NH small business owners rally for Romney
On Friday small business owners in Manchester and Seabrook, NH, as well as numerous other locations around the country, called for a new president that can restore America as the best place in the world to find a job, start a business or hire a worker. These business and community leaders pointed to the new national jobs report out showing the national unemployment rate ticketing up to 8.3%, and with yesterday’s metropolitan report that showed unemployment rising in all three metro areas in New Hampshire in June.
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“Today’s increase in the unemployment rate is a hammer blow to struggling middle-class families,” said Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday, “Yesterday I launched my Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will bring more jobs and more take home pay. My plan will turn things around and bring the economy roaring back, with twelve million new jobs created by the end of my first term. President Obama doesn’t have a plan and believes that the private sector is ‘doing fine.’ Obviously, that is not the case. We’ve now gone 42 consecutive months with the unemployment rate above eight percent. Middle class Americans deserve better, and I believe America can do better.”
“Instead of working to streamline regulation, eliminate onerous rules that stifle creativity, or provide a blueprint to allow our entrepreneurs to thrive, the president belittles their efforts,” said business owner and State Senator Russell Prescott in Seabrook on Friday, “It’s about time we bring back a champion of small-business to the White House. It’s about time we elect Mitt Romney as president.”
Manchester business owner Jennifer Cheifetz had this to say: “The middle class is begging for jobs—23 million people in fact are looking for full time work—and it is shocking that the people who normally provide those jobs are being torn down by President Obama. I get frequent emails asking if I’m hiring staff for Gone Baking, my mobile bakery. I would love to be in a position to pay other people, but right now I’m just trying to cover the growing cost of running my own business.”