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Old 02-21-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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True maybe. But it strays from standard GOP dogma so it could cost him, and certainly defines him as a moderate.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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True maybe. But it strays from standard GOP dogma so it could cost him, and certainly defines him as a moderate.
No, it defines him as educated and knowledgeable, a real liability in his party this year.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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"If you just cut, if all you're thinking about doing is cutting spending, as you cut spending you'll slow down the economy," Romney said. "So you have to, at the same time, create pro-growth tax policies."
In other words, "I have no plans to cut spending.". Peachy! This is what I always understood about him, but nice to hear him say it himself.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Supposedly this is what he really meant...which is more or less expanding on what he said....

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The governor’s point was that simply slashing the budget, with no affirmative pro-growth policies, is insufficient to get the economy turned around. However, he believes that budget cuts – especially in the context of President Obama’s unprecedented spending explosion – are a step in the right direction. As he made clear in his economic plan, he believes that spending cuts that reduce the size of government and balance the budget are crucial to economic growth and job creation.
First Read - Romney: Spending cuts slow economic growth

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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Well he is right to a degree, a massive amount of money has been pumped into the economy and if you cut off the money it would definitely slow things down.

If you are going to cut spending you need to use other growth policies...cut taxes and reduce regulations.


That is what he was speaking about on progrowth taxes...tax cuts for businesses to make us more business friendly for growth.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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In other words, "I have no plans to cut spending.". Peachy! This is what I always understood about him, but nice to hear him say it himself.


Once again, you are misinformed. Have you even glanced at his plan? He plans on incremental cuts each year and it is spelled out in the plan until the budget its balance, but not cutting all of it in one year or something drastic like that. That would kill the economy more than it is already.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Seriously, you really think Santorum would cut spending?
Frankly I don't care what Santorum would do, but I would prefer that the Republicans nominate one of there more crazy kindred than a chameleon so that we can have an honest side by side look at the Republican vs. the Democratic Party.


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Both tax increases and spending cuts have a negative implication for GDP.
Duh.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: NC
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Once again, you are misinformed. Have you even glanced at his plan? He plans on incremental cuts each year and it is spelled out in the plan until the budget its balance, but not cutting all of it in one year or something drastic like that. That would kill the economy more than it is already.
And diverting the money to building 15 naval ships every year for him to sail around the world and to increase military spending to cold war levels, right? Gotcha.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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So in other words, spending cuts alone will hinder, not help the economy. Hmmm....where have we heard this before? Oh, yeah, the Democrats have been saying this for two years. Ooops, did Romney forget once again that he's supposed to be Conservative this election cycle?
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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awesome, at least he comes out and says it straight
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