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Romney gives details on potential policies


Speaking to a crowd of private donors in Florida Sunday, the former Massachusetts governor outlined his plans to eliminate or consolidate federal agencies, win back Latino voters and reform the nation's tax code, should he take the GOP nomination as expected and go on to defeat Democratic incumbent Barack Obama in the general election in November, NBC reported.

"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."

When speaking about his tax proposal, which has been criticized by Democrats as favoring the wealthy, Romney identified specific loopholes and deductions for the wealthy that he would eliminate.

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