Romney: I've Got a 59-Step Economic Plan

Plan includes cutting regulations, corporate taxes, expanding trade
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2011 10:04 AM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum, Sept. 5, 2011, in Columbia, SC.   (AP Photo/ Mary Ann Chastain)
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney will today unveil 59 specific policy proposals designed “to turn around America’s economy,” he announces in a USA Today op-ed, promising that his proposals are “rooted in the conservative premise that government itself cannot create jobs.” The op-ed outlines the broad strokes of his approach, promising to cut taxes on individuals and corporations as part of a “total overhaul” of the tax system.

Romney also promises to cut regulations, get tough on unions, cut spending, and create a “Reagan Economic Zone” encouraging free trade between the US and its allies. He contrasts each proposal with President Obama’s, alleging that the president has “left America’s trade interests untended,” catered to unions “to pay back political favors,” and “engaged in a massive spending binge of choice,” among other complaints. “Our country has arrived at a fork in the road,” he writes. “I know in which direction lie the millions of jobs we need.”

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