Should the U.S. borrow less and tell China to donate more aid?
October 19th, 2011
06:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Should the U.S. borrow less and tell China to donate more aid?

(CNN) - It was a single line in a Republican debate focused mostly on domestic issues, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's suggestion that the U.S. borrow less from China, pull back some on humanitarian aid and push China to give more instead got the attention of the audience in the hall.

The comment came during a heated discussion about spending cuts at Tuesday's night's presidential debate in Nevada sponsored by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    How much do you want to be that China spends more than the US in foreign countries? I have no idea what the Chinese figure is, but would be curious to know. The Chinese simply have a very different agenda than what America has.

    October 19, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. fred h.

    He stole that from Ron Paul!!!!!When Paul makes these points, media doesn't pay attention. When the "established" front runner does, its news. Are you kidding me?

    October 19, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. diridi

    After sending jobs to China like crazy, he is talking...ha...we need manufacturing in here....

    October 19, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  4. JG

    The US needs to stop spending over trillion dollars a year stomping our military around in places it doesn't need to be.

    October 19, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  5. Rob

    "hey we don't want to give you any more money, you should just give us stuff we want."
    oh yeah I'm sure China will be all over that.

    October 19, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Portland tony

    Holy Imperialism....Governor.... China is in half of Africa and South America right now building roads and infrastructure to get at minerals as well as establishing outlets for their products. Perhaps the Greeks can buy our bonds or T notes

    October 19, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    The United States is not in a position to tell China or any other country what to do. The U.S. is the biggest importer of goods and services in the world, lets leave it at that. The U.S. is probably the biggest contributer to world aid programs. What China does with its money is Chinas business, not ours.

    October 19, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. Alex in Wisconsin

    umm... Yea, I could support this if we had the power to tell China to do anything. We couldn't even convince them to take lead out of children's toys and to honor basic human rights in thei own country. You really think they will start treating the citizens of other country better than their own citizens?

    October 19, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |