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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:27 AM

Did anyone catch this Mitt Goody last night... "8 to 10 years to balance the budget"

Romney and the republicans are all over Obama because he hasn't turned the economy around fast enough yet last night he said not once but twice that he would have the budget balanced in 8 to 10 years.

Tell me if I am wrong, that he didn't say something to that effect. It was during one of the times where Shieffer was trying to stop him and he continued on and on.

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Reply Did anyone catch this Mitt Goody last night... "8 to 10 years to balance the budget" (Original post)
liberal N proud Oct 2012 OP
berni_mccoy Oct 2012 #1
Enrique Oct 2012 #2
berni_mccoy Oct 2012 #3
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #5
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #4
uncle ray Oct 2012 #6
nobodyspecial Oct 2012 #7
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #8

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:33 AM

1. Excellent catch. Will check the transcript...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:35 AM

2. he has said it before, and it hasn't gotten enough attention

he said he won't balance the budget in his first term because doing so would endanger the recovery. Correct, of course, but entirely antithetical to everything the RWers are constantly screaming.

And by the way, his timeline for balancing the budget is longer than Obama's.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:37 AM

3. Transcript:

from: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/22/us/politics/transcript-of-the-third-presidential-debate-in-boca-raton-fla.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

MR. ROMNEY: The good news is, Iíll be happy to have you take a look. Come on our website, youíll look at how we get to a balanced budget within eight to 10 years. We do it by getting ó by reducing spending in a whole series of programs. By the way, number one I get rid of is ďObamacare.Ē There are a number of things that sound good but, frankly, we just canít afford them. And that one doesnít sound good, and itís not affordable, so I get rid of that one from day one; to the extent humanly possible, we get that out. We take program after program that we donít absolutely have to have and we get rid of them.


Now what we need is a quote from Romney criticizing Obama for not balancing the budget in 4 years.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:01 AM

5. Not quite what he says but this article has Romney saying Obama has failed to pass a budget

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:43 AM

4. He's been saying that for a while actually. Here's what he said in Sept. on Meet the Press:

MR. ROMNEY: I'll balance the budget by the end of my second term. Doing it in the first term would cause, I believe, a-- a dramatic impact on the economy. Too-- too dramatic. And therefore the steps I've put in place and we've put together a plan that lays out how we get to a balanced budget within eight to 10 years.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:28 AM

6. everybody knows the third term is when things really start to happen.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:49 AM

7. Yep, Obama gets no credit for keeping us

from plummeting off the cliff and he's just not cleaning up *their* mess fast enough. But, somehow Mitt gets two terms to turn things around, not that his policies will.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:38 PM

8. Why isn't someone pointing this out?

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