Romney Opposes Debt Deal — Who Cares?

As president, my plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table. President Obama’s leadership failure has pushed the economy to the brink at the eleventh hour and 59th minute. While I appreciate the extraordinarily difficult situation President Obama’s lack of leadership has placed Republican Members of Congress in, I personally cannot support this deal.

— Mitt Romney, after being silent on the topic for weeks, issues a statement opposing the debt ceiling agreement reached last night.