President Barack Obama outlined a litany of proposals in his State of the Union address that he said would have a positive economic impact on the United States. As expected, his approaches would require substantial government spending, the commitment of taxpayer dollars. If Mr. Obama were successful in implementing all the programs he proposed last week, just how much would it cost taxpayers?
The National Taxpayer Union Foundation’s estimates the president proposed $20.7 billion in new federal discretionary spending. Read more.