
he says the election could come down to a swing state like colorado. and he feels confident he now has
the support of mesa county. reporting live, janelle ericsson kjct news 8.

ANCHOR: an audience estimated at several thousands listened as romney addressed the western slope.
for many, hearing him speak in person confirmed their opinions of his politics... others said their minds
were changed. they say they'll be giving the republican their votes come november.

RUPPORTER: i've had others i've supported over him but he came through. i'm happy. there is hope for
the nation if we get him.

SUPPORTER: i couldn't believe in person the vision that he is trying to give our country. its completely
opposite of where we're going right now. i'm exciting to see what grand junction can do to help save this
country

SUPPORTER: .romney is an american that knows what needs to be done. it wasn't just romney
supporters gathering in grand junction.

KCNC-DEN (CBS) - Denver, CO CBS4 News at 5PM

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HOST: Mitt Romney telling coloradans that he is the candidate to get the economy going once again. the
gop presidential candidate blasted president obama on energy, healthcare and the economy.
MITT ROMNEY: the president's policies are not creating jobs. it's making it harder for this economy to
recover to have this president pursuing liberal policies that didn't work in the past and certainly won't
work now in modern america. i have a very different vision.

HOST: in iowa, president obama continued pushing his plan to extend the bush-era tax cuts but only for
couples making less than $250,000 a year .

BARACK OBAMA: we needtion will fight need somebody who will fight every day for the middle class.

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HOST: and presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigning today for the first time in more than a
month. again avoiding denver metro area. delay is here with a look at this morning's meeting in grand
junction.

REPORTER: he has not been in denver in the metro area he went to parts of the state this morning and
this morning was no different. there was one thing different a lot of the standard lines have shift to
more strides punting back to obama's planet plan of his own record as the mac before a safe,
conservative card, Mitt Romney's crowd focusing on recent headlines like gene's disappointing job
reports the mac i know last week the middle class of america got a kick in the gut, but when the jobs
numbers came out. he also made his first comment on monday to extend the bush tax cuts but only for
those making less than $250,000 a year.

MITT ROMNEY: the very idea of raising taxes on small business and job creators at the very time we
need more jobs is the sort of thing only an extremist could come up with the mac for a week or two he
has been ripped by conservatives for letting the obama campaign to find him with tv ads like this.

REPORTER: they show up that Romney from pioneers in helping companies outsource manufacturing.
tuesday, for the first time, Romney tried to push back the being obama the outsourcer in chief.

ROMNEY: by putting money into energy companies solar and wind companies that end up making their
products outside the united states. if there is an outsourcer in chief it is the president of the united
states not vote governor guy running to replace some.

REPORTERl is stopping colorado springs this afternoon you see a picture picture he just posted on
twitter during a food bank to help the lotto canyon that was not open to the public or press. no
reporters, no questions allowed.

HOST: president obama meanwhile back on the campaign trail stepping up pressure on his supporters to
donate money. the president was campaigning in des moines, iowa today. that is one of 11 states
expected to decide the election. after $25 million on fumes raising heat tucked about urgency, and his
message today included disappointment about all the money it takes to run.
BARACK OBAMA: there is more money fighting the system than ever before. there are more negative
ads more cynicism. most of what you hear in terms of the news who is up or down in the polls. instead
of how any of this relates to your lives.

HOST: in 2008 he outweighed his republicans but now, after the citizens united decision of 2010,
opening the door to unlimited corporate donations, the president is likely to be out this time by Romney
and the republican.

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HOST: their republican nominee hosting a town hall and

REPORTER: leslie thorne and colorado springs to stop their the last-minute addition a last-minute stop
meira from the left about an hour agoRomney's colorado visit comes after the release of a "we ask
america poll"... he met with staff and volunteers who lost their homes in the fire he gave food to
families he held a food drive very from a very family.

INTERVIEW: very down tariffs the one on one appreciation with him. our staff has pulled its 18-20 hour
days the last few weeks it is nice to have the appreciation.

REPORTER: he rolled up his sleeves and put boxes of food together. > > he also encouraged americans
this afternoon to visit colorado. and you have planned to visit this summer it's important to visit
colorado is tourism industry he says. he will give a speech to the end double acp. tomorrow.

HOST: Romney's colorado visit comes after the release of a "we ask america poll"... which shows the
republican candidate trailing president barack obama by about three and a half percent... a near tie
when you consider the poll's 3-percent margin of error. a new national a-b-c news poll has the president
& Romney tied at 47-percent. the president campaigning in iowa today... a state he carried in the oh-
eight election. at this rally in cedar rapids... he again pushed for the renewal of tax cuts for families
earning less than 250-thousand dollars... but not for wealthier americans.

BARACK OBAMA: "i believe that we should make sure that taxes on the 98% of americans don't go up
and then we should let the tax cuts expire for folks like me. for the top 2% of america"

HOST: for the latest on theincluding Mitt Romney's visit to colorado... log on right now to the denver
channel dot com.

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HOST: and presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigning today for the first time in more than a
month. again avoiding denver metro area. delay is here with a look at this morning's meeting in grand
junction.

REPORTER: he has not been in denver in the metro area he went to parts of the state this morning and
this morning was no different. there was one thing different a lot of the standard lines have shift to
more strides punting back to obama's planet plan of his own record as the mac before a safe,
conservative card, Mitt Romney's crowd focusing on recent headlines like gene's disappointing job
reports the mac i know last week the middle class of america got a kick in the gut, but when the jobs
numbers came out. he also made his first comment on monday to extend the bush tax cuts but only for
those making less than $250,000 a year.

MITT ROMNEY: the very idea of raising taxes on small business and job creators at the very time we
need more jobs is the sort of thing only an extremist could come up with the mac for a week or two he
has been ripped by conservatives for letting the obama campaign to find him with tv ads like this.

REPORTER: they show up that Romney from pioneers in helping companies outsource manufacturing.
tuesday, for the first time, Romney tried to push back the being obama the outsourcer in chief.

ROMNEY: by putting money into energy companies solar and wind companies that end up making their
products outside the united states. if there is an outsourcer in chief it is the president of the united
states not vote governor guy running to replace some.

REPORTERl is stopping colorado springs this afternoon you see a picture picture he just posted on
twitter during a food bank to help the lotto canyon that was not open to the public or press. no
reporters, no questions allowed.

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HOST: their republican nominee hosting a town hall and

REPORTER: leslie thorne and colorado springs to stop their the last-minute addition a last-minute stop
meira from the left about an hour agoRomney's colorado visit comes after the release of a "we ask
america poll"... he met with staff and volunteers who lost their homes in the fire he gave food to
families he held a food drive very from a very family.

INTERVIEW: very down tariffs the one on one appreciation with him. our staff has pulled its 18-20 hour
days the last few weeks it is nice to have the appreciation.

REPORTER: he rolled up his sleeves and put boxes of food together. > > he also encouraged americans
this afternoon to visit colorado. and you have planned to visit this summer it's important to visit
colorado is tourism industry he says. he will give a speech to the end double acp. tomorrow.
HOST: Romney's colorado visit comes after the release of a "we ask america poll"... which shows the
republican candidate trailing president barack obama by about three and a half percent... a near tie
when you consider the poll's 3-percent margin of error. a new national a-b-c news poll has the president
& Romney tied at 47-percent. the president campaigning in iowa today... a state he carried in the oh-
eight election. at this rally in cedar rapids... he again pushed for the renewal of tax cuts for families
earning less than 250-thousand dollars... but not for wealthier americans.

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HOST: republican candidate Mitt Romney spent the day in colorado. this afternoon he made a surprise
visit to colorado springs. he toured a food bank helping people effected by the waldo canyon fire. earlier
he spoke at a campaign event in grand junction where he held a town hall-style meeting. brandon
rittiman is with us. he had tough words for president barack obama today?

REPORTER: yeah, mark. a different tone from Romney than we heard in some of the recent colorado
visits. he criticized the president for liberal policies and responded to criticism from democrats who
accuse him with protecting the wealthy. that is because of his tax platform. here is what he said to that.

MITT ROMNEY: for me, by the way, this campaign is about the middle class. and about the poor. it is not
about the rich. the rich are going to do fine whoever is elected.

REPORTER: while he says the rich will be fine he warned that allowing the tax cuts to expire for people
making more than a quarter of a million dollars will stop job creation. president barack obama spoke to
voters in iowa.

BARACK OBAMA: i believe that we should make sure the taxes on the 98% of americans don't go up and
then we should let the tax cuts expire for folks like me. for the top 2% of americans.

REPORTER: in colorado, Romney says he wanted to control government and spending. he promised to
hold the program to one standard. this program is so critical to america that it is worth borrowing from
china to pay for it. there is one area Romney made it cheer he would like to spend more, the military.
spectaculars. he offered the crowd expensive

ROMNEY: i would shipping up, and add more active personnel to our military and i would make sure our
veterans get the care they so richly deserve.

REPORTER: now, i told you it was a town hall meeting, he took some questions. one person asked a
question that has been on a lot of our minds. he wanted to know if Romney would name his pick before
or after the national convention next month. his answer, yes. that is all he would say. ducking the issue.
all right, thank you very much.

HOST: thank you.
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HOST: the campaign for the white house came back to colorado today. republican presidential candidate
mitt romney stopped in colorado springs this afternoon at the care and share food bank. we are told
met with volunteers and even helped load some food boxes there. this followed a town hall event in
grand junction this morning. cbs 2's jeff todd from our mountain newsroom said romney made it clear
that jobs are his top priority.

REPORTER: for the third time since the beginning of may governor romney once again made a visit to
colorado but unlike the previous two visits where he only talked about energy policy today he covered
the gamut and took a half dozen questions from the crowd.

MITT ROMNEY: are we going to win in november? [ applause and cheers ]

REPORTER: 500 people filled the grand junction high school gym the republican candidate covered a
number of topics but they all came back to one thing.

ROMNEY: i will make my job one creating good jobs for the american people.

REPORTER: romney discussed changes he would make in foreign policy, energy, taxes and healthcare
but all of them to help business and new jobs while criticizing the current administration.

ROMNEY: the very idea of raising taxes on small business and job creators at the very time we need
more jobs is the sort of thing only an extreme liberal can come up with.

REPORTER: we found several people in a conservative stronghold part of the state who weren't sold on
governor romney yet.

INTERVIEW: have a lot to do. i would never vote for obama so it would be for romney or not vote.

REPORTER: would you say your vote is up for grabs right now?

INTERVIEW: to some extent, yeah.

REPORTER: today the candidate who has been criticized for not taking a stand laid out several plans.

INTERVIEW: education and economics.

ROMNEY: the federal dollars are going to be attached to the child not to the school or the state or the
district and so the child can go to whatever school he wants and take those dollars with him so we
empower school choice across the nation.

INTERVIEW: i want to hear him say that he is going to do something about our economy and stop the
government spending and reduce the size of government.
ROMNEY: i mean, look at all programs we have in government and ask this question: is this program so
critical to america that it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it?

REPORTER: the governor spoke to the crowd to about an hour. his longest in colorado so far. but many
people believe won't just be back to the state, he will also return to the western slope.

INTERVIEW: mesa county, pretty much red area.

REPORTER: in grand junction, jeff todd, cbs4 mountain newsroom.

HOST: we have posted romney's complete speech on cbsdenver.com. just click on video.

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN): Obama Attack Ad's; State of the Race

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ANDERSON COOPER: senior political analyst david gergen and daily beast contributor patricia murphy.
founder and editor of citizen jane politics. a full-on attack on romney is clearly a concerted strategy from
the democrats. is it working?

DAVID GERGEN: hard to say, anderson. early indications were it might be working in some of the swing
states. but now we have numbers that have come out on how much the obama campaign has spent
onadvertising in swing states like ohio. the obama campaign has outspend the romney campaign 3-1.
obama's still ahead. yet these anti-advertisements don't seem to have moved the needle. it's still a very,
very tight race in ohio.

COOPER: patricia, some are saying obama's playing a mediocre hand pretty well.

PATRICIA MURPHY: i don't know if that's a fair assessment. the last week or so romney has played it very
poorly. i don't think going on vacation at your lake compound in new hampshire is a great way to play
off the economy. i think when he went into colorado today, really becamemuch more aggressive. much
more aggressive than we've seen him. going after the president's record. going after the health care bill.
asserting himself in the health care arena. i think he's start to do better. i think it's way too early to say
how he's playing his hand. it didn't go great last week. it went a lot better today.

COOPER: the governor consistently does poll higher than the president when it comes to who voters
trust to handle the economy. so, i mean, trying to shift the focus away from the current economic
situation,though it's understandable, it's not necessarily going to change those numbers in favor of the
president, is it?

GERGEN: absolutely not, anderson. the underlying number, we'll have to watch these job numbers every
month now, right through till the election. the president has to get those numbers up. at least -- ithink
anything that shows less than 100,000 jobs a month is bad news for the president. he gets up around
200,000 jobs a month as he was a few months ago, that could be very, very good news for him. that's
the underlying thing. what i think these attacks are doing, anderson, is raising questions about mitt
romney's sort of finances. and i think it's going to increase the pressure on him to release more of his tax
returns.

COOPER: it's interesting, patricia, james carville, stan greenberg, you know, formally worked for
president clinton worried outloud obama was going to get beat with his economic message things are
getting better. instead, should be focusing on how things are going to get better in the next four years,
if, in fact, they are. do you think they have a point with that?

MURPHY: i think they have a point. i think that's really the only place that the president can go. the last
four years have been very, very difficult for a lot of people. even though it's better for some people,
maybe the unemployment rate has come down a little bit. it's tickeddown. a lot people are still
struggling so much. so many people have dropped out of of this economy. he really doesn't want to talk
about this. you have to say, i know it doesn't feel good, but it's going to get better. i'm the person to do
it. then you see the person pivoting immediately to mitt romney. that's what all these bain attacks are
about. you can't trust mitt romney to do it any better. he's going to offshore those jobs. if you look at
what he's doing, his personal finances, this is what he's going to do to the country's finances. i think the
president doesn't want to look back. i don't think americans are going to let him off the hook that easily.
the only way to let him know howhe's performed in the future is how he's performed in the past.

COOPER: has opened himself up to the criticism. he's attacking success. someone who's successful.

GERGEN: absolutely. i happen to think the attacks on bain capital are way off base. i know something
about that company. i've done some work with them in the past. i was on a board. we sold out tobain
capital, corporate board. we had big questions about who bain was going to be a good steward of the
child care company. they've been terrific stewards. i think a lot of these attacks are ill founded. they're
an attempt to paint romney as something other -- top 1%, top 001% of the country. out of touch,elite,
all the rest. going back to patricia's point. taking the vacation i think was ill timed. fundamentally, think
the country really wants to know which of these guys can bring growth or jobs. i don't think either of
them yet has persuaded the country they can do that.

COOPER: david gergen, patricia murphy, thanks.

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ANDREA MITCHELL: i'm joined by former new hampshire governor, former chief of staff, john sununu.
governor, great to see you again.

JOHN SUNUNU: nice to talk to you, andrea. how have you been?
MITCHELL i've been very well, thank you. here we are, 47-47. it doesn't look as though either of them
are moving the needle. Mitt Romney today, you just saw in colorado, one of the important battleground
states, making the point that president obama has an outsourcing problem.

SUNUNU yeah. he does. and the outsourcing issue really causes two problems for president obama. one,
it underscores his dishonesty. the ad they were running which all the independent fact-checking groups
have said is dishonest ends with president obama saying i'm president obama and i approved this
message. it should say i'm president obama, i approved this dishonest message. the second problem he
has with outsourcing is that there is a huge amount of outsourcing which was driven by obama policy.
the money -- the $500 million they gave to fisker created jobs in finland. the solar energy grants they
gave and created jobs in mexico. the wind turbine grants they gave created jobs in denmark. so the
point that i think is really interesting is that the outsourcing issue underscores how few smarts there are
in this white house and in this obama campaign that they expose themselves to the response criticism
that i think unlike what mr. cillizza said is going to end up a winning issue for Mitt Romney.

MITCHELL isn't it a winning issue for the white house fundamentally, granted that the politifact folks and
the white house pointed out the president's campaign ad on that issue had a lot of questions and a lot
of questionable attack lines --

SUNUNU they said it was wrong. a lot of questions is not right. it was wrong.

MITCHELL but the point is that isn't Mitt Romney more vulnerable than the president on this issue,
because there still is the whole question of private equity, of outsourcing, you could argue about when
he left bain capital and whether he was still getting money from bain capital and what some of the
companies in bain were doing, companies that did end up working overseas and sending jobs overseas,
but isn't it a bigger problem for republicans than for the white house?

SUNUNU no. when you send $500 million to fisker and it goes to finland immediately, when you send
the solar money and it goes to mexico, when you send the turbine money and it goes to denmark and
we can go on all day. there's $29 billion worth of purchases that came out of this administration
outsourced jobs to foreign countries. Mitt Romney outsourced zero. obama outsourced --

MITCHELL zero?

SUNUNU zero. he wasn't there when those issues came up.

MITCHELL well, first of all, the $29 billion are not all outsourced from the administration.

SUNUNU sure they are.

MITCHELL a lot of those jobs still remained here. there are jobs, when you do a grant, governor, there
are jobs here as well as overseas.

SUNUNU you're struggling, andrea. you're struggling.
MITCHELL well, first of all, first of all, these are competing claims and we will get back to you with all of
the numbers. but --

SUNUNU let's talk about the 3% you brought up. you want to talk numbers?

MITCHELL let's talk about the joint comMittee on taxation.

SUNUNU but that 3% represents the group of small businesses that create the bulk of the jobs under
small businesses. they're the larger ones. so they don't create 3% of the jobs. it means 3% of the small
businesses which create the majority of the jobs. so give --

MITCHELL that's not what the joint comMittee on taxation says, sir.

SUNUNU yes, it is. yes, it is. they create most of the jobs involved.

MITCHELL that is not what glen kesler with the "washington post" or the joint comMittee on taxation
said. they said that only 3% of the small businesses are correctly categorized as small businesses and are
affected by this tax proposal.

SUNUNU that's right. but they are the bigger ones and it's the bigger ones that create most of the jobs.

MITCHELL and the other point that gets lost in all of this is that even the millionaires get a tax cut up to
$250,000.

SUNUNU you know, it's interesting that the president again chooses to demonstrate why he has ruined
this economy. he doesn't understand why he is behind the eight ball with 8.2% unemployment. he's
behind the eight ball because those people who invest in jobs that want to put money into create jobs
look at this administration and are scared to death of things like this tax and like overregulation. all he's
done with what he put out yesterday is convince them that if obama is elected, they're taking their
investment money out of the country.

MITCHELL governor, if you believe that tax cuts are good for the economy, why not go along with what
the president suggested and support, why aren't republicans supporting a tax cut for the $250,000
people and less and come back after the election and deal with the millionaire issue?

SUNUNU well, the question is why aren't the republicans -- it's not why the republicans aren't
supporting that. it's why all those democratic senators are opposing president obama. senator mccaskill,
tester, conrad, there's about half a dozen to a dozen democrats in the senate who will oppose this
foolishness from the president. there's about five handfuls of democratic representatives in the house
who will oppose this foolishness --

MITCHELL you're talking about -- you are talking clearly about tester, mccaskill, ben nelson, bill nelson,
rather, in florida, talking about senators in close races who are clearly not going to support what the
president is doing here.
SUNUNU well, he's doing it to his democratic party, what he did when he sent up a budget and lost in
the house by 414-0 and in the senate, 98-0. all he cares about is himself. he doesn't care about the
people that support him politically and frankly, i think this is just a repetition of a desperate act by a
president who wants to create class warfare. it's why he's going to lose.

MITCHELL to be continued. always a pleasure to see you, governor.

SUNUNU thank you, andrea. best to you.

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NEIL CAVUTO: and now to iowa where president obama is wrapping up his visit. and he had my next
guest sold in 2008 but maybe not this time around, i have debby smith, a small business owner in
central iowa. you were for the president four years ago, what now?

DEBBIE SMITH: not so much now. i was a big obama supporter in 2008, my first caucus and i want to the
rallies, and also, the first time i donated to a presidential campaign, but, i am also a small business
owner, and i just don't see things getting better at all and at our office, i know, we used to have 13
employees and now were down to 7 we have to do all the cleaning, we used to have a cleaning company
do, so, i kind of like to get back to that, and i just don't see it happening with this current administration.

CAVUTO: iowa considered one of the -- iowa was considered a swing state, where president obama first
looked like a plausible candidate when he won and then a long slug fest with hillary clinton and the rest
is history but it is one those states that could be a page turner and i wonder, what is your gut reading
from friends and people who might have been backers of the president back then, of presidentobama
before he became president, how do they feel? do they share your view?

SMITH: i think so. a last them i have talked to, they are real concerned about the health care issue. and
including me. and, actually, the day that it went down i gave myfirst contribution to romney.

CAVUTO: now, what is it about health care thing you are particularly worried about?

SMITH: well, not, a small business owner and, just, you know, a regular citizen, because, right new we
pay for our own health care, and it is very expensive, and as everybody knows, we all want better health
care and less expensive health care and i myself and my daughter both, have pre-existing conditions so
we want that but i see for businesses that are of a certain size, to not hire anymore, so they don't have
to get over the threshold of employees i see that as a problem with growing the economy. i don't know
how the government can run the health care when they cannot, really, run much else successfully. and i
just don't know how people that can't pay right now are going to be able to pay that fee when it comes
around. i just don't see how it will work. i would like to see in two or three years people that are for it
how they feel.

CAVUTO: interesting. debby smith, thank you very much. hang in there. you and your daughter.

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BRET BAIER: the issue of outsourcing, how does it play on the campaign trail? the obama campaign has
been going forward with the "washington post" report that said romney was the king of outsourcing.
bain capital, independent fact checkers question that report. now there is another "washington post"
report that romney campaign is touting which says that the liberal groups are upset that the president
letjobs go to china. what about this? back with the panel. mara, how is this playing? is it playing?

MARA LIASSON: i think that the charge against romney he was a heartless executive that shipped jobs
overseas has been having some limited effect in the battleground states they heavily advertise with that
attack but it hasn't moved the numbers much. romney has come back to say so are you. this discussion
about outsourcing is disingenuous. if you believe in free trade, jobs will be outsourced. lower end job
goes somewhere else and supposedly we make higher end jobs with corporate resources. for romney to
say he is against outsourcing that's what corporations to do to become profitable. the president came
out with his own hard line. neither is talking about whether outsourcing is good or bad. we should
assume that all court sourcing is bad. this is not an important issue. it's a cymbal.

BAIER: The RNC put out a website that lists the money in stimulus funds that went to countries and
companies overseas. thentouts the solyndra spending as part of that as well. charles, does the
electorate comprehend the good, bad, ugly about outsourcing and how it all plays?

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: i'm not sure that economists can make a unanimous judgment on
outsourcing. i think that mara is exactly right. as an economic issue, it's complicated. it helps the
economy, sometimes it hurts the economy. it's a subtle, i. they need to paint the character of romney.
implication that somehow if romney outsources, as head of corporation outsourced jobs, assuming he
did, the allegation will come. assuming he did in the 1990s, what effect it will have on the economy
today is zero effect. it's all about the character assassination. negative portrayal of romney. as a real
issue, it's nonsense either way. i'm glad republicans are saying i told you so. i think the main problem
with outsourcing jobs and stimulus is not that the jobs ended up who knows where in finland but a
waste of money even if jobs were here. solyndra jobs were a waste to produce nothing and it went
bankrupt. so, it's a simple waste on energy that is not right. not going to happen. form of crony
capitalism. outsourcing itself is not a serious economic issue in the campaign.

BAIER: chuck, there are some republicans, some conservative groups charged that mitt romney cannot
keep just talking about the economy and saying painting it as bad as a means to run this campaign.
however, when he is on the trail, he talks about it. again and again and again. some of his biggest
applause lines. take a listen.

MITT ROMNEY: i know that last week, the middle class of america got a kick in the gut. when the jobs
numbers came out and found out we created 80,000 jobs. our nation needs to create double that
tokeep up with the population growth of our nation. so we're falling further behind under this
presidency. that is one reason why we are going to change it and get someone in there to get the
economy going. [ applause ]

BAIER: went on the say it was another economic the gut with the tax plan the president came up with.

CHARLES LANE: you know, a lot of republicans who say you need to talk about healthcare. especially
now after what the soforth. supreme court did. face it, that is a tricky one for mitt romney. italways has
been. i'm not sure this is a bad strategy for him. because if you look at, you mention the "washington
post" poll today. that number for him was very strong. he strongly favored over obama. 56 to 44% as
having the better ability to deal with the economy. conversely, that is where obama's approval rating is
lowest. on managing the economy. it is his strong suit. he isn't running a wide ranging campaign. that is
true. it could be a weakness. just going back to the final point on outsourcing, onslaught for couple of
weeks but it hasn't moved the needle. the needle is still there. dead even race. i think that speaks
volumes.

KRAUTHAMMER: i think it's a obama investment in the future. you paint the character now and try to
frame the man. so that it's harder for him later in the campaign to undo the image. it could be
subliminal one. it has an effect and it's working.

LIASSON: maybe. that "washington post" poll is tighter than it was before a little bit in direction of
romney.

LANE: of course, romney is piled up all kind of money now. outraged obama. two months in a -- out-
raised obama two months in a row.

BAIER: can't spend a lot of that money now. he is still in primary spending primary money. can't spend
general election moneyuntil he gets the nomination officially.

LIASSON: early money is better spent early.

BAIER: that is it for panel.

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Special Report (FNC): Romney Pushback, Obama Tax Plan

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BRET BAIER: the back and forth. major pushback today from the republican mitt romney. on the issue of
extenting the bush era tax cuts as romney called them a massive tax increase. especially on small
businesses he said today. this is as new polls came out today. abc news, "washington post" poll has the
horse race, essentially tied between the candidates. president obama and romney. you can see 47%. the
real clear politics average, averaging the recent polls has president obama slightly up and very close and
very tight in a lot of battleground states as well. bring in the panel. charles lane, opinion writer for the
"washington post." mara liasson for national public radio. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer.
charles, last night we talked about mitt romney and pushing back. he did so today. our thought? where
do you think it's going?

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: i think romney got himself a couple of gloves. boxing gloves. he was out
there punching. i think he actually used the word "liberal." he went after obama hard on this proposal.
the usual argument. A correct argument. used the republican argument it will hurt the economy and
creation of jobs. then you quote obama in 2010 and say one thing you don't do in a recession is raise
taxes. he was out there rather aggressively. what is impressive about this is how small a game obama is
playing. here is a guy who comes in, 2008, hope and change, change the way washington works. he
passes $1 trillion stimulus, the largest spending in american history. he does a healthcare bill that is one-
sixth of the u.s. economy. attempts cap and trade, which would control the energy industry. he does
dodd-frank, regulate finance. he wants to change america. what he is proposing here is the center of the
economic plan, for the next term. partial extension of tax cuts, for one year, just on part of the american
people.

BAIER: to be fair, they are saying that this gives them the time to negotiate the tax reform over the long
haul. that is what the white house is saying.

KRAUTHAMMER: it is what they say. the same stuff that you heard. the guys have had a term in office. if
he wanted tax reform, he could have done it. appointed a debt commission that in 2010, recommended
exactly the kind of tax reform he now says he wants. what did he do, he walked away. he don't do a
thing on it. it's republicans. paul ryan and other pros posing the tax reform. he says oh, yes, we will do
the tax reform in the future, that is the way he says we'll do spending now, cut back on spending in the
future. he does spending now and never cuts back on spending. all the promises of what will happen in
the future are not worth paper they are written on. this guy is proposing a one year extension. if it's so
important to help the economy this month, why doesn't he do a permanent extension? it's election year
gimmick and nothing else.

BAIER: to charles' point, mara, often in this debate, the interview with chuck Cillizza that the president
gave in 2010 cited. he was more expansive when he talked to republicans at the republican conference
in 2010 about raising taxes and when not to do it.

OBAMA: i am just listening to the consensus among people who know the economy best. they say if you
increase taxes or lower spending when the economy is somewhat fragile, that would have a
destimulative fect and potentially you'd see a lot of folks losing losing business, more losing jobs. that
would be mistake if the economy has not fully taken off.
BAIER: when the president said that, at that time, the gdp, the growth domestic product, country's
growth was at 5.6% growth. later revised down to 3.8%. now the first quarter growth of 2012, gross do
pestic product, gdp. 1.9%. just half of the revised gdp figure. back then.

MARA LIASSON: that is what the republicans are saying. if it's good enough to make a deal and extend
all of them for a year back then, why not do it again? republicans are also asking for one year extension.
they just want all of them other than middle class tax cut --

KRAUTHAMMER: it won't continue to change or improve economy.

LIASSON: both parties are saying we want tax reform. neither provided any details. romney won't say
what tax or spend he plans to get rid of to pay for the lowering rates. the fact is that the president made
a bet he can put out the proposal that's told very well.

BAIER: despite what he said before.

LIASSON: despite what he said before. when you look at the polls and people say, you know, what do
you think? do you think continuing the middle class tax cut and letting the tax cut expire. but he opens
himself up to a powerful charge that worked well in the past against democrats to say they like to raise
taxes. even though you let tax cut expire, that can be easily deferred as a tax hike.

CHARLES LANE: the democrats believe they have the upper hand approaching the taxageddon --

BAIER: politically. not in the actual numbers dealing with the issue.

LANE: they can drive a hard bargain. that assumes, right, obama -- well, of course, he will be president
until january 20. it assumes he could be around after january 20 to drive home the deal. this is, you
know, let's not kid ourselves. this proposal he made is never going to be law. that is not going to resolve.
but it's evidence of "a," what mara said. he thinks the polls are behind him. "b," opening bid, hard line
he wants to take for the republicans after the election.

BAIER: so do you sense there is a negotiation coming up on capitol hill that includes perhaps going up to
$1 million being the threshold?

LANE: it east interesting you say that. a lot of democrats, significant number anyway in congress are not
necessarily happy with the $250,000 threshold above which the cuts would expire. they prefer tim kaine
said half a million. some say it should be a million. it depends on what state you are in.

BAIER: i tell you what, charles. a lot of democrats, especially in tough races in red states, agree with
president obama back in january 29, 2010. they agree with what he said right there. they perhaps don't
agree with president obama in 2012.

KRAUTHAMMER: there are a lot who will not support him in congress. then you get chuck schumer who
represents people in new york state. what he said at the time a couple of years ago is new york state,
cost of living, high cost for everything. A quarter of million dollars a year is not rich. it's a lot different
than in other places in the country. therefore, he proposed $1 million cap. but for schumer, he now said
well, i'll swallow it because i'm a team player, but clearly, he is against it. a lot of democrats are against
it. people understand it's a gimmick. the point about republicans being for one-year extension but
romney has all kind of proposals and capital gains on deregulation. obama has nothing else. anemic
economy, and debt. what does he propose? one-year partial extension of tax cut. definition of small
ball.

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Fox and Friends (FNC): RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (President Obama as Outsourcer)

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GRETCHEN CARLSON: reince priebus, chairman of the republican national committee is my guest. good
morning, bright and early to you, mr. chairman.

RNC CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: good morning, gretchen. thanks for having me on.

CARLSON: i guess that you had an early wake-up call anyway because you're heading off to iowa to do
what?

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: i'm heading off to iowa to talk about barack obama's record and outsourcing jobs
that should be going to middle class families in iowa and places like iowa and wisconsin but i'm going to
iowa today to talk about that. and certainly, if this comes up as well this first topic on raising taxes again
in america, it's a bad idea. it's a bad idea because 840,000 small businesses are going to have to pay
more money under barack obama's plan now at a time that they can't afford it. so there's more to this
than this divisive rich vs. poor game that the president wants to play. this is about raising taxes on small
businesses and that's why a lot of democrats don't agree with the president either. and let's face it, he
knows exactly what's going on. he knows this isn't going to pass and he also knows that this is going to
cut off 1% of the gross domestic product in this country when we're only growing at 1.6%. he's a smart
guy. he knows this is all a sham and we need to call it on him.

CARLSON: here's the thing. as you know, so much about politics is messaging.

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: sure.

CARLSON: and it appears at least in the last couple of months that the president is out in front of the
messaging and mitt romney is responding to those messages. how can the republican candidate and the
republican national committee change that?

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: well, for one thing, gretchen, i'm not sure i agree with the premise but certainly
some of those things have been out there. i think mitt romney has been very aggressive on barack
obama's promises, the words that come out of his mouth, the results of his actions, the upside down
nature of our debt and deficit are -- now he wants to increase taxes. our economy is not working. people
know it. you just released a "washington post" poll that shows that we're in a dead heat. you know, four
months ago, i was doing these shows and people were asking me whether we're going to have a
brokered convention. are we going to fight all the way to -- now, here we are tied in national polling. we
have almost twice the money in the bank that the democratic national committee has. we're going to
unveil a messaging plan now today in iowa on barack obama being the outsourcer-in-chief taking
taxpayer money, sending it overseas, not to working families, so we're getting aggressive and i think we
have been aggressive but i guarantee you, we're going to do it times 10 before it's all over.

CARLSON: but the outsourcing response today to be fair is in response to the president calling mitt
romney an outsourcer of jobs. and i just want to weigh in on that a little bit. because i think some of the
critiques against republicans in the last couple of weeks have been why has mitt romney been more
passive. will he change now today? you're going to unveil this web site. do you think that romney's
surrogates now will become more aggressive against president obama as well?

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: well, gretchen, i just -- i think we've been extremely aggressive about this
president. this sin the first day that we've talked about that electric car company in finland where we
sent half a billion dollars over there and never came back here and never opened the plant in delaware.
this is not the first day we've talked about this. i've talked about this six months ago and so has mitt
romney and we've talked about battery companies in south korea, l.e.d.'s in china. windmills in
denmark. i think what you're going to see, though, is that through the summer and fall, things are going
to ratchet up and talk about president obama's record and you'll see an aggressive front raised up and i
think you'll see that we're raising the money that we need in order to launch the attacks that president
obama has been launching for three years now. it takes some time for the party coming as a challenger
to raise the funds necessary to get out there. we're going to be out there today, gretchen, and i
guarantee you that this thing is going to ratchet up through summer and also the fall and we'll make
barack obama one term president and save this country.

CARLSON: so the new web site you're revealing today is obama-nomics outsource.com.

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: that's right. we'll be in iowa today talking about it and unveiling it and talking
about the president taking taxpayer money, not here in this country but sending it overseas and it never
came back.

CARLSON: all right, reince priebus, thanks so much for your time. have a great trip.

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: thanks, Gretchen

CNN Newsroom – Dan Lothian (RNC takes on Obama outsourcing)
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CAROL COSTELLO: good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. right now,
president obama is just about to head to the heartland. he is visiting the battle ground state of iowa and
reaching out to middle class voters. that's who would most benefit from his plan to extend the bush era
tax cuts.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: here's what's going to change. basically if we don't do anything,
everybody's taxes go up at the end of this year. now, understand what i'm proposing is 98% of america,
98% of american families, won't see their taxes go up according to my plaque. -- plan. the only folks who
would see their taxes go up would be the top 2%, folks like me who don't need those tax breaks, are
doing just fine without them.

COSTELLO: republicans will seize the spotlight first in cedar rapids. just before the obama event, they
will unveil this website to take one of obama's arguments and turn it against him. outsourcing. that's
what it's about. weeks after the obama campaign first accused mr. romney, the businessman, of sending
american jobs overseas, republicans return fire. they say that the president did the same thing, using
your taxpayer money in the stimulus projects that helped green projects overseas.

CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: that electric car company in finland where we sent half a billion dollars
over there. never came back here. they never opened the plant in delaware. this is not the first day we
have talked about this. i talked about this six months ago, and so has mitt romney. and we have talked
about battery companies in south korea, l.e.d.s in china, windmills in denmark.

COSTELLO: dan lothian is at the white house following all of this. so now it's outsourcing.

DAN LOTHIAN: that's right. and, you know, it's the republicans really countering this attack that has
been coming from the obama campaign that mitt romney invested in companies that benefited from
sending jobs oversees to places like india and china, that mitt romney could have stopped outsourcing
when he was the governor of massachusetts but didn't. and responding to these latest attacks now from
the romney campaign, the obama campaign, saying, quote, we understand that the romney campaign
wants us to share in their outsourcing misery, but the record doesn't support their attacks. president
obama out there on the campaign trail has been saying that he is pushing for insourcing, as he likes to
call it, providing these tax incentives for companies that ship jobs overseas for them to bring those jobs
back here to the united states. that is what they say their message has been, completely pushing back
on this notion from republicans that the president is the outsourcer in chief.

COSTELLO: interesting. dan lothian, thanks so much.

The Daily Rundown (MSNBC): Chuck Todd (RNC Website, Outsourcing)

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REPORTER: is it your belief that it's not patriotic for someone to have a swiss bank account?

PRES OBAMA: well, you know, i think what's important if you are running for president is that the
american people know who you are, what you have done and that you're an open book. that's been true
of every presidential candidate dating back to mr. romney's father. i think that given that a big part of
his argument about why he should be president has to do with his private business success. i understand
why it's important for him to go ahead and answer some questions. all of us have gone through it.

CHUCK TODD: in a radio interview with radio iowa, romney fired back at the democratic attempts to
draw attention to the, quote, swiss bank account issue.
MITT ROMNEY: i realize that the president's failure to actually reignite the economy makes it hard for
him to discuss his own record. and so he's going to try and attack me on every personal basis he can
come up with. all the taxes are paid, as appropriate. all of them have been reported to the government.
there's nothing hidden there.

CHUCK TODD: you see they are trying to basically say mitt romney who looks for any loophole he can to
avoid paying some taxes now is arguing for another tax cut that will benefit him. so you see the larger
narrative they are attempting here. the rnc hitting back on another issue the obama campaign had been
trying to capitalize on in swing states. the rnc chairman follows obama to roll out obamanomics,
outsourced.com. the site will show instances where the president's policy led to job creation overseas.
this morning, david plouff responded to criticism of the use of a washington post story on bain's history
of supposedly outsourcing in their own campaign ads.

Happening Now (Fox): Carl Cameron (RNC Site)

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CARL CAMERON: obama's campaign attacks on outsourcer were labeled false and misleading by a whole
fact check groups. they are putting obama-nomicses outsourced.com. lists a few obama stimulus
projects overseas. solar panels made in mexico. windmills in denmark. batteries in south korea and
electric cars made in finland and other countries span the globe. this will be feisty weak. we're 17 weeks
away from the election the romney campaign today is accusing the president of being outsourcer in
chief, jon.

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CRAIG MELVIN: right now, republicans are launching an assault against president obama ahead of his
arrival in iowa with the six electoral votes. the head is holding a news conference to launch this website.
obamanomics outsource. republicans are turning the tables and calling the president the outsourcer in
chief after obama's recent accusations against mitt romney. joining me now, national press secretary,
ben, good afternoon to you. good morning, i should say.

Andrea Mitchell Reports – Chris Cillizza (Outsourcing)

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ANDREA MITCHELL: i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. in our daily fix, president obama and mitt
romney are taking their fight over the bush tax cuts and outsourcing to the swing states. romney is
wrapping up a town hall in grand junction, colorado. you can see these live pictures. this hour the
president is about to speak in cedar rapids, iowa. we will bring that to you as well. chris cillizza is an
msnbc contributor and managing editor of postpolitics.com. this outsourcing story, chris, we should also
point out not to outsource, but insources the author of the gospel according to the fix, now in book
stores as of today. congratulations on your pub date.

CHRIS CILLIZZA: thank you.
MITCHELL: let's talk about this whole outsourcing controversy because mitt romney is just trying to take
it to the president, saying that he is not the commander in chief but the outsourcer in chief. this is after
a "washington post" story which took the president on and said that it is the president also has to
explain his record to democrats, particularly on the left who say he has not fulfilled his campaign
promise to stop the flow of jobs to low wage countries.

CILLIZZA: you know, mitt romney, i just heard the line, the outsourcer in chief is in the white house, i'm
not him. so we are now in a full-blown kind of message war over who outsourced or offshored or pick
your phrase better. look, outsourcing is always a dangerous political topic, because of the idea of jobs
leaving this country and heading out of the country. it's even more politically fraught when you are in an
economy like this one where unemployment remains above 8%, job growth is stagnant. mitt romney is
not going to i think win in any traditional sense this issue. i think what he is hoping to do is play it to a
draw. that he is not cast in the minds of independent voters as someone who basically at bain capital
backed all of these companies that shipped jobs overseas and he made a bunch of money from it. what
he needs to do is fight it if not to a draw, to a muddle so that people say okay, i'm not totally sure how
that worked out but i know i'm not happy with the state of the economy and i'm going to vote against
barack obama. i think that's what we're seeing here, this push-back not aimed at winning, aimed at
neutralizing.

MITCHELL: here's a little bit of what he had to say a few moments ago in grand junction, colorado.

MITT ROMNEY: this week, the president added insult to injury with another kick in the gut by
announcing that he has a plan, he said to lower taxes. for job creators and small businesses, he
announced a massive tax increase. so at the very time the american people are seeing fewer jobs
created than we need, the president announces he's going to make it harder for jobs to be created.

MITCHELL: of course, the fact checkers say that in fact, only 3% of the small business owners would fall
into that category of the middle class tax cut, that in fact, the president's numbers are correct.

CILLIZZA: you know, andrea, we talked about this yesterday when the president formally laid out his
proposal. look, this is a classic, i will say it again, one man's tax cut is another man's tax increase. the
republicans believe very strongly that they can win politically on this issue because the idea of raising
taxes at this point in time is simply something that the american public does not want. again, i don't
know the right answer. president obama clearly thinks he can win because this is about middle tax --
maintaining middle class tax cuts and letting tax cuts on the wealthiest few percent expire. he thinks
that works in his values, and his message to the middle class. so this is why we have elections. i would
say this is why we have two different political parties in this country. we'll find out who strategically and
politically knows better what the american people want and expect from their government on
november 6th.

MITCHELL: very briefly, according to the "washington post" numbers, it is a dead even heat. it's 47-47.
doesn't get any closer than that.
CILIZZA: very quickly, you know what's striking about it, go back and look a year ago at the head-to-head
of mitt romney and barack obama. it's basically in the same place, within the margin of error. might not
be 47-47 but statistically speaking, it's been tied for a year. nothing really moves this race. that's what's
amazing. we have seen extenuating circumstances and us evaluating on a daily basis what might happen
here. nothing is changing the numbers. we are i think going to be 47-47 for a long time here.

MITCHELL: don't tell me we didn't have to go through all those 20 debates. talk to you later, chris. thank
you.

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CNN Newsroom (CNN): Gloria Borger (Outsourcing)

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GLORIA BORGER: we are. i was talking to a source close to the romney campaign today who said there's
going to be a significant effort to continue to punch back against president obama on this outsourcing
theme because they believe that president obama's unrestrained trade policies, as they call it, lose jobs
in america. so, they've been criticized by some republicans for not pushing back enough. and so i think
now, and you saw the chairman of the RNC, you'll continue to see more of that. and from mitt romney
himself. but again, these kind of toand fro eg it's the din of the situation, they'll figure out if they're
angry about it or give president obama a chance to see what what he did do for the next four years. this
story has to play itself out a little bit as we head into the fall.

Andrea Mitchell (MSNBC): Andrea Mitchell (RNC Website)

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ANDREA MITCHELL: in fact, the RNC website now has up a lot of the claims that governor sue nun knew
was making earlier in the show to me, the obama camp pushing back and saying a lot of those programs
don't apply to overseas companies. according to the treasury they didn't even qualify for these
programs. we'll have to see and dig a lot deeper into that in the coming hours. jonathan?

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America’s Newsroom (FNC): RNC Website

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ANCHOR: however, the republican national committee is hitting back calling out president obama on
what they say is the president's own stained record when it comes to outsourcing. the RNC launching a
new website accusing president obama of using money from the 2009 stimulus package to fund foreign
projects, including building solar panels in mexico, windmills in denmark and batteries in south korea.
the obama team vehemently denies those allegations saying the administration has always fought to
end tax breaks for companies that shipped jobs overseas.
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Situation Room (CNN): Jim Acosta (Outsourcing, Election 2012)

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WOLF BLITZER: speaking of politics, the race for the white house is entering a new phase. and it's getting
personal and even somewhat nasty between president obama and mitt romney. our national political
correspondent, jim acosta, is following all of this for us. what's going on on the campaign trail today?

JIM ACOSTA: wolf, interestingly enough mitt romney said the words bane capital. and by mentioning
bane capital by name today, mitt romney not just aides and surrogates, started to push back on his
business career.

MITT ROMNEY: i'm going to turn to you and ask you for any questions you might have.

QUESTIONER: so why is the obama team and the liberal media want us to think that we should be more
angry with what you do with your money than what obama has done with mine?

ACOSTA: it took a question at a town hall for mitt romney to offer up a rare public defense of his former
private investment firm, bane capital.

ROMNEY: i went out and began a business. and the business turned out to be far more successful than i
ever would imagine.

ACOSTA: and romney brushed off calls from the obama campaign to release years of additional tax
returns.

ROMNEY: all they're doing is attacking on every diversion they can come up with.

AD: should in turn release the tax returns? i would.

ACOSTA: the obama campaign says romney won't show more than the 2010 and 2011 tax records he's
already released because he's hiding his foreign investments.

VP JOE BIDEN: he wants you to show your papers, but he won't show us his.

ACOSTA: even the president is piling on.

PRES. BARACK OBAMA: what's important if you are running for president is that the american people
know who you are, what you've done and that you're an open book.

ACOSTA: romney told an iowa radio station even he doesn't know the full extent of his foreign holdings
because they're managed by a blind trust.

ROMNEY: i don't manage them. don't even know where they are. that trustee follows all u.s. laws, all
the taxes are paid as appropriate. all of them have been reported to the government. there's nothing
hidden there.
ACOSTA: : appearing in swing states on the same day, romney in colorado and the president in iowa,
both men also exchanged blows over outsourcing.

AD: newly published documents show mitt romney's firms pioneers at helping companies outsource
their manufacturing to countries including china.

ACOSTA: the romney campaign seized on this obama ad that accused the gop contend r of shipping jobs
overseas cites fact check.org. and republicans tried to turn the tables blasting out this 2010 letter from
four democratic senators who complained the president's stimulus program was using taxpayer dollars
to support foreign manufacturing and foreign jobs.

Fox News Special Report (FNC): Outsourcing

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ED HENRY: yet, the "washington post" had a new report today quoting liberal groups upset the
president has not gotten tough on china. or kept other campaign promises to stop the flow of jobs being
shipped overseas. romney camp put copy of the story on writing on the press charter. candidate blasted
away.

MITT ROMNEY: by putting money in energy companies that end up make the products outside the
united states. if there is an outsourceer in chief, it's the president of the united states. not the guy who
is running to replace him.

HENRY: republican national chair reince priebus shadowed the president in iowa today and unveiled a
website slamming him for giving taxpayer funds to companies like fisker making sports cars in finland.

RNC CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: talk about the president taking taxpayer money. not here in this
country, but sending it overseas.

HENRY: white house officials note the president bush tax break for companies to stop outsourcing in his
last "state of the union." congress has not acted.

Situation Room (CNN): Brianna Keilar (Outsourcing)

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WOLF BLITZER: back to the presidential race. some fighting words between the obama and romney
campaigns. we've been hearing a lot lately about taxes, the middle class. add outsourcing to the list.
bring in brianna keilar. the president went to iowa today, had a little company in the process.

BRIANNA KEILAR: that's right, wolf, he had some company in the form of reince Priebus, chairman of the
republican committee, trying to steal some of the president's limelight and it worked. he was there
unveiling a new website called obamanomics, outsourced. he was there to say the president outsourced
jobs because of stimulus money going to foreign renewable energy companies, wolf. the dnc fighting
back as well as obama campaign officials. one dnc official saying they're making this stuff up, wolf.
KWWL-IOW (NBC) - Iowa City, IA: Outsourcing

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ANCHOR: good evening, i'm ron steele. tara has the night off. the race for the white house once again
centered on eastern iowa with the president's return. with decision 20- 12 coverage, jason epner is at
kirkwood community college where the president spoke earlier today.

REPORTER: the latest nbc marist poll has the race to the whitehouse deadlocked... and so it's clear that
obama really putting a lot of effort in a key battleground state to capture some of the same momentum
he did in 2008 november must be approaching

CROWD: 4 more years, 4 more years.

PRES. OBAMA: sot it's campaign season.

REPORTER: here in iowa, it's always campaign season. in front of a packed gym of supporters on the
campus of kirkwood community college in cedar rapids- president obama looked to spark the same
energy that propelled him to the whitehouse in 2008

PRES. OBAMA: this is a sate that gave me a chance when no one else would

REPORTER: the president emphasized the need for building an economy from the middle class out mr.
obama called for congress to act and extend bush era tax cuts for households making 250 thousand
dollars or less- and to let the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of americans expire

PRES. OBAMA: doesn't it make sense to keep taxes low for 98 percent of americans who are working
hard and can't afford .

REPORTER: among those the tax extension would benefit- the mclaughlin family of cedar rapids. the
middle class family is expecting their second child...they say the tax cut expiring would create a
significant burden on them

JASON MCLAUGHLIN: this little one right here. all that money is going to go to daycare and work, let
alone all the other things we want to do."

REPORTER: then there's lisa loepp a single mother of three who is hopeful for another obama term in
the white hosue to help turn the economy around.

PERSON: i think he's done a great job. a lot of people say it's his fault that we're in the situation we're in.
well i'm sorry he was left with a mess.

REPORTER: you saw the mclaughlin family- what a thrill for them...not only do they have a baby on the
way but got the opportunity to meet with the president at their house before he spoke today... he called
the experience unbelievable with team seven coverage, from the republican perspective kera mashek
joins me now.
REPORTER: well, jason--while you were inside waiting for president obama, a group of about two dozen
republicans were in the foreground of those filing into cedar hall. the group, led by republican national
committee chair reince Priebus, protested the president and his policies. chairman Priebus was joined
by iowa g-o-p chair a-j spiker and congressional candidate ben lange. for weeks now, the obama
campaign has bashed mitt romney's record on jobs and allegedly outsourcing work to asia while at the
helm of private investment firm bain capital. but republicans say it's not romney--but the president--
who has a poor job record, including outsourcing work to foreign countries.

CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: we're talking about hard working iowans taxpayer dollars, dollars that
were supposed to save iowa jobs for families in cedar rapids. and president obama and the democrats in
contress sent that money to foreign countries.

REPORTER: one example Priebus cited--the electric automaker fiskar, which was given stimulus money.
the company now makes its vehicles in finland, not the u-s. and the g-o-p is touting a new website,
"obamanomics outsourced dot com", which it says has more examples to the president's quote "job
killing record". live in cedar rapids, kera mashek, kwwl news.

WQAD-DAV (ABC) - Davenport, IA: Chairman Priebus Coverage

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ANCHOR: seeking to turn the tables on president obama... republican national committee chairman
reince preiebus appeared outside the rally in cedar rapids today... calling the president ""outsourcer-in-
chief"" Priebus told a crowd... quote-- "he has taken taxpayer money, sent it to companies overseas with
the promise that somehow it is going to come back to create jobs in places like iowa and the midwest
and it didn't happen." the message attemps to undercut a similar case democrats have been making
against g-o-p presidential candidate mitt romney.

KCRG-ABC (Iowa City, IA) President Barack Obama (Outsourcing)

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ANCHOR: president obama visiting cedar rapids today for the second time this year. Just before 11
about 60 invited guests greeted him there. Then came a visit to a cedar rapids home were the president
talked with a local couple were the president talked about politics and health care.

ANCHOR: but the big event was at kerkwood community college. Joins us live. The president’s basic
campaign message was about tax reform and tax cuts

REPORTER: Indeed that’s what it was. He was here being disassembled behind us. Pushing that one year
extension of the tax cuts that expire at the end of the year. The president was very clear that he was
only talking about those earning less than 250,000 dollars a year. That is 98% of the people in the
country. Then have the election decide what to do with the others president obama told the crowd that
it was good to be back in cedar rapids and he reminded those that he launched his official presidential
bid in this city back in 2007. He warned the crowd not to get too cynical. There are real issues
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The states in this election could not be bigger. What is at state is bigger
than two candidates is bigger than two political parties two very different visions

REPORTER: There is some disappoint for how things turned out these past 3 and a half years but is the
election reality he must face this year

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We understood that turning that around wouldn’t be easy. We knew that it would
take more than one year or one turn or one presidency.

REPORTER: The president accused congress of holding Americans hostage by insisting that tax cuts for
the very rich. Hosted the president for a quick chat about that and provided the introduction. Said the
president was truly interested in what they thought.

PERSON: a lot of what we talked about michelle and I and when michelle and i. and talked about his
house. Very relatedable

REPORTER: Now this visit marks the fourth time since the beginning of this year. No one is saying this
will be the last visit.

ANCHOR: Thank you and as dave just mentioned he visited there home the president sat down to talk
about how the economy affects them. Live near mt. mercy and dozens of people were trying to catch an
glimpse. Pretty obvious why he chose the neighborhood that he did

PERSON: pretty standard urban neighborhood middle class. Cant get much more middle class. This
represents what most Americans are like.

ANCHOR: Tonight at tv-9 news at 6 you’ll hear from a couple of kids that got to meet the president.

ANCHOR: And the GOP countered the president with their own stop in Kirkwood Community College
and the relase of a new website. That website is called Obamanomicsoutsourced.com. the site claims
that much of the president 800 billion stimulus helped create jobs but overseas. It details were that
money went and to whch countries including china and mexico. Joins us now. Rnc chair reince priebus
also rallied there this morning.

REPORTER: That’s right. They rallied just outside this building. This is were the president spoke today but
those GOP supporters were just outside. Just a few feet away. They are here combat recent ads against
mitt Romney. The president frequently claims that mitt romney’s company outsourced jobs, but that
website you just mentioned argued that president obama is destroying the nations economy with his
stimulus plan. The site shows how those dollars boosted the economy in places like Russia, Japan, and
Finland. That’s why the RNC Chair and other conservatives rallied in front of cedar hall were the
president was going to give his address. They say the president is the true king of outsourcing.

RNC CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: the ultimate sin is taking taxpayer money and sending it overseas
under the guise of creating jobs in america. Only to see all that money squandered.
PERSON: just a conservative have conservative ways and I don’t see our nation going in a conservative
way

REPORTER: GOP leaders also say the presidents latest push to extend tax cuts for the middle class is just
another distraction from what they are calling the presidents poor handling of the economy. Those local
republicans you saw behind the RNC Chairman with those posetres they say eastern Iowans should get
ready for more campaigning as they get ready for the elections.

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ANCHOR: We have team coverage of pres. Obama’s visit to cedar rapids. Air force one landed and then
the president met with a family on the economy and then gave a speech at a rally on the nations taxing
policy.

PRES. OBAMA: the vision of the strong middle class is what we are fighting for

ANCHOR: Pres. Obama shared his vision with the people of the community college central to his
message extending the bush era tax cuts for people making 250,000 dollars but removing it for people
making more than that threshold.

PRES. OBAMA: I want to hold taxes steady for 98% of Americans, republicans say they want to do the
same thing. So what do you usually do? Let’s agree when we can agree.

ANCHOR: Pres. Obama said America can best grow the economy from the middle class out and when a
heckler challenged the president to help our veterans.

HECKLER: Help our vets.

PRES. OBAMA: We are gonna help our vets, we are doing it. We have actually increased veterans
funding more than anyone else in 30 years.

ANCHOR: Obama says that despite republicans efforts to repeal it even if it needs some tweaks.

PRES. OBAMA: I will work with anybody where we can but this law is here to stay

ANCHOR: The president also touched on his plan to help more people afford college. But what do
people in iowa think about these tax cuts. Tiffany has been outside the hall all day getting some
reaction.

REPORTER: That reaction was a pretty good one from the people that came to hear the president speak.
Most felt motivated that the presidneet touched on issues that were important to them. You could feel
the energy inside and outside Johnson hall

PERSON: Pretty pleased with what he had to say today
REPORTER: Nearly 1600 people heard the presidents plan to help the middle class

PERSON: I thought it was approptirate for the peole of cedar rapids. Everything applied to cedar rapids.

REPORTER: Some were moved by the president sharing his story about growing up.

PERSON: He related to that story too. He seemed more human

REPORTER: Most wanted to hear about his plans though

PERSON: The economy and bringing that back. Student loans.

REPORTER: While it varied from person to person most were pleased.

PERSON: He is here for us.

REPORTER: We know there were lots of folks who weren’t able t ohear the president today. You can log
on to our website.

ANCHOR: Now the other side of 2012. GOP Leaders held their own event in cedar rapids. Jason explains
why the current president is the true outsourcer not mitt Romney.

REPORTER: While folks line up for President Obama republican leaders are just around the corner.

CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS: Today is about making a point, appoint about stopping the lies and calling
obama on the truth

REPORTER: The truth about obama’s stimulus plan. Obamaoutsource.com was just launched by the RNC
claiming that obama’s stimulus plans shipped jobs overseas.

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: None of the money has come back to this country in the form of a job

BEN LANGE: All of these policies are taking this money out of our pockets and sending it to suits in DC
where we continue to have this cronyism and shipping jobs overseas.

REPORTER: It’s a battle of webites one for obama nad now one for Romney both claiming that both
shipped jobs overseas.

CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS: This is the latest and greates of barack obama throwing mudd at mitt Romney that
has been fact checked and proven wrong

REPORTER: The republicans only drew a handful to hear their message but feel that it will reach a much
greater audience online.

LANGE: We need to make America the most competitive environment in the world and job createrw will
invest their capital here, here in iowa

DEBORAH THORNTON: Government cannot create jobs. The private sector creates jobs
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ANCHOR: live coverage now from central high school in grand junction, colorado, where candidate Mitt
Romney is holding a town hall meeting. his first town hall meetling since holdingdown in euclid, ohio,
last may. live coverage now on c-span3.

MITT ROMNEY: china's been stealing our designs, our patents, our know how, our brand names. it's
been hacking into computers both corporate computers as well as governmental computers. it's
manipulating our currency, the president refuses to recognize that currency manipulation officially. if i'm
the president of the united states i have a very different view than his. my view is his trade policies don't
work to create american jobs. do you think they're working to create american jobs?

no.

by the way, he likes toe talk about outsourcing. he's run some interesting attack ads on me on that
topic. you may have seen that. interestingly an independent, unbiased fact checking organization looked
at his ads and looked at that attack and said it's false and misleading. it is interesting when it comes to
outsourcing that this president has been outsourcing a good deal of american jobs himself by putting
money into energy companies solar and wind energy companies that end up making their products
outside the united states. if there's an outsourcer in chief it's the president of the united states. not the
guy who's running to replace him. [ applause ] there's another part of his policy that relates to the
economy. that is every year trillion dollar deficits. do you believe permanent trillion dollar deficits will
create american jobs?

no.

let me mention one more. that's regulatory burdens. look, you need to have regulations to make an
economy work. you can't have people all running off and starting banks, for instance in their garage and
taking money from their neighbors. you have to have regulations to make an american effective and
laws do that as well. so you need regulation. but you need them updated and modern. this president
has increased the rate of new major regulations by about threefold over his predecessor. do you believe
adding regulations helps small businesses grow and add jobs?

no.

okay, it's unanimous. the president's policies are not creating jobs. it's making it harder for this economy
to recover to have this president pursuing liberal policies that didn't work in the past and certainly won't
work now in a modern america. i have a very different vision. [ applause ] let me mention five steps i'd
take to get this economy going. number one, i'd take advantage of our energy resources, our coal, our
gas, our oil. our renewables. [ cheers and applause ]
number two, i'm going to take advantage of trade opportunities particularly in latin america. we can
open up new markets for our goods. number three, i'm going to cut back on the size of government. it's
taking too much out of our paychecks. [ applause ]

my test -- look, i'm going to look at all the programs we have in government and ask this question, is this
program so critical america that it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it? and on that basis,
the first one i'm going to get rid of is obama care. [ cheers and applause ]

so one energy, two trade, three cutting back on the size of government. four is make sure that our
workers and kids have the skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow. we need schools that are the best
in the world now in the bottom your tile or the bottom third. the president talks that talk. but look what
happens when the president's largest contributor to his campaign and the campaigns of his fellow
democrats comes from the teachers unions. it means that the teacher union boss haves a big say. too
often the interest of these union bosses is placed ahead of the teachers and our kids and that's got to
change. [ applause ]

and one more. and perhaps the most important in some respects. and that is, the fifth i'll mention is
restoring economic freedom. [ cheers and applause ]

this country's economy is propelled by free people pursuing their dreams, working hard, and some cases
starting small businesses. in some cases reaching for new job opportunities that they think will improve
their lot or improve their family's lot. it is americans dreaming, building, creating, entrepreneurs,
innovators that drive our economy. and that put us ahead of europe and the great populated nations of
asia. this economic freedom was envisioned by the founders. they said that the constitution -- excuse
me, they said that the creator endowed us with our rights not the -- [ applause ]

and those rights of course were protected through the constitution. among those rights that they
described in the declaration of independence, were life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. that
phrase, pursuit of happiness means that in this country people would be free to pursue happiness as
they choose. not as government directs. not limited by the circumstance of the birth. it's the nature of
america to have free people pursuing their dreams. and dreams -- and dreams are being crushed when
taxes go up and up and up on job creators and business creators. when regulations becoming
overwhelming and burdensome. when the people in the government treat you like you're the enemy
instead of the friend. if i'm the president of the united states what i will do is do everything in my power
to make sure this is the best place in the world for entrepreneurs, small businesses, big businesses. i will
make my job one creating good jobs for the american people. [ applause ] so let me come back to you.
i've spoken longer than you might have expected. less than i sometimes do. i'm going to turn to you and
ask you for any questions you might have. i'll do my best to respond this guy's already up with a questn
there. so we'll come to that -- we'll come to that and then i'll end with a few thought. please, go ahead.

how are you planning on fighting the fourth wing of the democratic party, which is the media. obama
said he created 80,000 jobs and they let it go at that. they didn't say he lost 150,000 jobs. we need a
fighter out there. i've been listening to alan west talk. he'd make a great vice president. he's a fighter
and that's what we want.
thank you. all suggestions are welcome. i can tell you this, you know, we are fortunate that the american
people get their information from a larger and larger array of outlets. and so people get their news from
cable, from talk shows on the radio, from the internet. and so people find sources that they find the be
the most reliable. we're able to communicate broadly to the american people not just through one or
two networks, but instead through a whole host of vehicles. that's why i think for instance, that when
the president came out with obama care, and when the mainstream media by and large thought it was
okay and encouraged people to accept it, the american people instead got their information from a wide
array of sources and recognized that it's bad medicine. it's bad economics. go. it's bad policy that's got
to so i'm hopeful despite the fact that i realize that now and then i'm fighting an uphill battle in some
organs of the national media. that nonetheless there's some people who are open and unbiased and are
willing to get our message across. and by the way, i can't wait for the debates to have a chance to goace-
to-face with the president. [ applause ]

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the radio, from the internet. and so people find sources that they find the be the most reliable. we're
able to communicate broadly to the american people not just through one or two networks, but instead
through a whole host of vehicles. that's why i think for instance, that when the president came out with
obama care, and when the mainstream media by and large thought it was okay and encouraged people
to accept it, the american people instead got their information from a wide array of sources and
recognized that it's bad medicine. it's bad economics. go. it's bad policy that's got to so i'm hopeful
despite the fact that i realize that now and then i'm fighting an uphill battle in some organs of the
national media. that nonetheless there's some people who are open and unbiased and are willing to get
our message across. and by the way, i can't wait for the debates to have a chance to goace-to-face with
the president. [ applause ] and so people will watch for an hour or an hour and a half three times and
get to see our different perspectives. look, the president the other day was kind enough to give me a call
on the day that i cinched the nomination and he said, i con congratulate you and i think the country will
benefit from an important and honest debate on the issues. and on the course for america. the future
for america. and i think that's absolutely right. so far his campaign hasn't started that. all they're doing is
attacking on every diversion they can come up with. but i do hope at some point the president gets
sirius abo talking about the direction for the country and the fact that the direction he's taken us in so
far has not put america to work, has not fulfilled his promises it's time many the view of the american
people to take this country in a different direction and make us strong again. [ applause ]

thank you.

i work for military bases as a contract engineeror many years.

can't quite hear you. you work fz a military contractor and have for many years.

what bothers me is a lot of equipment that the u.s. military uses is foreign made. you go on a military
base you see a bus made by mercedes benz. our troops are forced to use a little italian pistol that shoots
a little .9 millimetre cartridge instead of the .45 colt that we used to. it's italian design. it's nice that they
want to support all of the economies of the world, but what about our workers here? you have every
piece of manufactured equipment for the u.s. military made here in the united states and you'll add
probably another couple million jobs to what we already have. [ applause ]

i actually believe that america is make the best products in the world. and if we're making the best
products in the world. we will be able to make sure that in the military and in our homes as well we're
buying american products. i believe that competition and a president that puts in place policies that
helps american manufacturers of all kinds compete will create american jobs and will put those jobs
back into this country that have left in many cases. i read an article the other day by a columnist at "the
washington post" his name is david ig nashs. he said a study has shown if we would be serious about
taking advantage of our coal, our oil, our gas and renewables that america could be the largest energy
producing nation in the world within ten years and -- [ applause ]

and if we did that, if we did that and had low cost available energy that manufacturing would come back
to this country. if we want american goods to be the best in the world, we want to make sure that the
input costs, our energy costs are competitive. they can be. they will be. you're going to see that happen
here. let me mention something else about our military commitment. that is this, i'm concerned that
after the conflicts we've been through a lot of our military equipment is damaged and needs to be
replaced. i know there are some who think we should economize on the military and cut back on our
military capacity. it seems to be the one place the president's comfortable cutting which is our military
spendi. he's cutting the number of ships we'll make. the number of aircraft we purchase. he wants to cut
the number of active duty personnel this our military. my view is this. our military must be second to
none. it must be so superior no one in the world would ever think of challenging it. [ cheers and
applause ] and so i would take shipbuilding from nine per year to 15 per year. i would buy more aircraft.
add 100,000 active ty personnel to our military ranks and make sure our veterans get the care they so
richly deserve. [ applause ] let's see -- sure go ahead. he's got a note pad here. okay. go ahead. that's not
fair. i need a note pad.

so this year it will be the first time i have the privilege of voting.

excellent.

i paid a lot more attention to politics than i have in the past couple of years. i can say that seeing you
here in person it's given me a lot more respect for you as a person in terms of the sincerity and passion
you have for this country. i totally understand your position on small government. i think it's an
honorable stance that doesn't get -- it doesn't necessarily get the credit it deserves for whats the trying
to do. and i see that you project yourself as somebody that is a champion of liberty. i was really moved
when you said this country is propelled by free people and one of the corner stones is that we're
allowed to pursue our own happiness as we so choose to do it. it's kind of personal and maybe strained
from the economic discussion here. i guess as an example considering, for instance, your religious
affiliation and it being a minority. so i guess just my question is, in terms of life -- in terms of -- in terms
of social equality and women's rights and gay rights and liberty in that area, what is so wrong about
exploring liberty and giving liberty to everyone in every field not just in the economy?
i do believe in providing personal liberty, economic liberty, political liberty to the american people and
belief that everyone in this country should have an opportunity to pursue their course of life as they
choose. i believe that's what makes america america. i support the statement that you make and there
may be some places we have some differing viewpoints. i sfrins, believe that when it comes to a very
tender issue, the issue of abortions. i know well meaning americans come to different conclusions on
that topic. and some light myself attach importance to the unborn child as a life just as we do to -- [
applause ] just as we do to the mom and to the person carrying the unborn child. and because there are
two lives involved, we have to weigh what is the right course in protecting liberty and life in that setting.
and my view is tha we should protect the sanctity of life unborne and living. -- unborn and born. so
there's some of these issues that are very difficult for some. i believe that people come to different
conclusions out of a well meaning intent. not all these issues are easy. i think we should show respect to
peoplwho have come to other conclusions, acknowledge their right to reach those conclusions and
ultimately let the american people make the decision as to what they think is right. i don't think -- i don't
think that an important issue like that should be decided by a one vote majority of the supreme court. i
think these decisions should ultimately decided by the american people. thank you. yes, sir. here, i'll give
you this one.

you won't get this back. will you be announcing your vice president before or after orlando?

tampa, you mean the republican convention? yes. i can't give you the time line for that. that's a decision
we'll make down the read. nor can i give you the individual. i can tell you that the person i choose you
will look at and say, well, that's a person who could be president if that were necessary. and that for me
is the most important single criteria. thank you.

as a state legislature, will you stop sending us unfunded mandates? [ applause ]

you see state legislatures and former governors have pet peeves and one of them is when the federal
government says you've got to do something and doesn't send the money for you to do it. that happens
too often. i actually have a different plan altogether which you're going to find creates an awful lot of
work for you and your colleagues. it happens to be in my view good for america. that is we have some
big programs. the federal government has become so large and unwielding that in many cases it's being
governed or programs are managed by people who are so out of touch from what's actually happening
in people's lives they're just not doing the job the programs ought to do. i take a program like medicaid,
an individual that provides health care services to the poor, i'd take that hundreds of billions of dollars
and i'd cutit up state by state based on the shares they're getting this year and send it to colorado to say
you care for your own poors health care in the way you think best. and likewise -- [ applause ]

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that might apply to housing vouchers and food stamps to help the poor in the community. my
experience what it means to be poor in massachusetts is different than montana or mississippi and i'd
rather let the legislators and the governors of the respective states what's the best way to provide the
care for people who need the care. we're a generous people, we're a compassionate and generous
people. we want to have a strong and able safety net for the people who need our care. but i believe
that these major programs to the extent they can be managed effectively at the state level should be
managed there. it would make sure we do a better job caring for those who need the care and by the
way, it will save a lot of money because instead of all these bureaucrats and all these programs that in
many cases just don't apply to a state like colorado as it might somewhere else, we could say -- do you
know how many job training programs there are by the way? federal job training programs? 47. 47
differentederal job training programs. they report eight different agencies in the federal government.
thk of the overlap, the bureaucrats. i take that money and say here colorado you use your money as you
feel best to train your own people. that means some work as you transition to a state led program. my
view is i like competition. i like states competing with each other. learning from each other and i -- i feel
to tell you my favorite story about states competing. i learned it when i just was a new governor
because i wanted my state to grow and ad jobs. my fellow governor governor schwarzenegger also
wanted the same thing for his state. he came to massachusetts and put billboards with him on the
billboard with him wearing a t-shirt with big muscles and it said come to california. here he was
poaching jobs from a fellow republican state. so i put billboards up in his state with me in a t-shirt flexing
my muscles. and it says, smaller muscles, but much lower taxes, come to massachusetts. [ applause ]

i'm the local d.a. and i have a crime question for you. about 16 years ago we had a horrible double
murder less than a mile from where you're standing where a 17-year-old young man was raping an 11-
year-old girl and killed her and her 42-year-old mother. i prosecuted it, a messa county jury convicted
him of first a judge sent him to prison for the rest of his life. the colorado supreme court said that's
right. last week the u.s. supreme court said that was cruel and unusual punishment. what do you think
about that? and what can we do about things like that to keep our streets safe?

this is another issue that a number of people feel -- come out on different sides on. people of good faith.
i for instance feel that and i realize this was not a death penalty case, yours was a life imprisonment
case. i happen to believe that the death penalty tends to prevent some of the most heinous crimes. [
applause ]

and i also believe that the prison terms that are of the nature you describe can also prevent some of the
most heinous crimes from occurring. this is a decision which is normally made state by state. i believe in
this case the supreme court was looking at the age of the offender. i'll tell you a 17-year-old, a setting
like that is one that breaks my heart. i'll look at that particular case. but i can tell you, i'm someone who
comes down on the side of swift and severe punishment for those who commit these serious crimes. [
applause ]

tell us about your plan for education.

thank you. let me tell you about my own experience in education. i came into a state where my pred
predecessors had taken some action in a to reform the education system. and they did a good job. that
was back in 1993 a long time ago. they said, you know what? for kids that are going to be in high school
to graduate with a degree, they need to pass an exam. in math and english and i added science to that.
and we're also going to have the state take over schools that are chronicling failing and fix them. and
equalize the funding per students and open the door to charter schools in our state so people have
greater choice. and interestingly these measures and others had a big impact. massachusetts students
are ranked now number one in the nation. there are four measures in the exam. we rank number one
out of all 50 states. i added something else to what they did. i said those who pass this exam the
graduation exam, if you pass in the top quarter of your high school class, you're entitled to a john and
abigail adams scholarship which we established four years tuition free at a massachusetts institution of
higher learning. public institution. so we created a big incentive for kids to do well, for schools in trouble
to be managed by folks to get them back on track. by the way, the provision, the original legislation said
there was a provision in the union contract which was interfering with the education of a child if the
school got in trouble we could get rid of that provision. when i was governor the teachers union wasn't
happy with charter schools. i put a moratorium on those. in my state the democrats had 87% of the
legislature. you might think it's hard for my veto to be upheld in. this case the black caucus came to my
aid along with a number of leading democrats. in the urban area our kids need school choice to get out
of the worst schools. i'm convincedhatchool choice and the kinds of measures i described make a big
difference. if i'm president the federal dollars in education, those are dollars that go to the po, the
disabled. the federal dollars are going to be attached to the child not to the school or the state or the
district and so the child can go to whatever school they want and take those dollars with them so we
empower school choice across the nation. thank you. [ applause ] [ cheers and applause ]

back here. yes, sir. here comes the microphone. you've got a big voice, but this will help.

thank you. something that's very important to the people of this area and some of us former law
enforcement personnel would like to hear you speak on second amendment rights and our ability to
have our own firearms. [ applause ]

you know i love the constitution and i like all the amendments. i'm happy with all offense them. the
second amendment is one which i respect. i believe people should have the right to bear arms for
whatever legal purpose they have in mind. simple answer.

in the debates i'm sure you're going to be hammered about what the other team likes to call Romney
care. why don't you make the point that that was what the pele of massachusetts put you in there to do
and you did what the people of massachusetts wanted you to do and didn't force it down somebody's
throat. [ applause ]

thank you. i sure hope the president brings it up because i'll point out the differences wean between
what we did and what he did. what we did was work in a bipartisan basis. my legislature looked at the
bill and out of 200 legislators only two voted against it of 200. the business community, the labor
community, the advocates for the poor all came together and said this is a good step forward. not
perfect. i vetoed a number of measures in the bill and those weren't upheld. but nonetheless it was
something we worked out for our own state. i love the idea that the founders -- the founding fathers
had of federalism. it's a strange term to describe the fact that states are the places where we make key
decisions that affect the lives of people. i like that idea -- and i don't like the idea of the federal
government coming in and saying we're going to take away the rights of states. we're going to impose
the will of one party, one party exclusively on the entire nation. our nation is divided about half-and-half
between republicans and democrats.

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did and what he did. what we did was work in a bipartisan basis. my legislature looked at the bill and out
of 200 legislators only two voted against it of 200. the business community, the labor community, the
advocates for the poor all came together and said this is a good step forward. not perfect. i vetoed a
number of measures in the bill and those weren't upheld. but nonetheless it was something we worked
out for our own state. i love the idea that the founders -- the founding fathers had of federalism. it's a
strange term to describe the fact that states are the places where we make key decisions that affect the
lives of people. i like that idea -- and i don't like the idea of the federal government coming in and saying
we're going to take away the rights of states. we're going to impose the will of one party, one party
exclusively on the entire nation. our nation is divided about half-and-half between republicans and
democrats. but they said we're going to impose our will on the entire nation and raise taxes by $500
billion. cut medicare by $500 billion. by the way, when your more liberal friends say gosh you
republicans are going to cut my medicare, my social security. whoa. there's only one president that's cut
medicare by $500 billion and this is president obama. i want to save and reform medicare and means
test it so higher income people don't get as big a benefit as lower income people. but i will preserve
those and this president has not. thank you. good point. i'll keep it in mind. [ applause ] back here. all
right.

this is kind of a comment and a question. so why is the obama team in the liberal media want us to think
that we should be more angry with what you do with your money than what obama has done with
mine. [ applause ]

thank you. i'm not going to apologize for success at home and i'm not going to apologize for america
abroad. i went out and began a business. and the business turned out to be more successful than i ever
imagined. the profits of the business went to people who invested with us. a church pension fund. not
my church, someone else's. if you want to know whose, i'll let you know. in the process, we were able to
create jobs in our own little business and some of the places that we invested were able to create jobs
as well. i saw a report by my former kpaeng bank capital, the one i helped start that said of their
investments in 350 companies over the years that 80% of them grew, which is good news. and 5% went
bankrupt. you won't hear about the 80% when jobs were created. i find that very different as you point
out between investing my money and money of people who provided me with their resources for the
purpose of my investing it find that very different than when the president takes your tax dollars and
invests it in the businesses of companies of his campaign contributors. i believe the government can play
a big role in encouraging science and research. i believe in those things. i do not believe of investing
billions and billions of dollars in companies that have political connections. it's wrong. it smacks of
corruption. it is not the right course for this nation to take. i will get us out of that practice in a big hurry.
thanks so much. thank you, guys. i'm told i get one more question.
our tax code is bad. and it's full of corruption because the lobbyists can go in there and it dictates what's
going on. do you support a fair tax or flat tax that would get rid of the nonsense so america can truly be
what it needs to be?

thank you. look, i want to see us simplify the tax code. i want to see it simpler, flatter, fairer. what i
proposed at this stage is this. i want to lower the marginal tax rate. that's the tax rate you pay across the
board by some 20% so the top rate goes from 35% to 28% and so forth. bring the rates down. i will limit
the deductions and exemptions. so that we can pay for that reduction and you think, well, then what
have we accomplished? what we've accomplished is this, small businesses and entrepreneurs will be
able to keep more of their money to build their business which is what i want to have done because for
me it's all about jobs. it's creating good jobs for the american people. i want to bring those tax rates
down. and you know, i'll with happy to look at other measures, the flat tax, the fair tax. i want to make
sure that we don't reduce the burden on the highest income tax payers. we don't raise the taxes on
middle income tax payers. for me, by the way, this campaign is about the middle class and about the
poor. it's not about the rich. the rich are going to do fine whoever's elected. it's the great majority of
americans who are hurting under this president who need help. i'm running to help those people and
will do it. let me say this, let me just note this, this is a -- this is a critical junction for america. and you
know that. the president says that, i say that. the question is are we going to be headed in the direction
of the liberal policies of the past or are we instead going to take the kind of approach that has proven
time and again to build the strongest economy many the world. with using our energy resources,
opening up trade, even bill clinton recognized the wisdom of fair trade and free trade around the world.
of making sure we restrain the size of government. of investing our time and talents in providing jobs or
education for our kids and also in preserving economic freedom. are we going to do those things? if we
do those things this economy will come roaring back. we're going to surprise the world with how strong
america is. how many jobs we create. i'm convinced that's what's going to happen if i get elected we're
able to take that new course. i can tell you this, the consequence of getting it right is so marvelous, it's
so terrific, we will be able to have good jobs for the people today who need them. we'll be able to be
confident that our kids can find the jobs they need when they come out of school. and we'll be able to
preserve liberty for ourselves and our friends. i say that coming from a conversation a number of
months ago with leaders in great britain, with tony blair and david cameron and a number of the leaders
there. one of them said this to me, he said myth, if you're lucky enough to be elected president of the
united states and you travel around from foreign capital to foreign capital, you will undoubtedly have
rehearsed for you all the mistakes they think america is making. but please don't ever forget this fact.
the one thing he said we all fear the most is a weak america. [ applause ] american strength is the best
peace the allies have ever known. a strong economy that's creating jobs, a strong military, second to
none. the world depends upon it. our children depend oupon it. that's what this election is going to
come down to. keeping america strong creating the jobs in the economy that will allow us to do it. i will
get the job done. i will keep america the hope of the earth with your help. thank you so very much.
thank you! [ cheers and applause ]

				
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