Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, focused on economics and the latest jobs report in a 23-minute speech at Northwestern College in Orange City Friday. Romney jumped on what he said was a disappointing jobs report that came out earlier in the day:
Romney talked about his experience in creating jobs, using the creation of the Staples chain as an example.
Romney pointed out Governor Terry Branstad in the crowd and said he and Branstad won't be around to pay off the 16-TRILLION dollar national debt, but says the college generation now will if something isn't done to cut the deficit now.
It was Romney's first stop in Iowa since becoming the Republican nominee.
SEVERAL EMPTY LOTS AROUND SIOUX CITY WILL SOON BE DEVELOPMENT INTO NEW HOUSING UNITS THANKS TO A LOCAL PROJECT. MAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS THE SIOUXLAND HUMAN INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP IS PURCHASING THE LOTS AT 500-DOLLARS APIECE:
THE MAYOR SAYS ANOTHER BENEFIT IS THAT THE CITY WILL SAVE ON THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COSTS OF MOWING EACH LOT OVER THE COURSE OF THE SUMMER, PLUS EVENTUALLY ADD MORE HOMES TO THE PROPERTY TAX ROLLS. ----------------------------