Fiscal conservatives bash Romney..

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    Fiscal conservative my ass...


    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that cutting spending slows growth in the economy -- a rhetorical slip more akin to an argument a Democrat might make than a Republican.


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    "It's hogwash. It confirms yet again that Romney is not a limited government conservative," said Andy Roth, the vice president for government affairs at the fiscally conservative Club for Growth. "The idea that balancing the budget would not help the economy is crazy. If we balanced the budget tomorrow on spending cuts alone, it would be fantastic for the economy."




     
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    That's because Romney is an IDIOT!! Just another Big government liberal with a collection of power ties.
     
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    I have to disagree. All four of the remaining Republican candidates have demonstrated that they can balance budgets and cut spending.
     
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    So much ranting about Romney.
     
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    Not so much ranting as reporting.

    If I could put those words in Obama's mouth, they would flow so naturally and convincingly from his lips, that you would never imagine that they had been first uttered by the self proclaimed "most severely conservative" candidate in the Republican primary race.
     
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    OMG - a Republican who understands that sudden austerity would stall the economy !

    He must be laughed at!

    *points finger at Romney bobblehead on desktop and guffaws*
     
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    Is there anything anyone can disagree with you on that doesn't make them dumb in your eyes?
     
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    Maybe it would be a good idea to read his record as governor. He took a deep, deep blue state that was 3 billion dollars in deficit and turned that into a 2 billion dollar surplus 4 short years later and he did that without raising taxes. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, how do you think he did that? He CUT THE BUDGET!!!!:cuckoo::cuckoo:
     
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    Except that it wouldn't.
     
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    Well, I'd say he raised taxes and fees...a gas tax, a fuel delivery tax, a sales tax on internet purchases, business taxes, he raised fees $500 million dollars a year...not to mention the capital gains tax that was passed in 2002 that raised an extra $550 million dollars per year.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorship_of_Mitt_Romney#Fiscal_policy
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