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Primary Numbers: The GOP Candidates and the National Debt

Primary Numbers: The GOP Candidates and the National Debt usbudgetwatch.jpg On Thursday, February 23, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget unveiled a comprehensive analysis of the budget impact of campaign proposals made by the Republican presidential candidates. This is the first detailed assessment of how the platforms of Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum would affect the federal debt. President Obama's proposals will be scored in a forthcoming round of analysis. This event took place on Thursday, February 23 from 9:30-11:00 AM and featured the release of "Primary Numbers: The GOP Candidates and the National Debt," as well as a discussion of how this election can promote a constructive debate on the fiscal challenges facing the country. The report is now posted at USBudgetWatch.org and CRFB.org. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and U.S. Budget Watch neither support nor endorse any candidate for office. Praise for U.S. Budget Watch 2008 "The most detailed analysis of McCain's and Obama's budget plans comes from the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget." — CNN "The most recent, comprehensive analysis of the candidates' spending and taxation plans [is] by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget." — New York Times Participants Moderator Maya MacGuineas President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Panelists Vic Fazio Former Member of Congress Member, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Bill Frenzel Former Member of Congress Co-Chair, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Alice Rivlin Former Director, Congressional Budget Office Former Director, Office of Management and Budget Member, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget http://www.newamerica.net/events/2012/us_budget_watch_2012
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