Halloween may be over, but the presidential contenders are still going door-to-door hoping for treats.
With the holiday trick-or-treating over, more attention will be given to the closing days of the 2012 campaign. Specifically, the candidates’ fiscal policies are being highlighted since deficits and debt are among the top issues for voters.
The Concord Coalition provides a detailed look at what is known about the Obama and Romney fiscal plans. You can also watch our brief video discussing the candidates’ fiscal plans. The bottom line is that there are lots of specifics that still need to be filled in.
For those looking for an interactive experience, Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog gives you the opportunity to fill in the revenue blanks for both Romney and Obama to see if you can get their plans to add up to their promises. If you like that, you’ll love this budget simulator.
The next president will be faced with some critical budget decisions that will affect the country for years to come. With Election Day (November 6) just around the corner, it’s important to know where the candidates stand. The infographic below illustrates why the debt matters.
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