Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new video Thursday slamming President Obama’s July 13 claim that government builds businesses.
“President Obama, you’re killing us out here,” said Jack Gilchrist, who the video describes as the owner of a small factory in New Hampshire.
“Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it? We are the solution, not the problem.”
THe video is called “These Hands.”
“It’s time we had somebody who believes in us, someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded, not punished. We need somebody who believes in America,” Gilchrist says as the video introduces Romney.
The video highlights Romney’s animated July 17 speech in Irwin, Pa., where a crowd enthusiastically applauded his argument that government plays a subsidiary role in economic growth. The speech contrasted Romney’s views with Obama’s progressive belief that government experts play a leading role in the economy.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help… somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive,” Obama told a July 13 rally in Roanoke, Va. “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
In the new video, Romney uses Gilchrists’ hard work to applaud entrepreneurs, and to underline his promise of a stronger economy.
“President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that,” he said in Pennsylvania.