ROMNEY: Well, I think people can understand that if you raise taxes, you might say, well, that's going to bring more money to the government. But don't forget, if you raise taxes, then people have less money of their own, particularly businesses. Big businesses, small ones, companies that are taxed at the individual tax rate. If you raise taxes on them, they have less money to spend and to hire people with. The best way to get a balanced budget at the federal government level is to have this economy grow so more people are working. If more people are working, more people are paying taxes. And by the way, if there is competition, trying to hire people --
ROMNEY: If there is lots of business activity, wages go up, take-home pay goes up. That's more tax revenue. By far the most powerful way to get us to a balanced budget is to grow the economy. And that's why my plan, my tax plan, which is estimated to create seven million jobs, will help us more than anything else to get to that balanced budget.
HANNITY: I know that -- this was not about foreign policy last night. We have been following very closely on this program, the issue in Benghazi, the death of our ambassador, the first time in 30 years, two Navy SEALs. Do you believe there is a cover-up going on?
ROMNEY: Well, Sean, first, let me note my condolences and sympathy for the families of those who lost their lives. And my respect for those who fought so bravely for us. Those two former SEALs that were there on a private assignment. They weren't working for the government in a official capacity at the time that this occurred. I think so much of them. I believe, obviously, that what happened there was a tragic failure. There had been warnings of a possible attack. There were requests on the part of our -- commission there, of our diplomats there, rather, to have additional security forces. They were turned down.
And then, following the tragedy, we saw -- well, misleading information coming from the administration. And in fact, the president didn't acknowledge that this was a terrorist act for what? A week or two? I mean, this was in a terrorist attack, lives were lost. This happened on 9/11. We expect candor and transparency from the president, from the administration. And we didn't get it.
HANNITY: All right, Governor. Good to see you. Good night last night for you, obviously. Even liberals -- Chris Matthews agreed. Pretty amazing. Thank you so much for being with us. I appreciate it.
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