June 25, 2017

Some Romney Proposals Await Fuller Detail

September 15, 2012
The New York Times


“It’s hard to analyze his plan because the specifics are so lacking,” said Robert L. Bixby, the executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group that advocates fiscal responsibility. Mr. Bixby praised Mr. Romney for setting spending goals and said his strategy of broadening the tax base is a good one. But he said Mr. Romney had presented less budget detail than other recent presidential candidates.

“You’re being promised a lot of pleasure without being told what the pain is,” Mr. Bixby said. “You have to be upfront with people and tell them what the trade-offs are.”