The very even handed, nonpartisan fiscal organization Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has drafted a list of ten questions that sure would be enlightening... if we were able to get our candidates to honestly and thoroughly answer them.
You'll find questions that politicians have been exceedingly loath to answer this year, specifically related to how they plan to pay for ideas that have campaigned on, tax cuts, pay as you go rules and proposals from the fiscal commission report that will be coming out in about a month.
It would be a miracle to get a truly honest answer from any of the candidates on a single question. Here are two that I'd love to know the real answers to:
2. Going Beyond the Budget Myths. Eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, earmarks, and tax evasion will not solve
our fiscal problem. What other specific cuts are you willing to accept? Yes, wasteful government spending should be
eliminated, earmarks are bad process, an...