Washington: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday alleged that policies of President Barack Obama has not been able to improve the economic condition of the country and said that the US needs a "real recovery."

"The results of President Obama's failed policies are staggering – 23 million Americans are struggling for work, nearly one in six are living in poverty, and 47 million people are dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their families," Romney said in his weekly podcast.

"What we need is a real recovery – and, unlike the President, that's exactly what I'm offering," he said, alleging that Obama's plans for a second term all come down to more taxes, more borrowing, and more spending.

"My Plan for a Stronger Middle Class will lead to rising incomes for everyone and create 12 million new jobs in my first term alone," he claimed.

Romney said Obama during the first presidential debate in Denver, could not defend his record.

"He offered no new ideas for how to fix the economy. I welcomed the chance to share my vision for renewed prosperity and opportunity, and I think it compared quite favorably to President Obama’s desire for big, trickle-down government," he said.

Referring to the latest monthly jobs report, he said the United States created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July.

"We have lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office. If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11 percent," he said.

Romney said on healthcare, the US President will implement Obamacare, with its trillion-dollar tax hike and massive raid on Medicare.

"I will repeal Obamacare – and replace it with real reforms that provide better and more affordable care," he said.

"On debt, President Obama will only dig a deeper hole. I will cut spending, restore our AAA credit rating, and balance our budget within a decade," he said, adding that the choice in this election is clear.

"Under President Obama, we will have a stagnant economy that fosters government dependency and chronically high unemployment. But if you elect me as president, we'll have pro-growth policies that foster upward mobility, strengthen the middle class, and lift people out of poverty. That's the choice in this election. And that's why I'm asking for your support on November 6th," Romney added.


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