Romney's recovery flip flops
June 26, 2012
Earlier today, ProgressVA reported, "Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a campaign rally Tuesday morning at Carter Machinery in Salem, a company that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the American Recovery Act, legislation Romney sometimes opposes. Romney's penchant for mind-changing seems to be rubbing off on his chief Virginia cheerleader as well. Governor Bob McDonnell recently acknowledged on CNN that the Recovery Act had benefitted Virginia."
Progressive Point: Virginians want leaders who are true to their word and will work for us. Unfortunately, these days too often politicians say one thing and do another. What are we supposed to think when they flip-flop on their own positions? Mitt Romney, who supported the stimulus in 2009, began attacking it in his current run for President, and today will hold a campaign rally at a company that has received over half a million stimulus funds.
Virginians know creating jobs requires more than changing your mind when it's politically convenient. To grow our economy, Virginia and America need leaders who prioritize investing in our economy and put implementing solutions above partisan politics. Rhetoric won't get us recovery.
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