The heavy favorite in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney spoke on his plan to reduce federal spending. Which, has been something of a hot topic for this election cycle.
While every GOP hopeful talks of cutting spending, it is Mitt Romney that is resonating the highest with NH voters. Targeting anything from foreign aid, to reducing some federal programs, to reducing the size of the federal workforce, to increasing penalties for those who “steal from taxpayers,” Romney isn’t afraid to put anything on the table.
Some of what Romney said was:
“Of all the money spent in America, about a quarter is being spent by the federal government. My objective, by the end of my first term, if I’m lucky enough to become president, is to get that 25 percent down to 20 percent.”
“I’m going to dramatically increase the penalties for those people who steal form taxpayers and the public good.”
As of October 27, Rasmussen Reports published the following poll numbers for New Hampshire which has Romney in a 24 point lead:
Romney 41, Cain 17, Paul 11, Gingrich 8, Huntsman 7, Perry 4, Bachmann 3, Santorum 1