Washington, Oct. 22: President Barack Obama’s campaign aide has criticized Mitt Romney, saying that the Republican rival is either not honest about his economic plans, or not giving details about them.
During an interview with CBS News ‘Face the Nation’, Stephanie Cutter said that Romney ‘is traveling around the country either being dishonest about his policy or not giving details’.
She said his ‘singular economic plan’ is to give tax cuts for the wealthy.
Romney’s aide Kevin Madden, who had appeared on the same show with Cutter, however, offered a description of the former governor’s plan to reduce the deficit.
“Governor Romney said we take care of the growth side, lower tax side and winnow away the inefficiencies, find the inefficiencies in the federal government, the federal budget, that’s how we bring down the deficit and get the economy going,” Madden said.
“That sounds incredibly detailed,” Cutter sarcastically said, adding: “That’s not an honest way… to give the American people what your agenda is for the next four years”.
According to the report, Madden, however, had the same criticism for Obama.
“The President’s campaign ‘has not been one about the future’. It hasn’t been talking about what they would do in the next four years to rebuild the economy,” he said.
“Mitt Romney ought to come on the trail with us and come to some of the rallies and listen to what the president is saying,” Cutter retorted.
According to the report, speaking about Romney’s ‘binders’ remark during the second presidential debate, where he said he was given ‘binders full of women’ as potential hires for top level positions while he served as governor of Massachusetts, Cutter said it was the only accomplishment Romney could point to.
“He had a binder full of women. That’s important because it’s really symbolic of the governor’s policies,” Cutter said, who characterized Romney’s positions on equal pay for women, contraception and health care as detrimental towards women, the report added. (ANI)