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U.S. Budget Watch is a historical project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which provided analysis around the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. This site is not regularly updated.

In continuing its analysis of the 2012 presidential election, U.S. Budget Watch, analyzed the final four Republican presidential candidates in Primary Numbers: The GOP Candidates and the National Debt. The report provides estimates of the respective debt impacts of each candidate’s comprehensive platform proposals as of mid-February, with an addendum document provisionally analyzing tax cuts that Governor Romney published in stages the same week.

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