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Romney Moves Ahead, Rails Against 'Social Welfare State'

With a clearer path to the Republican nomination after a resounding New Hampshire victory, Mitt Romney, in a CNBC interview, took aim at President Obama and outlined the economic issues that would define their potential November matchup.
The former Massachusetts governor said his administration would be more friendly to the middle class and would restore free-market capitalism in place of the "European social welfare state" in place now.

"The right course for America is not to divide America, to create envy to justify his redistribution policies," Romney said of the Democratic incumbent. Instead, he wants to "say how can we make America more of an opportunity nation, how can we make America a better place for entrepreneurs and business worldwide to say, 'We want to come to America, we want to invest in America, we want to manufacture in America, we want to make products of all kinds in America.

"That's the only way I know of to have good jobs for our people."