In case you missed it, Romney too called for Deficit spending. Like Reagan's comment, "deficit spending doesn't matter". Maybe you could enlighten us and tell us exactly how Romney was going to take on the Deficit with Deficit spending???
Here is a little History lesson on the Repubs and Deficit spending and don't get me started on Bush!
In 1980, Jimmy Caner's last year as president, the federal government spent a whopping 27.9% of "national income" (an obnoxious term for the private wealth produced by the American people). Reagan assaulted the free-spending Carter administration throughout his campaign in 1980. So how did the Reagan administration do? At the end of the first quarter of 1988, federal spending accounted for 28.7% of "national income."
Even Ford and Carter did a better job at cutting government. Their combined presidential terms account for an increase of 1.4%—compared with Reagan's 3%—in the government's take of "national income." And in nominal terms, there has been a 60% increase in government spending, thanks mainly to Reagan's requested budgets, which were only marginally smaller than the spending Congress voted.
The American Tax Payer needs to demand that Congress pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. That because neither the Dems or Repubs has the guts to do it. That if they don't pass it in 2013, We The Tax Payer will refuse to pay our taxes. This is an issue I will raise at the January meeting of the Lousiana Libertarian Party meeting in Baton Rouge. I am going to motion that we draft a letter to the national party that they make this a national issue of the party. Not only would the national press not be able to ignore this story but would give the party a boost in exposure, as well as making all tax payers aware that this is the only party that is truely looking after thier interest!