Romney calls trillion-dollar deficits a ‘moral issue’

President Obama knows that he can’t unsay what he said as a candidate in 2008: that driving up the national debt is “unpatriotic.” There was the attempted reboot recently with the Orwellian call for a “new economic patriotism.” But Mitt Romney seems to have raised the stakes in Wednesday night’s debate by calling the now $16 trillion national debt a “moral issue.”

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