According to the non-partisan National Taxpayers Union, Presidential candidate and 10-term Congressman Dr. Ron Paul is the only remaining candidate, from either party, that will cut spending.
A recent report by the NTU shows that Paul's proposals will cut spending by over $150 billion. Paul's campaign claims that this is a "conservative estimate", but even as so it is far better than any of the other candidates.
The proposals of current Republican "front-runners" Mitt Romney and John McCain would actually increase spending by $19.5 billion and $6.9 billion. Huckabee who, along with McCain and Romney, calls himself a conservative would increase spending by an astounding $54.2 billion. That does not sound very conservative to me.
Not surprisingly, the only two Democratic candidates left in the race are also willing to increase spending and inevitably raise taxes. Hillary Clinton would increase spending by $218.2 billion while Obama would increase it by a whopping $287 billion. To put that last number into perspective, it is nearly a $1,000 increased burden on each and every citizen of the country.
Those are the kinds of numbers you would expect from a Democrat, but what ever happened to the conservative spending principles that were once present in the Republican Party?
The answer seems clear to me. The party has abandoned all of its economic principles in favor of big-spending, nation building, and spying on the nation's citizens. The only sure fire way to get the party, and thus the country, back to its principles of economic and personal freedoms seems to be by casting a ballot for Ron Paul.