Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks in Chicago: "The Freedom to Dream" Milton Friedman knew what President Obama still has not learned,even after three years and hundreds of billions of dollars in spending: Government does not create prosperity;free markets and free.....
path, our lives will be ruled by bureaucrats and boards, commissions and czars. That path erodes freedom. It deadens the entrepreneurial spirit.
Freedom is becoming the victim of unbounded government appetite – and so is economic growth, job growth, and wage growth. As government takes more and more, there is less and less incentive to take risk, to invest, to innovate, and to hire.
The proof is in this weak recovery. This administration thinks our economy is struggling because the stimulus was too small. The truth is we’re struggling because our government is too big.
I am running for President because I have the experience and the vision to get us out of this mess. I am offering a real choice and a new beginning. And I have a conservative economic plan that will deliver more jobs, less debt, and smaller government.
My agenda takes America in the right direction. It preserves freedom. It encourages risk and innovation. It fosters competition. It allows Americans to pursue happiness as they choose – and will lead to greater opportunity.
Instead of expanding the government, I will shrink it.
Instead of raising taxes, I will cut them.
Instead of adding more regulations, I will reduce them with an overriding concern: do they help or do they hurt jobs?
That’s just the beginning. There is still more we can do. Before we can create enduring prosperity, we must restore our economic freedom.
To build a strong America, we must empower Americans to pursue happiness as they choose, not as government directs.
We must restore the world’s most competitive economy, not relinquish it to cronies and bureaucrats.
We must elect a President who puts his faith in free people, in free enterprises – and in the founding principles that made this country the greatest nation in history.
Together, let’s restore America’s promise by renewing our economic freedom. Let us affirm our conviction that America is a land of opportunity and usher in a new era of enduring prosperity and American leadership.