By Joshua Altman - 08/25/11 03:32 PM EDT
Speaking at a town hall event in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) had a tense exchange with an attendee who questioned Romney's stance on cutting government spending.
As the woman in the audience pressed the candidate, Romney jumped in to explain himself, saying, “Would you please hold on a moment and let me finish? Good.”
The woman who never appears on camera told Romney “I think is shameful” to pretend that people do not benefit from government programs and “we need the government to spend money.”
After feeling he was mischaracterized as wanting to eliminate government spending, Romney told the crowd that the government does spend on public programs, “of course it costs money, but not more than you take in.”