Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks In Des Moines, Iowa America faces a financial crisis of debt and spending that threatens what it means to be an American. Here in the heartland you know in your hearts that itís wrong.A prairie fire of debt is sweeping..
BigNews.Biz - May 16,2012 - Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks In Des Moines, Iowa
Mitt Romney delivered remarks in Des Moines, Iowa. The following remarks were prepared for delivery:
Thank you all very much.
It's good to be back in Iowa. So many friends here hold a special place in my heart.
Iíve come here today to talk to you about an issue that affects the very heart of America.
Of course, Iowa is much more than a collection of beautiful farms and small towns and cities bounded by two of Americaís great rivers. Iowa is a collection of the values that built America and that have sustained us through good times and bad. You know them well: hard work, taking care of our neighbors, family, faith in God and country. Common sense, kitchen table values. Not fancy, but enduring.
These arenít the values that lead to out-of-control spending sprees, or to piling up massive amounts of debt you know your children Ė and grandchildren Ė will have to work all their lives to pay off. These arenít the values of putting off difficult decisions with the hope that maybe someone else will solve them.
Today America faces a financial crisis of debt and spending that threatens what it means to be an American. Here in the heartland you know in your hearts that itís wrong.
We canít spend another four years talking about solving a problem that we know we are making worse every single day.
When the men and women who settled the Iowa prairie saw a fire in the distance, they didnít look around for someone else to save them or go back to sleep hoping the wind might blow another direction. They knew that their survival was up to them.
A prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation and every day we fail to act that fire gets closer to the homes and children we love.
This is not solely a Democrat or a Republican problem. The issue isn't who deserves the most blame, it's who is going to do what it takes to put out the fire.
The people of Iowa and America have watched President Obama for nearly four years, much of that time with Congress controlled by his own party. And rather than put out the spending fire, he has fed the fire. He has spent more and borrowed more.
The time has come for a president, a leader, who will lead. I will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno. We will stop borrowing unfathomable sums of money we canít even imagine, from foreign countries weíll never even visit. I will bring us together to put out the fire!
A lot of people think this is a problem we canít solve. I reject that kind of ďcanít doĒ defeatist talk. Itís wrong.
Whatís happened here isnít complicated. Washington has been spending too much money and our new President made things much worse. His policies have taken us backwards.