In an interview with Fortune Magazine, Romney claims he's going to solve our budget problems by cutting funding for PBS, the National Endowment of the Arts and and Amtrak.
Mitt Romney: Slash Amtrak, PBS Funding, But Defense Cuts And Middle Class Tax Cuts Off The Table
The federal government is spending about $3.7 TRILLION a year on tax revenues of about $2.2 trillion. If you are going to be a serious budget cutter, you start with the big ticket items first because that's where you achieve the biggest payback.
PBS $444 million
National Endowment of the Arts $146 million
Amtrak subsidies $1.56 billion
Now I totally agree that subsidies to PBS and the National Endowment of the Arts should be abolished and I further believe that Amtrak should just be put on the auction block for sale. But these items are small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.
Romney the Big Governrment Statist, just can't bring himself to even suggest cutting big ticket items that are the real problem. Ron Paul boldly outlined his plan to cut $1 trillion year one as president.
RON PAUL “PLAN TO RESTORE AMERICA”
SPENDING: Cuts $1 trillion in spending during the first year of Ron Paul’s presidency, eliminating five cabinet departments (Energy, HUD, Commerce, Interior, and Education), abolishing the Transportation Security Administration and returning responsibility for security to private property owners, abolishing corporate subsidies, stopping foreign aid, ending foreign wars, and returning most other spending to 2006 levels.
Not only is Romney pathetically weak when it comes to slashing spending, he turns mega big spender when it comes to massively increasing defense spending by trillions.
Mitt Romney Proposes $8 Trillion Welfare Program for Defense Contractors; Prepare for Two Wars if Romney Wins
Yo Mitt, if you've got a pair, time is running out to show them. Wimp talk just won't cut in an election where Republicans are already behind in critical swing states.