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President Obama Urges Congress to Pass “To Do List” To Help Create Good Jobs

Key Point: President Obama is urging Congress to pass a commonsense, five-point “To Do List” that will keep us moving forward. We need a job-creating economy built to last where we make things the rest of the world buys – not one based on outsourcing, loopholes, or risky financial dials that jeopardize everyone, especially the middle class.

GOP Senators Vote to Double Student Loan Interest Rates, Romney Fails to Stand Up to Republicans in Congress

Key Point: Mitt Romney let Senate Republicans once again turn their back on young adults. They voted yesterday to double interest rates on federal student loans, costing students money and making it harder for more Americans get a fair shot at an affordable college education and the skills they need to find a good job.

After Clearly Opposing President Obama’s Successful Auto Rescue, Mitt Romney Is Trying to Take Credit for It

Key Point: Mitt Romney is trying to take credit for President Obama’s successful rescue of the auto industry, which saved more than a million jobs when we could least afford to lose them. Romney is hoping we forget that when the industry was on the verge of collapse, he said we should “let Detroit go bankrupt.”

Romney Stifled Start-Up Creation in Massachusetts and Would Do the Same as President; Romney Economics Didn’t Work Then and Won’t Work Now

Key Point: Mitt Romney claimed his business skills and experience would accelerate the economy, but small business activity slowed dramatically in Romney’s Massachusetts. He’s making identical promises today, but independent economists have said Romney’s policies would not address the crisis and could actually make the economy worse. Romney Economics didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.

Romney’s Massachusetts Ranked 47th out of 50 in Job Creation and 1st in Debt Per Person; Romney Economics Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

Key Point: Mitt Romney claims his business skills and experience will help grow the economy and create jobs, the same claim he made when he ran for governor of Massachusetts. But Romney did the opposite – he sank Massachusetts to 47th out of 50 in job creation and made it No. 1 in debt per capita. Romney Economics didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

President Obama’s Deficit Plan Builds on Simpson-Bowles’ Balanced Recommendations; Romney’s Plan Is Fundamentally Incompatible

Key Point: Mitt Romney's tax and fiscal plan is fundamentally incompatible with Simpson-Bowles or any responsible approach to deficit reduction. Simpson-Bowles and the President’s plans would reduce the deficit. The Romney plan would explode it.

President Obama Lays Out Clear Choice Between Going Forward and Backward; Romney Begins “Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour in NH

Key Point: President Obama believes we need to invest in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure and reform our tax system to create good jobs, grow our economy and pay down the debt in a balanced way. Mitt Romney believes we need more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthiest and fewer rules for Wall Street – the same failed formula that benefitted a few, but crashed our economy and hurt the middle class.

We Expected Romney’s Fundraising Bump; We’re Focused on Growing our Donor Base and Building the Largest Grassroots Campaign in History

Key Point: Nominees always get a fundraising bump after they clinch the nomination. We’re focused on growing our donor base and continuing to build the largest grassroots campaign in American history with the help of more than 2.2 million Americans who donated to own a piece of this campaign.

Romney Distorts His Failed Massachusetts Record; Romney Economics Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

Key Point: Mitt Romney’s new ad doesn’t resemble anything close to the truth about his failed Massachusetts record of slower job growth, lagging unemployment and raising taxes and fees on middle-class families and small businesses. Romney Economics didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

Romney Campaign Undermines Attacks on the President

Key Point: The Romney campaign’s new standard for judging Romney’s economic record argues he should be judged only on his last year in office since he inherited a bad economy. The Romney campaign should then judge the President’s economic record by the 4.3 million private-sector jobs he created since turning the economy around, since the President indisputably inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression. Romney has simply undercut his core argument against the President’s handling of the economic crisis by trying to play by two sets of rules.

Romney Broke His Promises in Massachusetts; Why Would He Keep Them As President?

Key Point: Mitt Romney’s new ad is full of more promises he claims he’ll keep on day one. But after Romney broke his promises of more jobs, less debt and smaller government in Massachusetts, voters shouldn’t expect him to keep those same promises as President.

President Obama Is Helping America’s Schools Out-Educate the Rest of the World and Students Pay for College; We Can’t Afford Romney Economics

Key Point: The President believes education is an economic imperative and key long-term investment for an economy built to last. Romney Economics is all about the short term. He didn’t make long-term investments in companies as a corporate-buyout specialist or in students’ education as governor, and he won’t make them as President.

President’s Vision is for Moving America Forward; Mitt Romney’s Vision Would Take the Entire Country Backward

Key Point: President Obama speaks about the clear choice Americans face in this election between going forward and going back.

Examining Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts Record Is the Next Step in Highlighting the Costs of Romney Economics

Key Point: Examining Romney’s Massachusetts record is the next step in highlighting the cost of Romney Economics. His record is full of broken promises and two sets of rules – one for those at the top and another for everyone else.

Romney Economics: A Threat for the Middle Class

Key Point: highlights the economic philosophy behind Mitt Romney’s business experience, which he has continually claimed as his chief qualification to be President. Romney economics is about doing whatever it takes for him and his investors to profit, regardless of the cost to workers, companies and communities. He believes in two sets of rules – one for himself and others at the top, and another for everyone else.