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Monday, February 4, 2008

Fiscal questions

The National Taxpayers Union has released its analyses of the spending plans of the 2008 presidential candidates. Brian Faughnan of the Weekly Standard comments here. As for me, I wonder:

1. Are any Ron Paul supporters upset that their candidate proposes only a 5 percent drop in federal spending? Or do they all find his general acceptance of a $3 trillion budget acceptable on pragmatic grounds?

2. Are Mitt Romney supporters and erstwhile Fred Thompson supporters disturbed to find that their candidates proposed, respectively, spending increases 2.8 times and 8.1 times the size of that proposed by John McCain?

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