Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Study: Only Candidate To Cut Spending

New Study: Ron Paul is the only candidate who would cut spending
By James W. Harris
January 31, 2008

Of all the Republican and Democratic candidates for president, only one is proposing to actually cut government spending.

That one is Ron Paul.

The rest – Republicans and Democrats alike – are proposing to *increase* government spending by anywhere from several billion to hundreds of billions of dollars.

That´s the startling conclusion of a comprehensive new study from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF).

NTUF is the research arm of the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union, a nonpartisan citizen group founded in 1969 that works for lower taxes and tax reform.

Their new study provides cost estimates -- based on hard data -- for more than 450 proposals by the presidential candidates. (A link to this study is at the end of this article.)

The study finds that Ron Paul stands entirely alone among the candidates in calling for spending cuts. In fact, Paul´s proposals would cut the bloated federal budget by a whopping $150 billion.

The rest of the candidates might as well adopt the old hit song "Big Spender" ("Hey, big spender!") as their campaign theme.

The other Republicans strut around the campaign circuit, describing themselves as "fiscal conservatives" and boasting about cutting back government.

But the NTUF exposes them for what they are: advocates of an even bigger, even more bloated, even more intrusive federal government than we have today.

John McCain´s proposals would result in a $6.9 billion spending hike.
Mitt Romney´s programs would result in a $19.5 billion spending hike.
Mike Huckabee´s proposals would result in a $54.2 billion spending hike.