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Spending

By on 11.28.07 | 7:43PM

McCain oozes credibility and seriousness on controlling spending. Romney says he took on entitlements and provided healthcare without taxes. Rudy lays out his plan: cuts, not replacing workers leaving the government payroll, and getting rid of programs not working. (All three good answers.) Thompson asked for top three programs to get rid of -- doesn't come up with any specific ones but says all of them on an OMB list and touts his social security reform plan. (He is saying the right things but lacks oomph.)

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