The World-Herald mined the speeches, websites and quotes of the presidential contenders on issues of importance to the 2012 campaign. Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates replied to questions about the same issues. The comments will be featured in a series in print and online each week.
The role of government in job creation
MITT ROMNEY (R), former governor of Massachusetts
“We will champion small business. Unlike President Obama, I won't raise taxes on small business. I'll make sure regulators protect the public but that they stop killing our jobs. I will remove the crippling uncertainty that is preventing businesses from hiring. That begins by repealing Obamacare. It's bad for jobs.” — speech on Aug. 14
BARACK OBAMA (D), President of the United States
“Our task is to return to an America that is thriving and growing out from our middle class. ... I believe that strong communities are places that attract the best jobs and the newest businesses. And you don't build that kind of community by giving tax breaks to companies that are shipping jobs overseas. You build it by giving tax breaks to companies that create jobs ... right here in America using American workers.” — speech on July 25