Praise for U.S. Budget Watch

On February 23, U.S. Budget Watch released an in-depth analysis of how the four GOP candidates' proposals would impact the budget and federal debt. The report generated an enormous amount of media coverage and was featured in most major publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, and USA Today.

Praise for U.S. Budget Watch:

"A report by the fiscal watchdog group Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, called 'Primary Numbers: The GOP Candidates and The National Debt,' is also a must-read."

–Bloomberg op-ed by Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund

"The budget group produced a dry, numbers-heavy and non-judgmental assessment in keeping with its nonprofit and nonpartisan status."

New York Times

See below for a more complete list of media coverage.

Video and Audio Segments on U.S. Budget Watch:

Jackie Calmes Segment on The Daily Rundown – MSNBC [Clip starts at 9:30] (video)

Steve Rattner Segment on Morning Joe – MSNBC [Clip starts at 12:00] (video)

Budget Watchdog To Candidates: Back Up Tough Talk – NPR (audio)

GOP Candidates' Budget Proposals Evaluated – C-SPAN (video)

MacGuineas on Republican Candidates’ Budget Plans – Bloomberg (video)

Balancing the Budget Should be Job OneNightly Business Report (video)

How Would Candidates’ Tax Plans Impact The Deficit?WBUR (audio)

Articles on U.S. Budget Watch:

Four Fiscal Phonies – New York Times

Parsing Santorum’s Proposals – New York Times

Republicans and Fiscal Responsibility – New York Times

10 Questions With Rick Santorum – New York Times

Study Tests Claims of Republican Candidates' Debt Plans – New York Times

Report: Debt will swell under top GOP hopefuls' tax plans – Washington Post

Wonkbook: What the GOP candidates would really do to deficitsWashington Post

Wonkbook: The problem with grading Republican budget proposals on a curve – Washington Post

Editorial: How the GOP would expand the deficit – Washington Post

Debt would balloon under Republicans’ tax plans: reportWall Street Journal

Report Says Candidates' Plans Boost Federal DebtWall Street Journal

On Trail, a Concrete Deficit Plan Is Hard to Find – Wall Street Journal

GOP’s Budget Targets Taxes – Wall Street Journal

Study: Gingrich, Santorum plans hike deficit – Associated Press

Budget watchdog: Most GOP hopefuls would increase debt – USA Today

Who Is Biggest 'Fake' in Republican Primary? – Bloomberg

Simon Johnson: After the U.S. Election, a Glimmer of Fiscal Hope – Bloomberg

Paul Is Only GOP Contender Whose Policies Would Pare Debt, Analysis Finds – Bloomberg

Debt would grow under most GOP candidates' plans, report says – LA Times

The real national security threat: America's debtLA Times

Editorial: Somebody, anybody, cut the federal deficit – Chicago Tribune

Editorial: For the Republicans, Romney – Chicago Tribune

Plans of GOP candidates would grow debt, watchdog says – The Hill

GOP Candidates Could All Add to Federal DebtUS News & World Report

3 of 4 GOP candidates would add to deficits – CNN

What would they do to the debt?San Francisco Chronicle

Mitt Romney's Economics – Work in Progress – The Economist

Presidential Candidates Must Address our Debt – The Hill

Most GOP Presidential Candidates Would Increase The Deficit – Forbes

The Big Deficit Lie: Every GOP Debt Plan Creates More DebtThe Atlantic

Sorry Voters: Neither Obama nor Romney Will Deliever Jobs QuicklyThe Atlantic

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum Tax Plans Would Explode Budget Deficit: StudyHuffington Post

Debt Would Grow Under All But One GOP Presidential Candidate–Report – National Journal

Obama urges corporate tax cut, closing loopholes – Reuters

The Real National Security Threat: America's Debt – Brookings

Washington's $5 trillion interest bill – CNN Money

What Would Happen If Rick Santorum Beats Mitt RomneyBoston Daily

GOP Candidates’ policies would raise federal debt by whopping trillionsBusiness Insider

Bookman: Mitt in Wonderland: Shrink the debt AND cut taxes by 20%?Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lower the Deficit? Not with These GOP CandidatesThe Fiscal Times

Taxes to Abortion: Where Romney and Santorum Stand – The Fiscal Times

In Case You Missed It: Ron Paul’s Plan Is the Only One That Reduces the Debt –

Most GOP Presidential Candidates Would Increase the DeficitTax Policy Center

No GOP Candidate Is Closing the Revenue GapThe Daily Beast

Republican Hopefuls Rely on Faith in Economics Too – Slate

Tracking the Issues: Group Charts GOP Budget ProposalsCouncil on Foreign Relations

D’oh! Debt Hawks Fear Most GOP Tax Plans Will Increase DeficitTalking Points Memo

GOP campaign calculatingUPI News

Budget Experts: US Fiscal Crisis Unavoidable W/O Significant ReformMarket News International

Debt would balloon under Republicans’ tax plans: reportMarketWatch

The Takeaway: How Much Does Retirement Really Cost?AARP

Rating Candidates’ Economic Plans: Obama and Ron Paul Plans Produce Lowest Debt to GDP RatePensito Review

Romney's Irresponsible Tax PlanThe Nation

Romney pounces on Santorum for No Child voteTwin Cities Pioneer Press

Study: Gingrich, Santorum plans hike deficit – Newsday

Keen on slashing the national debt? Ron Paul is your man. – Christian Science Monitor

Deficit hawk analysis shows three of four GOP candidates would add trillions to the national debt – DailyKos

New Report on GOP Primary Contenders Says Only Ron Paul Would Reduce the Federal Debt – Reason

GOP Hopefuls Would Pile on US Debt – Newser

Ron Paul Only GOP Candidate who has Plan to Cut DebtDaily Paul

Study shows Romney, Santorum, Gingrich plans increase debt by trillions – Examiner

Budget watchdog: Most GOP hopefuls would increase debtKSDK News

Budget Watchdog To Candidates: Back Up Tough TalkKOSU News

Study: Gingrich, Santorum tax cut proposals would increase national debtAZ Central

The Morning Note: Three of four GOPers running for president would balloon debt, report indicates –

Budget Watchdog: Most GOP hopefuls would increase debt – Federal Times

Report: Debt would grow under all but one GOP contender – Government Executive

US Debt to Rise Under Leadership of Top Republican Presidential Candidates – 24/7 Wall Street

Jack Torry: Economic plans aren't realisticThe Columbus Dispatch

Solomon Kleinsmith: Candidate Fiscal Math No Better Than the Dems'WNYC

Modest differences define GOP rivalsSpringfield News-Sun

GOP debt plans aren’t much helpNashua Telegraph

Ron Paul Super PAC Ad Reinforces Candidate’s Will to Uphold Promise to SeniorsDigital Journal

A Budget Narrative For Mitt Romney’s AmericaCampaign For America’s Future

House GOP Budget Chairman Calls GOP Candidates’ Budget-Busting Economic Plans ‘Very Credible’ – ThinkProgress

Ron Paul Super PAC “Ball Booth” Commercial Exposes Electability, Record of GOP CandidatesTimes Union

Tea party Republicans are at it againDaily Republic

Campaign Promises and the Budget Deficit – A Reality CheckThe Moderate Voice

Why Republicans Need Remedial Math: Their Budget Plans Explode the DeficitTruth Out

Geraniotis: Obama, Romney plans are in stark contrast for America's economic

Barack Obama Debt Plan Reduces Deficit While All Other Republican Candidates Increase Deficit – PolicyMic

Romney Admits He Has No "Bold" New Tax Plan – DailyKos

Romney: My tax plan ‘frankly can’t be scored’The Raw Story

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Thomas Donlan: Bending the Growth CurveBarron’s

Republican candidates' proposals raise government debt compared to Obama The Examiner

Romney Bests Paul, Santorum in Washington CaucusesThe New American

Why Republicans Need Remedial Math: Their Budget Plans Explode the DeficitFabius Maximus

Mitt Romney has the GOP strapped to the roof of his carThe Week

Romney's budget balancing for dummies – Hawaii Tribune

Which of these guys would you vote for? – Prairie Weather

Romney tax plan too reliant on robust U.S. growth – The Global Exchange

Report: Ron Paul Only GOP Candidate to Cut Debt – Opposing View

Republican Tax Plans Would Increase Debt – Freethought Blogs

Letter to the Editor: Promises, promises – Tulsa World

Santorum’s real weakness is the economy – MarketWatch

Letter: Pay close attention to candidate proposals – East Valley Tribune

Revolution PAC steps right up with new carnival-themed animated ad – 7th Space Interactive

A tax cut bidding warSunSentinal