Bain Aside, Romney Trails On Nearly Every Issue

From Pew Research Center’s latest poll

The significant lead Romney has over the president on reducing the federal deficit is a great example of just how bad the media coverage of the federal deficit has been. Particularly during the summer of last year leading up to the debt ceiling hostage crisis.

President Obama has lowered the deficit since taking office and has passed legislation that will eliminate the deficit within this decade.

The federal deficit was $1.4 trillion in fiscal year 2009. The fiscal 2009 budget was the last budget passed by George W. Bush. The projected federal deficit for fiscal 2012 is $937 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office.

With the elimination of the Bush Tax Cuts included in the Budget Control Act (the debt ceiling deal) the federal deficit may entirely vanish by 2018.

Alternatively, the limited proposals Mitt Romney has debuted during his time running for president would balloon the deficit and add as much as $10 trillion to the national debt.

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  • Staci Bass

    Didn’t Romney turn a surplus into a $1 billion deficit when he was governor of MA?

  • agrazingmoose

    And Romney keeps running ads saying that Obama has increased the deficit. The Obama team needs to get out in front of this.

    • Scopedog

      Ironically, today I was arguing with a friend who insisted that Obama had raised the deficit. I had to remind him that it was BUSH (II) who shot it sky-high after Clinton gave us a surplus, and how Bush kept the wars off the books.

      Obama has taken many steps to reduce the deficit, but I don’t blame them for not getting the message out. The MSM should be on this and giving the straight dope, but refuse to, the f*@%ers.

  • Brutlyhonest

    The significant lead Romney has over the President on reducing the federal deficit is a also great example of just how effective flooding the airwaves with BS is. The anti_Obama commercials are running often on every channel I watch here in SE Virginia. The increased deficit and $4 billion /day of added debt chants are ringing in peoples’ ears.