Mitt Romney’s website includes his plan for curbing federal spending, but the media is always focused on things other than policy. The Romney campaign is trying to change that and refocus on issues that matter. According to The Daily Caller, one of Romney’s senior advisers, Ed Gillispie held a conference call this morning to provide some details of his plan for cutting $500 billion per year from the federal budget.
Gillespie said Romney would “look to increase the productivity of Washington by reducing federal government employment by 10 percent through attrition, and combine agencies and departments to reduce overhead, and link government compensation to that of the private sector.”
Romney, he added, would “limit spending for programs that have been growing uncontrollably fast,” including Medicaid, which he would turn back to the states. He would also limit funding increases to the inflation rate plus one percent.
“We think people will be appreciative to hear some of those kinds of specifics,” Gillespie said, explaining the renewed focus is meant to target independent voters who the campaign believes are just now tuning in to the election.
“A lot of those voters who are in the middle and truly independent, undecided, are looking for information now,” he said. (Read More)
Of course, the Democrats and some “Republican insiders” are calling for more details. But what detailed plan has Obama released? We’ve seen his rotten budget proposals that Congress routinely votes down, other than that all we hear are pleas for four more years of the same and the need to raise taxes on the rich. That’s it.