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President Obama campaigned from Toledo to Cleveland Thursday on his economic records
The president told Ohioans he needs another term to fulfil his promise of a better economy
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER
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President Obama is introduced to the crowd at Parma's James Day Park by G.M. stamping plant employees Wendy Pitts.
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President Obama continues his two-day bus tour Thursday with stops in suburban Youngstown and western Pennsylvania. The president started the campaign swing near Toledo.  Then it was on to Sandusky for ice cream, and finally Parma, where he touted his record on the economy and jobs.  WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier was at the rally in a Parma park, and has this report.
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President Obama’s bus tour is highlighted what he’s done to help right the nation’s struggling economy and bolster the middle class, from the auto bailout, to his national health care law. And the president outlined the differences between his vision and that of G-O-P challenger Mitt Romney…starting with debt reduction.

 

Obama:  “Biggest contributors to our debt and deficit, in addition to the recession, were 2 tax cuts that weren’t paid for, and 2 wars run on a credit card. And Mr. Romney’s plan to deal with this is another $5 trillion dollar in tax cuts that aren’t paid for, or if they are paid for, on the backs of you. That’s not a plan to deal with our deficits. So what I’ve said is that we’re going to get rid of programs that don’t work, we don’t want to waste money.”   

 

And, the president says he would further reduce the national debt with money saved by ending the war in Iraq and getting out of Afghanistan.

 

Obama:  “We’re transitioning out of Afghanistan, we’ve taken on Al Qaeda we killed Bin Laden. And I want to take half the money we’re no longer spending on war and use it to drive down the deficit, and use the other half to do some nation building here in Ohio, put people back to work rebuilding roads, bridges and schools, laying broadband lines and high speed rail.”

 

The auto bailout is popular in Parma

The president was introduced by Wendy Pitts, a 13 year employee at Parma’s General Motors stamping plant, which employees about 1500 people, and was saved through the federal auto bailout.

 

Pitts:  “And it’s paid off. Plants like mine kept their doors open and I kept my job. Folks that lost their jobs are being rehired. And workers up and down Ohio’s auto chain are back in business.”

 

Before his stop in Parma, President Obama announced he is filing an unfair trade case against China’s 15 percent tariff on American made SUVs, including the Jeep Wrangler built in Toledo. G.O.P. challenger Mitt Romney has criticized the president as being too soft on China. Romney surrogates, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Governor  Bobby Jindal were in Parma a few hours before Mr. Obama. They blasted the president’s health care overhaul as a tax, and they attacked his record on job creation.
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