This just released, an excerpt from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation:
NEW Spending by Category as Proposed by 2008 Presidential Candidates*
(Dollar figures are in billions)
|Type of Spending|
|Economy, Transportation, and Infrastructure|
|Education, Science, and Research|
|Energy, Agriculture, and the Environment|
|Homeland Security and Law Enforcement|
|National Defense and International Relations|
|Source: National Taxpayers Union Foundation calculations.|
* From September 25th release
Interesting how McCain budgets more for energy and the environment than Obama.
Even more interesting is that Obama will reduce our overall National Defense and International Relations budget by over $72 Billion at a time when Russia is reasserting its aggression, North Korea is re-ramping up its nuke program and Iran has some 5,000 centrifuges creating enough fissile material for a bomb a year. (If Obama was merely maintaining the existing budget, the number in his column for this category would be zero, not a negative number)
And lastly, it would seem anyone could pay for near-universal healthcare by first taking our tax money for it, almost $140 Billion of it.
Then maybe we'll have what Canada has: doctors picking patients' names out of hats to decide which ones to treat.