There may not be a future for the Department of Housing and Urban Development if Mitt Romney has anything to do with it.
The Republican presidential candidate in the 2012 election met with supporters in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday at a closed-door fundraiser where he detailed some the policies he’d pursue, if elected, according to a report from MSNBC. That includes merging or scaling back some agencies, such as the Department of Eduction. HUD would be another contender for serious cuts, he said.
“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. But I’m not going to actually go through these one by one. What I can tell you is, we’ve got far too many bureaucrats. I will send a lot of what happens in Washington back to the states.”
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Written by Elizabeth Ecker