Romney Lays the Wood to Obama [UPDATE: Romney Lights Up Bowling Green]

After his strong speech in Pennsylvania yesterday, Mitt Romney continues to pour it on. In a little while he will speak at a town hall event in Ohio, and he isn’t giving Obama any quarter. Here are excerpts from his prepared remarks:

We have a jobs crisis in this country, a real emergency. Yet President Obama seems to have just given up on the economy. He hasn’t convened a meeting with his jobs council in six months, but has held more than a hundred fundraisers for his campaign. The only job he is interested in saving is his own. …

President Obama’s insult of business owners was shockingly revealing, insulting and dismissive America’s entrepreneurs. In a world where “somebody else” – government – builds businesses and creates prosperity, it makes sense to raise taxes on small business owners and create more and more layers of bureaucracy to manage the economy. I understand that we need to unleash the private sector and encourage small business owners, not punish them with higher taxes and burdensome regulations. This is the difference between a bottom-up economy driven by the innovative spirit of America and a top-down economy driven by the government.

What made President Obama’s comments so insightful is that they reflect the policies he’s pursued in office – policies that reward people for who they know, not what they know. While he gave taxpayer money and special carve-outs to friends, donors, supporters, and special interest groups, the middle class has been working harder for less. This has to end, and it will when I am president.

Meanwhile, the GOP has released this two-minute internet ad titled “The Real Story of the Obama Economy:”

Is it effective? Sure. Any time the Republicans are talking about the economy, it’s effective.

UPDATE: “Romney Lights Up Bowling Green” is the headline at Video Truffle. Follow the link to watch Romney tee off on “You didn’t build that,” and then enjoy the CNN anchor’s dismay.

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