It’s official: Mitt Romney is against the debt limit-raising deal struck between President Obama and congressional leaders.

“While I appreciate the extraordinarily difficult situation President Obama’s lack of leadership has placed Republican Members of Congress in,” the Republican presidential candidate said Monday morning, “I personally cannot support this deal.”

“As president, my plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table. President Obama’s leadership failure has pushed the economy to the brink at the eleventh hour and 59th minute,” he said.

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