The Romney campaign released a new web video on Monday called "Broken Promises: Spending," accusing the president of failing to cut government waste, citing the GSA spending scandal. The video begins with footage of Obama in 2008, promising to "go through the federal budget line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less." Then the text segues into the GSA fiasco.
From the script:
SEN. BARACK OBAMA: “But I will also go through the federal budget line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less, because we cannot meet 21st century challenges with a 20th century bureaucracy.” (Sen. Barack Obama, “Remarks,” Denver, CO 8/28/08)
VIDEO TEXT: “2009-2012”
VIDEO TEXT: “What President Obama Delivered.”
VIDEO TEXT: “‘Taxpayer Dollars Were Squandered’ After GSA Officials Spent Nearly $1 Million For A Lavish Conference For Only 300 Attendees.”
David Axelrod said earlier this month that Obama was "apoplectic" when he heard about the GSA's spending.