CandidateCost.org
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CandidateCost.org

View Candidate Totals

Welcome to the new CandidateCost.org!

This website serves as an unbiased, fact-based resource to taxpayers, media, and presidential campaigns. NTUF researchers monitor the candidates’ spending-related policy proposals and report on the bottom-line costs to taxpayers.

Below you can find the current yearly costs of the candidates' spending plans. To see an archive of proposals from the primaries, visit our blog here.  Check back often to stay up to date and to hold all presidential candidates accountable for their proposals.

Donald

Trump

BUDGET INCREASE: $35 BILLION
Hillary

Clinton

BUDGET INCREASE: $198 BILLION
Gary

Johnson

BUDGET DECREASE: $143 BILLION
Bernie

Sanders

BUDGET INCREASE: $1.745 TRILLION

Total Yearly Costs & Number of Proposals by Each Presidential Candidate

The table below displays the yearly cost in billions of each candidates' proposals (last updated August 19, 2016).  Line-by-line detailed analyses on every policy proposal is available on each candidates' individual page by clicking on them above.

Candidate Total Cost per Year # of Increase Proposals Cost per Year of Increase Proposals # of Savings Proposals Cost per Year of Savings Proposals # of Proposals with Indeterminate Costs
Hillary Clinton $198.263 58 $209.130 6 -$10.867 81
Gary Johnson -$143.07 0 $0 9 -$143.07 5
Donald Trump $35.497 8 $131.263 3 -$95.766 17

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