Romney Tells Tampa America Needs 'Real Reform'

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is addressing a crowd at Landmark Aviation in Tampa this morning.

For the second time in less than a week, Gov. Mitt Romney is on stage in the Tampa Bay area.

Romney began addressing a crowd at Tampa’s Landmark Aviation a short while ago.

"My view is straight forward," he told the Tampa crowd. "I believe this is the time for America to take a different course; a turning point for our country. With 23 million Americans struggling to find a good job, this is something that requires a different path than we've been on.

"I will bring real change. Real reform."

During Saturday’s visit in Land O’ Lakes, Romney told a crowd of an estimated 15,000 that America was ready for a change.

“This is happening all over the country," Romney said to the crowd in Land O’ Lakes. “People are coming together that want change. We're going to give it to them.

"When we win Florida, we're going to win the White House."

President Barack Obama has also made it a priority to visit the Tampa Bay area on the campaign trail. Florida is a critical swing state in the race for the White House, making Tampa a vital region to win.

"I've come to Florida today to ask you for your vote," Obama said during his Oct. 25 rally in Ybor City. "I've come to ask you to help me keep moving America forward."

Stay with Patch for updates about Romney’s rally In Tampa today.

Angie Angel October 31, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Floridians don't want to go back to the policies that almost trashed our nation under Republicans. A vote for Mitt Romney will take us back to troubled waters and only the top 1% can afford a boat! Vote for President Obama and a continuation of his policies that are moving us to dry land. Four more years with President Obama at the helm are needed to heal our great country.
TJG. October 31, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I was there for the rally. So many True Americans at this event (unlike the Obama fan clubs which are full of well... -- you know who...) - too bad we couldn't have gotten Romney in the White House 4 years ago.. We'd be voting him in for his 2nd term by now if that we're the case. - Only 6 more days Tampa..! Make sure you go out and get your early vote in for the Romney/Ryan ticket (& Connie Mack) - that way we can all be sure to repeal ObamaCare in January..!
TJG. October 31, 2012 at 05:53 PM
And here we go with the confused (statistically speaking minorities). It's people like this (Angie Angel) that are the uninformed 47% that just don't get it. - The good news is that more democrats and registered independents are starting to 'get-it' and realize that it is in this Countries (and State's) best interest to vote for Romney this week. So, I now consider you to be just the 37% who still 'don't get it'. You're just stubborn and angry democrats - who will all be sore losers by this time next week. - Vote Romney/ Ryan as the winning ticket this week.
Kent Clarke October 31, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Everyone who wants to get into the White house always say its time for change etc.. 4 years is not a long enough time to really implement and lead a country plus Obama had to deal with and clean up pass issues and policies of president Bush and his team. Obama may not be the most liked guy by some Americans but he is for the people and should be given the due time to really charter the course for the country. Kent - http://www.mautostore.com
CLL November 01, 2012 at 01:32 AM
No...I don't know. Please tell us, who are in these Obama fan clubs. Please, don't be shy. It's ok... And please explain the difference between Romney Americans vs other Americans. Oh, and another thing...Tampa will not be voting for Romney.
Lily Anderson November 01, 2012 at 01:43 AM
It's People Like TJG who sets a Fine example of Ignorance your Comments are always rude and racist and can you please explain a true American ?? Because Iam a highly educated and successful surgeon who is white but I also have plenty of friends who are African -American and other races . So please think before you Speak.
TJG. November 01, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Romney rallies actually have people waving American Flags. They start each session with the pledge of allegiance, singing of the National Anthem (typically by a Military Service Member), and a local religious figure will start with a prayer before the event starts. Obama rallies don't have any of this. The only "religious figure" who may show up to one of these 'fan clubs' is someone like Rev. Jeremiah Wright or the ridiculous Al Sharpton. Democrats are too worried about offending someone else's "religion" or hurting someone's feelings. When I was talking about - people like 'you know who' -- I was referring to the select group of extreme democrats in the Country who are so blinded by the fact that we are going down the wrong road with Obama's policies and questionable agenda. Maybe it will sink in with you once we are past 20+Trillion $ in our Countries debt, unemployment is at 25+%, gas is at $7.00 a gallon (like in Europe), and we have another terrorist attack on American soil - resulting in fighting the next war here on American soil. - Fortunately, there are registered Democrats - like former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco who spoke this morning at the Romney rally who opened up by stating that he is a registered democrat, -- but "So What -- It's elections like this that you have to vote for the best man on the ticket and that is clearly Mitt Romney.”
TJG. November 01, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I too have a variety of friends from different racial backgrounds (that’s what America is). It’s just that only the smart ones who are well informed and educated know that it’s in this Countrie's best interest to vote for Romney/Ryan. It’s the uniformed black person who will vote for Obama because that’s all that he/she can relate to and understand. They don’t know any better.. And as plenty of YouTube videos and first account situations that everyone on this site can attest to as well, it’s the random black guy who will always vote for Obama (and I quote) – just because, “They want some color in the White House.” -- Now that is ridiculous, ignorant, and another case of reverse-racism that the rest of America suffers from causing the media and every day citizens to have to tip-toe around – because they wouldn’t ever want to hurt any sensitive feelings, or lose their job.. – Ridiculous.
Lily Anderson November 01, 2012 at 09:54 AM
@TJG Just as well as you said the uninformed black person will vote for President Obama because he is Black, Their is Plenty Of White people who Are Voting For Romey Because he is White Let's Be honest It has Nothing to Do with Him Being the Better Man for the Job because in My Opioin and This is from a informed / educated white person Romney isnt a better Business person(just ask the state of Massachusetts ) or the better man for the Job So I will be Moving Forward against Most of my Neighbors right here in Temple Terrace and Voting Obama/Biden.
Colter95 November 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Romney is not Bush... Not even close... Bush spent like a liberal, which was the problem...
Colter95 November 01, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/
TJG. November 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Great article Colter95. I just wish that the mainstream media would publicize the failures of this current administration on all foreign policy issues. - The only network that has been covering the Benghazi cover-up is FoxNews and conservative talk radio. (and that was even the case WAY before Hurricane Sandy, -- remember this attack (cover-up) took place on 9/11 -- (I know what a coincidence..) - Here is another good article link that everyone should read through (especially Lily Anderson and CLL - along with all of the other die-hard tunnel vision thinking Democrats..) http://www.ijreview.com/2012/10/20798-20798/ It's an article on the Top 53 Reasons to Vote Mitt Romney for President written by The Independent Journal Review. -- Google search it just in case the above link does not work.. oh yeah... With early voting already in motion, Tampa already IS votiing for Mitt Romney. - (Especially in Temple Terrace) --- although, I'm sure that the neighborhoods around the University Maill are voting for Obama. - Lily, you can certainly move out of Temple Terrace and further down Fowler Ave - and left on N 22nd Street if you really feel like you can relate more with the people of those wonderful neighborhoods - Obama supporters.. Thanks..
Lily Anderson November 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM
@TjG and anyone else who feels that this applies to them despite your Badmouthing and Ignorant Comments President Barack Obama did Win the 2012 Election Not Mitt Romney so pack your stuff up the show is over. Moving Forward.
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Complete disgrace to America within the past 24h. I felt like I was looking at a 3rd world Country that just took over Chicago as I saw the TV late last night. -What a disgrace. - hate to say it, but Nostradamus really did call it and his predictions are really starting to line up.. - I predicted a bad day for the stock market late last night and sure enough, - the Market took an immediate 300 point drop after the market opened.. Of course the majority of the Obama supporters didn't notice that today since they are mostly all Obama Welfare Rats... I guess It's time to start stuffing those shoe boxes full of cash as an alternative. - Again... Such a disgrace and so unAmerican off of last night's dissapointing news.. Look at the OVERALL 'RED' that covers the MAJORITY of the ENTIRE Country.. !! And look at all of the slobs on TV in Chicago right now.. Not like they have a job to go to the next day, mostly either unemployed, welfare-rats, g@ys, clueless people, ignorant voters, and narrow minded minorities who don't know any better.. - Just goes to show again that Extreme Equal Opportunity is the ABSOLUTE worst thing that has ever happened to this silly Country which we 'used' to know as the USA. -- Where do we draw the line..???
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:35 PM
http://news.investors.com/110112-628775-obamas-passive-aggressive-agenda.aspx?ven=nrelatecp&p=full Americans continue to oppose ObamaCare by wide margins and support its repeal. And yet voters are deeply divided over whether to give President Obama a second term, which would guarantee that his signature legislation is fully implemented. Obama has said little about what he would do with four more years. But simply being in the Oval Office through 2016 would mean sweeping policy changes, from spending to taxes to regulation. Chronic Condition: Likely voters nationwide favor repealing ObamaCare 54%-39%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of the issue. Ohio voters opposed the sweeping health law 47%-37% in to a recent SurveyUSA poll. But if voters in the critical swing state and across the country give Obama an electoral college majority, ObamaCare will come into force in 2014. It's that simple. Yes, many states may resist setting up health insurance exchanges or expanding Medicaid, but over time they will likely fall in line. Yes, it will bust budgets. The $716 billion in promised Medicare cuts probably won't happen. The Obama administration's pre-election delay of Medicare Advantage curbs underscores that point. Down the road, provisions will cut insurance exchange subsidies automatically — but that will be hard to carry out. Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/110112-628775-obamas-passive-aggressive-agenda.aspx#ixzz2BaCQNSK1
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:40 PM
ObamaCare also makes tax and budget reform much harder. But once the program is entrenched, people likely will soon grow to view the taxpayer subsidies for health coverage as, well, an entitlement. Just sit and let government grow: The president's last budget got zero votes in Congress, even from Democratic lawmakers. Though required by law to do so, Senate Democrats haven't even proposed a budget in almost 3-1/2 years. Obama isn't going to get big new spending initiatives through a GOP-led House (and possible GOP senate majority) in 2013. But he can just sit back and let ObamaCare kick in and let entitlement spending explode automatically. Federal government spending is expected to rise to 24% of GDP by 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office's alternative fiscal scenario — far above the post-war average of 20%. Meanwhile, the debt-to-GDP would swell from 40.5% in 2008 and 72.8% in 2012 to 89.7% in 2022 according to this CBO forecast. By 2037, total debt would be triple the size of the economy, though a budget crisis would likely hit well before then. In all likelihood, spending and deficits will be far higher over the next several years. The CBO forecast does assume some spending curbs don't happen while some (but not all) tax cuts are extended. But it continues to predict extremely bullish economic growth over the next several years, even though GDP grew at a tepid 1.7% annual rate in the first half of 2012.
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Taxes will go up, a lot: A year-end fiscal cliff of major tax hikes threatens to push the U.S. back into recession at the start of the year. Washington may push that back a few months. But if federal government spending heads to post-war highs as a share of the economy, then tax revenue will have to soar far above historical norms. Even if Republicans control the White House and Congress and act boldly, merely curbing the entitlement spending explosion would be a slow, difficult process. Taxes are likely to be part of an eventual fix — and not just on the rich. But with Obama in office for another term, the federal spending path will be at a much higher trajectory. So taxes would have to go a lot higher. Federal government revenue hit $2.44 trillion in fiscal 2012, according to preliminary CBO estimates. To equal 24% of GDP in FY 2012, federal revenue would have needed to be 52% higher to $3.73 trillion. The increase alone would be $5,247 for every American over age 16 — and just 58.7% of them have a job. ObamaCare imposes several taxes — including a Medicare surcharge and medical devices tax that kick in on Jan. 1. The law also makes pro-growth tax reform harder. Eliminating the employer health care tax write-off could help pay for lower marginal rates. But with ObamaCare in force, many people would simply shift from work-based coverage to the subsidized exchanges. Keep in mind states' massive government pension and other retiree costs.
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Massive regulation: Obama won't just rely on inertia to expand government in a second term. His administration also has a slew of new regulations in the works. Just 13 major new rules in the pipeline will impose $515 billion in costs, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. That doesn't include massive regulations still being written for ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial law. Dodd-Frank rules could eventually run to 30,000 pages, according to some estimates. The EPA plans to issue major environmental regulations on a wide variety of fronts, from greenhouse gas emissions to natural gas fracking. The Obama administration last year delayed a new smog rule, citing the job impact, but it will revisit the issue after the election. Several other big bureaucratic edicts have been held up temporarily but will return in a second term.
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Slower economic growth: The U.S. recovery has been the weakest since World War II and has lost speed in 2012. Economic forecasts generally envision another year of sluggish growth — assuming a "fiscal cliff" or other shock doesn't trigger another recession. In any case, tax, spending and regulatory policy in an Obama second term means growth will be weaker than it otherwise would have been. U.S. global competitiveness has declined for four straight years, from No. 1 in 2008 to No. 7 in the latest report by the World Economic Forum. Higher taxes, more red tape and no meaningful entitlement reform create a cocktail of knowns (higher costs on business, consumers), known unknowns (costs will climb further down the road as fiscal policy is unsustainable) and unknown unknowns. Will the U.S. face a Greek-style spiral of debt, austerity and economic free-fall? This cocktail will suppress spending and investment. ObamaCare is already spurring restaurant chains and many other employers with many lower-wage workers to study capping work hours at 30 hours per week to avoid the health law's provisions. Sluggish economic growth will exacerbate America's fiscal crisis and make solutions that much harder. More important, a weak economy means that millions of Americans won't find work — especially good-paying jobs. That hits the bottom rung of the ladder most of all — the jobless rate for those without a high school diploma is 12% vs. 4.1% for college graduates.
TJG. November 07, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Well... - I'll leave it at that folks.. - Can't say that us Republican (Americans) didn't tell you so and warn you ahead of time.. Enjoy your Obama handOuts -- all at the expense of the MiddleClass. - This Country is now recognized as a complete joke in the International community. And Religious figures from all across this Country are praying to find a way to bless Obama with at least some form of wisdom and decision-making-skills over these next 4 years (with the exception of Jeremiah Wright... Because he is laughing his @ss off that this "Damn USA" can actually vote for 'his man' TWICE.. !!! ) -ridiculous. Let's just see how these next 4 years really works out (or should I say - how quick Obama can make it to $20 TRILLION ) ~ out here. - TJG.


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