From The Michigan Democratic Party
Former Representative Bart Stupak and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer Respond to GOP 2012 Candidates’ Failed Economic Policies
LANSING – Republican 2012 candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry may be traveling to Michigan tomorrow to deliver speeches at a political conference, but neither candidate has a plan that will deliver what Michigan needs most: jobs.
On Friday afternoon, former Michigan Representative Bart Stupak and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer responded to Romney and Perry’s economic agendas, highlighting how both would be bad for Michigan workers and families.
“Both of these guys claim to be job creators, but their records speak for themselves. Mitt Romney’s private sector record was made up of corporate takeovers and layoffs. Rick Perry’s most recent action on jobs was laying-off tens of thousands of teachers in his own state,” said former Representative Bart Stupak. “When the auto industry was struggling, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed titled ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.’ Rick Perry was quick to jump on the bandwagon, and he’s still railing against the effort that saved the auto industry and created thousands of jobs.”
“For more than 70 years, Americans have known that a lifetime of work meant the guarantee of Social Security after they retired,” said MDP Chair Mark Brewer. “Rick Perry calls Social Security a Ponzi scheme and he argues that we should abolish it. Mitt Romney claims he’s fighting for future generations of seniors, but in reality he’d just turn your money over to the same Wall Street bankers who drove our economy to the brink. Imagine what would have happened if your retirement depended solely on the stock market over the past few years.”
Both Romney and Perry will address the Michigan Republican Party’s exclusive policy conference on Mackinac Island this Saturday.