A run down of the costs of Mr. Kerry's already stated promises.... at least so far...
Unless of course he changes his mind..!? nah, he wouldn't do that would he?
Campaign Proposals: Estimate, $1,910,859,050,000
Near-Universal Health Care Coverage, $895 Billion
Mandatory Funding For Veterans Health Care, $211 Billion
Allow Medicaid To Pay For More Alternative Care Outside Of Nursing Homes, $200 Billion
Real Deal For Education, $200 Billion
Temporarily Increase Number Of Active-Duty Troops By 40,000, $80 Billion
Fully Fund Head Start, $58 Billion
Aid To States, $50 Billion
National Service Plan, $35 Billion
Allow Full Concurrent Receipt To Disabled Veterans, $24.844 Billion
Increase Spending For Homeland Security, $20 Billion
Create An Energy Trust, $20 Billion
Extend Unemployment Benefits, $17.538 Billion
Increase Federal Pell Grant Funding, $16 Billion
Spend $15 Billion More Than President Bush By 2008 For International AIDS Programs
Increase Funding For Child Development Block Grant, $11 Billion
Give Funding To Auto Industry For Energy-Efficient Vehicles, $10 Billion
Build High-Speed Rail, $7.9 Billion
Fund Urban Park And Recreation Recovery Program, $7.25 Billion
* Increase NASA Research Funding, $5.654 Billion
* Increase Department Of Energy Research Funding, $4.446 Billion
* Expand Job Training, Education, And Service Programs, $3.85 Billion
Double Funding For GEAR UP
, $2.98 Billion
* Increase Funding For Research On Microbicides And Other Technologies Women Can Use To Reduce Risk Of HIV Infection, $2.2125 Billion
* Increase National Science Foundation Research Funding, $2.126 Billion
** Restore And Double Funding For Manufacturing Extension Partnership, $1.83 Billion
Extend Amount Of Time Military Families Can Stay In Housing After Family Member Killed-In-Action, Make Family Separation Allowance Permanent, Increase Death Gratuity, $1.5 Billion
* Increase Funding For Indian Health Service, $1.4835 Billion
Increase Funding For Superfund, $1.38 Billion
* Increase Funding For Drug Treatment Programs, $1.319 Billion
Ensure Conservation Reserve Program Has Adequate Funding, $774 Million
Pass The American Dream Act, $726 Million
* Provide New Funding For Faith-Based Charities, $550 Million
* Expand Funding For TRIO Program, $416.5 Million
Expand Family And Medical Leave Act, $400 Million
Restore Benefits To Legal Immigrants, $350 Million
Extend Hate Crimes Legislation, $110 Million
Provide Adequate Funding For Endangered Species Act, $64.7 Million
Increase To $10 Million Funding For Project ACTION, $70 Million
Enact Employment Non-Discrimination Act, $22 Million
Pass Native American Small Business Development Act, Creating Office Of Small Business Affairs And New Grant Program At SBA
, $20 Million
Increase Minimum Wage, $16 Million
Ensure Equal Pay For Women, $12 Million
* Increase Funding For Tribal Colleges, $11.9 Million
* Increase Funding For Tribal Courts, $2.95 Million
(* Estimate Based On A Five Percent Increase From President's FY 2005 Request.)
(** Estimate Based On Highest Revenue Amount Achieved - FY 2003 Funding.)
John Kerry's Tax Plan
Tax Plan: $658 Billion Over 10 Years!
Raising taxes on the top income bracket: $477 billion over 10 years.
Returning the Death tax: $135 billion over 10 years.
Closing corporate loopholes: $46 billion over 10 years.
Spending Promised but Costs Unknown:
Reverse Department Of Labor Inclusion Of Military Training In Criteria For Employees Who May Be Exempted From Overtime Pay: COST UNKNOWN.
Allow Military Families Penalty-Free Withdrawals From IRAs For Expenses Associated With Deployment: COST UNKNOWN.
Reimburse Families Forced To Pay For Body Armor: COST UNKNOWN.
Protect Funding For Impact Aid, Funding For Department Of Defense Schools: COST UNKNOWN.
Make Permanent Extension Of TRICARE To Unemployed Or Uninsured Reservists: COST UNKNOWN.
Accelerate Construction Of New Military Housing By Offering Incentives To Developers: COST UNKNOWN.
Implement Standards Found In Military's Child Care System To Improve Workforce Quality: COST UNKNOWN.
Train Health Professionals, School Administrators And Parents About Preventing Obesity: COST UNKNOWN.
Provide After-School Tax Credits To Help Parents Afford After-School Programs: COST UNKNOWN.
Compact With America's Seniors: COST UNKNOWN.
Support Caregivers Who Pay For Bulk Of Long-Term Care: COST UNKNOWN.
Give "I Have A Dream" Scholarships: COST UNKNOWN.
Expedite Naturalization Process For Legal Permanent Residents Serving In Armed Forces: COST UNKNOWN.
Offer Low- And No- Interest Loans To Facilitate Bus Companies' Purchase New Handicapped- Accessible Busses: COST UNKNOWN.
Encourage DOT-Funded Startup Grantees To Exceed ADA Obligations: COST UNKNOWN.
Create White House Director Of Family Economic Security Office: COST UNKNOWN.
Provide Dislocated Workers With Up To $4,000 In Job Training: COST UNKNOWN.
Eliminate Capital Gains Tax On Investments In Technology Companies: COST UNKNOWN.
Expand Earned Income Tax Credit: COST UNKNOWN.
Tax Credits For Rural Deployment Of Broadband Technologies: COST UNKNOWN.
Allow Small Businesses To Defer Up To $250,000 In Taxes: COST UNKNOWN.
Expand Loans For Small Businesses: COST UNKNOWN.
Increase Venture Capital Investments: COST UNKNOWN.
Create A SBA
Office Of Manufacturing: COST UNKNOWN.
Fully Fund Land And Water Conservation Fund: COST UNKNOWN.
Create A Toxics Task Force At EPA: COST UNKNOWN.
Insist The EPA And USDA Work Together With States To Enforce Environmental Protection Laws: COST UNKNOWN.
Remove Cap On Section 8 Vouchers Entirely And Expand Cap In Interim: COST UNKNOWN.
Establish An Affordable Housing Trust Fund: COST UNKNOWN.
Provide Demonstration Project Funding To Non-Profit Organizations To Help Increase Stock Of Universal Design Housing: COST UNKNOWN.
Provide A $10,000 Tax Deduction For Teachers, Principals, And Paraprofessionals In Low Performing And Underserved Schools: COST UNKNOWN.
Ban Corporate Packer Ownership Of Livestock: COST UNKNOWN.
Restructuring The Environmental Quality Incentive Program To Ensure It Benefits Family Farmers: COST UNKNOWN.
Protect Independent Farmers From Discriminatory Pricing: COST UNKNOWN.
Increase Funding For Roads And Infrastructure In Indian Country: COST UNKNOWN.
Build, Safe Affordable Housing In Indian Country: COST UNKNOWN.
Repair Existing And Build New Schools For American Indian Children: COST UNKNOWN.
Expand Efforts To Train Foreign Health Care Personnel: COST UNKNOWN.
Create A National Health Tracking System For Chronic Diseases And Environmental Hazards: COST UNKNOWN.
Create A Greater Federal Role In Equitably Financing Long-Term Services: COST UNKNOWN.
Enhance Coverage For Employed Medicare Beneficiaries With Disabilities: COST UNKNOWN.
Modernize Medicare Benefits To Include Inpatient And Community Rehabilitation Services, Community Transition Services, Mental Health Parity, Durable Medical Equipment, And Skilled Home Health Service: COST UNKNOWN.
And the grand total (deficit..) is:
What a guy huh?