This isn't rocket science. Romney should prove that Obama is the worst spender in the nation's history and ridicule Obama's claim that he is the most frugal president in the past 60 years.
Romney should tell the voters that though we are on a collision course for a Grecian-style financial catastrophe, our course is eminently correctable and that he and Paul Ryan have concrete workable plans to bring our budget into long-term solvency and restructure entitlements in a way that would preserve Medicare, protect those who are 55 or older and enhance options for those who are younger.
It's important that Romney take the offensive here and say that Obama has been disingenuous in telling the voters that Romney's plan would destroy, rather than save, Medicare. He must stress that it is Obama's policies that are guaranteed to destroy Medicare, because everyone acknowledges that unless the program is restructured, it will become insolvent. Yet Obama has not only obstructed the Republicans' realistic plans to reform entitlements and bring spending under control but also refused to come up with any plan on his own -- ever.
Nor must Romney allow Obama to persist with the lies that President George W. Bush's "two wars and tax cuts for the wealthy" caused our exploding deficits and debt. The tax cuts did not diminish revenue. Our problem is spending, and Obama has grown the debt at significantly more than double the rate of President Bush. Obama will have added almost $6 trillion to the debt in his first four years, compared with Bush's $5 trillion in eight years, which was plenty bad enough.
Romney must relentlessly press Obama on why he has been so cynically casual about his accumulation of debt and our impending financial train wreck. He must be explicit that an Obama second term would necessarily give us more of the same because he refuses to back away from reckless spending packages -- his jobs bill, his incessant demand for high-speed rail and greater infrastructure expenditures, his commitment to seemingly unlimited Solyndra-like projects, and his own budgets, which project deficits averaging $1 trillion a year in perpetuity.
Next, there are the minor matters of Obamacare, Obama's upcoming record tax hikes, his war on domestic energy and business, and his egregious foreign policy -- for starters.
David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "The Great Destroyer," reached No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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