Kerry Healey on How Romney 'Fixed' Massachusetts

Mitt Romney's lieutenant governor applauds budget gap turnaround.
3:00 | 08/30/12

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Floor right now is that Kerry Healey. Who is the former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts capped by Mitt Romney -- -- take a listen to a little bit of what he has to tell us tonight as the the last running into developing a -- -- Romney did what many thought was impossible. He turned around a three billion dollar budget gap and created a two billion dollar rainy day funds. He even. Worked to streamline government but at the same time made certain to safeguard protections. For the elderly children and the homeless. In education. Governor Romney -- parents -- choices. Insisted on tough standards for both teachers and students. And Massachusetts schools became the best and -- nation. We cleared -- Regulations on small businesses and we cut taxes nineteen. Times. The and that's. It drops to only four point 7%. And unlike President Obama. Governor Romney's economic policies were rewarded with -- credit upgrade. -- the facts and figures but when people find out that I served as Mitt Romney's lieutenant governor they always ask me the same question. -- -- -- First and foremost Mitt Romney is a good and honorable man. Committed to public service and his country. The oath of office his First Act was to focus public attention on those in need. We serve breakfast to homeless veterans encouraging voluntarism and acknowledging the special debt. We -- to those who sacrifice for our country. Romney they never took -- salary as governor. -- that anyone I now. Every morning very early before the rest of us arrived Mitt would meet with his economic secretary. They worked tirelessly because from that creating jobs it was his top priority. Always a hands on leader when one of Boston's tunnels collapsed tragically killing a passenger in her car. Nick didn't blame others he told in and fix the problem. First stem cell in the engineering challenges personally oversaw safety inspections abolished cronyism and corruption and restored public -- That's the Mitt Romney fine now. And he is ready to bring that same work -- vision and integrity to the White House. It. Never let our children's education be second best -- allowed near future prosperity to be mortgaged by today's political cowardice. He will respect those who build things -- their own minds and their own hands. Won't just talk about family values he will live them. Everyday. Mitt Romney understands. That the world is safer. When our country leaves and he will never apologize for America. Okay. Lead us back to an America we can be proud. And a head to a future where the American dream is alive again. And within every man and woman's reach. Thank you Mitt Romney for believing in America. And America. You can believe. In Mitt Romney.

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