Taxpayers group: Barr would cut federal spending

The National Taxpayers Union Foundation reports:

Sen. McCain (R-AZ) would increase yearly federal spending by $92.4 billion, compared to Sen. Obama’s (D-IL) $293.0 billion. NTUF also released a first-time analysis of Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr, who would instead cut annual federal spending by $200.9 billion. The studies include proposals through September 19.

“If eight months on the campaign trail can mean an increase of tens of billions of dollars in yearly federal outlays, says NTUF Senior Policy Analyst Demian Brady, “imagine what four—or potentially, eight—years in office could bring. Both [major-party] candidates have talked about reducing wasteful spending, but neither has been specific enough.”

NOTE: With its September 19 cutoff date, these figures obviously do not include the Wall Street bailout, which Obama and McCain support and Barr opposes.

One Response to “Taxpayers group: Barr would cut federal spending”

  1. Richgriffin Says:

    Why are a disproportionate number of articles about Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin and so few about Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney? I guess my hope was that this site would be more evenhanded towards all alternative parties (I hate the words “third party”) to the duopoly.

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