They don't. They also lie (as usual) about the stimulus.
The Romney campaign then turns to the Obama administration’s response to the recession. “The negative effect of the administration’s ‘stimulus’ policies has been documented in a number of empirical studies,” they write. When Dylan Matthews surveyed the literature, he found 15 studies, of which 13 found the stimulus had a positive effect. But the Romney campaign only names two studies. One is by John Taylor, a Stanford economist who advises Romney and is, as luck would have it, one of the economists the Romney campaign tapped to coauthor this brief.
Willard's campaign cited three outside economists in the paper. Ezra Klein contacted each one of them and informed them about the Romney campaign's claims. His conclusion?
[Of the] three economists named in the Romney paper, not one of [them] would sign on to the interpretation the Romney paper gave to their work.
And Willard's response to the housing crisis?
...while the Obama administration has been tepidly supportive of plans to reduce principal for underwater borrowers, the Romney campaign opposes it.
Indeed, the Romney campaign doesn’t have a housing policy at all. “Housing” isn’t one of the issues on their Web site. The word is only mentioned twice in their 160-page economic plan. There are no recommendations in this paper. Indeed, [Glenn] Hubbard, one of the authors of this paper and a key adviser to Romney, has advocated a large program to encourage mortgage refinancing in the past, but Romney hasn’t embraced it.
Indeed, as Nick Timiraos notes, Romney’s comments on housing have been self-contradictory. At one point, his position was, “Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.” Later, he said, “The idea that somehow this is going to cure itself by itself is probably not real. There’s going to have to be a much more concerted effort to work with the lending institutions and help them take action, which is in their best interest and the best interest of the homeowners.” But the campaign never released a formal policy resolving these tensions.
Looks like Willard's dishonesty is rubbing off on his whole campaign. Oh, and Willard...
WHERE ARE YOUR INCOME TAX RETURNS? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING FROM US??