NTUF‘s third round of “costing out” the candidates’ platforms since January 29 found that Clinton would increase yearly federal spending by $289.6 billion, compared to Sen. Obama’s (D-IL) $343.9 billion — both significantly higher totals from the last update on March 3. NTUF also released an update for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the presumptive Republican nominee, who would swell annual federal outlays by $68.5 billion — almost 10 times the amount he was backing in January.
Inside the Beltway Logic:Â vote for McCain and he’ll “cut” $221.1 – $275.4 billion in new annual federal outlays! Swell.
But wait, it gets better:
NTUF’s latest analyses include cost calculations based on hard data for 363 proposals that would affect the federal budget — more than half of which have unknown fiscal effects.
So this is just a ‘best guess’ then and we’re about to repeat the whole MediCare Prescription Drug boondoggle that President Bush strong-armed the GOP into. Oh just lovely. Lord, save us from our politicians…
h/t – QandO
— John (Average Gay Joe)