For Immediate Release: Friday, June 15, 2012
Contact: Heather Laverty
Communications Vice President
APALA-DC’s Statement in Support of President Obama’s Vision Laid Out In Cleveland Yesterday to Keep Moving America Forward with An Economy For All Working Families
In Contrast, Mitt Romney’s Vision Would Take Us Backward to the Failed Policies of the Past Decade
Washington, D.C. – APALA-DC released the following statement in support of the President’s speech in Ohio which laid out the clear choice between President Obama’s vision to move our country forward and Mitt Romney’s vision that would take us backward:
“Yesterday in Ohio, President Obama laid out a clear vision to keep moving us toward an economy that works for everyone, not just the 1 percent. He believes that America prospers when hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, and everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same set of rules. In contrast, Mitt Romney and his allies in Congress believe a budget-busting 25 percent tax cut for the wealthiest is more important than investments that grow our economy and support working families. They believe that if we let Wall Street write its own rules again, the market will solve all our problems on its own.
“For the last decade, we tried Mitt Romney’s failed formula–it benefited a few at the top, but crashed our economy and devastated working families across the country, including many Asian American Pacific Islander communities who have been hit hard by the recession and who have lost their homes and their jobs. It didn’t help our communities by providing foreclosure relief and more education opportunities, or by creating good jobs– it did the opposite, and we saw the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
“If we’re going to out-educate the rest of the world, we need to invest in good teachers and help more students afford to go to college and get job training – not pack kids into crowded classrooms and slash scholarships. If we’re going to out-innovate the rest of the world, we need to invest in our best scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs so they innovate here. If we’re going to out-build the rest of the world, we need roads, bridges, ports and broadband technology that attract businesses that will create jobs here – not pet projects, bridges to nowhere, and crumbling infrastructure.
“This election, the American people will get to choose which path we take as a nation. It’s a choice between whether we go forward together with President Obama or go backward with Mitt Romney. That’s why APALA-DC is confident American people will reelect President Obama and support his vision for the future.”