Romney: Opportunity to Fix U.S. Economy Squandered

Sunday, 03 Mar 2013 07:43 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama and Congress are squandering an “almost once-in-generational opportunity for America to solve its fiscal problems,” former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said.

That opportunity, Romney said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview, was the combination of the expiration of Republican President George W. Bush’s income- tax cuts at the end of 2012 and the automatic spending cuts that went into effect March 1.

“I see this as this huge opportunity, and it’s being squandered by politics, by people who are more interested in a political victory than they are in doing what’s right for the country,” Romney said in the Fox interview. “And it’s very frustrating.”

Urgent:
Sequester Day – Obama to Blame? Vote in Urgent Poll

“The hardest thing about losing is watching this, this critical moment, this golden moment, just slip away with politics,” Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Obama, a Democrat, said.

Romney didn’t say in the excerpt what he would have done instead.

Obama “has the opportunity to lead the nation and to bring Republicans and Democrats together,” Romney said. “It’s a job he’s got to do and it’s a job only the president can do.”

Romney is scheduled to give his first post-election policy address later this month at the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.

© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Set to Clash With Congress on Keystone, Cuba

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 12:37 PM

In his final press conference of the year, President Obama indicated that he plans to take on the new Republican-led Sen . . .

John Kerry to Cuba: 'Tear Down The Digital Wall'

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 12:12 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry issued a challenge to Cuba to "tear down the digital wall," evoking former President Ronal . . .

Military Times: Mere 15% of Troops Approve of Obama

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 11:29 AM

President Obama's approval rating tanked to 15 percent this year among active-duty members of the armed services, reflec . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved