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Romney Comes Out Against Budget Deal

10:21 AM, Aug 1, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has just issued a statement on the debt ceiling deal, saying that he "personally cannot support the deal." Instead, Romney says, his "plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table." Romney's hesitation of supporting a deal with defense cuts puts him in line with John Bolton's criticism of the proposed debt ceiling deal.  Here's the full statement: 

As president, my plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table. President Obama’s leadership failure has pushed the economy to the brink at the eleventh hour and 59th minute. While I appreciate the extraordinarily difficult situation President Obama’s lack of leadership has placed Republican Members of Congress in, I personally cannot support this deal.

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