The Obama campaign actually put out this ad. It’s a satirical look at what Romney’s priorities are versus what they should be. This is part of their transition out of debate meltdown for sure … but as with the Daily Show or other political comedy … the message behind the message is sound.
What do you want your elected officials focusing on? He’ll keep $80 billion a year for the Bush tax cuts for the rich but he thinks times are so desperate that we need to cut spending on children’s programming for a couple of hundred million.
If you defund the treasury through tax cuts … you can’t pay for government. But somehow – he’s going to increase the military budget by 25%? PRIORITIES.
The Hill reports on this video HERE:
But the Obama campaign says Romney’s targeting PBS would do little and that the GOP nominee’s tax plans would actually worsen the deficit.
“When asked how he would cut the deficit, Romney’s answer is to eliminate PBS and ‘Sesame Street’ — an absurd solution,” said the Obama campaign in a statement announcing the video. “You would need to cut PBS more than 1,000 times to fill the hole in Romney’s budget promises!”
The Obama team also has charged Romney with pushing a $5 trillion tax cut that would shift the tax burden to the middle class and leave a larger hole in the deficit.
Romney, though, denies that figure, saying his plan would cut rates across the board and help reduce the deficit by increasing revenues through the elimination of tax-code loopholes favored by the wealthy.
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