A study released by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) listed Bob Barr as the most fiscally responsible candidate running for president, noting a Barr presidency would cut federal spending by a whopping $200.9 billion.
"Both the McCain and Obama campaigns have tried to keep pace with the political issues of the day — largely by responding with proposals for new programs and regulations that could reach deeper and deeper into taxpayers’ pockets," NTUF Senior Policy Analyst Demian Brady said. "On the other side of the spectrum, Bob Barr’s Libertarian philosophy is strongly reflected in a platform that is built upon cutting programs and slashing spending."
The study found that Sen. John McCain would raise federal spending by nearly $100 billion, compared Sen. Barack Obama’s plans that would raise spending by almost $300 billion.
"America’s financial future rests entirely on its ability to reduce government spending," says Barr. "The deficit this year will run a record $407 billion or more. Next year the red ink will be even greater. And there are trillions upon trillions of dollars of taxpayer liabilities that will come due under Medicare and Social Security as the Baby-Boomers retire."
"What are the plans of Senators McCain and Obama?" Barr asks. "Spend more."
A special thanks to the NTU for including Bob in their final report!