Delivering this week's Republican radio/web address is Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, the subject of lots of insider buzz as a potential running-mate for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Here's the Portman address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArXhpDvi5us&list=UUOKW-o3oYdFmrMNcTLVuaoA&index=1&feature=plcp
The address sounds very much like a campaign stump speech. Among Portman's points:
“You don’t hear much from the President anymore about the two biggest initiatives of his time in office. One was passing the so-called stimulus bill. He and his economic team promised that spending almost $1 trillion of taxpayer money would get unemployment down to 5.6 percent by today. Instead, it’s 46 percent higher. Measured by their own standards, his policies have failed us.
“The other initiative was pushing through the unaffordable health care spending law, which will grow the government by $2.6 trillion, and do something President Obama promised he would never do: hit millions of middle class Americans with a massive tax increase.
“Raising taxes on employers and the middle class, growing government at the expense of free enterprise, piling on new regulations that increase the cost of doing business—these burdens make it harder, not easier, to create jobs in America."