Skip to comments.If elected, Romney wants a say in 'fiscal cliff' negotiations
Posted on 10/19/2012 12:05:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Mitt Romney's transition team is quietly talking with government officials and Capitol Hill to develop a plan, if he's elected, to prevent massive cuts to the defense budget and extend tax cuts first passed under President George W. Bush.
The Republican's goal is to put his own stamp on legislation to fix the so-called fiscal cliff well before his Jan. 20 inauguration. The tax cuts are set to expire Jan. 1, and economists in both political parties warn say the reductions in spending combined with higher taxes would likely throw the country back into recession.
The economic policy planning is a major element of what's dubbed "The Readiness Project" inside the campaign. Led by former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, Romney's transition team has been at work since summer preparing to choose Cabinet officials and build the new government if he's elected. The team has held events to raise private money, hired more staff in Washington, and moved into bigger, government-provided offices Sept. 4. Some of Romney's top campaign advisers, including former private equity colleague Bob White, are preparing to take on larger roles in the transition.
Looming over the standard transition discussions is the big policy fight on the horizon created by lawmakers trying to force a deal to reform entitlements and cut government spending and what role Romney should take if elected.
President Barack Obama also faced significant, pressing policy problems and began grappling with them before the inauguration. The country's financial system was in crisis, work was beginning on an economic stimulus plan and U.S. automakers were still in trouble. In the early months of his term, Obama pushed a stimulus bill through Congress and restructured the auto companies in a bailout process that Bush had begun.
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Mitt Romney’s Office of the President-Elect. I actually like this.
Mittens is entitled to use the “Office of the President Elect” right? Or is that just for Obama?
What a complete f**cking farce that was...showed the idiots what they just elected.
My bet .... scorched earth.
If Obama loses (and hopefully he will) I’m still going back to Birtherism. Obama needs to answer for all of his crimes. But then again, if Obama wins I’m going Birther anyways.
I agree with you totally! But after watching “Dreams of My Real Father”, I’m wondering if when 0bama made the rounds in congress and the SCOTUS he admitted his real father was Frank Marshall Davis. That might explain why none of those pukes want to challenge his natural born status. He does look like him.
They aint doing this unless they are sure, they are expecting to win.
Mistake. Should have stated “when” elected.
You got to listen to ISPYRADIO.com this weekend....interview with Jerome Corsi....very interesting. (After 1pm Saturday it will be available online.)
Obastard doesnt care, and neither do the democrats. They will destroy as much as they can until all are sworn in.
Then, they will try to blame the new administration.
BTW, I had forgotten how incredibly "pro-American," mainstream he sounded at the DNC acceptance speech. What a liar.
Doesn’t the GOP trust their own in Congress to stop Rat shennanigans?
Doesn’t the Romney camp believe in checks and balances?
IMO, very, very bad idea.
Funny things happening on Intrade. Look at the map. Ohio has gone from lean Zero to tossup.
So little time, so much to redistribute (a little quip from Mitt last night referring to Obama’s upcoming lame duck session).
After Romney wins and we have the expected Republican majority (with a substantially more conservative Republican caucus leading that caucus) elected to the Senate the MOST we should allow to be done in the lame duck session is a 60 - 90 day delay in the effective date of the “fiscal cliff”. The long term changes should then be made in the Republican congress in partnership with the Republican president. Any tax changes can be made retroactive to January 1, 2013 if necessary.
We should not, under any circumstances, allow our representatives & Senators to be stampeded into doing something prematurely. Anything done in the lame duck session would have been done under too much influence by the outgoing Democrat Senate majority and their RINO partners in crime. So screw them!!
Doh, didn’t go through. Have to resend. Posting updated absentees now.
Bush called in Obama and Obama OK’ed EVERYTHING that Bush did!!
Job one for Ryan.
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