Proposed Debate Question: Huckabee, McCain and Romney Would Increase Federal Spending

There’s another Republican presidential debate tonight, and I’m sure viewers once again will be underwhelmed by the leading GOP candidates.

People are often critical because “they” rarely ask many questions of substance in major party debates. Since handling issues like understanding the difference between isolationism and non-interventionism seems beyond the capability of the mainstream media, I thought I’d try to make it easier for them.

Here’s one question even the mainstream media should be able to handle, but I’m sure they won’t ask this question anyway. Since they like asking questions of all of the candidates except for Ron Paul in the GOP debates, this should be right up their alley:

This question is for Governor Huckabee, Senator McCain and Governor Romney (or Mitt McHuckster, for short). All three of you seem to be competing to see who is the most conservative between you. The National Taxpayer’s Union has just released a report suggesting that Congressman Paul’s spending proposals would save the taxpayers $150 billion dollars. However, Mitt Romney’s plan would increase the taxpayer burden by $19.5 billion, John McCain’s plan would increase it by $6.9 billion and Mike Huckabee’s plan would increase government spending by $54 billion. How is it that any of you can truly call yourself a conservative when attempting to increase federal spending in this manner?

9 Responses to “Proposed Debate Question: Huckabee, McCain and Romney Would Increase Federal Spending”

  1. James Says:

    So….has this been sent to the moderator yet?

  2. Micah Says:

    None of the assembled (save one) has a fundamental grasp of the subject. They act as if economics is metaphysics, some unknowable, elusive art. It is subject to laws and principles and can be understood if one is dedicated to being educated.

    Here is a great article I posted on McCain’s economic ignorance, specifically as it pertains to Federal Reserve policy. His ignorance is so vast, I necessarily had to narrow my focus. I could write volumes on the ignorance displayed in just tonight’s debate…...

  3. Fred C. Says:

    The post debate rally kicked ass. All of us in LA are pumped.

  4. Trent Hill Says:

    There are like 15 Congressional districts in/around LA—win some.

  5. Fred C. Says:

    That’s the plan.

  6. Michael Says:

    Alan Keyes—MIA from the debates and he’s on the ballot in 20 plus states!

  7. Steven R Linnabary Says:

    Possibly the best post debate analysis I’ve seen:


  8. Jay Matthews Says:

    Dondero, where are your comments here? Got nothing to say about the NTU’s report?

  9. JeffnDallas Says:

    I am sooooooooooooooooo tired of watching that STUPID, condescending look and grin on McCain’s face, as if he towers above everyone else running.

    There is only ONE GUY on that stage who had (a) any REAL understanding of the issues and (b) any REAL answers to the questions put forth. He was also the only “grown up” on the stage as well by his pointing out the “silly” and childish behaviors of both Romney and McCain over the Iraq War.

    Paging Dr. Paul…Paging Dr. Paul. Report to the White House—STAT!

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