Romney Can Save Detroit and America

Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013 04:04 PM

By Wayne Allyn Root

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What if I told you Mitt Romney can solve two of America’s biggest problems? Yes, the man whose mediocre presidential campaign almost sunk the entire GOP can now save it.
 
Even better, the same Mitt Romney, now an unelected private citizen, can also save the U.S. economy and become an American hero. Let me tell you how.
 
The news about the U.S. economy gets more depressing each day. Have you seen the latest? 
 
Disposable income for working Americans suffered the worst drop in January since record-keeping began in 1959.
 
Why is this happening? You can see America’s future by studying Detroit. Obama's policies are damaging the entire U.S. economy, the same way that socialist policies (Democrats call them "progressive") have destroyed Detroit. Detroit is a microcosm for everything ailing our economy.
 
For almost five consecutive decades Detroit has been run by liberal Democrats following the exact policies Obama is now forcing on the U.S. economy — bigger government, more government spending, out-of-control entitlements, too many government employees, obscene pensions, high taxes, too much debt, and an economy run based on "fairness" and social justice.
 
Just look at the results — you’ll get sick to your stomach. The Obama economic model has been on display forever in Detroit (1961 was the last time Detroit had a Republican in charge). The result is a bankrupt Third World hellhole in the middle of America.
 
Here’s how bad Detroit is:
  • The city has debt and liabilities of an unimaginable $14 billion.  
  • Of the 363,281 housing units in Detroit, almost one-third are vacant.
  • Detroit is ranked “America’s Most Dangerous City” for the fourth year in a row — with violent crime five times higher than the national average.
  • 34.5 percent of households get food stamps. 
  • The mayor recently admitted recently true unemployment tops 50 percent.
  • 54 percent of all children in Detroit live in poverty.
  • Almost 50 percent of the adults in Detroit are “functionally illiterate.”
Under Obama, these kind of results are now happening across America. The only difference is Democrats had a 50-year head start with Detroit.
 
But life is funny. All this terrible news actually brings up a great opportunity. First, we learned just days ago that Detroit is effectively bankrupt and the governor is about to appoint a receiver to try to save Detroit.
 
Second, did you see the Mitt Romney interview on Fox News Channel? Mitt is retired, sitting on the sidelines, chomping at the bit to use his lifetime of business experience to save the U.S. economy. Anyone can see that he desperately wants to get back “in the game.”
 
Here's where opportunity meets a lifetime of preparation. Here's a chance for Republicans and Democrats to stop debating, arguing, and yelling at each other. Here's an opportunity to prove by real-life example that when it comes to the economy, jobs, and money it’s conservatives and capitalists who have the ideas and know-how to save America.
 
Fate is calling. Mitt Romney was born for this role. Michigan Gov. Snyder should appoint Mitt to oversee the turnaround of Detroit. Mitt is a Michigan native. He could very well be the greatest business turnaround expert of our time, sitting bored on the sidelines, just looking for a way to contribute.
 
I’m betting within a year this world-class brilliant businessman can give the city’s residents hope, and within three years put Detroit on the road to recovery. How? By undoing the damage done by five decades of Democrat policies.
 
It’s time to give conservative ideas a chance. It’s time to put a responsible adult in charge. It’s time to show the difference between a CEO running a city or country versus a community activist. I’m betting Mitt will turn the Detroit economy around, just like he turned a failing, bankrupt Salt Lake City Olympics into one of the great successes in Olympic history. 
 
He’ll turn Detroit around just like Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned a multibillion-dollar deficit in Wisconsin into a surplus almost overnight. Just like Ronald Reagan turned Jimmy Carter’s economy of misery, malaise and 21.5 percent interest rates into the greatest economic expansion in world history, with 20 million new jobs created almost overnight. 
 
Let's give Mitt a chance to show what he can do. I’m the guy who predicted that President Mitt Romney would turn around the U.S. economy in record time — because a brilliant CEO is exactly what America needs at this moment in time. Well, let’s try an experiment with Detroit. We have nothing to lose. It can’t get any worse. Let’s see what a talented CEO with a wealth of business experience can do with a hellhole created by Obama-like economic policies.
 
Then, after Mitt saves Detroit, the voters will finally understand that fiscally conservative economic policies are what will restore the American economy and the American dream. This isn’t a game. Our jobs and livelihoods, and the future of our children, and grandchildren are at stake.
 
Mr. Obama, are you game? Do you really want to save America? Do you really want to create jobs? Do you want to get people off food stamps? Or are you afraid this experiment might actually work?
 
Anyone want to make a bet on Mitt’s success? 
 
Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist, entrepreneur, and Tea Party Libertarian Republican. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His forthcoming book: "The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: Secrets to Protecting Your Family, Your Finances, and Your Freedom," will be released on April 15. Read more reports from Wayne Allyn Root — Click Here Now.
 

 
 
 
 

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