Governor Mitt Romney checks in while barnstorming Michigan
HH: Pleased to welcome back now Governor Mitt Romney. Governor, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, always a pleasure.
MR: Thank you, Hugh, good to be with you.
HH: I know you’re driving across Michigan, and you referred to it in last night’s debate, and congratulations on your performance in that. What’s the rest of the country not know about the Michigan economy, Governor?
MR: Well, Michigan has been going through a one-state recession. Their unemployment rate is 7.2%. The state forecasted that next year, it’s going to go to 8.2%, and the year after, 8.7%. What’s happened is that Washington has imposed mandates on automobile companies here that have caused the domestics to get in real tough shape, and the foreign cars to do well. And Washington watches, but doesn’t have a lot of interest about doing anything, and it’s just one more example of Washington not being able to get the job done. I think Washington is just fundamentally broken.
HH: And now Governor, I talk with a Detroit News columnist a little bit later in the hour. He wrote a piece today saying that part of the problems are the CAF