Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Monday he’ll announce his job-creation plan Sept. 6 in Nevada.
The GOP presidential candidate said on Fox News that he would roll out his plan the day after Labor Day, in a state he had previously visited to highlight the effects of the nation’s poor economy, particularly in the housing market.
The plan is one of a series of proposals Romney is set to begin detailing in the post-Labor Day period, when his campaign has been scheduled to kick into high gear. The tentative front-runner for the 2012 Republican nomination, Romney gave no hints as to what his jobs plan would look like.
He did, however, highlight his record on jobs and the economy, saying he was “proud” of his stewardship at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he helped found.
He also doubled down on his controversial remarks at the Iowa State Fair that “corporations are people” — a comment for which Democrats have seized to cast Romney as out-of-touch, and in favor of wealthy interests.
“If you talk about raising taxes on corporations, recognize that you’re raising taxes on people,” he said. “People pay taxes, and corporations are like people.”
Romney also declined to throw elbows at competitors for the Republican presidential nomination, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who made a late entry into the campaign, and appears to be jockeying to become the lead alternative to Romney in the race.
“We have a lot of time over the coming months to talk about distinctions between the various candidates,” Romney said.
Romney also played nice with Reps. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it MORE (R-Minn.) and Ron Paul (R-Texas), the first- and second-place finishers at the straw poll earlier this month in Ames, Iowa.
“I think it was a great show of strength for Michele Bachmann, and actually, Ron Paul as well,” he said