"Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) plans to outline in a speech Monday afternoon in Nevada a budget proposal that would shed $1 trillion from the federal budget, eliminate five Cabinet-level departments and cut salaries to government employees.
“Ron Paul’s plan is the only one that seriously addresses the economic and budgetary problems our nation faces. It cuts $1 trillion in one year, and slashes regulations and taxes so our economy can grow and create jobs,” Jesse Benton, Paul's campaign chairman, said in a statement.
Paul's cuts include completely eliminating the departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Interior and Education, along with agencies like the Transportation Security Administration. Paul's plan also would get rid of corporate subsidies and foreign aid, along with immediately withdrawing troops from overseas to drastically reduce the cost of having troops overseas.
Paul would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent, slash congressional pay and limit travel by federal employees. The Texas congressman said he would only draw a salary of $39,336 as president, equivalent to the median income of the American worker.
“It’s the only plan offered by a presidential candidate that actually balances the budget and begins to pay down the debt. And it’s the only plan being offered that tries to reign in the Federal Reserve and get inflation under control," Benton said.
Paul's plan would lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, permanently extend Bush-era tax cuts, and eliminate estate and personal savings taxes.
Paul also says he would eliminate many federal regulations and repeal the president's health care and financial reform laws. He said if his plan were to be enacted, the country would cease to run a deficit by 2015 and save $2.2 trillion compared to Obama's budget over the next four years.
By Justin Sink, 10/17/11"
Unfortunately, since Obama's Executive 'Kill Order' little if any of these planks have had public airing. Is it really so surprising that Willard M. Romney has adopted many of these planks as his own? Is there any wonder why, when pressed for any specific details of the Romney plans, he has very little to say? Isn't it interesting to note Obama's Kill Order doesn't mention Romney anywhere?
Romney is well known for his bad habit of saying one thing, then if he receives negative press or worse yet, no press, he adopts the opposite point of view, or adopts his opponents' point of view.
In regard to his 4 year political career, he has said whatever will get him into office and then carry out the agenda he never talked about, but had in mind all along, and he will continue doing whatever it takes.
He has bad habits.