Mitt Romney has been running for president since 2007; he never stopped. And now that he’s the very likely Republican presidential nominee in 2012…one would assume that he has all of these detailed plans to present to the American people regarding his policies…how much they may cost generally and what we can expect to see happen. Only – not so much. Here’s Mitt Romney’s plan.
Just trust him. Really.
This guy has changed positions on nearly every position there is…not to mention – that the guy just lies casually about so many things; that’s why conservatives and independents don’t trust him. He won’t take a position on issues when asked directly like when he was asked point blank multiple times where he stood on the “carried interest” loophole for Wall Street that he made millions on. He has the lowest approval rating of any presidential candidate in modern history and he wants you to trust him. He has released some very vague plans that think tanks have had to come up with basic assumptions since he won’t provide details; some of his plans are pretty obvious:
#1 – We know he wants to increase spending on the military (I mean – if you’re going to go to war with Iran and stay in Afghanistan – that takes money)
#2 – We know that he’s cutting funding in education. (He literally said join the military if you want government assistance)
#3 – We know that he is offering up big tax cuts never before seen for the millionaire/billionaire crowd.
#4 – We know that he supports the House Republican plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
#5 – We know that he wants to cut Medicaid by about 1/3.
But he will not say – my budget requires cutting X since presumably the government would receive a lot less in revenues were he to become President and should his plan actually be approved in some weird bizarro universe. The Weekly Standard has the story:
“So I think it’s important for me to point out that I anticipate that there will be departments and agencies that will either be eliminated or combined with other agencies. So for instance, I anticipate that housing vouchers will be turned over to the states rather than be administered at the federal level, and so at this point I think of the programs to be eliminated or to be returned to the states, and we’ll see what consolidation opportunities exist as a result of those program eliminations. So will there be some that get eliminated or combined? The answer is yes, but I’m not going to give you a list right now.”
Talking Points Memo adds:
For conservative voters wary of nominating an Etch-A-Sketch candidate, the GOP frontrunner has broadly wedded himself to the Republican agenda of gutting federal spending on domestic programs, telling Hayes, “Actually eliminating programs is the most important way to keep Congress from stuffing the money back into them.” But, as with his other big plans, voters may have to wait until he gets into office to find out which ones. The difference is that this time, Romney has openly chalked up the lack of details to political considerations.
Speaking of details – he doesn’t like to talk about the details of his Cayman Islands accounts where as as ABC reports – “he has millions”. But – trust him. Really.
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