Do the Candidates’ Spending Plans Add Up?
On Friday morning, I am going to moderate what promises to be an enlightening discussion of the spending plans of the major Presidential candidates. Panelists will be Rudy Penner of The Urban Institute, Jim Horney of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Bill Hoagland of CIGNA (and formerly the top budget guru for ex-Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist).
This group of budget veterans will discuss where John McCain and Barack Obama propose to increase spending and where they say they will make cuts. I hope this session will be a useful addition to TPC's analysis of the candidates' tax agendas. If you'd like to attend or get more info, link here.