Romney gave a great speech on spending and fiscal policy at Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Defending the American Dream” Summit . (Click here to watch it)
Here is some of the reaction:
Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake
Mitt Romney spent his life in the private sector and knows that to be a viable enterprise you can’t spend more money than you take in. Washington is addicted to spending and this administration’s policies have only made things worse. We can’t continue on a path that will lead us in the direction of Greece. Mitt Romney has the conservative solutions that can be implemented on his first day as president to cut federal spending and end Washington’s spending addiction.
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis
We can see what happens when governments spend more than they take in – just look at what is happening right now in Europe. Today, Mitt Romney laid out a strategy to get our country on a sound financial footing and ensure that future generations don’t face a financial calamity like Europe. Mitt Romney has laid out simple conservative solutions that can have immediate effect: take spending to pre-Obama levels, repeal Obamacare, and cut unneeded programs. These simple solutions have seemed to evade the current administration and much of Washington, but Mitt Romney is not another career politician. He spent his life in the private sector, where you can’t spend more than you take in and as governor, he balanced the budget and left a $2 billion rainy day fund. Mitt Romney has demonstrated throughout his life that conservative solutions can fix problems, and these solutions can fix our broken federal budget.
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney’s record on spending is one that should be replicated in Washington. Taking the conservative principles of the private sector, Mitt was able to cut spending in Massachusetts, balance the budget, and leave a $2 billion rainy day fund. Returning non-security discretionary spending to pre-Obama levels and capping spending at 20 percent of GDP will require the same conservative principles. While it won’t be easy to stop Washington politicians’ spending habits, Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life that he doesn’t back down from difficult problems
Huntsman Campaign Spokesman
Mitt Romney’s speech was that of a typical politician, complete with a teleprompter.
^ Someone’s jealous. ^