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Fri February 24, 2012
Idaho Romney Backers Tout His Economic Plan
BOISE, ID – Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney outlined his economic plan today on the home turf of the Detroit Lions football team in Michigan. In Idaho, Governor Butch Otter and U.S. Senator Jim Risch spoke by phone to support Romney’s plan.
Governor Butch Otter and U.S. Senator Jim Risch co-chair the Mitt Romney for President campaign in Idaho. This is the second time this month they’ve arranged a phone call to tout his ideas. They support Romney’s plan to jump-start the nation’s economy. Senator Risch says it allows businesses to create more jobs.
U.S. Senator Jim Risch: “I believe it’s only the private sector that can do this. The federal government can do a handful of things and act as a catalyst. More importantly, it can act as a big wet blanket, which it’s been doing for the last three years.”
The plan cuts the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent and lowers individual rates by 20 percent. Romney also proposes to raise the Social Security retirement age. On Medicare, he’d allow private sector options to compete with the healthcare plan for seniors.
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