Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) shares her reaction to Mitt Romney’s speech and discusses the policies of the Republican Party with the “Starting Point” panel this morning.
“I think it was very important for Mitt to have a warm performance and I think he accomplished that but now we’re going to have a real debate over policy,” says Castor. “And I think the best example is to go back and look at the republican congress and their policies” and “the fights and debates we’ve been having in Congress.”
Castor went on to refer to the Republican Party as an obstacle for job creation and the economy. “Republicans have really kept us stuck in the mud when it comes to job creation,” says Castor. “They have opposed President Obama’s job bill which was going to put teachers back in the classroom, help repair school buildings.”
Another panelist, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) disagrees and says that Democrats had all the levers of power for two years. Chaffetz continued, “The Democrats didn’t pass some of the things I think this country does need. They overspent. They spent over $800 billion on stimulus with the promise that the unemployment rate would go below the 8% it’s been more than 42 months. It’s been above 8%.”
Chaffetz concluded by saying “you can’t keep just blaming the House Hepublicans. People want leadership. They want results.”