Mitt Romney couldn’t substantially distinguish his economic policies from former President George W. Bush’s during an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams on Wednesday, saying only that he would “take action to get America on track to have a balanced budget.” Bush increased the national debt by trillions of dollars.
There is a difference between Romney and Bush, alright. Romney has signed on to the Ryan plan, slashing taxes for the ultra-rich while gutting the social safety net including ending Medicare. That’s far more radical and extreme and devastating to the country than anything Bush did. The Ryan plan makes the Bush tax cuts look like no big deal.