Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

U.S. Budget Watch Releases Paper and Event on GOP Candidates and the Debt

Feb 22, 2012

This morning, CRFB’s U.S. Budget Watch project will unveil Primary Colors: The GOP Candidates and the National Debt, a study of the policy proposals of the four major Republican presidential candidates and their impact on the national debt. President Obama will be included in a forthcoming report. (For an addendum on Governor Romney's 2/22 tax plan, click here).

The big event releasing the new report begins at 9:30 am. If you are in DC, come check it out. If not, you can watch the live webcast below. You can also follow the action on Twitter with the #BudgetWatch hashtag.

CRFB President Maya MacGuineas will present the findings of the report. She will also moderate a discussion featuring CRFB board members former Rep. Bill Frenzel (R-MN); former Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA); and Alice Rivlin, former OMB and CBO director.

The goal of U.S. Budget Watch is to encourage an informed and constructive debate on the U.S. fiscal situation during the election season. The new guide to the candidates is a key step in that effort. U.S. Budget Watch also produced 12 Principles of Fiscal Responsibility for the 2012 Campaign.

U.S. Budget Watch neither supports nor opposes any candidate for office. 

See a live stream of the event here:


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