Romney unveils energy plan in Hobbs

Reported by: Henry Ramos
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Updated: 8/23/2012 10:38 pm

Mitt Romney tried to enchant the voters of New Mexico, while delivering a major policy plan for the nation. The soon to be GOP Presidential nominee pitched a plan with an ambitious goal, energy independence by 2020.

Before getting down to business at Thursdays campaign stop, Governor Mitt Romney wasted no time to attack the President.

"He said this if you have a business, you didn't build it someone else did that," he said. He went on to say you are taking me out of context, go look at the context of his remarks it's even worse than the quote." Governor Romney said.

Then it was time for Romney to tell the crowd why he came to Hobbs, a place no stranger to oil production. The presumptive Republican nominee said his energy plan will revive America.

"It is about time we take an actual inventory of how much renewable energy we have," Romney said. “ also want to promote energy innovation.

He listed his priorities: On the list, more off shore drilling, fracking, an overall increase production of oil, gas, and coal from Mexico, Alaska and Canada. He got applause when he promised to build the keystone pipeline.

Romney Supporter, Darrell Carriger, said he think it is very refreshing.

"We have known all the resources in the U.S. for decades, and I like a plan that is going to do that use the resources, create jobs and help the economy," Carriger said.

"Being in the energy business myself he has a sound energy policy and I think he will do exactly what he says and get the government off our backs," said Lee Roberson, another Romney Supporter.

Romney also wants to give states more authority to manage energy development on federal lands.

His five points for what he calls "Bringing America Back":

On that list is taking advantage of energy resources, reform the education system, open up more trade with more countries, cut federal spending, and focus on small businesses.

Romney Supporter, Priscilla Williamson said she thinks he is smart man, and has done his homework.

Romney Supporter, Kiffanie Twitchell, said "When you look into his eyes you see that he is an honest, and we need someone in there that is honest and do right for the people."

The benefits Romney promised were 3 million jobs, $500-billion added to the economy, and overall lower energy costs.

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gweaver - 8/25/2012 11:47 AM
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Yeah! We don't need the government building roads, supplying water,gas,and electricity...and if we get robbed we don't need the police, or if we catch fire, firemen can stay home. ...and if your business needs a loan, don't bother the SBA for one, 'cause we don't need any government help.
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