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President Obama is calling on Congress to act on a commonsense, concrete plan that will help create jobs and restore economic security for the middle class. He’s proposing a five-point “To Do List” that will keep us moving forward toward a job-creating economy built to last.

The President believes we should be rewarding companies that create in America, not those that send American jobs to other countries. The first item on this list gives a new 20 percent tax credit to companies that bring jobs back home, paid for by eliminating tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.

Senate Republicans stood with big business yesterday, voting to double student loan interest rates to protect tax loopholes and giveaways for Big Oil and rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas. Mitt Romney is the Republican Party’s standard bearer, and he failed to stand up to the Republican Senators he should be leading.

Mitt Romney said this week he will “take a lot of credit” for the success of America’s automakers. He’ll say anything to get elected.

Romney thinks we don’t remember what he says. That’s not the kind of character we want in a President. We need a leader who always tells us where he stands, not someone who repeatedly lies and says anything to get elected:

Job Creation: Romney’s Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation.

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Romney again tried to link his own tax and fiscal plan with the recommendations of the President's Simpson-Bowles budget commission.

President Obama gave the first in a series of speeches yesterday laying out the clear choice in this election – between moving forward and creating an economy built to last, or going backward to the failed policies of the past decade. Mayors, teachers and business leaders across the country support his vision for moving America forward. To create jobs, reduce our deficit and grow our economy from the middle class out, he believes we must:

Romney Fundraising: We expected this. Newly-crowned nominees always get a fundraising bump because everyone who donated in the primaries can max out with joint contributions for the general election. The same thing happened when Kerry outraised Bush in April 2004.

Grassroots: While Romney’s SuperPAC allies keep flooding the airwaves with negative ads, we’re continuing to build the largest grassroots campaign in American history. So far more than 2.2 million Americans had donated to own a piece of this campaign.

The Facts: After months of not talking about his Massachusetts record, Romney is finally trying to defend it. But his claims about his failed record don’t hold any water – Romney Economics didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

Romney Economics: In both the public and the private sector, Romney favored short-term profits that helped only those at the top over long-term investments that helped everyone. He would do the same to our children’s education, putting budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthiest ahead of good schools and affordable higher education.

Forward: President Obama has a vision for an economy that’s built to last, where everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair share, and plays by the same rules.

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