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Monday, May 7, 2012

Romney rejects Ron Paul-style austerity

The Washington Times is hardcore statist neocon and it's lying. Ron Paul isn't advocating austerity, just the right of the people not to be forced into government mandated austerity because of public spending and devaluing the dollar. There are huge differences between what Ron Paul is advocating vs. what Romney is advocating.
You can almost hear the collective gasp from Ron Paul's loyal band of supporters. Speaking Monday at a town hall style-meeting event in Cleveland, presumptive GOP presidential Mitt Romney plunged a fork into the idea that he could come around to embracing Mr. Paul's call for deep cuts in federal spending. "My job is to get America back on track to have a balanced budget. Now I'm not going to cut $1 trillion in the first year," he said, distancing himself from Mr. Paul's ( plan to slice more than a quarter of the estimated $3.8 trillion being spent by the the federal government....Speaking at a campaign stop last week in Portsmouth, Va., Mr. Romney said he will add new ships to the U.S. Navy, add new aircraft to the Air Force and add 100,000 active duty personnel.
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The Washington Times

Romney is definitely committed to increased military spending, whatever the cost to the American people.

Judy Morris,
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