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Believe in America: Mitt Romney's Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth [Kindle Edition]

Romney for President
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Mitt Romney will rebuild the foundations of the American economy on the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation. His plan emphasizes critical structural adjustments rather than short-term fixes. It seeks to reduce taxes, spending, regulation, and government programs. It seeks to increase trade, energy production, human capital, and labor flexibility. It relinquishes power to the states instead of claiming to have the solution to every problem.

Any American living through this economic crisis will immediately recognize the severity of the break that Mitt Romney proposes from our current course. He is calling for a fundamental change in Washington's view of how economic growth and prosperity are achieved, how jobs are created, and how government can support these endeavors. It is at once a deeply conservative return to policies that have served our nation well and a highly ambitious departure from the policies of our current leadership. In short, it is a plan to get America back to work.

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  • Language: English
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The labors of Hercules December 1, 2011
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Mitt Romney has referred to this book as the definitive expression of his economic plan in the Republican candidate debates, so I decided to do some due diligence by reading it.

There are 59 recommendations in all, most of which would involve reversing policies of the current Administration. The basic thrust is to slow the big government express and cut the private sector a little slack. Some highlights follow:

TAXES (cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, preserve Bush tax cuts, overhaul tax system longer term); REGULATORY (repeal Obamacare and Dodd-Frank, force regulators to consider costs of complying with new regulations, require Congressional approval of major regulations); TRADE (negotiate more trade agreements, get tough with China); ENERGY (expedite development of untapped US oil and gas reserves, ban EPA regulation of carbon emissions); LABOR (reverse NLRB effort to favor union organization vs. impartially arbitrating labor/management disputes); HUMAN CAPITAL (rationalize federal training programs and block grant them to the states, encourage immigration of well educated people with valuable skills); FISCAL (cut spending and cap it at 20% of GDP, support a balanced budget amendment).

Most of these ideas seem sensible to me, but the difficulties involved are understated in many cases and there is little discussion of how to overcome predictable objections. For example:

#Repealing Obama would take more than an executive order that support should be given to states that wanted to opt out, including offering an alternative program (none is satisfactorily described in the book) that would work better.
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A decently written campaign manual for Mitt Romney September 18, 2011
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I just read Romney's book NO APOLOGIES. From that I concluded that Romney is more of a tactician than a grand strategist. Romney doesn't seem to have any grand vision for ending the Great Recession. Of course nobody else does either! What Romney does bring to the table is an ability to improve things at the tactical level --- to make so many individual improvements to government processes that the cumulative effect in improving our economy becomes major.

While Governor of Massachusetts, Romney seems to have improved enough aspects of state government to become very popular, despite his being much more conservative than most of the Massachusetts electorate.

This book is a campaign manual for what Mitt would like to accomplish as President. There's nothing at all radical in Mitt's agenda. It's more of a tweaking of the methods of government than revolutionizing them. Mitt wants to tweak the tax code so as to reduce the corporate tax rate. He wants to rationalize the patchwork of government regulations that impose an unreasonable compliance burden on business, but he supports reasonable, clear, and understandable regulations. He's for more free trade with Latin America and less with China. He wants to repeal Obamacare, the national version of what he did for healthcare reform in Massachusetts, and let the states do their own thing individually. He wants to reform, but not eliminate Dodd-Frank regulations on banks. He wants to reform the legal system to prevent excess damage awards. And of course he wants to develop all economical forms of energy in the USA.

IMO these are hundreds of small-potato ideas that probably don't excite many people when taken one-by-one. Nevertheless, small potatoes can be tasty. Put enough of them together and they become weighty.
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A serious plan for serious times September 29, 2011
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In September 2008 the economy collapsed and Americans were faced with choosing between two presidential candidates who had no clue about the economy. Mitt Romney should have been the nominee for the GOP in 2008, something he shows quite easily with this economic plan.

You can agree or disagree with Romney's actual plan laid out in this document, but you cannot escape noticing that he knows what he's talking about. When Romney becomes the GOP's nominee for 2012, I hope many Americans will take the time to read this and get a sense of how knowledgeable Mitt is compared to Obama on the economy.

I've been reading this on my daily commute, 10 minutes at a time; with Kindle on my Android phone it's easy and convenient. There's really no excuse for not downloading this and taking a look at what Romney has to offer.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Candidates Should Do This September 8, 2011
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I'm not a big Mitt Romney fan, but this is a very nice piece of literature for a campaign to put out. I can't think of any other campaign who has ever put out a plan this detailed this early in the process and made it available to this many people. Certainly Obama hasn't put out anything this detailed.

Because of that, I'm going to rate this 5 stars. I really hope more candidates follow his example and we get a primary based on ideas instead of personal attacks.

Now for the content:

*Taxes*
Mitt is definitely focused in the right direction on taxes, but I wish he'd go further and I think he easily could. He supports cutting the corporate tax rate (currently the highest in the world) by 10%. Good start, but that still leaves us with a fairly high rate compared to other OECD nations. He supports ending the death tax, ending taxes on savings and investment for low and middle income individuals (thank you!), and switching to a territorial tax model instead of our worldwide tax system. He says we need a lower, flatter, income tax structure, and that's great. Unfortunately he doesn't really offer too many details on that.

*Spending*
Here I think Mitt needs to go a lot further than he has. He offers a 5% across the board cut for non-defense discretionary spending, which is good but is really just a small percent of a tiny fraction of total spending. He wants to raise the Social Security retirement age or modify the escalator to keep that system solvent. He would cap and block grant Medicaid to the states. Unfortunately he does not really address Medicare, which is by far the biggest driver of our debt going forward. He also doesn't address any reforms in military spending.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars insightful analysis with a blueprint for the future
A candid review of the state of the economy and ruinous consequenses of failed policies. However, the author is able to show a path forward through intelligent, thoughtful new... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ss
1.0 out of 5 stars As useless as Romney, himself, was...
As he is, his "plan" is also USELESS.

But it's always good to know what the enemy is doing.

GO RON PAUL!
Published 4 months ago by Catherina Wojtowicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry he isn't president, as we have an economic dunce now.
Sorry he isn't president, as we have an economic dunce now. Still waiting for my $2500 reduction in insurance costs that we know we were lied too.
Published 4 months ago by Jeffrey Zarnowski
4.0 out of 5 stars Hope Lost
This book was very revelant at the time of the election. Gave a clear view of Rommey's hope for the country. Read more
Published 5 months ago by marilyn
3.0 out of 5 stars Who knows?
To be honest, I only got this because it was free. I have not even had the time nor desire to read it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by D. Johnston
3.0 out of 5 stars Good vision and scenario to govern
Good reference for anyone related to a transformation in the public sector and need the support of the schemas and definitions as Bain exconsultor
Published 7 months ago by Pedro L San Martin R
1.0 out of 5 stars He's an idiot
He's an idiot. If you're in the top 1%, the he's your guy. Otherwise he has no time or energy for anyone else.
Published 9 months ago by Robin Withers
5.0 out of 5 stars too bad 47% of America would rather not have a real leader
It would be a different and better world. No fast and furious killing of Mexican children and a border agent, no killing of American Ambassadors with orders to stand down, no... Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Fleming
3.0 out of 5 stars Believe in America. by. Mitt Romney
A wonderful, knowledgeable book about a fellow Michigander who I wanted very much to win this 2013 election. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Carole La Flamme Beighey
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I think Mitt Romney's had some great ideas and plans to help this country get out of the mess we are in. Read more
Published 11 months ago by suebee
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Please download the book before reviewing, please.
Now, now. I got it in pdf from a link. , not kindle, then converted it to 3 1/2 hrs of audio.

http://mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/2011/09/believe-america-mitt-romneys-plan-jobs-and-economic-growth
Sep 11, 2011 by Michael Danconia |  See all 4 posts
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