Friday, October 5, 2012

Romney-Obama debate as competitive as professional wrestling

As for other cuts, Romney confirmed he’s really not making any. When Obama peddled the canard that the Paul Ryan budget would make draconian cuts to federal spending on education, Romney truthfully answered, “I’m not cutting education.” Ditto for Medicaid. Ditto for the whole federal monster. Romney isn’t going to cut a penny. He’s going to increase spending. So is Obama.

When Romney (or most politicians) refer to cuts, what they usually mean is that they are not going to increase spending as quickly. Spending, the debt and most likely the deficit will all continue to grow under Romney just as they will under Obama. Whatever net spending differences there actually are are so insignificant as to not be worth talking about.