Mitt Romney makes a lot of vague and carefully worded, poll tested promises on the campaign trail. But this is your reality under Romney’s economic plan:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney’s way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts-and-bolts functions such as food inspection, border security and education.
Romney also promises budget increases for the Pentagon, above those sought by some GOP defense hawks, meaning that the rest of the government would have to shrink even more. Nonmilitary programs would incur still larger cuts than those called for in the tightfisted GOP budget that the House passed last month.
That Republican budget is already so brutal to the working poor, the middle class and senior citizens that it would severely cut funding for such programs such as Meals on Wheels for the low income elderly in favor of building weapons more suited to wars of the last century. Which would be a great financial windfall for MItt’s corporate cronies in the military industrial complex, but wouldn’t actually do a thing for national security.
But as MItt once said, “Corporations are people.” Indeed, they are his people. And their brand of vulture capitalism has been very, very good to him.