Presumptive Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor Mitt "Multiple Choice" Romney tells wealthy donors that his administration would consider slashing the Dept. of Education and eliminating Housing and Urban Development, reports MSNBC's First Read.
Romney went into a level of detail not usually seen by the public in the speech, which was overheard by reporters on a sidewalk below. One possibility floated by Romney included the elimination of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Cabinet-level agency once led by Romney's father, George.
"I'm going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them. Some eliminate, but I'm probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go," Romney said. "Things like Housing and Urban Development, which my dad was head of, that might not be around later."
Asked about the fate of the Department of Education in a potential Romney administration, the former governor suggested it would also face a dramatic restructuring. ... "How do you encapsulate this into a campaign message: Two things, jobs and kids," Romney said, explaining that restarting job growth and preserving a better future for the next generation were the campaign's guiding principles.
The gazillionaire with a half-dozen homes doesn't thinking housing should be a priority. The "jobs and kids" president wants to slash funding for Education. Priceless.