Mitt Romney
Fmr. Governor, Massachusetts (R)
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Mitt Romney: Who really has the power in Washington?

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People in Washington care more about power than they do about getting the job done for the American people.

Mitt Romney

Widely recognized for his leadership and accomplishments as a public servant and in private enterprise, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney currently serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Free and Strong America PAC.

In 2008, Governor Romney was a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and distinguished himself as an important voice in favor of strengthening our economy, military, and families.  Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Governor Romney presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, Governor Romney balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap inherited when he took office. By eliminating waste, streamlining the government, and enacting comprehensive economic reforms to stimulate growth in Massachusetts, Romney got the economy moving again and transformed deficits into surpluses.  One of Governor Romney’s top priorities as Governor was reforming the education system so that young people could compete for better paying jobs in the global economy of the future.  Romney was CEO of Bain & Company, co-founded Bain Capital and served as the CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Born in 1947, Romney earned his B.A. at Brigham Young University and his J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University.

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Question: Who really has the power in Washington?

Mitt Romney:A lot of people have power in Washington, and I must admit I get tired of the fact that people in Washington care more about power than they do about getting the job done for the American people. And I’m not gonna worry about who’s got power if I’m fortunate enough to be there. I’m gonna worry about getting America right for a change for the American people by ending illegal immigration; by making sure policies don’t make it hard for families to be successful; by helping our schools; by getting us off of foreign oil – by finally ridding ourselves of the peril of foreign oil; and by working with our friends around the world to help end the threat of global jihad. Let’s get the job done in Washington and listen to fewer politicians that just talk about themselves and about their prospects for their own future.

Recorded on: 11/26/07

 


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