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Steve Rattner says Romney, not Paul Ryan, is the real radical

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Morning Joe regular, Steve Rattner, writes in an Oct. 14 opinion column that the image of Mitt Romney as a moderate “…contrasts starkly with Mr. Romney’s actual positions on many issues, especially the future trajectory of government spending. Clinging tightly to a studied vagueness when pressed for unpopular specifics, Mr. Romney has put forward a budget framework that would not eviscerate Medicare and Social Security, as is commonly believed, but would slash everything else that’s not defense.”

Read the rest of Rattner’s column on the New York Times site.

Steve Rattner says Romney, not Paul Ryan, is the real radical

Updated