Romney: Don’t Cut Military to Balance Budget

Romney: Don’t Cut Military to Balance Budget

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has plans to balance the budget – but not by cutting defense spending, reports the Huffington Post.  “I think the idea of shrinking our military to try to get closer to the budget is the wrong place to look,” Romney stated.

Romney made the comments in a campaign swing through the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, an area heavily reliant on the military.  Virginia is a pivotal swing state in the presidential election, according to analysts.  Recent polls show the President with a slight edge.

Cuts in defense spending will come automatically as a result of the Budget Control Act and will take effect January 1, 2013, unless Congress acts in other ways to gut the deficit.

For more, read the article at the Huffington Post.

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