Councilman Elder Responds to Goodlatte and Saxam Distorting the President’s Words and Romney's Misleading Claims About His Own Economic Record
Richmond, VA—Today, Councilman Bruce Elder released this statement following Mitt Romney's "We Did Build It" bus tour stop in Staunton where Representative Goodlatte and former Delegate Saxam campaign for Mitt Romney by distorting the President’s words and touting misleading claims about Romney's own economic record.
“I started my business with 50 dollars to my name and built it from the ground up myself, and I am grateful that I had the support of the entire American system to make it happen. I know that Mitt Romney’s attacks on the President’s support for small businesses are just flat out wrong. President Obama understands the hard work that small business owners do every single day in Virginia and that’s why he cut taxes for small businesses eighteen times and made it easier to get a loan. While Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, small businesses suffered and saw their taxes and fees hiked—which explains why Romney and his campaign don’t want to talk about his record and would rather take the President’s words out of context. It’s time for Mitt Romney to stop with his deceptive attacks and start to have an honest debate about the best way to support small business in Virginia.”