Palm Beach – Last night, behind closed doors, speaking at a $50,000 a plate private fundraiser for Willard Romney. Romney was overhead by two reporters from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, telling his rich friends he was going to slash 5 trillion dollars in services for middle class and poor Americans to give 5 trillion in tax breaks to the richest 1%.

Openly, in public, Romney has said nothing about slashing 5 trillion in agencies assisting Americans. Among his secret plans, Romney plans to abolish HUD and other government agencies. Romney’s comments are notable because the presumptive Republican nominee has refused to go into specifics about how he would implement his tax and budget cuts as president.

Mitt Romney offered new details Sunday on how he might pay for the 20 percent income tax cut he’s proposed for all Americans if he’s elected president.

“I’m going to probably eliminate for high-income people the second-home mortgage deduction,” Romney said, adding that he would also likely eliminate deductions for state income and property taxes as well, great news for the wealthy in attendance.

Romney also told donors he might eliminate the Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying it “might not be around later.” He also said he would downsize the Department of Education, suggesting he would “consolidate it with another agency or perhaps make it a heck of a lot smaller,” though he insisted he wouldn’t get rid of it entirely.

When it was discovered that the Press had overhead his comments, a Romney aide, who declined to be named discussing the former governor’s comments, said the candidate was merely throwing out policy proposals.

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign quickly pounced on Romney’s comments.

“Apparently Gov. Romney believes only high dollar donors have a right to know what programs he would cut,” an Obama campaign spokesman, said in an email to reporters.

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