Found this at the following website: http://usbudgetwatch.org/ Hope for someone it proves worthwhile. For me, I saw a lot of the same things on both sides. Also in every catagory the size and scope of gov't increases in some capacity. Seems to me, if you took all these things, took the names (candidates) off and took off the specifics (I'm being very kind using that word here) and replaced them with generalizations, it might be hard to figure out which one is the democrat and which one is the republican. At the end of the day, IMHO not that much if anything will really change at the federal level. JMO. Know the Candidates and the Issues McCain: Taxes Will make permanent most of the Bush tax cuts, eliminate the AMT, reform the estate tax, cut corporate income taxes, create a new, permanent R&E tax credit, raise the dependent child exemption, close corporate tax loopholes, and create an alternative tax system with fewer rates and deductions. Obama: Taxes Will renew the Bush tax cuts for those making under $250,000, offer new tax credits for workers and homeowners, eliminate income taxes for many seniors, make permanent the R&E tax credit, expand the EITC and saver's credit, and close corporate tax loopholes. McCain: Healthcare Will replace the current employer healthcare exclusion with a flat refundable tax credit for those who purchase insurance, while implementing measures to reduce healthcare costs such as prescription drug reimportation, tort reform, better Health IT, and more consumer driven medicine. Obama: Healthcare Will move toward universal health coverage through mandates for employers and children as well as large public subsidies while enacting measures to reduce healthcare costs such as prescription drug reimportation, better Health IT, and incentives to increase efficiency. McCain: Social Security Will reform Social Security in a bi-partisan manner, or by submitting a comprehensive proposal for an up or down vote if necessary; opposes increasing taxes and supports private accounts to complement, rather than replace, Social Security. Obama: Social Security Will raise additional Social Security revenue by applying new taxes to income above $250,000 and will reform Social Security in a bi-partisan manner; has ruled out privatization and opposes raising the retirement age or cutting benefits. McCain: Energy Will implement a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gasses with both auctioned and freely distributed permits, encourage energy conservation and diversification, and end several energy subsidies. Obama: Energy Will implement a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gasses with fully-auctioned permits, fund the development of new and better green technology, and end tax subsidies to oil and gas companies. McCain: Other New Spending Will increase the size of the military, develop a missile defense shield, and reform unemployment insurance. Will introduce a number education reforms, while doubling basic research, growing the size of the military and increasing foreign aid. Spending CutsWill eliminate all earmarks, freeze discretionary spending for a year, reform the defense procurement process, and cut wasteful spending. Obama: Other New Spending Will delay the NASA Constellation program, eliminate the guaranteed student loan program, cut earmarks, reduce wasteful spending, and realize savings from ending the Iraq war. Budget Process ReformWill make budget rules more balanced, require a 3/5 majority to raise taxes, and seek a line-item veto. Will re-instate pay as you go (PAYGO) rules to restore fiscal discipline.