Romney's debate points missing from coverage

info@islandpacket.comNovember 1, 2012 

The Oct. 23 McClatchy Newspapers story on the presidential debate gives typical one-sided views for President Barack Obama.

Examples include Obama's "apology tour." McClatchy failed to include Mitt Romney's statement that Obama visited Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, but didn't visit Israel. Obama said that he wanted to go forward and not go back to the past administration's economic policies. Romney answered that he, too, wanted to go forward but not return to the last four years under Obama's economic policies.

Romney stated that when Obama came into office, the country had a $10 trillion deficit. After Obama's four years, the deficit is now more than $16 trillion. Romney pointed out that Obama had said that with the $800 billion stimulus, unemployment would be at 5 percent. We are at 7.8 percent, a difference of 9 million jobs.

Romney pointed out that today there are 23 million people who are either unemployed or under-employed or who have stopped looking for work.

Then there was the exchange in which Obama brought up the benefits of government bailouts, such as General Motors.' Romney responded that Obama favors government investing in private companies and that has led to government losses in green energies companies, such as Solyndra. Romney stated that the private investment works better then government investment. On education, Romney pointed out that during his four years as governor of Massachusetts, the state's schools ranked No. 1 in the country.

I think McClatchy deliberately left out important statements by Romney.

Charles Landau

Hilton Head Island

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