February 19, 2016
By Demian Brady
During the February 11th debate, the candidates repeated several proposals that they had offered during previous debates and also featured new policies that could have an impact on spending.
Secretary Hillary Clinton added seven items to her agenda, five of which would increase annual outlays by $15.345 billion, and two whose costs are indeterminate due to lack of specificity. Senator Bernie Sanders made one new policy statement that could potentially impact spending but the cost is indeterminate. Details regarding what the candidates said, in their own words, and the potential impact on spending are available below, sorted by issue area.
Previous Net Change in Spending per Year: $135.135 Billion
Cost per Year of New Proposals in the February 11th Debate: $15.345 Billion
New Net Change in Spending per Year: $150.48 Billion
Read the full article at the National Taxpayers Union: The Net Cost of Clinton's & Sanders' Campaign Proposals Featured in the Debates to Date