, Newburyport, MA


October 5, 2012

Romney would take the country backward


President Obama doubled the amount of Pell Grants that make college possible. Paul Ryan would reduce the Pell Grant program, and Mitt Romney suggests that students should borrow money from their parents. How many ways can Mitt Romney prove that he is out of touch with the average American?

Reducing our debt is critical. The Simpson-Bowles bill was a well-respected bi-partisan plan that adopted seven reforms recommended by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. It would have reduced the deficit from 9 percent to 2.2 percent of GDP by making $3 in cuts for every dollar in tax increases. Why did Paul Ryan prevent change by voting against Simpson-Bowles?

George W. Bush’s presidency brought us an unnecessary war, and his economic policies led us to the brink of fiscal disaster. Mitt Romney’s plan is similar to one we have already experienced. Why do some Americans think the result will be any different?

Claire Melville


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