This fact was recently underscored by a study released by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan think tank.
Newt Gingrich’s tax and budget plans would add $7 trillion to the debt over the remainder of the decade and Rick Santorum would do about the same.
Mitt Romney’s tax-cut and spending proposals would keep the deficit and debt on keel.
Ron Paul would reduce spending and slowly eliminate the debt by zeroing out a host of federal agencies. He would work to bring back honest money and sane economic policies by getting rid of the Federal Reserve – a prospect opposed by both sides of the establishment political party now ruling the roost in Washington.
“I think Ben Bernanke is a student of monetary policy,” said the declared Republican front-runner Mitt Romney last year, “he’s doing as good a job as he thinks he can do… I’m not going to spend my time going after Ben Bernanke. I’m not going to spend my time focusing on the Federal Reserve.”