Mitt Romney is the man who can lead the nation out of its lingering economic doldrums and restore faith in the United States.
A successful executive in the public and private sector, Romney is a committed capitalist who understands that the nation’s prosperity is driven by free enterprise, not government.
We don’t question Obama’s motives. The president sincerely believes in the inviolable ability of the federal government to make all things right. But Americans should see that this top-down approach doesn’t work.
Romney, in contrast, would capitalize on individuals’ ingenuity, not Washington directives.
The contrast in their approaches is seen in the president’s insistence on increasing tax rates for the rich so they will “pay their fair share.”
But the wealthy already pay most of the country’s tax bills. The richest 10 percent pay 71 percent of federal income taxes.
Any such tax increase would likely hurt small business owners, most of whom are hardly well off even if their incomes are higher than $200,000.
President Obama may have good intentions, but he is simply taking the nation in the wrong direction.
Seasoned executive Romney would come to office ready to put the country on the course to more freedom and prosperity.
The Tampa Tribune, with confidence and enthusiasm, endorses Mitt Romney for president.
Read the entire endorsement editorial here.