DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement after President Obama’s speech in Cleveland, Ohio today on the stark choice Americans face this November:
“Today, President Obama outlined the clear choice facing Americans this November: a vision that moves our country forward toward an economy built to last, or Mitt Romney’s vision that would send us backward to the failed policies of the past decade.
“President Obama 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. His vision will continue to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs, and pay down the debt while investing in good teachers and helping more students. We will do this while investing in new promising sources of energy, investing in our best scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs, supporting infrastructure that attracts businesses and creates jobs here, and rewarding businesses that invest in American workers rather than send jobs overseas, while asking the wealthiest to contribute their fair share again.
“In stark contrast, Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress believe a budget-busting, 25-percent tax cut for the wealthiest is more important than investments that grow our economy and the middle class. They believe that if we let Wall Street write its own rules again, take away rules that protect consumers and workers, and cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans, the market will somehow solve all our problems on its own. But we’ve tried this failed approach for most of the past decade, and look at the results: it didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.
“This November, the American people will ultimately make a choice that sets us on a course for generations to come. The American people will decide whether we continue moving forward with President Obama or move us backward with Mitt Romney. That is the choice we face, and I know that the American people will make the best choice for our country by reelecting President Obama this November.”