Mitt Romney’s Jobs Plan. (Obama’s plan failed)
Excerpt from Gov. Romney’s speech, in which he accepted the GOP presidential nomination, at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012. (The bills POPVOX is spotlighting are by no means endorsed by Gov. Romney or the Republican party. Rather, our goal is to offer POPVOX users a sampling of policy proposals already pending before Congress and a link of where to find more related bills.) “I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs.
It has 5 steps.
First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.” — NAT GAS Act (HR 1380) — Roadmap for America’s Energy Future (HR 909) — Supercritical Advanced Coal Project Incentive Act (HR 4826) — Clean Coal-Derived Fuels for Energy Security Act (HR 1868) — Nuclear Power 2021 Act (S 512) — American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act (HR 49) See all energy related bills pending before Congress.
“Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.” — ESEA Charter School Bill (Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act) (HR 2218 and S 1566) — Charter School Quality Act (S 686) — 21st Century Charter School Act (S 92) See all bills related to schools and education pending before Congress. “Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.” — Free and Fair Trade Act (S 433 and HR 913) — NAFTA Accountability Act (HR 2287) — Reciprocal Market Access Act (HR 1749) See all trade agreements and trade related bills pending before Congress. “Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.” — Constitutional amendment balancing the budget (SJRes 23) — Cutting the US true debt burden by reducing home mortgage balances, forgiving student loans. (HRes 365) — Cut, Cap, and Balance Act (S 1340) See all bills related to the federal debt, deficit and a balanced budget.
“And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare. Today, women are more likely than men to start a business. They need a president who respects and understands what they do.” — Repeal Obamacare (HR 6079) — Small Business Freedom of Commerce Act (HR 3137) — Protect Small Business Jobs Act (HR 3267) — Small Business Investment Company Modernization Act (HR 3219) — Women’s Procurement Program Improvement Act (HR 4203) See all bills related to small businesses pending before Congress. _____________________________________________________________________________