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Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy during a speech Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas, at McCandless International Trucks.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy during a speech Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas, at McCandless International Trucks. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)  

Romney delivers jobs plan speech without teleprompter

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Mitt Romney didn’t use a teleprompter when he introduced his 160-page jobs plan in Nevada on Tuesday.

“I don’t have a text written,” said Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and Republican candidate for president while holding up notes in what was clearly a dig at the teleprompter-loving President Obama. “You can actually see what I got here.”

That wasn’t the only contrast Romney made at McCandless International Trucks in Las Vegas between him and Obama, who is set to give a speech to a rare joint session of Congress this week detailing his own jobs plan. Romney criticized the president for waiting as long as he has “to offer a compelling vision for economic recovery.”

His plan includes more than 50 policy proposals on taxes, regulation, trade, energy, labor, human capital and fiscal policy.

“On my first day in office I will send five bills to Congress and issue five executive orders that will get government out of the way and restore America to the path of robust economic growth that we need to create jobs,” Romney told a cheering crowd.

One promised bill is the “Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act,” which calls for immediate 5 percent cuts to non-security discretionary spending, reducing the annual federal budget by $20 billion. Another is reducing the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent, from the 35 percent level it is at now.

Other legislation he promised to send to Congress includes implementing free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. He also promised to direct the Department of the Interior to undertake a comprehensive survey of American energy reserves. (RELATED: Boehner, Cantor call for common ground on Obama jobs plan)

Romney also called for legislation consolidating federal retraining programs, returning funding and responsibility for these programs to the states.

The Democratic National Committee pounced on Romney before he even gave his address, especially “Romney’s claim that he has the experience and ideas to create jobs.”

“In the private sector, Romney benefited by laying people off and shipping jobs overseas,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse wrote in a memo. “That sort of track record is not going to sit well with the Americans who are looking to find a job with a good wage and decent health care.”

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  • Fort Worth Yankee

    The Democratic National Committee pounced on Romney before he even gave his address, especially “Romney’s claim that he has the experience and ideas to create jobs.”“In the private sector, Romney benefited by laying people off and shipping jobs overseas,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse wrote in a memo. “That sort of track record is not going to sit well with the Americans who are looking to find a job with a good wage and decent health care.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/06/romney-delivers-jobs-plan-speech-without-teleprompter/#ixzz1XI2TYdCSWell, someone on our side has a plan, and he didn’t need a teleprompter to deliver it.  He didn’t try to interupt the onther political party, or the NFL opener.  He is calling for LESS government interference with businesses small and large.  Romney is a businessman, he knows what he is doing, he actually ran companies, as well as saved the Salt Lake City Olympics.  My bet is that neither Romney, Backmann, Cain, Perry, Palin, or any of the other GOP/Tea Party candidates will need a teleprompter while addressing school children.What will be “Barry’s” plan when he delivers it (via teleprompter) to a Joint Session of Congress tomorrow night?  A $300 BILLION dollar waste of time, again.  His plan is nothing that has not been proposed before.  But, I’ll bet “Barry’s” plan has something in it that Romney didn’t put into his plan, more “vacation” money for the trailer trash First Madam……oops, I mean lady.It also needs to include money to fumegate all of the 89th MAW’s aircraft, as well as the White House to be accomplished on 1/20/2013.

  • Fort Worth Yankee

    The Democratic National Committee pounced on Romney before he even gave his address, especially “Romney’s claim that he has the experience and ideas to create jobs.”“In the private sector, Romney benefited by laying people off and shipping jobs overseas,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse wrote in a memo. “That sort of track record is not going to sit well with the Americans who are looking to find a job with a good wage and decent health care.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/06/romney-delivers-jobs-plan-speech-without-teleprompter/#ixzz1XI2TYdCSWell, someone on our side has a plan, and he didn’t need a teleprompter to deliver it.  He didn’t try to interupt the onther political party, or the NFL opener.  He is calling for LESS government interference with businesses small and large.  Romney is a businessman, he knows what he is doing, he actually ran companies, as well as saved the Salt Lake City Olympics.  My bet is that neither Romney, Backmann, Cain, Perry, Palin, or any of the other GOP/Tea Party candidates will need a teleprompter while addressing school children.What will be “Barry’s” plan when he delivers it (via teleprompter) to a Joint Session of Congress tomorrow night?  A $300 BILLION dollar waste of time, again.  His plan is nothing that has not been proposed before.  But, I’ll bet “Barry’s” plan has something in it that Romney didn’t put into his plan, more “vacation” money for the trailer trash First Madam……oops, I mean lady.It also needs to include money to fumegate all of the 89th MAW’s aircraft, as well as the White House to be accomplished on 1/20/2013.

  • Anonymous

    Your average garbage truck driver or McDonalds clerk can learn. Obama cannot. He can only regurgitate the left wing ideas implanted in him by Soros and his buddies. Even a robot can be re-programed. Obama is an idiot.

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  • TommyV

    I bet not even one “um” or “you know”. 

  • pansycritter

    God…won’t it be wonderful not to see the president’s head bob back and forth, back and forth, like some demented dashboard nodder? What will they do with all those “presidential teleprompters”? Can anyone say “yard sale’?

  • fourleafclover

    Obama must be getting neck massages after his speeches. His head goes back and forth like those dummies ventriloquists use. I think Obama is a wind up man programmed by a gang of radical liberals who won’t let him talk off the cuff. They’re probably the same people who ushered him through school. His job is to practice speeches, fly around with his handlers, give speeches, go home and play golf. He isn’t allowed a pen or pencil to write to keep his lack of intelligence a secret.

  • Anonymous

    Romney’s the first GOP to have taken the right step to call China on its currency manipulation and its theft of intellectual property.  Its high time.

    Sadly, there are some very stupid, sadly naive, but ultimately greedy GOPs who are terrified to say do anything to China.  They THINK there’s this huge 1.3 billion consumer market out there and they’re afraid their American (i.e., contributors’) products will be foreclosed if they challenge The Dragon.  But the The Dragon is an illusion: outside of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and a couple of other cities that Westerners see, there ARE NO McDonald’s and Pizza Huts or Disney stores.  There are only Chinese knock-offs of these American brands, and they are generally far better known (and have a larger market share) among average Chinese.  

    What Westerners see in China is a stage-managed illusion, mostly for their benefit.  And every new American product introduced for sale in China is immediate replicated and reverse-engineered so that it can be sold cheaper out in the Chinese hinterlands where the “real” 1.3 billion Chinese live.

    We’ve bought into this “trade leads to democracy” nonsense for forty years now; meanwhile, the Chinese laugh at us for being so naive.  (And to our faces, they say, “We will NEVER be like Americans; democratic government is too divisive.”.

    So, why do American policymakers continue with this failed policy, except that the contributor class hasn’t woken up to the reality of China?

    Helllllllllooooooo—- That 1.3 billion consumer market you guys had wet dreams about?? Well, it will NEVER happen.  Why don’t you try selling your crap to Americans….and why don’t you hire some of them so they can afford to buy it???

  • Anonymous

    Romney’s the first GOP to have taken the right step to call China on its currency manipulation and its theft of intellectual property.  Its high time.

    Sadly, there are some very stupid, sadly naive, but ultimately greedy GOPs who are terrified to say do anything to China.  They THINK there’s this huge 1.3 billion consumer market out there and they’re afraid their American (i.e., contributors’) products will be foreclosed if they challenge The Dragon.  But the The Dragon is an illusion: outside of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and a couple of other cities that Westerners see, there ARE NO McDonald’s and Pizza Huts or Disney stores.  There are only Chinese knock-offs of these American brands, and they are generally far better known (and have a larger market share) among average Chinese.  

    What Westerners see in China is a stage-managed illusion, mostly for their benefit.  And every new American product introduced for sale in China is immediate replicated and reverse-engineered so that it can be sold cheaper out in the Chinese hinterlands where the “real” 1.3 billion Chinese live.

    We’ve bought into this “trade leads to democracy” nonsense for forty years now; meanwhile, the Chinese laugh at us for being so naive.  (And to our faces, they say, “We will NEVER be like Americans; democratic government is too divisive.”.

    So, why do American policymakers continue with this failed policy, except that the contributor class hasn’t woken up to the reality of China?

    Helllllllllooooooo—- That 1.3 billion consumer market you guys had wet dreams about?? Well, it will NEVER happen.  Why don’t you try selling your crap to Americans….and why don’t you hire some of them so they can afford to buy it???

  • Anonymous

    This guy has destroyed the state economy in MA and surrendered the state to the Democrats…..Is he going to transplant his failed economic disaster in MA onto the national stage ?