Former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney, who has become the most prominent Republican presidential candidate in recent memory, said on Wednesday that he expects the US economy to expand at a much faster pace than in previous years because of the Obama administration’s policies.
Speaking at a press conference, Romney said he expects an increase of between 2% and 3% annually in GDP, as opposed to the 3% to 4% growth he experienced during the first eight months of his presidency.
The economy is now at about 3.7% growth.
It’s been quite a long, long time since we’ve had that.
But I think it’s coming along very, very, well, so I think we’re going to see a lot more growth in the next couple of years, and it’s going to be very exciting, but I think that growth will be slower than the growth that we saw in the first 8 months of President Obama’s presidency,” Romney said.”
I think the reason for that is because we’ve been very careful to look at every aspect of the administration that has occurred.
So we’ve taken a very strong look at what’s going on, and I think the President and his team have done a very good job of making sure that we’re looking at all the levers of government that we can, so we’re not going to miss anything.
And so I believe that we’ll be able to create more jobs than we’ve seen in the last eight years.
“Romney has become a prominent face of the 2016 race, and he and his running mate, Wisconsin Gov.
Scott Walker, have also come under fire for their handling of the federal shutdown.
The White House has accused Romney of politicizing the shutdown, but Romney has been criticized for not addressing the situation as much as he could have, such as hiring additional staffers to help the states that were hit hard by the shutdown.