Surrogate Unable To Detail Romney’s Spending Cuts: ‘Every Item’ Has To Be Cut

Virginia governor and Mitt Romney surrogate Bob McDonnell (R) appeared on CNN’s Starting Point on Wednesday morning to tout the GOP presidential candidate’s “detailed plan of five items that he can get done that will get people back to work.” But pressed on the details of Romney’s proposal, McDonnell demurred, repeatedly refusing to explain which programs Romney would cut to meet his goal of slashing $500 billion per year within four years after he takes office.

“I think what you need is courage and honesty with the people and say, listen, everybody that’s getting — every item in the — in the budget has got to be cut some,” McDonnell declared, “including defense.” Watch it:

Romney has pledged to increase military spending by $2.1 trillion over 10 years.