by Drew Johnson
National Taxpayers Union
July 01, 2004
Policy Papers
Even after over $30 billion in proposed savings, John Kerry plans to introduce over $226 billion in new spending -- in his first year alone. Voters faced with a constant stream of rhetoric are frustrated in their attempts to find answers to questions concerning how the Democratic nominee in this year's race for the White House plans to spend American tax dollars. This policy paper addresses those questions by systematically examining John Kerry's agenda, using neutral techniques to assign a running cost or savings tally to each cost-related proposal publicly offered by Kerry. The findings: a projected $226.125 billion increase in spending -- in the first year of a Kerry presidency alone, a projected $734.62 billion increase in the national debt over five years, nearly $115 billion in social welfare, foreign aid, energy, and environmental handouts over a first Kerry term.

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