As reported by FactCheck.org, McCain's plan is even worse than Obama's. They report that:
- Barack Obama's Tax Plan: would increase debt by $3.5 trillion by 2018, and
- John McCain's Tax Plan: would increase debt by $5 trillion by 2018.
The nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center stated on August 28, 2008, that:
"Neither candidate’s plan would significantly increase economic growth unless offset by spending cuts or tax increases that the campaigns have not specified."