Mitt Romney is launching a new line of attack on his Republican primary rival Rick Perry: "Deficits matter."
That's a particularly interesting statement coming from Romney of all people—a candidate whose economic plan includes a $6.6 trillion tax cut for the wealthiest Americans and corporations.
According to Michael Linden, director of tax and budget policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Romney's plan is not only worse than the Ryan Republican budget that would end Medicare as we know it—it will also increase our deficits to the tune of $6.5 trillion:
"Taken together, Romney’s fiscal policies would be even worse than the House Budget. His spending levels are the same — though he provides few details as to what he would cut to accomplish this — but his revenue levels are even lower. The result would be continued unsustainable deficits and more debt. In fact, Romney’s plan would yield approximately $6.5 trillion in deficits from 2013 through 2021."
Romney could stand to listen to his own advice.