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Promises, Promises: Romney's Pledges Raise Questions | Care2 Causes

Promises, Promises: Romney's Pledges Raise Questions | Care2 Causes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making campaign promises that could produce an economic miracle — or a more predictable list of broken vows. Romney says he wants to put the nation on a path to a balanced budget while also cutting an array of taxes, building up the Navy and Air Force and adding 100,000 active-duty military personnel. He says he would slash domestic spending and reduce tax loopholes but has offered few details. His comments raise eyebrows in Congress, long accustomed to easier-said-than-done promises. And even some conservatives have their doubts. Christopher A. Preble, a vice president for the libertarian Cato Institute, says Romney’s promise to push military spending to 4 percent of the national economy would require dramatic increases that would raise, not lower, the federal deficit. Citing “the absurdity of Romney’s pla...

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