The Washington Post

Romney: Obama responsible for huge `peacetime’ spending binge

Mitt Romney is getting some media attention today for an op ed in today’s New Hampshire Union Leader claming that Obama is “not serious about America’s financial health.” But this might be the most newsworthy passage in Romney's piece:

Barack Obama is facing a financial emergency on a grander scale. Yet his approach has been to engage in one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history. With its failed stimulus package, its grandiose new social programs, its fervor for more taxes and government regulations, and its hostility toward business, the administration has made the debt problem worse, hindered economic recovery and needlessly cost American workers countless jobs.

Peacetime? I guess that’s an easy way to avoid mentioning that our fiscal problems have been badly exacerbated by the two wars Obama inherited from Bush (one of which Obama escalated), which have cost north of $1.5 trillion.

UPDATE: Steve Benen beat me to this one, and also skewered other aspects of the Op ed.

Greg Sargent writes The Plum Line blog, a reported opinion blog with a liberal slant -- what you might call “opinionated reporting” from the left.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
It's in the details: Five ways to enhance your kitchen makeover
Play Videos
Drawing as an act of defiance
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Border collies: A 'mouse trap' for geese on the National Mall
Play Videos
Bao: The signature dish of San Francisco
This man's job is binge-watching for Netflix
What you need to know about Planned Parenthood
Play Videos
How to save and spend money at college
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
Europe's migrant crisis, explained