Pressed to explain how he would balance the federal budget while cutting trillions of dollars in taxes, the allegedly masterful debater offered up just two specifics: He would repeal “
Directly addressing beleaguered debate moderator Jim Lehrer, the former anchor of the
Romney went on to say he would save additional money by tossing popular federal programs back to the states (the same states that do not have enough money to operate the programs they already have) and by making "government more efficient" (the same boilerplate assurance that every candidate for even the lowliest office offers up when he has no real clue how to fix a budget).
So, after many long months of campaigning and promising to cut the deficit while also cutting taxes, the single genuine and specific spending reduction Romney has stipulated is the one one-hundredth of a percent of federal expenditures that helps pay for Big Bird,
It seems as if it would be more effective to leave PBS with its minuscule piece of federal largess and, instead, cut six hours – or maybe 24 or 48 hours – of military spending, right? Apparently not to Romney. Rather than trimming the
On Monday, in his foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney attacked
The 10 nations with the biggest defense budgets spend more than $1 trillion a year on military might. Americans shell out 60% of that amount. In other words, the United States spends more than everyone else combined.