Monday, April 18, 2016

Overall Spending Cuts By Presidential Candidate

Whoops, there is not much as far as cuts. though Bernie's proposed spending is pretty insane.

The data was collected by Fiscal Fach Check. They note:
To determine government spending for each of the five remaining presidential candidates, we relied on our previous analyses of the major fiscal plans of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump (and newer analysis of Mr. Trump’s health plan), as well as information made public by the Kasich, Clinton, and Sanders campaigns. In the case of Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), their campaign spending numbers are roughly in line with our preliminary findings; Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has not provided sufficient detail to back up his claimed spending numbers. Our estimates are based on what is available so far, and of course they will change as new policies are released.


  1. These are all interventionist candidates so I wouldn't expect spending cuts from any of them.

  2. The numbers for Bernie are off by almost 100% on the low end. His single payer plan, is by a very conservative estimate from another single payer proponent, underfunded almost 100%. That's an extra 1.5 trillion a year. Which means probably more like 2 trillion.