The editorial board at Pueblo Chieftain, a print and online news source for the southern portion of swing-state Colorado, today endorsed Mitt Romney.
We didn’t endorse Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy four years ago, but after he was elected we congratulated him on his victory and expressed our desire that his presidency would be successful.
But soon after his inauguration, it became clear that his talk of “post-partisanship” and governmental transparency was just that: talk.
Here, in a nutshell, are the five basic elements of that package:
Cut the federal deficit by reducing federal spending below 20 percent of GDP. “You’re not going to get entrepreneurs to go out and start an enterprise . . . unless they realize we’re not headed to Greece.”
Champion small business by cutting taxes and regulations, and by overturning ObamaCare. “We need small business to grow. . . . Small businesses have been crushed these past four years.”
Then there are the looming crises of Medicare and Social Security. Even Vice President Biden admitted Thursday night they can be sustainable only into the foreseeable future.
Gov. Romney, along with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, has charted a course to protect current and soon-to-be retirees with full benefits, while restructuring how those two programs can be financed without breaking the budget.
In short, seniors or soon-to-be seniors can rest assured a President Romney won’t pull the rug out from beneath them.
And that’s why we urge our fellow Americans to elect Mitt Romney the 45th president of the United States of America.
Read the full endorsement here.
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