Romney repeats 'disputed lines' on job creation, health care in final speech ahead of Election Day
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has repeated some of his more 'disputed' lines his final speech on the US economy, with just days remaining to Election Day on November 6.
In his last speech in Ames, Iowa, Romney said that he will create more than 12 million jobs in four years, that his health care plan would provide for individuals with pre-existing conditions and that President Barack Obama has done nothing to stand up to China.
"We will create 12 million new jobs in just four years, raise take-home pay, and get the American economy growing at four percent a year -- more than double this year's rate. After all the false promises of recovery and all the waiting, we will finally see help for America's middle class," the Huffington Post quoted Romney, as saying.
According to the report, on health care, the Republican presidential nominee said he and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), "will reform health care to tame the growth in its cost, to provide for those with pre-existing conditions and to assure that every American has access to health care."
Romney also repeated his often-used line about cuts to Medicare under Obama during his speech.
"We will restore the 716 billion dollars President Obama has taken from Medicare to pay for his vaunted Obamacare," he said.
The issue of tariffs on China has also been widely contested during his campaign, as Romney made a fleeting mention in his speech to Obama's failure to "stand up to China's trade practices," the report said.