WEST ALLIS, WI (WHBL) - Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin to deliver what his campaign calls his closing argument to voters – that the U-S could go into default if President Obama is re-elected on Tuesday. The Republican told a crowd of several thousand supporters in West Allis that only he can work with Congress to keep a default – or another government shutdown – from happening. Romney said the Democratic president has ignored, attacked, and blamed Congress for the nation’s fiscal woes. The former Massachusetts governor said the nation’s debt ceiling would rise again under Obama – and there could be chilling effects on the economy if that happens. Whoever’s elected on Tuesday will have to deal with what’s been called the “fiscal cliff” – a combination of spending cuts, military cuts, and tax increases scheduled to take effect January 1st unless Congress and the White House can stop it. Romney’s speech was made shortly after the Labor Department reported an increase in the nation’s unemployment rate to seven-point-nine percent. Romney issued a statement about the numbers, saying it’s a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. In his West Allis speech, Romney pushed for what he called “real change.” And he said, “From day one, I will go to work to help Americans get back to work.”
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