Mitt Romney Attacks Obama on the Budget
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney launched a pre-emptive strike against President Barack Obama’s budget on Monday -- even before the Democrat incumbent unveiled it. Romney pointed to Obama’s record on fiscal matters, arguing that it showed he would not even attempt to tackle federal entitlements.
“This week, President Obama will release a budget that won’t take any meaningful steps toward solving our entitlement crisis," Romney said on Monday. “The president has failed to offer a single serious idea to save Social Security and is the only president in modern history to cut Medicare benefits for seniors. I believe we can save Social Security and Medicare with a few common-sense reforms, and -- unlike President Obama -- I’m not afraid to put them on the table.”