(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee plan to jointly push a message this week that focuses on President Obama’s promises on cutting the national deficit and reducing the debt.
“President Obama has broken his promise over and over when it comes to reining in Washington’s out of control spending,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “During the campaign, he lambasted the growing debt and, once elected, he pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Yet, President Obama’s record has been to double-down on Washington’s out of control spending by running trillion dollar deficits every year he’s been in office.”
The RNC is honing in on three key arguments:
— “Obama saw danger in adding to the debt saying it would lead to a double dip recession, but has since become the ‘undisputed debt king of the past five presidents.’”
— “Obama promised to cut the deficit in half, but racked up the three highest deficits in history.”
— “Obama refused to address entitlement reform for political reasons and chose to kick the can down the road instead.”
They are releasing a new web video Monday morning titled “Empty Promises: Debt and Deficits,” as well as a lengthy research piece entitled “Not On His Watch: Obama Has Avoided Making ‘The Hard Decisions’ On The Debt, Leaving The Situation Worse After Almost Four Years Under His Watch.”
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