Romney: Not One More Bureaucrat

By Tom Shoop

November 1, 2012

Last week, President Obama promoted his proposal to overhaul the government's trade and commerce-related functions, creating what he called a "Secretary of Business."

GOP nominee Mitt Romney is having none of it, Politico reports. “We don’t need a secretary of business to understand business," he told a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., Thursday. "We need a president who understands business.”

Romney also ripped Obama and the reorganization proposal in a new campaign ad. “His solution to everything is to add another bureaucrat,” the ad's narrator says:

In Obama's defense, it seems clear that his proposal is not to add another Cabinet secretary, but to consolidate functions of government and reorganize them in what he characterizes as a more coherent way.


By Tom Shoop

November 1, 2012

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2012/11/romney-not-one-more-bureaucrat/59200/